It can be challenging to enjoy smiling and spending time with loved ones if you are missing one or more teeth. They might be missing due to a medical condition, ageing, decay, infection, or an accident. Regardless of the reason, you are left feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, Fonthill Marketplace Dental can restore your smile and confidence with dental bridges. These dental restorations are used to replace one or more missing teeth with the help of adjacent teeth.
A dental bridge, just as the name indicates, is a fixed dental restoration that spans gaps in your smile created by one or more missing teeth. It relies on adjacent teeth that will create an anchor and support for the false tooth, known as pontic. A pontic is permanently attached to dental crowns on each side, that are later cemented onto the healthy neighbouring teeth, creating a permanent solution for a missing tooth, of few.
Apart from the traditional dental bridge, there are few other types that your dentist may suggest following a consultation.
Implant-Supported Bridge: if the bridge is not able to rely on the support of adjacent teeth, dental implants can be placed to create an anchor for the bridge. The false tooth will be attached to crowns that will later be either cemented or screwed onto the implants.
Cantilever Bridge: if a false tooth is supported only on one side, rather than two, the restoration is called cantilever bridge.
Maryland Bridge: a pontic can also be held in place by a metal or porcelain framework, and attached with resin to the back on the adjacent teeth. This type of bridge does not involve placing crowns over healthy teeth but is it limited in strength by the strength of the resin that holds it in place.
Our office in Fonthill, Ontario, offers all of the above types of dental bridge restorations. So don’t wait any longer to restore your beautiful smile and call us to schedule your appointment.
No one wants to have a root canal treatment, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. Learning more about this treatment can help you understand why your dentist may be recommending this particular dental procedure.
Every tooth in your mouth has tiny, narrow canals that contain nerve fibres and blood vessels. These canals, are protected by the enamel, the outer layer of the tooth. However, sometimes, an injury or severe tooth decay damages the protective enamel, and bacteria can reach the root of a tooth. Without the protection, the soft tissue (pulp) inside the root canal, that contains nerves and blood vessels gets inflamed and infected, resulting in pain. The only solution to clear the infection and relieve the pain is to perform root canal therapy.
Using specialized dental instruments, a root canal specialist will work to remove the pulp of your tooth, which contains damaged nerves and blood vessels. Once the pulp is removed correctly, the root canal specialist will thoroughly clean and disinfect the canal. The chamber will then be filled and sealed to prevent the future entry of bacteria. Once the canal is sealed, a large dental filling or dental crown is placed over the tooth to provide an additional layer of protection and strength and to restore the natural appearance of a tooth.
If a tooth infection is left untreated, it can spread to the surrounding tissues in the mouth.
By removing the infected pulp during root canal treatment, the infection should subside and clear, without harming other parts of your mouth. In severe cases, the dentist may suggest a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.
If you have a toothache or have previously been advised to complete root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to get the help you need. Call our office to schedule an appointment with our root canal specialist in Fonthill, Ontario.
If you are unhappy with your smile there are various dental treatments that can help you correct any imperfections, such as braces, clear aligners and dental implants. As much as each of these options offers exceptional results, neither of them is instant and may take up to a couple of years to complete. If you don’t want to wait for a perfect smile, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers are made of an extremely thin, custom made shells made out of tooth-coloured porcelain. The porcelain, which is cemented or bonded to your natural teeth, can be shaped in such a way that it makes your teeth appear longer, shorter, whiter, or closer together. The ability to easily customize the appearance allows dentists to improve your smile without the need for multiple office visits or lengthy dental procedures.
People choose to use dental veneers to correct their smile for the following reasons:
Dental veneers can be used to correct both aesthetic and physical problems that affect the appearance of your smile. Some examples of problems that can be corrected by visiting a dentist in Fonthill for porcelain veneers include:
No matter how thorough you are about brushing and flossing, your teeth still require a deep cleaning performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Learn why it is so important to schedule regular appointments for professional teeth cleaning.
Brushing and flossing are great for removing food particles and sticky plaque that accumulates around your teeth, but it cannot remove thick plaque or hardened tartar. If accumulated plaque and tartar isn’t removed it could cause a number of dental problems ranging from cavities and abscesses to gum disease. That is why a professional teeth cleaning is needed.
When you get professional teeth cleaning, dental hygienists and/or dentists will use dental instruments that can remove plaque and tartar. They are designed to remove the buildup from the surface of your teeth, but also deep below the gum line that cannot be reached with regular brushing and flossing.
Brighter and whiter teeth – professional teeth cleaning can remove some stains that are causing your teeth to appear dull or discoloured
Early detection of dental issues – some dental problems, such as loose fillings, cavities, or tooth fractures, can be detected during a routine dental cleaning and addressed before they spread to other parts of your mouth
Early detection of gum issues – gum disease can be detected and treated before it starts to cause other serious health and dental problems
Early detection of oral cancer – dental hygienists and dentists look for signs and symptoms that could indicate the possibility of oral cancer. Oral cancer often responds well to treatment when it is detected in its early stages.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, dental cleanings should be completed regularly, every few months.
If you require professional teeth cleaning, our dentists and dental hygienists in Fonthill, Ontario are ready to help you. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning and routine examination.
Tooth loss, gum disease, cavities, discoloured or sensitive teeth are just some of the dental problems seniors experience as they age. Regularly scheduled appointments with a dentist can help you improve both the oral and physical health as any dental problems can be treated early.
Dental problems can happen to anyone at any time. However, seniors are more likely to experience multiple dental problems following years of exposure to chemical and physical impacts, as well as changes to their lifestyle, directly related to age.
Some of the causes include:
Dental services for seniors are uniquely designed to help you improve your oral health. Some of the unique services offered by our senior dental care team in Fonthill, ON include:
Whether you require immediate dental care or you want to continue to maintain good oral health, our dentist for seniors can help. Call our Fonthill office today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our dental services for seniors.
Dental pain doesn’t always follow office hours. If you’re having a dental emergency we are here to help! Even if you’re not a regular patient of our practice, we will do our utmost to see you and relieve your discomfort in a timely manner.
There is a range of severity for dental symptoms. Some conditions are urgent, while others are emergencies. However, if you are uncomfortable, in pain, or concerned, you most likely require the attention and care of a dentist. Please call our office to be assessed and to make an appointment.
If you are experiencing any of the following, you need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible:
Our dental emergency services are available to both existing and new patients. Call our office to make your appointment.
Good oral health starts from the day your child’s first tooth comes in. While you’re doing all you can at home by brushing and flossing twice daily, it’s important to bring your child to the dentist for preventative care such as regular check-ups and cleanings.
When it comes to healthy teeth and gums, prevention is the key. With regular visits to the dental office., we can diagnose and treat tooth decay, and also examine and monitor your child’s growth and development of their jaws as well as their incoming adult teeth—before they erupt. This way we can assess their need for necessary orthodontic treatment as early as possible. With pediatric dentistry our goal is to provide your children with the knowledge, tools, and good habits to care for their teeth for a lifetime of oral health.
At Fonthill Dentistry, our team of dentists and hygienists are friendly and experienced with children. Our staff are specially trained to ensure that children of all ages have a positive experience at the dentist. We understand that some children may be afraid to visit the dentist and we will do all we can to help them to overcome their fears. We recommend bringing your children with you to the dentist from a very young age so that they are comfortable in our office. We’d love to meet them!
Our office is happy and welcoming and we look forward to getting to know your whole family! Have questions about your child’s oral health, or want to book an appointment? Call us today.
For many people, missing one or more teeth can affect self-esteem and confidence. If this is you, maybe it’s time to consider dental implants. Smile big and bright again with natural-looking, permanently-fixed artificial teeth
Imagine artificial teeth that look completely natural, and can be maintained like natural teeth. This is what dental implants can do for you. In simple terms, a titanium metal posts is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth. An artificial tooth is then attached to the fixed implant and anchors the tooth in place. No need to remove to sleep or eat, no special maintenance (other than your normal oral health routine), and no fear of it breaking or cracking.
Wondering whether dental implants are for you? Here’s why you might want to consider them:
Just like with any dental treatment plan, the first step when you’re considering implants is a personalized consultation. During your consult, we will explain the process and ask you questions about your overall health and perform a full mouth examination. We will look at the health of your gums as well as ensuring that your jaw bone is strong enough to provide the necessary support to the implant.
Since implants are an investment in more ways than one, it’s important that your oral health is in good shape before beginning the process, and that you’re committed to maintaining good oral hygiene while you have dental implants. Our approach to dental implants is safe and conservative, while still drawing on the most current procedures and technologies.
Our team of experienced and trained professionals—including our office staff and dental lab—will walk you throughout the process worry-free. The result? An aesthetically pleasing and functional smile.
Are you ready to restore the beauty of your smile? Do you have questions? To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, contact us to book a no-obligation consultation.
Invisalign clear retainers are a modern Cosmetic alternative to conventional braces. If you are considering straightening your teeth and improving your smile (but are concerned with the emotional effects of braces), Invisalign clear straightening retainers may be the treatment of choice for you.
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We know that you’ve done your best to take care of your smile by visiting the dentist regularly, brushing and flossing. However, in spite of all of your efforts, you might be finding that you need to add a little sparkle to your smile by making your teeth a bit whiter. It’s not just you. Life happens: aging, coffee, tea, wine, even tomato sauce. These can all affect the whiteness of your teeth. Luckily, we have a solution for you at Fonthill Dentist for surface stains, and discoloured or yellowing teeth.
After a simple teeth whitening procedure, you can have whiter teeth and a great smile once again.
What is Teeth Whitening Exactly?
Tooth whitening refers to the process of lightening your natural teeth’s colour. Even though it might not completely change the colour of the teeth, it is a great way to lighten up—or even whiten—the existing colour shade. Whatever the result, you’re guaranteed a brighter, more sparkly smile.
Our approach to teeth whitening
Welcome to Fonthill Dentistry’s very own Love That White Smile teeth whitening program. Our system is highly effective, and the best part is that you can use it at home to achieve in-office results! The Love That Smile program uses mild bleaching agents to clean and whiten the teeth, offering more permanent results and less chance of tooth sensitivity than other processes that use higher peroxide concentrations. The whitening solution is delivered via special dual-foam technology, providing great results without strips or trays. The process is safe and easy and produces fantastic results.
Are you ready to achieve the white smile you’ve always wanted? Contact Us for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of the professionals on our team.