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Taking proper care of your teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment. As well as regular visits to your dentist, it includes a good oral hygiene routine that you follow at home. Your oral health can impact the rest of your health. By practicing good oral hygiene, you are contributing to your overall good health.

At Railway Avenue Dental, all treatment plans will be thoroughly explained so our patients have a complete understanding before work begins.

“Dr. Given’s office also gives great strategies for preventative dental care so the visits to the dentist are even less stressful!”

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are also known as plastic or white fillings. These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth, and work can usually be completed in one appointment. To place this type of filling, all the  tooth decay must be removed and a bonding material placed inside the tooth. The filling material or composite resin is put into the hole, which is then hardened using a special type of light. When the final layer is hardened, the filling is shaped so it looks and feels natural.

Botox

Botox is a wrinkle relaxing injectable medication, also called a neuromodulator.  It is approved by Health Canada to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines.  The repetitive movements of the facial muscles over time, along with the changes that occur to our skin as we age, can cause the formation of unwanted wrinkles (such as frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines).  By causing these muscles to relax, including the muscles of the forehead, between the eye brows, and surrounding the eyes, Botox treatment results in a much smoother and youthful appearance of the skin.  Botox is also very affective in relaxing the masseter (large jaw muscles) which can become very painful and enlarged in those patients suffering from clenching and grinding.

Extractions

Although it is best to always try to save a tooth, occasionally a tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. Before removing the tooth, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be extracted. 

After the tooth is removed, stitches may be required. The extracted tooth can be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge.

Crowns

When a tooth has been damaged, but not to the point it has been lost, a crown can be used to restore the shape, appearance and function of the tooth. The crown, which is sometimes also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth, protecting it from further damage. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth. Instances where crowns are required include a root canal, a large filling or a broken tooth. Crowns can also be used to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth.

Most crowns can be done in one appointment.  Your crown can be designed and made right here in our office using cerec technology.

Bridges

A bridge, which is often referred to as a  “fixed bridge” or a “fixed dental prosthesis,” is a type of dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between two crowns. The bridge is held in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. Bridges are permanent restorations and cannot be removed.

Professional Cleaning

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for your appearance, but also for your general health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of dental and medical problems including gum disease, infection, bone loss and more.  There has also been shown to be a link between poor oral health and cardiovascular problems. Regular dental visits and hygiene appointments can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

Sports Guards

Mouth guards are  used to  protect teeth from injury during sports. Your dentist can individually design and create a custom-fitted mouth protectors First, an impression of your teeth is made and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Custom-made mouth guards are more expensive than retail sports guards because of the time and labour involved, but they provide the most comfort and protection.

Night Guards

Adults and children who grind or clench their teeth at night should wear a night guard to prevent breaking, chipping or wearing down teeth. Clenching and grinding can also lead to facial and jaw pain.  A dentist can create a custom fitted night guard, which can prevent these problems.

Whitening

In most cases, the natural colour of teeth falls within a certain range, and teeth naturally darken with age. The appearance of teeth can also be affected by the build up of surface stains from the use of tobacco products and the consumption of certain foods, such as blueberries or beverages including coffee and tea.

For individuals who would like to whiten their smiles, Railway Avenue Dental offers:

  • In office whitening procedures
  • Take home whitening treatments

Orthodontics for Adults and Children

Whatever your age, if you have teeth that are crooked, crowded, or stick out, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Teeth that haven’t grown the way nature intended them to can affect not only your smile, but also your health. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to get tooth decay or become injured. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.

Orthodontic treatment involves braces or other appliances to place gentle pressure on your teeth; over time, this pressure is intended to move your teeth into the proper position, so they look and function better.

  • Railway Avenue Dental also offers Invisalign, a clear, plastic alternative to metal braces

Root Canals

When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.

 Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth.