Additional Dental Services and Procedures
In addition to fillings, dental restorations, and surgical root canals, our office provides the following general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Incognito Hidden Braces
Inlays and Onlays
Needle Free Restorations
Oral Cancer Screening
Six Months Smiles
Snoring / Sleep Apnea Solutions
Sports Mouth Guards
Student Dental Plans
Take Home Whitening
TMJ TMD Treatment
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The Importance of Dental Fillings
Once decay breaches the enamel and enters a tooth’s inner area, it becomes necessary to remove it and fill the hole that is left behind in the tooth. Today’s fillings provide a more aesthetic appearance since the composite material can be matched to the existing shade of the patient’s tooth. Additionally, composite fillings are bonded to the tooth, more closely simulating the functionality and performance of a natural tooth, minimizing the risk of cracking or weakening the tooth further. Most dentists today avoid amalgam (silver) fillings due to the controversy surrounding them.
Restoring Tooth Functionality with Dental Restorations
Designed to reinstate the integrity of the teeth and the functionality of the bite, dental restorations span a wide selection of procedures, including dental crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures. Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have been severely damaged by excessive decay, cracks, chips, and fractures. Bridges, dental implants, and dentures are restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. Implants and bridges are used to replace a single missing tooth or a couple of missing teeth. Dentures become necessary when several teeth or a full arch of teeth have been lost.
Surgical Root Canals
What Are Surgical Root Canals and Why Are They Needed?
Once decay has entered the roots of a tooth, it becomes necessary to undergo root canal treatment. During this process, the dentist removes the diseased pulp tissue and replaces it with a substance such as gutta percha. A post is generally inserted to help support the dental crown that is needed to protect the tooth structure. If this treatment is not successful, a surgical root canal and apicoectomy become necessary. During the apicoectomy, the dentist reaches through the gums and bone to gain access to the root tip in order to remove the infection.
Our Reputation and Experience for General Dentistry
With a reputation for the provision of caring, quality general dentistry, our dental office is proud to welcome new patients into our facility along with our existing clientele. Utilizing the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, our dentists deliver individualized care tailored to the needs of each patient. The existing clinic has served the New Westminster community for the previous four years, and our dentists are proud to be able to uphold its tradition of excellence and integrity. Our New Westminster general dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures are designed to promote better oral health.