Gardner Dental Group, Burlington, Ontario

By: Gardner Dental Group  09-12-2011
Keywords: teeth, Dentures, Veneers

Stain Removal/Cleaning

The regular removal of stain, plaque and tartar is absolutely essential to the long-term look and health of teeth and gums. The dental hygienist provides this service.

Tooth Whitening/Bleaching

Bleaching is a very effective technique for lightening teeth. It will not, however, alter the appearance of existing fillings and crowns.

Aesthetic Contouring/Bonding

This technique can be used to alter the shape of worn or chipped teeth - providing the damage is not too great. Composite materials are used to reshape defects and close spaces between teeth. The results are performed quickly, but the patient should be prepared to replace these restorations more frequently. Better long-term alternatives involve veneers or crowns.


When the cavity is large, an inlay may be needed for strength. These restorations are fabricated by a dental lab and usually require two or more appointments at the office for insertion.


These are thin porcelain surfaces that are bonded over the front tooth surface. Very little tooth reduction is needed in order to have a veneer. Veneers can be used to restore ageing teeth that are worn down, close spaces and change the colour of teeth or repair chipped teeth.

Crowns ('Cap')

These are used when a tooth is heavily filled or was previously treated with a root canal treatment. Crowns provide excellent strength to the tooth while improving overall aesthetics.


Bridges are restorations designed to replace missing teeth. It involves reducing the size of the teeth next to the space that act as supports. There is a limit to the length which can be bridged and there needs to be a tooth support at each end for long term success.


These can be full (whole arch or whole mouth) or partial (replacing one or several teeth). All dentures are removable and have a tendency to move. To achieve stability, partial dentures need clasps (or hooks) to help the partial hang on to the natural teeth. Both partial and complete dentures can be made to appear quite natural using the latest artificial teeth and acrylics.

Root Canal Treatment

There is often damage to the nerves and soft tissues inside your teeth requiring the need to have a root canal performed. Essentially this is the process of removing this soft tissue from inside the teeth to end pain, sensitivity or recurring infection.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

When a wisdom tooth does not develop properly it may not come up through the gum or it may only come through part way. In both cases it is better for long-term results to have the wisdom teeth removed to avoid future health problems.

Snoring Appliances

Many people have sleeping problems related to snoring. Often this can be corrected by having the proper dental prosthesis in place.

Grinding Teeth (Bruxing)

Bruxing is the unintentional grinding together of your teeth. Most people do not even know that they are doing it because they are sleeping or concentrating on some activity. There needs to be therapy to keep the teeth from being damaged by the constant grinding.


Patients visiting the dentist can be uncomfortable or fearful, which is why we provide intravenous conscious sedation, oral sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas), allowing you the option of light to deep sedation during your dental treatment.

Preventive Hygiene

Going to the dental office for regular checkups will be one of the most effective ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By a close examination and cleaning your dental professional will be able to detect early signs of tooth decay or damage to the gums.

Orthodontic Treatment

Teeth that need to be straightened to create a more beautiful smile or teeth that need to be moved so that a patient can chew properly can be done through orthodontic treatments. Some treatments are more extensive and require a long-term commitment or will require surgery.


Sealants are an excellent way to reduce the incidence of cavities in a young persons mouth. A sealant is simply a very thin layer of material that is bonded to the biting surface of the back teeth creating a barrier that protects the teeth from getting cavities.

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Keywords: Dentures, teeth, Veneers

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