At Summeridge Dental Care we provide a full range of dental care. We work together to assess your needs and prepare a treatment plan with you including the different options you may have. The following list includes some of the services we can offer you. For more information on any of the services listed or unlisted, do not hesitate to come in to the office and speak with one of our dentists. We would be happy to answer any of your questions. We have provided a link to the Ontario Dental Association’s website which provides excellent explanations of procedures and treatment options.
Bridges are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The procedure is similar to a crown in that two, or more teeth are prepared for crowns. The teeth bordering the space act as support for the missing one(s) as does a bridge over water. The bridge gets permanently cemented into your mouth as one piece on the final appointment. Bridges work extremely well to replace the missing teeth but they do require the removal of tooth structure to allow for the materials that make up your brige or crowns. You must continue to clean around your bridge and we will show you how to keep it clean and healthy.
There are many procedures that dentists use to improve the look of your smile. Some include bleaching, composite resin fillings or veneers, porcelain veneers, contouring of teeth, crowns, orthodontics, and replacing missing teeth. We can bleach your teeth to whiten them and refresh your smile. White or composite resin fillings can change the shape, colour and alignment of your teeth. They can also be used to replace unsightly or old fillings that no longer match the colour of your teeth.Veneers can be used which cover the front surface and a small portion of the back of your tooth. They can be done in the office from two different materials. Resin veneers are done in one appointment and porcelain veneers are completed in two appointments. The porcelain veneers must be made in a dental laboratory. White fillings or veneers can also be used to close spaces between teeth. Orthodontics can also be used to close spaces or change the alignment of teeth. Missing teeth can be replaced with implants or bridges or dentures if required. Sometimes gum sugery can be used to recontour your gums or add gums to where they are missing.