Jane Clair Dental Clinic

By: Jane Clair Dental  09-12-2011
Keywords: teeth, Dental Implants, oral health


Preventive Dental Services - Much More Than a Cleaning
Most people don't connect their mouths to the rest of their bodies, but the truth is, your mouth is the gateway to your body. The link between oral infections and other diseases in the body is becoming well documented and accepted within the health care community. Our dental hygienists are committed to providing you with clear information and clinical services to help you maintain your good physical health as well as oral health. As members of our dental health care team, our dental hygienists have a distinctive clinical and educational role to play in promoting good oral health for a lifetime. Our dental hygienists are not just teeth cleaners - they also assess, plan and implement treatments, and evaluate your individual oral care needsBy tracking changes in your gums, it enables the hygienist to assess the health of your oral environment and plan a course of treatment that will help you to prevent disease that may affect your physical well-being. When you think of it that way, your appointment with your dental hygienist is more than just a cleaning, it an opportunity for you to improve and maintain your good health.
Restorative Services
Even though you diligently brush and floss you may still lose a tooth and if this happens you should replace it .. not just for appearance, but also for the health of your remaining teeth. When you lose a tooth to decay, injury or gum disease, the neighboring teeth have to work a lot harder chewing and biting to get the job done. If the missing tooth is not replaced, the teeth around the gap will be damaged by the extra stress and will start to shift and move around. That puts them in danger of decay and without treatment, there's a good chance that your bite will change and you'll eventually find more gaps in your smile. Some of the common ways to bring back your smile are a denture, a bridge, or an implant. A denture is a removable replacement for several or all of your teeth. A bridge is a porcelain tooth permanently attached to your natural teeth. I implants are tiny titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures
A crown (sometimes referred to as a cap) is a full coverage restoration that restores the anatomical surfaces of a damaged or fractured tooth to their original contour and function. The anatomical surfaces are the parts of the tooth that you can see above the gum line. Typically, this type of restoration is recommended when there is very little tooth structure left to restore. The retention of filling material is poor without adequate surface to which the material will adhere. This results in the tooth requiring both constant and frequent repair.A bridge is a dental prosthesis that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same arch. A bridge is permanently cemented into the mouth; therefore, you cannot remove it. It provides solid support to the structure of the jaw and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting. Although a partial removal denture can also replace a missing tooth, it can compromise the health of the underlying gum tissue and cause bone loss. A permanently cemented fixed bridge will provide support to the jaw and protect the integrity of the gums. You will benefit by enjoying a permanently restored, functional and aesthetically pleasing bridge that replaces the missing tooth or teeth within the dental arch. You will never have to be concerned with ill-fitting partial dentures again.A denture is a removable, artificial replacement for all of your missing teeth in one arch. It is made of acrylic with plastic or porcelain teeth attached to it. A complete denture will replace missing teeth in either the upper or lower arch, or the entire mouth. A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces some missing teeth. It stays in place by attachments to the remaining teeth.
Dental Implants
Missing teeth may be cute in small children, but many adults feel extremely self-conscious about their smile if they have experienced tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, there is a small area on your jawbone that no longer needs to provide support because the tooth and the root structure are no longer present. Your jawbone begins to lose its strength and firmness without that support. This deterioration does not happen immediately, but it is a concern for anyone who has missing teeth. Tooth loss can actually change your facial structure. Dental implants are tooth replacement solutions that can actually protect your dental health by simulating your natural tooth and tooth root structure. A dental implant is a manufactured post that is designed to create a stable foundation for a natural looking tooth restoration. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth. Dental implants are very strong because of the method of placement. There is no problem with slippage, which means that you can eat and speak with comfort and confidence. Looking at a smile with dental implants is like looking at a smile with natural teeth.
Closing spaces and straightening teeth can improve your self -image and self-confidence, no matter how old you are. An orthodontist will analyse your mouth and surrounding bone structures to determine where the teeth should be. If there is enough room, your dentist will manipulate the teeth and bone through the use of bands wires, elastics, headgear and other appliances to achieve a harmonious balance between facial muscles and teeth. If there is not enough room, teeth may have to be removed to achieve the desired results.
Smile Enhancements
You only have one chance to make a first impression! A clean, healthy smile is attractive, sexy and a sign of self-confidence. Now you can design your own smile! Your smile says a lot about the person you are and it projects your self-image. Do you wish your teeth were a little whiter, shaped differently, not as crowded, or a space wasn’t as prominent? Take another look at your smile and talk to your dentist about how you can improve your appearance by designing the course of treatment that is best for you.
Tooth Whitening
Only a qualified dental professional can perform tooth-whitening procedures. It is your dentist who understands your dental needs and who can protect your oral health. The results of vital tooth bleaching can be quite spectacular; however, it may not be the choice of treatment for everyone. For example, if you have an anterior white filling or a crown, the bleaching process will affect the colour of the natural tooth but not the restorations. The results can then be disappointing. That is why if you are considering whitening your teeth, you should discuss this with your dentist to determine which method will suit your needs.
Smile Enhancement
Your smile is one of the first and most important things people notice about you. It is a reflection of many things .. a joy in life, esteem, self-confidence, even strength of character. The impact that a dazzling smile can have on your life in the twenty first century is immeasurable! A pleasing appearance can mean the difference between success and failure in both our personal and professional lives. At the center of appearance is your smile. Enhancing your smile is just another way to present yourself in the best light possible, as you will look good and feel good. We can take years off your smile, and thereby greatly enhance your overall appearance. There are many procedures that can be performed to enhance your smile, your self-esteem, and your personal success. Often we can even improve your smile in just a few days. Come and see us for a consultation so we can evaluate your smile and explain how you can get a smile makeover.

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Keywords: Clinical Services, Dental Hygienists, Dental Implants, Denture, oral health, teeth