Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your overall smile or specific concerns regarding the gums, mouth, and teeth. Patients of cosmetic dentistry are often dealing with surface-level concerns such as stained or discolored teeth, broken teeth, or gaps. Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include fillings, veneers, and teeth whitening. Train Dental will work with you to develop a plan to suit your needs.
Family dentists take care of oral health at every stage of a patient’s life. At Train Dental, we have a delicate and adaptive approach to oral care so that patients of all ages can learn about the importance and ease of maintaining great oral hygiene.
If you clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep, the stress you are putting on your teeth, if left unchecked, will likely cause you fracturing them and that could lead to a whole slew of other problems. A Night Guard relaxes the jaw muscles to lighten the tension and ease friction between top and bottom teeth. They also protect your teeth by putting a cushy barrier between them. The extra barrier helps to protect your enamel and reduce face and jaw pain significantly. There are many different types of night guards offered on the market, such as soft, dual laminate, and hard. However, we highly suggest that you contact us to schedule a consultation.
Sports Guard / Regular and Custom
Sports guards (often referred to as mouth guards) are designed to protect your teeth from injury during athletic and recreational activity where contact is involved.. Sports guards put a barrier between your teeth and your cheeks, tongue, and lips to reduce the chance of injury to these areas. bone damage, and of course, tooth loss. You may be able to find a generic sports guard at your local sports shop, however to guarantee the highest level of protection and comfort, we suggest that you get a custom guard. We are happy to speak with you about making one that is perfect for you.
Porcelain Veneers are one of the best cosmetic solutions to help you achieve the perfect smile you desire. For patients with chipped, permanently stained, or misshapen teeth, veneers may be an excellent option. The process of receiving veneers involves adhering thin porcelain covers on top of natural teeth to give them a more classically attractive look. The benefits of porcelain veneers include that they are long-lasting, natural looking, don’t stain easily, and it is not necessary for a significant amount of enamel to be removed, such as with a crown or cap.
Crown and Bridge
A crown is a manufactured tooth made of porcelain or ceramic. They are used when a natural tooth is damaged, weakened, or misshaped. Train Dental will customize the crown to ensure that the texture and colour naturally match your existing teeth. Some patients prefer crowns made of gold alloys or other metals. These materials add extra strength and work especially well when replacing a back tooth. If a patient would like the reinforcement of a metal crown with the natural look of porcelain, it is possible to bond porcelain to the outside of a metal crown. While a crown is used on individual teeth, a bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth. A bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by teeth on either side of a gap. In the cases where a tooth is damaged by an accident or is too decayed to be improved by a crown, or, if there is insufficient bone for an implant, a bridge may be a more suitable solution.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are not nearly as intimidating as they are often made to appear. A root canal is simply a procedure to treat infection at the centre of the tooth (the pulp). This involves removing the infected or dead pulp (the nerve) in the root of the tooth. Infection of the pulp is caused by bacteria that lives in the mouth and finds its way into the tooth. You may first notice the symptoms of inflammation and infection such as: bumps on the gums, an abscess, tender gums, pain when chewing, or sensitivity to hot and cold. Always speak with your dentist for an accurate diagnosis and solution.
Tooth whitening is a common procedure that can be performed using a variety of methods. On a basic level, tooth whitening involves lightening your teeth to make them whiter and more aesthetically pleasing. While many over-the-counter brands may offer whitening solutions, the safest and most successful way to whiten teeth is with a professional. Two types of whitening methods are offered at Train Dental. The first method involves creating an impression of your teeth in order to make whitening trays. These trays are used with whitening gel and worn for a specific amount of time as recommended by your dentist. The second option is ZOOM whitening. ZOOM whitening, also known as power whitening, is only safely offered by your dentist. The results of professional tooth whitening can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Invisalign is a great option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment, who do not like the feeling or look of traditional braces. Invisalign straightens teeth and can solve many realignment issues including, overbite, crossbite, underbite and more. The process involves using clear, plastic trays to slowly move teeth into place. Unlike braces, Invisalign can be removed for easy cleaning and daily dental hygiene, however they must be promptly put back on. It is a common solution for teens or adults who understand the importance of consistently complying with the guidelines of their treatment. You can learn more by checking out: https://www.invisalign.ca/how-invisalign-works
Tooth extractions may be the best option for patients with excessive tooth decay, crowding or infections. For example, patients with braces may need to have some teeth removed in order to create room for other teeth when they move into place. Your dentist will inform you if your extraction is simple or surgical, depending on whether the tooth needing extraction is visible or impacted.
Tooth fillings are an age-old solution to treating tooth decay, otherwise known as a cavity. Your dentist will remove the part of the tooth impacted by the cavity and “fill” the vacant area with composite material. Composite material is a durable, tooth-coloured material which is inserted into the damaged tooth to restore its original shape and function without the pain and inconvenience of having a cavity.
Emergency dental care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency such as a toothache, chipped fillings or broken dental appliances, contact us right away. If we are not in the office, our automated voice service will direct you on next steps which may involve calling an emergency number.
Dental implants are a safe solution to replacing a tooth or creating a strong foundation for full or partial dentures. The implant itself is a small piece of titanium metal shaped like the root of a tooth. The damaged root of a natural tooth is replaced by this implant and an artificial tooth is fitted on top. Dental implants are very common, and as long as a patient’s bone is suitable, they can safely and easily undergo the dental implant procedure.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Devices
Snoring is often the result of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which the airway becomes somewhat obstructed when lying down. If you believe you have OSA, you should ask your MD to schedule a sleep test. Up until a few years ago, the only treatment was a bulky and uncomfortable CPAP machine. But, if the sleep test diagnoses you with either mild or moderate sleep apnea, you can be treated with a small yet very durable portable device that eliminates snoring! Call us to learn more.