St. Lawrence Dentistry offers all types of dental services for all ages in Mississauga area. We have the most advanced equipments and high-end facilities to treat every patient with ease and comfort.
New Patient Exam
Dentists meeting patients for the first time will do visual check of the neck and face to see if there’s any abnormal bump or swelling. Following that, the dentist will visually check the mouth, gums and teeth, to check for any gum disease or other potential dental problems that can affect the patient’s health. An inventory of the teeth will be made and the dentist will chart the findings – number of teeth, fillings, crowns, bridges, etc. If necessary, the dentist may also order for an X-ray to see details of the mouth which are not visible during the visual check.
An artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge is called a dental implant. People who have lost tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease or an injury or other reasons may elect to have dental implants.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth (third molar) may be removed by extraction and no longer requires elaborate surgery. It can be performed in a dentist’s office.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums or bite, and restores the teeth’s natural beauty. Cosmetic dentistry may include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, contouring and re-shaping and fillings.
General dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health. General dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a wide variety of dental conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and the jaw and face.
Dental Microscope for Root Canal
A root canal often has more than one main canal and does not always run straight. The small canal entry points and branches cannot be seen by the naked or with magnifying eyeglass lenses. Expectedly, undetected hollow areas or canals are left untreated which can cause the remaining bacteria to develop inflammation which can lead to loss of tooth. A state-of-the-art dental microscope will allow visual enhancements of the most subtle structures in the root canal. A dental microscope has the ability to view the root canals, both orthograde and retrograde through magnification and clear coaxial illumination of the working area.
Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of tooth colored materials used to cover the front surface of a tooth to improve appearance. These veneers or shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. They resist stains and mimic the light-reflecting properties of the natural teeth.
Whitening of teeth is achieved by bleaching the tooth enamel to remove tooth stains and discolorations. Teeth whitening allow the removal of stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Such cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others may be filled up again with organic debris.
Dental fillings are used to treat tooth decay and restore tooth with cavity. Silver-fillings or tooth-colored fillings are commonly used by dentists to restore worn out or damaged teeth. Silver fillings are inexpensive and highly durable used specifically for molars. Tooth-colored fillings, o the other hand are used in front teeth to preserve the natural look of the teeth.
This makeover procedure uses a combination of porcelain veneers, crowns, dental implants, bridges and laser technology to design a new smile. The procedure will focus on correcting various problems, including broken, chipped, crooked, missing, or discolored teeth.
Also known as oral hygiene, dental hygiene is the provision of preventive dental care to avoid dental emergencies. At the core of dental hygiene is the in-home dental care regimen of correct tooth brushing and flossing. Dental hygienists perform professional tooth cleaning, scraping tartar, removing calculus deposits, taking X-rays, identifying changes in the bite (occlusion), etc.
Endodontic or root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a badly decayed tooth that has become infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and develop abscesses.
These are false teeth that replace the lost teeth. Dentures may be complete or partial depending on the number of teeth missing. Complete dentures cover the entire upper or lower jaw while partial dentures replace one of a few teeth only.
Crowns and Bridges
They are also known as “caps”. Dental crowns preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. It is used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a badly decayed tooth or replace a pre-existing crown. Dental crowns encase a needy tooth with a custom-made material.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, just like implants and partial dentures. There are several types of fixed dental bridges including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
Dentists use gum therapy to treat periodontal disease, which can cause bleeding gums and bad breath. If left untreated, periodontal disease can also cause significant loss of the spongy bone that holds your teeth in place, ultimately leading to lost teeth.
Oral Surgery includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. It involves dental implant, wisdom teeth removal, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, bone grafts and facial trauma.
Laser dentistry involves the use of dental lasers to expose partially erupted wisdom teeth, manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures, remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications, remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease, remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures, help treat infections in root canals and speed up tooth whitening procedures.