A conventional bridge has replacement teeth that are attached to crowns that fit over your natural teeth on either side of the space to be filled. The replacement teeth, plus the crowns, form a solid unit that is cemented into place to restore your natural bite.A Maryland bridge has replacement teeth that are attached to the back of nearby natural teeth using a metal or porcelain strip. This type of bridge may be an option if the teeth next to the bridge are in good condition.
Professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist removes the soft buildup on your teeth called plaque as well as hard deposits, such as tartar, calculi and stains. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to periodontal disease that can cause inflammation of the tissues or gums (i.e. gingivitis) or the bones (i.e. periodontitis) that surround and support the teeth. Once these conditions have developed, they can be challenging to treat. Regular cleaning can help to identify gum disease, screen for other oral diseases and can be an opportunity to discuss ways to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning may be recommended if you are at greater risk for periodontal disease, which may be related to age, personal oral-hygiene practices, or medical conditions like diabetes, HIV or use of certain medications.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth and is cemented in place.DentureDenture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
We have accommodating schedules for emergency dental services. The following symptoms usually indicate a dental emergency:
- Bleeding within the mouth
- Severe pain
- Tooth loss
- Trauma to the mouth or face
- Swelling within the mouth or faceKnots, bulges or swelling seen in the gums
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you may have a dental emergency and should contact Dr. Yeung office for further instructions.
A dental filling is a restorative procedure to correct and repair tooth decay, minor fractures and similar damage to the surfaces of your teeth. These fillings can be comprised of porcelain/composite or silver amalgam and can also be used to adjust the surfaces of your teeth for better chewing and biting.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. For all situations by acting as a tooth root, Dental Implants provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth that stay securely in place, so you can eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain or gold. They are an excellent choice for people who desire a more natural-looking smile.Inlays are used to treat teeth that have decay or damage on their top surfaces.
Onlays are used to treat decay that extends to one or more of the cusps (top projections of the tooth).
A nightguard is an appliance much like a retainer that people put in their mouths to protect their teeth while they are sleeping. This device is commonly used by people who suffer from excessive night time tooth grinding or clenching.
Mouthguards are resilient appliances that fit over your teeth. When worn during sports activities, mouthguards help protect against injuries to the teeth and other areas in and around your mouth.Root CanalRoot canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Sealants form a protective barrier to prevent cavities in hard to clean back teeth. Sealants are a safe, painless, and low-cost way to protect patients’ teeth, particularly children.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance.
The treatment uses a safe concentration of peroxide gel which is applied to the teeth in order to remove stains that have accumulated in just 45 minutes!Zoom is an in office whitening procedure which uses a specially designed lamp to speed up the bleaching process by activating the hydrogen peroxide in the bleach formula. Once activated, the hydrogen peroxide is broken down and oxygen is allowed to enter the enamel and dentin to bleach any discolorations without causing damage to the tooth structure.
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last permanent teeth to form and move into the mouth. Wisdom teeth will usually emerge at around 16 to 18 years of age and be fully developed by the age of 22 or 23. In most cases, the jaws are not large enough to accommodate these teeth and therefore they remain under the gum. In this case, the wisdom teeth have become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can become problematic, painful and need to be removed via a minor and fairly common oral surgery. Arista Dental in Guelph offers sedation dentistry for patients undergoing wisdom teeth extractions.