At Exploits Valley Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care. From dental restorations to quality family dentistry we ensure that every patient’s needs, problems, and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible.
We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to book an in-office appointment, contact us today.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on dental prostheses. Such prostheses are used to rehabilitate mastication (chewing), improve aesthetics, and aid speech.
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning, we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Like any part of your body, your teeth are susceptible to diseases and risk factors that threaten your dental health. The best safeguards against the threats of tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontal diseases are simple preventative measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making regular appointments to visit the dentist.
It is a well-known fact that cleaning your teeth preserves them, and keeps the worst of tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis at bay. We offer oral hygiene and cleaning services for patients that will further enhance the maintenance of your teeth. A hygienist will scale, clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque and apply fluoride, which will make your teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also be used to reverse the beginning decay as well. We also educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other behaviors that will promote and maintain good oral health.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and perhaps among the most deadly because they are often difficult to detect until it is too late. Because the symptoms of oral cancer in the early stages are similar to symptoms of other minor and less threatening conditions, patients often don’t realize the threat until it reaches its later stages. Oral cancer involves the abnormal and rapid growth of cells in various areas of the mouth such as the lips, gums, cheeks, and throat.
During regular appointments, your dentist will also perform x-rays and screenings to see if there are any risk factors that may potentially threaten your dental health. At Exploits Valley Dental Office, we perform routine visual and in-depth screenings for oral cancer and other diseases. Prior, or after, a cleaning session, we make a thorough assessment of your health and medical history, as well as take x-rays that can reveal any hidden, developing abnormalities.
Visual or in-depth screenings are routine and essential. In the former, we perform a visual inspection of the mouth for signs of oral cancer such as red and white patches, sores, lumps, or lesions. In in-depth screenings, dentists will use additional tools to help identify oral cancer such as x-rays and cancer biopsies.
Routine cleaning and dental checkups are vital preventative measures against the worst of oral diseases. Not only do regular checkups allow dentists to help you maintain your dental health, but they can also identify debilitating diseases such as oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t hesitate to schedule regular dental appointments.
If you need more information about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, contact us today.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. The common causes for root canal treatment would be a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth, or trauma.
Cosmetic Dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, or bites. It is primarily focused on dental aesthetics in color, position, shape size, alignment, and overall smile appearance.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options Include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Inlays/ Onlays
- If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your smile because of crooked, damaged, or yellowed teeth, then we have excellent news for you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve everything you’ve ever disliked about your teeth, from their color to their crooked positioning, and give you the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of. Your dentist will use safe and effective techniques that can correct all the flaws that hamper your smile. If you need more information about Cosmetic Dentistry in Newfoundland and Labrador, contact us today.
Interactive tools to help determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you:
Having stained and discolored teeth is mildly embarrassing for many at best, and a complete let-down of one’s self-confidence and esteem at worst. White, natural-looking veneers made of thin but durable layers of porcelain or dental composites can be applied to any stained tooth and instantly brighten and whiten your smile.
Bonding helps correct crooked or cracked teeth. During bonding, a composite resin is applied to the damaged or unsightly areas of your teeth before being sculpted to cover up visible gaps and fractures on the tooth surface. They can even be molded to make your crooked teeth appear straighter.
Works exactly as bonding, but without the composite resins. Changes are made on the tooth itself. Your dentist will subtly alter the shape, position and size of your teeth in order to make them appear straight and uniform.
We know teeth. And we know what our patients in Grand Falls-Windsor and throughout Ontario want from their teeth, which is a dazzling, healthy smile. Contact us today for an appointment, and learn how we can help you get the most out of your smile.
Treatment of Periodontal diseases to Maximize the functional life of your natural teeth and to control gum recession and cover up as much of the exposed root as possible.
Fixed + Functional Orthodontics
The functional orthodontic technology is different and called a functional appliance, which is an appliance that produces all or part of its effect by altering the position of the upper or lower jaw.
Canadian Dental Associates recommends children to visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or as soon as they turn one. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintaining good oral health modify habits and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in your late teens or early twenties but may become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or the angle of entry. This procedure can be done safely in the dental office through freezing or sleep dentistry.
Invisalign® treatment is a low-maintenance and gentle tooth-alignment option. It is a quick method of teeth straightening and improves the appearance of your smile.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces by using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
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The many benefits of Invisalign® treatment
- Nearly invisible braces
- Eat whatever you want
- Comfortable teeth and an enhanced smile
- Healthier teeth
- Less maintenance
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® is a custom-made set of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and invisible as compared to traditional braces. If you are looking to straighten your teeth using the latest technology, Invisalign® is your best choice. Invisalign aligners are often called ‘invisible braces’.
What is Invisalign® treatment for?
Patients who can wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 20- 22 hours a day are eligible for Invisalign®. It is also the most recommended treatment for older teenagers and adults.
What is the treatment process?
Custom aligners are created after taking a mould of your teeth which can be used to create a digital scan or by scanning your teeth directly using the latest imaging technology. These scans are used to create your custom aligners. Aligners are shaped such that they apply pressure in the right places to shift the alignment of the teeth. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendation, your aligners might need to be changed every one or two weeks.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
These 3 easy steps can put you on the path to your brand-new smile.
1. Meet with your doctor and get a sneak peek at your new smile
2. Start transforming your smile right from your first fitting
3. Keep your brand-new smile beautiful
What if I've had braces or other type of dental work?
A significant number of patients who have previously opted for traditional braces have switched to Invisalign® which is a more discrete solution to improve their smile further. The best person to guide you would be your Invisalign provider after the initial consultation. Please make sure to let your provider know of any other dental work you’ve had done.
How will Invisalign® treatment affect my life?
It may take a day or two for your mouth to get the feel of the Invisalign aligners. This depends on person to person and is a temporary effect. Though it is recommended to keep the aligners for 20-22 hours per day for best outcomes, you may remove them for important occasions like weddings, job interviews etc.
However, removing the aligners for the purpose of smoking or using tobacco is a bad idea as the aligner trays get impacted and leads to overall wellness of your mouth and other organs as well.
What happens when I am done with Invisalign® treatment?
Following an invisalign® treatment, the steps to be followed are:
Wear your retainer
Clean your retainer
Schedule regular dental checkups
What can Invisalign® clear aligner help with?
Invisalign® can help with the following problem areas
Gaps between teeth
Will teeth move back after Invisalign® treatment?
Yes, your teeth will move back if you do not wear a retainer. Retainers maintain the tension on your teeth to hold them in place after the Invisalign® treatment.
How much does it cost to replace Invisalign® aligner?
There are various options if you lose or damage an aligner. In some cases, your orthodontist can provide you the next set of aligners after conducting a thorough examination. However, in some cases, if your teeth have not moved enough to fit the next set of trays as part of the treatment plan, your orthodontist can get you the same set of aligner trays to continue the course of treatment which can cost around $100.
How long should I wear retainer after Invisalign® treatment?
It is essential to wear the retainer for around 22 hours a day after Invisalign. This should continue for nearly 6 months – for some people, it might be longer than 6 months. After a couple of months of following the above routine, the patient’s teeth will be adjusted to the new alignment. The orthodontist may now suggest the patient put on the retainers only at night.
It is advisable to wear the retainer as long as the duration of the orthodontic treatment or as prescribed by the Orthodontist.
What material are the clear aligners made from?
Invisalign® aligners are usually made from acrylic material or plastic and fit firmly over the patient’s teeth. It is nearly invisible and also does not disrupt normal day-to-day activities.
How often should you replace your retainer?
Retainers last for a couple of years but in case you notice discoloration, distortion, calcium build-up, or there occurs any accidental damage to the retainers, it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Emergency Care available!
Crown & Bridge
When a tooth structure is compromised, a crown rebuilds the tooth to optimal shape and function.
A crown is usually made of ceramic or composite material.
During the first step, your tooth is prepared to make room for the crown. Next, the prepared tooth is scanned, and the creation of the crown begins.
The process of creating the crown begins with your doctor taking an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a laboratory where an expert technician builds a model of your mouth. The lab then works closely with your doctor to design your crown, using the model as a reference.
Once the crown is ready, your doctor will make final adjustments and cement it directly in the clinic. Once completed, your tooth is now restored to optimal shape and function.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jawbone to your skull’s temporal bone and allows you to move your jaw fluidly as you yawn, chew, and speak. When this joint becomes adversely affected or injured, a patient may suffer from facial pain and tenderness in his or her shoulders, neck, and cheeks. Biting problems and constant headaches are also other symptoms. The discomfort and pain that arise from TMJ disorders can persist for many years. While TMJ disorders share symptoms with other problems such as a toothache or gum disease, dentists can effectively diagnose TMJ problems through a thorough examination of the mouth, jaw joints, bite and muscle function. Treatments for TMJ disorder depend on the severity of the problem. Basic treatments such as applying cold or heat packs to alleviate the pain, as well as painkillers. Permanent solutions come in the form of laser therapy, the wearing of night guards and corrective bite appliances, and braces, dental bridges, or crowns. For extreme cases, radio wave therapy and surgery may be used.