SINGLE VISIT ONLAYS & CROWNS – CEREC
CEREC is the CAD/CAM technology preferred by dentists worldwide for the fabrication of all-ceramic dental restorations in a single treatment appointment. This technology allows us to fabricate digitally-captured, computer-designed custom porcelain onlays, inlays, and crowns in our office during the course of one visit.
The material used closely matches the natural tooth structure, therefore allowing us to preserve as much healthy enamel as possible. We can offer our patients a strong, reliable, long-term restoration that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. CEREC is proven by hundreds of clinical studies and has been offered by thousands of dentists to millions of patients worldwide for over 20 years.
Speak with one of our friendly staff members to find out more on our CEREC services by contacting us today.
INVISALIGN – CLEAR BRACES
Fixing crooked teeth used to mean going to the dentist for unsightly and uncomfortable braces. Fortunately, advances in dental technology have led to the creation of clear braces that are effective, very comfortable and almost invisible. Here at Palladium Dental in Kanata, we’re proud to offer Invisalign braces to new and existing patients.
So what is Invisalign and how can it give you beautiful straight teeth without the need for metal braces or wires?
Invisalign is an invisible way of straightening your teeth. It uses a series of see-through, removable, and comfortable aligners that are almost invisible to the untrained eye. This breakthrough technology can give you the smile you’ve always wanted – without the hassle of braces.
So, how does it work?
When you receive your custom Invisalign aligners, you wear each set for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to their final position. The process does not involve surgery and is designed for maximum comfort and effectiveness.
Your Palladium dentist here in Kanata will then monitor your progress with short check-ups – usually about once a month. Total treatment time depends on the individual but generally you should expect between 9 to 18 months for full results to be seen.
To find out more information on Invisalign invisible braces, or to make an appointment, contact our dental clinic in Kanata today.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns that can mask stains, hide chips, correct misalignment and create uniformity, giving you a perfect smile.
Our veneers are made of thin, dental-grade porcelain. They’re designed to be simple to use and install. After an initial consultation, we simply bond the custom veneer to your teeth to give an incredibly natural look. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and are less susceptible to stains, which means no more teeth-whitening!
Cases involving front teeth with deep staining such as discoloration caused by exposure to the antibiotic tetracycline (in utero or in infancy), older discolored fillings, damage due to injury or wear, or unattractive gaps or minor crowding of front teeth may require a few appointments to achieve pleasing cosmetic results that last for years.
Implant restoration can offer you important advantages compared to other treatment options, including improved health and appearance. Our patients regularly comment on how this has led to greater self-confidence and a better quality of life.
This procedure of inserting an implant involves attaching an artificial tooth to an implant anchored in the jawbone. After the anchor has been surgically placed in the jawbone, excess bone and gum grow around the implant, holding it firmly in place. This helps strengthen the implant and make it more durable over time.
There are 3 phases to this procedure. The first is the placement of the implant by a surgical specialist. The second phase is performed after a period of healing to minimize damage to your jaw. As bone heals slowly, a period of approximately 3-6 months is required for this phase to start. The second phase of treatment consists of the placement of small metal posts to the implanted fixtures. The third phase is the restorative period. This involves fabricating the new replacement teeth and placing them on the implants and abutments.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Root canal therapy is a common procedure at Palladium Dental. Typically, root canal therapy requires one visit to complete, but can involve more appointments depending on the complexity of the case. You should expect to experience little or no discomfort during this procedure – contrary to popular belief. With proper care, the restored tooth should also last as long as its healthy original!
So, what is a root canal?
Root canals are tiny passageways coming from the top of the tooth that course their way vertically downward to the tip of the root. Each tooth typically has between one and four root canals.
Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the inner chamber of the tooth. This is where delicate blood vessels, nerves and other tissues are found. As an infection gets worse, it can begin to affect the roots and cause a lot of pain. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also lead to similar problems. Pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem; but inside the tooth, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess. If you’re living in Ottawa or Gatineau and experience these symptoms, it is important that you contact us as soon as symptoms appear.
Fortunately for sufferers, root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. Therapy involves removing the affected nerve tissue, stopping the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth with a crown.
The procedure is initiated by your dentist accessing the inner chamber of the tooth through a small pilot hole at the top of the tooth. The dentist will remove infected/diseased tissue, cleanse and disinfect the inner chamber and reshape the tiny canals inside. An inert, elastic filling material then fills and seals the cleansed chamber and canals.
EXTRACTIONS & WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns or fillings aren’t enough to save a tooth, our dentists may need to remove/extract it.
If you’re experiencing intense pain from a tooth, it’s important that you call our dental office to assess your situation as soon as possible.
Typically, extractions are a last resort. Only in the most extreme cases, such as when roots are damaged beyond repair, will we extract a tooth. Removing the tooth may then lead to a restorative dentistry procedure, such as a bridge or an implant.
The good news is that tooth extractions today are far less painful than they used to be. In fact, with the help of anesthetics and sedatives, as well as advanced technology such as lasers and ultrasonics, it is likely that you will feel very little to no discomfort during or after the procedure.
Once the procedure is complete, simple precautions can help to minimize infections such as avoiding smoking, vigorous brushing and drinking liquids the first couple of days.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the most commonly extracted teeth within the general population. These are the third and final set of molars that show up in the mouth, usually in our late teens. Many people will experience problems with their wisdom teeth. Most commonly issues can arise between the ages of 17 and 25.
A typical scenario requiring wisdom teeth removal is a tooth growing too close to the adjacent molars. This can cause infection, crowding, misalignment, and improper bites, among other problems. If you experience strong discomfort, tenderness or inflammation, you may need to have one of our dentists assess the area. Without treatment, wisdom teeth can cause significant problems, accompanied by extreme pain and a general deterioration of your oral health.
Most people will have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid serious dental problems in the future. For those that undergo the procedure, the ability to eat, speak or drink is not affected in any way.
Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, such as custom whitening kits. Please contact us today to find out more about our teeth whitening services