Basic and Cosmetic Dentistry
Basic and Cosmetic Dentistry
We are a full service Ajax dental clinic.
New patients at West Ajax Dental will typically receive a comprehensive dental examination. The goal of a comprehensive dental examination is to provide the patient a complete assessment of everything related to oral health.
The comprehensive examination will include:
- A review of the general medical history to ensure safe treatment and to avoid potential problems related to medications, allergies, or conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- A thorough examination of the teeth and gums to check for cavities, faulty fillings or crowns, gum disease, wisdom teeth, and other conditions
- A thorough examination of the mouth to screen for oral cancer, jaw joint problems (“TMJ” or “TMD”), abscess, and oral pathology
- A discussion of treatment recommendations and options
- A question and answer session
In order to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible, your dentist may recommend a series of low radiation digital xrays (radiographs) in order to fully assess the health of the teeth, roots, and supporting bone.
To make the comprehensive dental examination more interactive and easier to understand, your dentist may use an intraoral camera to display pictures of areas of interest on a computer monitor in front of you. Patients can view their digital xray images on the monitor as well.
Dental cleaning and preventive periodontal care
The common “dental cleaning” gets no respect! Many patients view their preventive periodontal care as “just a cleaning”, but healthy gums are critical to long term oral health. Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing are inflamed, a condition known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is a result of excessive accumulation of plaque and tartar (calculus) around and under the gumline. Left for extended periods of time, calculus can lead to gradual loss of the supporting bone that holds the teeth in place, a condition called periodontitis or periodontal (gum) disease. Advanced periodontal disease causes loosening of the teeth and eventual tooth loss.
It is important to remove plaque and tartar routinely. Plaque is effectively removed with a toothbrush at home, but tartar is a hard mineralized substance that requires removal by your dentist or dental hygienist – a procedure called “scaling”. Traditional hand instruments and modern ultrasonic instrumentation are used to gently remove tartar deposits from the teeth. Polishing removes surface stain and produces a smooth surface that is less prone to accumulating future plaque and tartar.
To schedule a dental cleaning and exam at our Toronto dental clinic, call or e-mail us today!
Your first visit will be a comprehensive exam and consultation. During the visit, you can expect:
- Evaluation of the teeth
- Evaluation of gum and bone health
- Dental X-Rays
- Diagnostic Photos
- Oral cancer screening
If you are contemplating any kind of cosmetic procedure, it is very important to have confidence in the clinician you choose to carry it out, and it is extremely unwise to proceed unless this level of confidence has been established. Dental aesthetics is a topic which is deceptively complex, technically demanding and requires a range of skills that may not be immediately apparent. A prosthodontist credentials and education differentiate their specialty from cosmetic dentistry.
General dentist can take a few specialty courses in cosmetic dentistry procedures and practice cosmetic dentistry. A prosthodontist, like Dr. Sher Shahab on the other hand, is a specialist recognized by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada who has completed 3-4 years of additional training following dental school. He is professionally recognized as an expert in restorative treatments, which include prosthodontics procedures also associated with cosmetic dentistry, such as implants, crowns, and veneers. The difference is that a prosthodontist is trained to handle the most complex cases. A prosthodontist may also fill the role of being a lead dentist for conditions presenting various dental needs.
Single-tooth or Multiple-teeth, Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures:
Gold & Metal Restorations
Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges
Dental Inlays & Onlays
Our Dentist Approach To Cosmetic Dentistry
A Smile You Own
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West Ajax Dental
73 Old Kingston Rd,
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: By Appointment Only