Pedodontics

whiteline dental clinic Paedodontics

Paedodontics

Your child’s oral health begins at an early age, and we understand that a visit to the dentist may seem unnecessary. While your child’s first trip to the dentist should happen as soon as their first tooth appears, an initial visit doesn’t mean treatment. Our whiteline dental clinic dentist will simply check to see that your baby’s teeth are growing and developing the way they should. From then on, plan on regular visits every six months or so, if your dentist recommends it.

Our pedodontists at whiteline dental clinic ; specialize in the dental development of primary teeth and permanent teeth, and as they get older, wisdom teeth extractions and braces. From baby teeth to braces and beyond, children’s dentistry focuses on a wide spectrum of conditions affecting dental development in youth. With access anytime, anywhere, we offer all the children’s dentistry services you need under one network, so you can plan developmental treatment plans that foster a healthy lifestyle and provide the level of dental care your child needs.

Orthodontic correction ( Braces treatment )

Orthodontic Correction "Braces Treatment"

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth. The length of orthodontic treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and it may take anything from a few months to two years. All appliances may feel strange at first, and can cause discomfort. If the problem doesn't go away,your dentist may be able to carry out adjustments to help. Teeth are usually uncomfortable immediately after a brace has been adjusted, but this will settle. Orthodontic braces usually need adjusting every 4 to 6 weeks. Your orthodontist will tell you how often your brace will need adjusting.

Tooth extractions

Tooth Extractions

Excessive tooth decay, tooth infection, and crowding can all require a tooth extraction. Those who get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide room for their other teeth as they shift into place. Additionally, those who are undergoing chemotherapy or are about to have an organ transplant may need compromised teeth removed in order to keep their mouth healthy. Your dentist will make sure that your medical conditions are stable or treated before you undergo the tooth extraction. You might be prescribed antibiotics in the days leading up to the procedure if:

  • your surgery is expected to be long
  • you have an infection or a weakened immune system
  • you have a specific medical condition

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth's original appearance. Bridges are multiple unit crowns which replace missing teeth and are fixed to the adjacent teeth.
There are different materials used for dental crowns and bridges , depending on what qualities are most important like porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM), which have a metal interior for strength and a porcelain exterior for a more natural appearance, and all-porcelain crowns with zirconia, representing the strongest ceramic.

Removable Dentures

Removable Dentures

Missing multiple teeth due to gross decay, fractures, periodontal (gum) disease can really affect a person’s appearance, self-confidence and eating abilities. Your Pingree Grove dentist can bring back the smile on your face with partial dentures or full dentures to replace your missing teeth

Tooth Coloured Filling

Tooth Coloured Filling

Dental fillings are a common way to treat cavities, which are areas of decaying teeth that become small holes. A composite filling is tooth colored, mercury free, metal free and bonds to the tooth and strengthen the tooth by restoring its original shape. Restorations with composite material require less removal of tooth structure than those with amalgams (silver fillings) as the material is hardened by chemically activating by laser light photons. Therefore a tooth-coloured filling restores teeth back to their natural health and beautiful appearance. This procedure is carried out by the dentist during a single visit with a totally painless technique.

Veneers / Laminates

Veneers / Laminates

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They’re often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.

Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth.

Some people may only get one veneer in the case of a broken or chipped tooth, but many get between six to eight veneers in order to create an even, symmetrical smile. The top front eight teeth are the most commonly applied veneers.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

• Change the size, shape and color of your teeth permanently

•Creates a very natural appearance

• Conservative preparation of tooth as compared to crowns

• Stain resistant

• Instant smile transformation in just 2 appointments

When should you consider porcelain veneers?

• If your teeth are discolored

• You require permanent whiteness of your teeth

• Your teeth are small and uneven in size

• You have spacing between your teeth

When you have mild crowding, and do not consider orthodontic treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

A root 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. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
The purpose of Root canal treatment is to remove the bacteria that have penetrated through the nerve of the tooth and debride any and all infected tissue to create a healthy and sterile environment which is then filled with sterile material called gutta purcha. After root canal treatment, a full coverage crown is necessary to prevent future fracture of the tooth by providing adequate protection. Extracting the tooth may initially seem to the least expensive treatment, but if a root canal is an option, it may end up being less expensive than extracting and replacing that same tooth with a partial denture, bridge or a dental implant which is much more costly. Nonetheless, all of your treatment options will be discussed prior to starting any treatment.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular and affordable choice to brighten your smile. Prior to undergoing whitening treatment your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and advise you if they are healthy enough to go through a whitening process. whiteline offers several teeth whitening options. Results can vary but generally the improvement is great enough for you to see a change within a short time.

During teeth whitening your dentist will first apply a protective gel to the lips and gums, followed by the application of the whitening gel to the teeth. The gel (which contains Hydrogen Peroxide) is then activated by a special LED light, and the resulting photochemical reaction gently penetrates the tooth to lift deep stains and discolourations. This process varies in length, depending on the depth of the stain and the goal level of whiteness. It can be a little uncomfortable having the mouth open for such a long time, but many patients find listening to music or watching a movie helps to distract them, and the upside is that there is usually only one treatment required (deep staining may require additional treatment).

Scaling and Polishing

Scaling and Polishing

Your teeth come under constant attack from the starches and sugars present in our food which are released as you eat leading to formation of plaque. If it is not removed then it will harden and form calculus or ‘tartar’ – a yellow or brown mineral deposit which causes the teeth to have a rough or ‘crusty’ appearance. This makes them vulnerable to further plaque attacks.

Plaque can corrode the teeth over time which causes cavities and tooth decay as well as bad breath. If it leads to tartar formation, especially around the gums then gingivitis can occur. The danger with this is that it can lead to the more serious periodontal gum disease and sometimes leads to losing of tooth or several teeth.

A scale and polish can remove plaque and leave your teeth feeling nice and smooth and your breath feeling fresh.