At South Pelham Dental, we
offer a wide range of preventive and restorative services. Below is
a summary of the services we offer. Dr. Hendrick, Dr. Takacs,
or Dr. Dobson will advise you and help you choose the best treatment
option for your particular situation.
When a tooth is cracked,
contains a large filling, and/or has been root-canal treated, it is
at increased risk of fracture. A crown protects and reinforces
the remaining tooth structure. It is fabricated in a dental
laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth. The
benefit of this 'full-coverage' restoration is a permanently
restored, functional and aesthetically pleasing tooth that blends in
with the remainder of the natural teeth.
Veneers are a thin,
translucent coating made of porcelain. They are applied to the front
teeth to improve the colour, size or shape of the teeth in
moderation. The porcelain blends with the enamel of the
natural teeth and allows light to pass through, giving a natural
Veneers require minimal
tooth reduction and can be used to correct several types of dental
problems, including teeth discoloured by age or medication, front
teeth that are worn or chipped, gaps and other spaces between teeth,
and crooked teeth.
is one of several options to replace a missing tooth.
It is a restorative procedure that attaches an artificial
tooth to an anchor that is surgically placed in the jawbone.
In most instances, implants feel
more natural and secure than other options to replace missing teeth.
The most common type of implant
is the root-form. It is
made of titanium and looks like a small screw.
Titanium is a material that the jawbone accepts as part of the
After an implant is placed in the
jawbone, it is allowed to heal to become integrated with the bone ( a
This process is the key to the success of an implant.
When the area has healed ( usually several months), a metal collar
called an abutment is attached to the implant.
A crown, which closely replicates the colour and shape of the
natural tooth, is made to attach to the abutment.
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A bridge consists of one or
more replacement teeth permanently attached to natural teeth,
thereby 'bridging' the space and restoring your smile. The colour of
the replacement tooth is carefully matched to your natural teeth. It
is a permanent, functional and aesthetically pleasing solution to a
missing tooth or teeth within the dental arch.
In situations where there
are a large number of missing teeth, or where there is a lack of
bone, implants or bridges may not be possible. In these cases,
a denture may be the option of choice. A denture is removeable, and
is made up of one or more replacement teeth. Gum coloured
plastic attaches these to a metal framework. It is held in
your mouth with metal clasps or precision attachments.
Our office has developed an extensive preventive program to assist
you in maintaining optimum oral health. Dental health is an
essential component of overall physical wellness. Frequent exams and
preventive care can help with the early detection of periodontal
(gum) disease or dental caries (cavities). Our dental
hygienists will do a thorough oral assessment and recommend a
hygiene maintenance program that is specifically tailored to your
needs, as well as educate you as to the best possible home care.