TREATMENTS WE OFFER
Thank you for choosing the Powassan Dental Centre . We have created a comfortable environment for you. Are you a new patient? Let's make your first visit as easy as possible. Your initial exam, or Complete Oral Exam, will last approximately one hour. This visit will help us get an understanding of what your dental needs are. Generally, X-rays (all our x-rays are digital) will be taken, allowing your doctor to examine teeth positioning and any areas of tooth decay. In most cases, a dental cleaning visit will be scheduled at the same time as your new patient exam.
- Call us directly to book an appointment , at (705) 724-2900.
- Print and Fill Out the Patient Information Form
- We ask that you come five minutes early, with your completed Patient Information form.
Your initial exam, or Complete Oral Exam will last approximately one hour. This visit will help us get an understanding of what your needs are. Generally, X-rays (all our x-rays are digital) will be taken allowing your doctor to examine teeth position and any teeth decay. In most cases, a dental cleaning visit will be scheduled at the same time as your exam.
Crown and Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps
or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed
when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.
They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.
Including Wisdom Teeth Removal
A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge or denture.
Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they are hardened by light curing. Our office does not use amalgum (silver) filling material.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement.
The tiny grooves in your child's back teeth are ideal places for cavities to form. But you can take a proactive role in preventing this with dental sealants. These are protective plastic resin coatings placed in these tiny pits and fissures of teeth, actually sealing them from attack. It's a wonderful method of decay prevention .
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is a dental procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth and filling it with a suitable filling material. A root canal is usually performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored any other way because the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected.
Dentures - Full and Partial
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Teeth Whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and
Safe treatment with few side effects.
We understand that bright smiles are important to everyone, but believe that patient safety is the most important aspect of any dental procedure. Our home bleaching system usually only takes 1-2 weeks to achieve maximal results, but allows the patient to control how much or little bleaching is done each time.
At home kits are a common choice because these systems are easy to use and are a less expensive alternative to professional bleaching. Home bleaching requires a longer contact time compared to professional bleaching, however the results are still safe and are often quite good.
Book an appointment to find out if professional whitening is a good option for you. most people can benefit from teeth whitening, however, sensitivity is a commonly cited effect that some individuals are more susceptible to than others.
Bruxism (grinding) appliance, Nightguard
Bruxism is the excessive grinding of the teeth and/or excessive clenching of the jaw A removable intra-oral appliance can be made for you called a nightguard or bruxism splint. The mouthguard protects the teeth from the forces of clenching and grinding the teeth together. A mouthguard or nightguard is more practical for treating the night grinder.
Athletic Mouthguards, including our annual Mouth Guard Clinic
At Powassan Dental Centre, our staff can fabricate a protective device for the mouth, that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports such as hockey and football. We offer many different colours for your mouthguard., including glitter guards, tye-dies, 2 tone colours, 3 tone colours, fluorescent guards and fangs. Call our office to discuss your needs.
Our trained and knowledgeable dental hygienists, are happy to go over how to brush your teeth and how to floss your teeth with you and your children.