Have you ever wondered how Invisalign treatment straightens teeth without wires and brackets? Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa explain how the Invisalign process work and share some benefits of the innovative orthodontic treatment option.
Consistent pressure is the key
Changing the alignment of your teeth requires constant, gentle pressure. Adding a system of wires and brackets to the teeth is the time-honored way to correct orthodontic issues, but it's no longer the only option. When you wear wire or ceramic braces, subtle adjustments to the wires every four to six weeks help keep your treatment on schedule.
Because there are no wires with Invisalign, there's no need for adjustments. The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays made out of clear plastic to realign your teeth. Your trays are designed based on a digital impression of your mouth. We'll consult a 3D image to create a series of trays that will address your bite, alignment or spacing issues.
Each tray in the set is designed to be worn for two weeks. Once you reach the end of the two-week period, you'll swap the set you've been wearing for a new set of trays. Trays should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Invisalign offers important benefits
If you choose Invisalign treatment, you'll enjoy these advantages:
- Your appearance won't change when you wear your trays. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign trays are virtually invisible.
- Improved Comfort: Pain after adjustments and cut lips or cheeks due to loose wires, common problems when you wear metal or ceramic braces, aren't an issue with Invisalign.
- Convenience: You'll immediately regret your choice if you eat popcorn or another forbidden food when you wear traditional braces. Sticky or hard foods are difficult to remove from wires and brackets and can easily damage them. Food restrictions aren't necessary with the Invisalign system because you'll remove your braces to brush, floss eat and drink.
- Shorter Treatment Time for Adults: Treatment time can be as short as one year for adults. If you're a teen, treatment time typically won't change.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign! Call Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929 to schedule your appointment.
Are you suffering from tooth decay? Do you need your cavities filled, but want to avoid metal fillings? Well, with tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in Mississauga, ON, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
Fillings and Dental Bonding in Mississauga
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your cosmetic dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light.
Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- Unlike silver amalgam, the fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time and are safer.
- As mentioned before, your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and breaking, or cracking, it again
Maintaining your New Bonding
Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once. This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities from flourishing in your new tooth-colored fillings, or any of your other teeth.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929. The office is conveniently located in Mississauga, ON, so don't hesitate to call!
How your dentist in Mississauga, Ontario can help your family
Taking care of everyone in your family can be complicated, but there is one way you can simplify your life. Finding one dentist for your whole family can save you a lot of time and headaches. It’s important to find a family dentist who can treat all age groups, because each member of your family will have different dental needs. Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Ontario want to share the reasons why you should have one dentist for your whole family.
Having a family dentist brings many benefits including time and money savings, and peace-of-mind. When you have a family dentist you will experience:
- Great access to emergency and after-hours dental care, so you don’t have to hunt around for a dentist when you need one
- Convenience because you can schedule multiple family members at the same time, saving you multiple appointments
Comfort because you know where you are going and who you are seeing; you and your family dentist are partners in your family’s oral health.
A family dentist can provide services to all members of your family, no matter what their ages are.
If you have small children, they will need regular dental exams and x-rays to determine if there are any dental problems present. Small children also benefit from regular professional cleanings and fluoride treatments.
As your children become older, preventive sealants are an important step to protect against tooth decay. Recommended ages for sealants are between 5 and 7 for first permanent molars, and between 11 and 14 for second permanent molars.
Teens and adults can both benefit from Invisalign orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth and correct poor jaw alignment. Teens and adults may also need dental fillings and our dentists provide white, tooth-colored fillings which blend in with your smile.
Adults and seniors may need a variety of services because as you age, your smile ages too. Crowns, dental bridges, implants, root canals and many other procedures are available. For a complete listing of available services, please visit the services page on the website at http://www.creditviewdental.com/dental-services-mississauga-on.html
It’s time for you and your family to enjoy the personalized, convenient services of one dentist for your whole family. To find out more about family dentistry and how it can help you and your family, call Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Randhawa at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Ontario today!
Are you considering filling in a gap in your smile with dental implants, but aren't sure if traditional implants or mini implants are the better choice? Our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, share some information on both types of dental implants that will help you decide.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants function as a root replacement system. They're made of titanium, a metal that easily bonds to bones. Once the titanium posts are placed in openings made in your jawbone, the bonding process begins. Bonding, the most important step in the process, generally takes about three to six months. Once your implant is securely attached to your bone, a lifelike crown will be attached to the top of it.
Dental implants offer an excellent long-term tooth replacement option. Because your new crown is attached to the implant, it won't slip when you chew. Implants are an ideal solution no matter how many teeth you've lost. In fact, implant-supported dentures offer an important benefit for denture wearers. When dentures are attached to implants, you won't experience the decrease in biting power common with removable dentures.
How are mini implants different than traditional implants?
The titanium posts used in mini implants are about half of the diameter of those used for traditional implants. Unlike traditional implants, there's no waiting period before you can receive your dental restoration in our Mississauga office. Mini-implants offer a shorter recovery period and are less expensive than traditional implants.
Traditional implants won't work if your jawbone is too shallow. Adding bone grafts can improve depth, but the procedure adds additional time to the implant process. Because mini implants are smaller, they can be used for shallow jawbones and don't require grafting first.
Mini-implants also improve denture stability. Implant-supported dentures are designed to snap on to the heads of the implants, providing a secure foundation for your new teeth. As few as four mini-implants can support an entire upper or lower denture.
Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for traditional or mini dental implants? Call our Mississauga, ON, dentists, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety, at (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment.
Find out how this simple restoration could restore your missing teeth for life.
When it comes to treating your tooth loss you want a restoration that will stand the test of time and also act as much like a real tooth as possible, right? We thought so. This is why our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa are happy to offer dental implants. There is no other restoration that comes close to looking and functioning like real teeth like a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
An implant is a metal restoration that is designed to replace your missing tooth’s roots. An implant is placed in the jawbone under the gumline by our Mississauga, Ontario, general dentists. In order to get implants, you will have to undergo two minor procedures.
Why are dental implants placed in the jawbone?
Since the implant is meant to function like tooth roots they need to be placed into the jawbone in order to provide the bone with the stimulation it needs to remain healthy. Plus, over time, the bone and tissue will grow around the implant. Once the bone and implant have become one the implant is designed to last a lifetime (if you maintain good oral hygiene and properly care for your new restoration, that is!).
How long does it take to get implants?
Getting implants can take several months. How long it takes will depend on a myriad of factors from your overall health prior to getting implants to which teeth you need to replace. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a more specific timeline of when you can expect to get your new restoration.
Who is a good candidate for implants?
Most healthy, non-smoking individuals who are missing one or more teeth are good candidates for implants. We will need to examine your mouth and make sure that your mouth is healthy enough for implants and that you have a healthy, strong jawbone that will be able to support your implants.
Are you ready to find out if dental implants will be able to revive your oral health and replace your missing teeth? If so, call Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, today.
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