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Root canal therapy is a reliable and comfortable restorative procedure. Performed in-office by your dentist, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Aliki Divaris, at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, root canals avoid extraction and heal infection. Do you need root canal therapy?
Inside an ailing tooth
Deep inside each tooth is a network of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. If damaged by decay or injury or invaded by bacteria, this soft interior pulp becomes infected, causing destructive and uncomfortable symptoms.
Fortunately, your Mississauga, ON, dentist can remove that pulp from a tooth's central chamber and narrow canals which run down each root. The tooth functions well without the pulp and can last indefinitely when sealed and crowned by a root canal procedure.
It starts with a complete examination and X-rays. If Dr. Kaplansky determines root canal therapy is the right option, he will numb the tooth and drill a tiny hole into the tooth. This opening allows him to extract the pulp, shape the canal walls, and seal the area with a natural substance called gutta-percha.
The dentist cleans and seals each canal and covers the tooth with a temporary filling or cap. Healing takes a week or so, and then you return to the office for placement of a beautiful porcelain crown.
The American Association of Endodontists says that your fully restored tooth should last for the rest of your life. Just brush, floss, eat a healthy diet, and see your dentist semi-annually for a hygienic cleaning and check-up.
Signs you need a root canal
Sometimes, dental breakdown exhibits few to no symptoms. However, other teeth obviously are deteriorating and infected as evidenced by:
- Toothache pain
- Dental sensitivity to pressure, heat, cold, or sugar
- Jaw and gum swelling
- Drainage from the tooth
- Discoloration of tooth enamel
- A noticeable crack or large chip
- Pimples or sores on the gums near the tooth or its neighbors
Only your dentist can tell you the condition of your tooth and how to treat it.
For additional information about root canals or any of the other services provided at Creditview Dental, call the office. We'll be happy to answer your questions or schedule you for a friendly consultation with Dr. Kaplansky in Mississauga, ON. Phone (905) 826-4929.
Are you an adult living with tooth loss in Mississauga, ON? Wondering how our dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Aliki Divaris can help you get your smile back on track after missing one or more teeth? If you said “yes” then you may be wondering whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you. Of course, we know that you may have questions about this restoration so we want to provide you with the helpful answers you need.
What are dental implants?
While an implant is made up of three different parts the part that most people are curious about is the metal post. This metal post or screw is placed into the jawbone where it replaces your missing tooth roots. It even stimulates the jawbone to keep it healthy and to prevent bone loss.
The metal implant is durable enough to support everything from a single dental crown (to replace one tooth) to dentures (for replacing several or all of your teeth).
How long do dental implants last?
The longevity of your implant will depend on you and how well you care for your restoration. The implant itself is made from titanium, and because it fuses together naturally with bone and tissue it becomes a permanent structure within the jawbone. This means that with the proper care and hygiene your implant can last several decades, which could correspond to having this restoration for the rest of your life.
How long will it take to get an implant?
The process to get a dental implant takes time since we will need to perform surgery and then give your mouth up to six months to heal and fuse with the implant. Depending on how many implants you are getting and where they are being placed, the entire treatment process, from beginning to end, typically takes anywhere from six months to over one year.
Do I need to undergo surgery to get implants?
Yes. In order to get a dental implant our Mississauga, ON, restorative dentists will need to open up the gums in order to place the implant into the jawbone. This procedure is performed right here in our office under local anesthesia, which means that you can go home immediately after surgery.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Most adults who are healthy are ideal candidates for dental implants. We will first need to examine your mouth to make sure that there is enough healthy jawbone present to support the implant.
Are you interested in what dental implants can do for your smile? Want to sit down with our dental team in Mississauga, ON, and talk about your options? If so, call Creditview Dental today and let’s get started.
What does your best smile look like? Straight, with no gaps, bite problems or crowding? If you lack these smile characteristics but wish to change the health and appearance of your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may be for you. Provided by your dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Invisalign has numerous advantages, helping teens and adults feel confident during and after treatment.
Invisalign has changed orthodontics
Straightening crooked smiles since the late nineties, Invisalign clear aligners have offered patients a comfortable, invisible and effective way to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as improper bite (malocclusion), gaps, crowding, overjet, tooth rotation, and more. Treatment time is half that of traditional braces, and the smooth, biocompatible aligners are non-irritating, discreet and removable for brushing, flossing, meals, and snacks.
Who can wear Invisalign aligners?
Many older teens and adults can. Just come see your dentist at Creditview Dental in Mississauga for a special examination and Invisalign scan. Dr. Kaplansky, a preferred Invisalign provider, can tell you if the system is right for your unique needs and lifestyle.
If it is, the Invisalign lab will fabricate 18 to 30 snap-on aligners which will progressive shift your teeth into positions which are healthier, easier to clean and of course, more attractive. While you wear your aligners (for 20 to 22 hours per day), no one will notice them but you and your dentist! When treatment is over, you'll keep your smile in perfect position by wearing a customized retainer.
Benefits of Invisalign
Adults just like you are enjoying the benefits of a smile which is well-aligned. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that a full 20 percent of people undergoing orthodontic correction are over the age of 21. Millions in the US and across the world choose Invisalign as their orthodontic system because Invisalign aligners:
- Are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you wish and brushing and flossing with ease
- Cause no oral irritations the way metal braces can
- Are super-thin and cause no speech problems
- Predictably move teeth according to special computerized scans and imaging
If you'd like to show your best smile and enjoy great oral health for years to come, investigate the possibilities Invisalign offers. Come to Creditview Dental for a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Randhawa. Call the office in Mississauga, ON, for an appointment at (905) 826-4929.
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and with it, how you feel about yourself. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, craft beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Whether you're a college student who wants to straighten his teeth, or you're a middle-aged adult wanting to whiten her smile, Creditview Dental can help.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry
Building on healthy teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry fulfills patient goals of straighter, whiter, flawless teeth and vibrant gum tissue. In other words, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Randhawa in Mississauga make smiles as individually attractive as the patients who own them.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says "Your smile becomes you." A play on words, this statement emphasizes how your enhanced smile changes how you look, how confident you feel, and what others think about your personality.
Your friends at Creditview Dental agree; they deliver personalized treatment plans which make flawed smiles look just perfect for their patients' faces, age and lifestyle goals. Whether it's one simple service or a complete makeover, your Mississauga dentists will exceed your expectations.
There are many, and the professional staff--dentists, hygienists, and assistants--work to acquire the latest and best in diagnostics and treatment techniques. The cosmetic dental treatments they deliver are:
- Composite resin bonding to repair small flaws such as hairline cracks and chips
- Enamel contouring to remake chips, smooth uneven or rough edges, and eliminate fissures and pits
- Gum contouring to even a gum line or remove excess tissue (gummy smile) using a soft tissue laser
- Invisalign clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth invisibly, quickly, and comfortably
- Zoom! Whitening to improve tooth color by several shades
- Porcelain veneers to camouflage defects such as dark discolorations and large cracks
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth and improve jaw bone integrity
- White fillings to restore dental decay without dark amalgam
- Porcelain crowns to cover and protect teeth which have substantial enamel damage or which underwent root canal therapy
Services are delivered singly or in combination to render the brightest, straightest, healthiest smile possible, considering your schedule and personal budget, too.
Find out more
Cosmetic dentistry improves constantly, and so can your smile. So, why not call Creditview Dental today for a consultation with one of our dentists? Call our office in Mississauga, ON, at (905) 826-4929.
Do you feel alone in your oral health problems? Well, you shouldn't! The Canadian Dental Association reports that while decay and tooth loss have decreased over the past 40 years, they still happen. In other words, many North Americans have smile gaps from tooth decay, periodontal disease, traumatic injury, or congenital absence of teeth. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa fill unsightly and unhealthy gaps with modern dental implants so you can have a complete and functional smile.
The dental implant
Dental implants are a wonder of modern dentistry because not only does they look and act like a real tooth, they also preserve the jaw by exercising the bone every time you bite and chew. This happens by what dentists call osseointegration, a marvelous process whereby human bone bonds to the titanium implant screw. No other metal attracts bone the way titanium does.
Additionally, dental implants may be placed in multiples to support dentures and bridges or they may attach to metal rods inserted into the jaw. Either way, dental implants are super stable and generally last for many decades.
Qualifyng for dental implants
Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Randhawa may recommend dental implants to their Mississauga patients who have healthy gums, sufficient bone in their jaws, and good overall health. Visual inspection and X-rays give you and your dentist the information you need to make an informed decision about tooth replacement.
If you decide on dental implants, you'll enjoy a comfortable oral surgery right at Creditview Dental. Typically, patients need only simple local anesthetic as the dentist opens the gums and inserts the titanium implant into a pre-drilled hole in the bone. After some weeks of healing (and osseointegration), the site is ready for the metal abutment, which extends above the gum line, and a lifelike porcelain crown.
Denture patients, you should know that Creditview Dental offers mini-implants (MDIs) as well. Inserted in multiples, these devices are about half the size of standard implants and require less bone to be functional. They provide exceptional stability for full dentures, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods without adhesives or slippage of any kind.
Close those gaps
Your dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, have a great track record in closing gaps and creating beautiful, durable and healthy smiles. Consult them regarding your tooth replacement options. Call today for an appointment: (905) 826-4929.