Posts for: November, 2019
Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, offers sealants in order to protect patients' teeth against cavities and serious dental decay. Along with a healthy oral regimen and regular dental visits, sealants are a great preventative measure to keep smiles in top shape. Here are some FAQs to ask Dr. Brian Kaplansky, your family dentist, about sealants when you meet him.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
When you run your tongue over chewing surfaces, you'll notice they're rough. That's because they have tiny grooves on the surface called “pits and fissures," which can be great places for bacteria to thrive if given the chance. Daily brushing and flossing eliminates some of this food debris and bacteria, and sealants fill these grooves to prevent bacteria from entering them in the first place.
Where do cavities usually develop?
They develop on chewing surfaces, especially back teeth. Cavities, created by acid-producing bacteria, develop on chewing surfaces because of everyday contact with food.
Why are children more prone to cavities?
Children's newly erupted teeth aren't as resistant to decay as adult teeth because their dental enamel is stronger. Enamel is the white, strong layer that protects teeth. When you take proper preventative measures and schedule regular dental checkups this prevents plaque buildup, a sticky film.
How are sealants applied?
Your Mississauga family dentist applies the sealants in one visit. To start this easy and quick procedure, an etching solution is applied to the tooth surface to allow the sealant material to adhere more readily to the teeth. The etching material is then removed and the teeth dried. Finally, your dentist paints the liquid sealant onto the teeth and hardens it with a special curing light.
Who should I call for more information?
If you have questions about dental sealants, contact Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, by dialing (905) 826-4929. Call today to schedule an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Brian Kaplansky!
Crowns are a great way to hide unsightly teeth and provide additional support for weakened tooth structure. Here at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, Dr. Brian Kaplansky uses dental crowns to treat patients' smiles. Read on to learn what this versatile treatment can do for you!
More about Dental Crowns
The crowns are synthetic cap-like dental appliances that are placed on top of damaged teeth in order to restore function and appearance, as well as to protect teeth after a restorative procedure. Unlike veneers, crowns don't just cover the front surface of teeth and are more durable.
Crowns also help with:
- Attaching bridges
- Covering implants
- Prevents an existing filling from becoming loose or dislocated
Getting a crown isn't complicated or painful, and it actually fairly routine. First, the existing tooth structure is reduced so that the crown can fit over it. Next, your Mississauga dentist takes an impression of the newly remodeled tooth to create a custom-designed crown. A lab then takes the impression and manufactures a custom-designed crown. During this time, you will receive a temporary crown until its permanent counterpart is ready. Once the finalized crown arrives, it is cemented in place.
Crowns don't require special care and may last up to eight years or longer. All you need to do is maintain a healthy oral regimen, including daily brushing/flossing and regular visits to the dentist. If you have a jaw clenching or teeth grinding issue, make sure you get nightguards and avoid sugary food that can cause serious decay.
Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call
Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can address a number of issues including discolorations, physical injuries, and post-procedure recovery. If you have any questions or concerns regarding crowns, make sure to contact your Mississauga, ON, dentist, Dr. Brian Kaplansky today at (905) 826-4929.