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The Most Popular Dental Procedures in Canada

Organizations from the Canadian Dental Association to professional associations in each province track statistics related to dental care. That includes data indicating how many patients opted for dental implants over the course of year, or how often dentists treat patients for cavities. The data makes it possible to determine what sort of dental procedures are popular throughout the country. Here are a few of the procedures that consistently remain popular from year to year.

Fillings

Dental fillings are essential when tooth decay strikes. The dentist removes the decayed portion and fills in the cavity using some type of filling. Depending on type of tooth, the dentist may add a crown to provide additional strength to the weakened tooth. In the past, metal fillings were common. Today, materials that can be tinted to blend in with the natural hue of the teeth are more poplar.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening treatments are helpful in restoring a more natural shade to the teeth. Some people think these treatments are only for those who have practiced poor dental hygiene or who have used tobacco products. In fact, there are beverages and all sorts of other causes that could yellow the teeth. Thanks to whitening treatments administered under the care of a dental professional, it is possible to make teeth look brighter again.

Veneers and Crowns

Accidents happen and they sometimes leave cracked or broken teeth. A dentist may use a combination of veneers and crowns to restore the appearance and strength of the tooth. Veneers help to cover cracks while crowns can replace sections along the top of the tooth that were lost. as with fillings, these treatments can be tinted to match the shade of the damaged tooth and the surrounding teeth.

Individual Dental Implants

The basic dental implant is a great replacement for a lost tooth. The implant is positioned in the socket formerly filled by the tooth. It’s capped with a crown shaped to resemble the missing tooth. Once in place, the implant will last for decades. It’s also possible to use several Toronto dental implants to fill gaps or to replace random teeth that are too damaged to repair.

All on Four Implants

Individual implants are not the only solution open to patients. There are also All-on-Four dental procedures that make it possible to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth.Toronto dental implants of this type involve inserting four upper or lower implants into the bone. A dental plate resembling a set of upper or lower teeth is attached to those four posts or implants. Once the work is done, the patient has what appears to be a full set of healthy teeth. Like their individual counterparts, the All on Four implants will last for a long time.

Teeth Bonding

Gaps between teeth can distract from the smile. Teeth bonding helps to fill in those gaps and still ensure the teeth are in proper proportion. The bonding material is tinted to blend in with the teeth, resulting in a beautiful smile.

Would you benefit from replacing a damaged tooth with a dental implant? What would whitening treatments do for you? How about opting for All-on-Four procedures to replace your natural teeth? Whatever type of dental care you need, there is a dental clinic out there who can provide the support that you are seeking.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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