At Abougoush Family Dental Care we would like to assist you in attaining a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We understand that having a healthy, beautiful smile improves your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry allows us to quickly and painlessly improve your smile, changing the size, shape, colour, and alignment of your existing teeth, or even replacing missing ones.
How long has it been since you've enjoyed eating or smiled with confidence? Are you tired of your dentures? Would you like to get rid of gaps or unsightly metal clasps? Did you know that a happy, healthy, beautiful smile can improve your well being and make you a happier person? If you are looking for a permanent method of tooth replacement, dental implants may be the answer.
Using dental implants and state-of-the-art technology, our dentists will help you regain your ability to eat comfortably and smile confidently again. Implants enable us to replace missing teeth, providing a fixed solution to removable, partial or complete dentures. The implant procedure requires several visits over a number of months. Titanium posts are surgically placed into the jaw bone, acting as an artificial root. After the implant has integrated itself onto the bone, a natural-looking artificial tooth is then fitted to the post, providing a strong, stable, and durable solution that will last several years, with only occasional re-tightening or replacement.
Reasons for dental implants include:
• Replacing one or more missing teeth without effecting adjacent teeth
• Resolving join pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
• Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
• Restoring a patients chewing and speech abilities, facial support, as well as a confident smile
Porcelain Crowns (Caps) and Porcelain Fixed Bridges
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size, providing protection and strength that cannot be restored by fillings or other restorations alone. Although several types of crowns exist, porcelain are the most popular due to their strong resemblance to your natural teeth. Reasons for crowns include broken or fractured teeth, decay, broken or large fillings, root canalled teeth, or cosmetic purposes. Crowns last several years, though they may eventually need to be replaced.
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth, maintain facial shape, and prevent shifting of teeth. Porcelain fixed bridges tend to be the most popular because of their resemblance to natural teeth. Fixed bridges consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth, filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years. However, they may need re-cementing or replacement due to normal wear and tear.
Veneers are thin porcelain facings that are bonded to the visible part of the teeth to improve the appearance or enhance the strength of the tooth structure and create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers could be done for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. They can completely reshape your teeth and smile, and often can be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating several dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. With proper care and routine dental monitoring, these restorations may last several years before requiring touch-ups or replacements, providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Veneers are done to:
• Create a Uniform, White, Beautiful Smile
• Straighten Crooked Teeth
• Reshape Misshapen Teeth
• Whiten Severely Discoloured or Stained teeth
• Correct the Shape of Very Small or Large Teeth
• Close Unwanted or Uneven Spaces in Your Smile
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the tooth's nerve is affected by decay or infection. To save the tooth, the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp) and decay are removed. The subsequent space is filled with a special medicated material that will help restore the tooth to its full original function. Root canal treatments are highly successful and usually last a lifetime. However, a tooth may occasionally have to be re-treated due to new infections. Some cases may be referred to an endodontic specialist for treatment.
Our office is pleased to offer sedation and general anesthetic capabilities in a surgical suite setting off-site.
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. We also know that a great smile can make a great impression. Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of your natural tooth enamel, improving the appearance of stained teeth. By far, the most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that can dramatically whiten your smile. A custom plastic tray will be fabricated from moulds of your teeth. These trays, filled with a special whitening solution, can then be worn either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on your desired whiteness. Some sensitivity is normal and will subsist over time.
Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, not crowns, bridges, or veneers, replacement of any restorations can be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Naturally, tooth whitening is not permanent as enamel will stain due to drinking coffee, tea, or wine and smoking. Because of this, a touch-up may be needed every several years.