Accidents happen and teeth are not invincible. Even though the enamel that makes up your teeth is the strongest substance in your body, foods, drink, and accidents can greatly damage our teeth. However, thanks to modern medical advancements, there are now numerous ways to restore your smile. Dental prosthetics are often made of materials that make them look virtually identical to natural teeth.
If you have damaged an irreplaceable adult tooth, we understand the pain, frustration, and distress this may cause. After all, having your teeth fall out is a common literal nightmare! If you are seeking options to restore damaged or lost teeth or looking for wisdom teeth removal in Sherwood Park, consult with us today on how to restore your beautiful smile.
Dentists once removed teeth quite liberally. Nowadays, extractions are only performed if necessary. At Emerald Hills Dental Centre, we offer sinus repair and bone grafting treatments, as well as wisdom teeth surgery.
Bone grafting Bone grafting is used to preserve or build up bone levels to allow the replacement of teeth using implants.
Wisdom teeth Removing wisdom teeth helps prevent future dental problems. Not everyone gets wisdom teeth and not everyone needs to have them removed, but wisdom teeth cause problems when they grow in at odd angles, affecting your other teeth. Wisdom teeth are also more difficult to clean since they are so far back, so removing them lets you avoid infection. At Emerald Hills Dental Centre, we can provide oral surgery for difficult and impacted wisdom teeth.
If you are anxious about visiting a dentist, sedation dentistry in Sherwood Park is for you. We understand your anxiety and fear of being in close proximity to dental tools. Therefore, we offer you sedation dentistry that will help you calm down and focus on your oral health.
We offer sedation dentistry in two forms:
Conscious Oral Sedation
Nitrous (Laughing Gas)
Your dentist will recommend a form based on your age, health, as well as the type of procedure being performed. We are experienced in administering sedatives. We make sure that you are in a comfortable state before we start the procedure. Sedation helps relieve anxiety and allows patients to feel more comfortable and calm in the dentist’s chair. The practice can be used for all types of dental treatments, from routine cleanings to root canals and tooth extractions.
We screen our patients for possible drug interactions and medical conditions before administering any sedative. While under sedation, we monitor oxygen levels, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Sedation dentistry helps you in the following ways:
Makes visits go by quickly
Helps with relaxation
Ensures a stress-free appointment
Leaves you with little recollection of the treatment
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us before your appointment.
If you have damaged teeth or have lost teeth altogether, prosthetic teeth are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Dentures are prosthetic replacement teeth for those who have lost multiple or all of their teeth. Partial or removable dentures are suitable for those who can’t support a bridge with their existing teeth. The dentures are held in place by a clasp that fits over natural teeth. Complete dentures are used to replace the total loss of teeth and are held in your mouth through suction.
Implants are an option for those who have lost one or multiple teeth. Implants are artificial roots made of titanium that are inserted directly into your jawbone. An abutment is attached to the implant and a prosthetic tooth is attached to the abutment. Implanted teeth look and act much like natural teeth so you brush and floss them the same way. If you require full dentures, you can also opt for non-removable implant dentures.
Benefits of implants include:
Preserve the bone
Prevent further deterioration of facial structures
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If you have accidentally knocked out a tooth, visit a dentist for an emergency appointment as soon as you can.
Meanwhile, take note of the following tips:
Don’t touch the tooth’s root; hold it by the white part
Clean it using saliva or cold water, but only for about 10 seconds
Try to put the tooth back into its gum socket and hold it there by biting down on a cloth
If you can’t put it back into the gum socket, store the tooth in saliva or milk
For more information on restorative and surgical treatments such as crowns, bridges, and dentures in Sherwood Park, please get in touch with Emerald Hills Dental Centre.