Tag: Restorative Dentistry

Dental Implants North Vancouver

Dental Implants for Tooth Loss

Tooth loss following sports injuries, accidents, and periodontal disease has historically been treated with dental inserts or bridges that are placed over the gap and secured to adjacent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth loss have declined over the past few decades, periodontal disease affects nearly half of North American adults and tooth loss is still common. The first step in maintaining strong and healthy teeth should always be preventative care. However, when needed, modern treatments for tooth loss can offer more permanent solutions that replicate the look and function of real teeth. This more natural result is achieved through dental implants that are rooted in the gums rather than attached superficially.

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Replace Silver Fillings with White Fillings

Replace Silver Fillings with Natural Looking White Fillings

When it comes to fillings, dentists and patients have often opted for the cheaper and durable amalgam or “silver” fillings. Silver fillings are actually made of a mix of metals including mercury, silver, copper, and tin. Although silver fillings last a long time, the disadvantages are that they don’t match the natural colour of the teeth, can become exposed to bacteria after some wear, and have been associated with health concerns related to the mercury content.

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Modern Dental Technology

Digital Technology in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry, like most other fields, has seen changes in technology over the past several years, but many experienced dentists still prefer their time-tested methods for certain procedures. Cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, such as having a tooth crowned, can now be completed through faster, more automated procedures. However, digital technology cannot always match the hand crafted fit and aesthetic look of a lab-made crown.

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