Crowns & Bridges

A crown (“cap”) is a covering that looks like a tooth, placed over a carefully prepared preexisting tooth. Crowns serve many functions, such as to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth. For example, a crown can support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken, and can be attached to bridges or dentures. Crowns dentistry is highly recommended when a tooth has been endodontically treated since the tooth becomes weaker and is prone to breakage or fracture in the nearby future.

A bridge is a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost. The bridge is cemented into place; only a dentist can remove it. Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning of your mouth all are important. A bridge helps maintain the natural shape of your face by supporting your lips and cheeks. A bridge is normally cemented to the adjacent natural teeth. A false tooth (called a pontic) replaces the missing tooth. Crowns are placed on the adjacent natural teeth, and the crowns are attached to the pontic.

A dental bridge in Woodbridge can be made of different materials such as gold or porcelain. Bridges look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Pitt & Fissure Sealants

Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from dental decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves of the teeth and causing decay.

The grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria reacts with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Recent studies indicate that 88% of total cavities in American school children are caused this way.

Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars and premolars and areas prone to cavities. It lasts for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.

Sedation Dentistry

Who will benefit from conscious sedation?

  • Patients who have high anxiety about dental visits
  • Anyone who has had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • Patients receiving complex treatments or surgery
  • Anyone who experiences difficulty getting numb
  • Anyone with a strong gag reflex
  • Patients who have jaw joint troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended periods
  • Anyone who is afraid of needles in the mouth
  • Patients with sensitive teeth
  • If you dislike the noises and/or smells associated with dental care.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

You breathe nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

Surgical Dentals

Dentist consults patients, treat inflammations of the jaw and periosteum, also cysts, granulomas, diseases of the temporomandibular joint, inflammations of soft tissues (abscesses, lymphadenitis, etc.).

Tooth extraction is the most common surgical dental procedure.

Tooth extraction

It is a serious surgical procedure, so it is important to know that after extracting a tooth there is an individual healing period when the dentist’s recommendations must be followed.

Common reasons for tooth extraction

  • unerupted teeth;
  • orthodontic reasons;
  • purulent process around the root of the tooth;
  • fracture of the tooth or the root;
  • severe misalignment of the tooth;
  • sever decay;
  • advanced periodontal disease.

Wisdom teeth are exceptional not only because they erupt very late in life (usually in adulthood only), but also because they can cause many problems. They are hard to reach, their roots are often curved. Wisdom tooth extraction is a complicated surgical procedure.

Impacted or retained teeth are formed but unerupted teeth which do not perform chewing and so are recommended to be extracted. The surgery should be planned in advance due to varying healing period, it should be avoided before holidays, important meetings or weddings. It is reasonable to expect the face to be swollen for 3-5 days. The dentist will evaluate your individual situation during the first visit.

Non-traumatic tooth extraction

The aim is to extract the tooth without damaging surrounding tissues, including the gums. The whole procedure (mobilization of the tooth, separation and removal of small fragments) is carried out using smaller instruments. The tooth socket is often closed. Non-traumatic tooth extraction is useful for implant or prosthetic treatment, especially in aesthetically important regions. The treated region heals quicker, there are dramatically less complications and discomfort for the patient.

Treatment of alveolitis

Alveolitis is inflammation caused by infection in the tooth socket (the space where the root used to be) when a blood clot doesn’t form or is lost.

Timely treatment is not difficult. There is medium severity pain, bad breath. After anesthesia bleeding is provoked to form a blood clot. If treatment is late, the disease becomes more severe. Treatment is also more difficult: the wound is irrigated, medicament dressing is inserted into the tooth socket and the patient has to come for visits every 2–3 days until the symptoms pass and the wound is covered by healing tissue.

What should I do after having a tooth extracted?

Bite on the gauze the dentist has given for 30 minutes. It is there to absorb the blood and stop the bleeding.

– Do not eat for 2 hours.

– There might be some pain after the procedure. Take painkillers your dentist has prescribed.

It is recommended to eat only soft food the first 24 hours. Avoid hard, spicy or hot food that may cause pain and recurrent bleeding.

  • On the same day DO NOT rinse the mouth with any mouthrinses.
  • The next day gently rinse the mouth with mouthrinses.
  • Do not touch the wound with your fingers or tongue.
  • Brush teeth gently using a soft toothbrush avoiding the gums and the wound.

Look after the children while under anesthesia so as not to bide the cheeks. If anesthesia performed on the lower jaw, lay children on their side so the tongue does not cover the airways and the child does not choke.

  • Take medicine as prescribed by your dentist.
  • Avoid hard physical labor and drinking alcoholic beverages. Avoid hot environments.
  • If you feel unwell, the bleeding or swelling is does not pass or you simply have questions, visit your dentist.

Cosmetic Dentals

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. How we feel about our smile can have a huge impact on our self-confidence, our personal and business interactions, with a lot of people admitting they hide their smile away because they feel their teeth are badly positioned, stained, chipped, too long or too short. . .

Huge technological advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry have occurred in recent years, meaning that more and more patients are now able to achieve the smile that they have always dreamt of. Our team at Metro City Dentistry is here to help.

Our Metro City Dentistry cosmetic dental options include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • White fillings
  • Smile makeover
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic dentures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental Implants

Whichever treatment you need, you can rest assured that every step of your journey will be undertaken with the greatest care, skill, and attention to detail, using the finest materials and latest techniques. We can create a mock-up of what your smile will look like at the end of treatment so that you know exactly what to expect.

General Dentistry

The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

Oral health is an essential component of general health. In fact, medical research has revealed links between common oral infections and serious general health conditions including cardiovascular disease. It is therefore of the utmost importance to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

This should start in childhood, so that health-promoting habits can develop early. Even toddlers can benefit from a trip to the dentist’s office to be examined for early signs of tooth decay and to become accustomed to the place where many important preventive services will be performed throughout childhood and beyond. Every stage of life carries with it particular oral health concerns, and your dentist is trained to address every one of them.

General Dentistry Procedures

We offer a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

  • Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease
  • Crowns & Bridgework, to replace lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
  • Dental Implants, for replacement teeth that last forever
  • Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved
  • Fillings, to restore decayed teeth
  • Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early
  • Orthodontics, to give you the straight teeth you’ve always wanted
  • Removable Dentures, to help you smile again
  • Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth
  • Sealants, to help prevent cavities
  • Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible

When to Visit the Dentist

Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don’t miss out on the many benefits general dentistry offers you and your family!