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Specialty Dentist Services

Sometimes your teeth require a little more attention than that offered from a standard Ottawa dentist. When that happens, there are a number of specialised dentists in Ottawa who are here to help your smile look its best. Here’s a list of procedures that you can expect from your specialised Ottawa dentist:

Braces (Orthodontics)- Your Ottawa dentist may recommend braces to you or a family member. When this happens it usually means that you may have a problem with your bite (malocclusion) or your teeth need to be straightened to assist in a healthy smile. Many people think that braces are only for teenagers but that is a big misconception. Around thirty percent of patients are adults but you are encouraged to get orthodontic treatments earlier on for maximum results.

Dentures- Dentures are a prosthetic device that is designed to act like your own teeth. This will help you to achieve every day tasks like chewing and biting your food as well as keeping the structure of your mouth and surrounding areas solid. This is a good solution if you have a lot of teeth that have or need to be removed. Some Ottawa dentists will permanently fix your dentures in place to avoid any unwanted worry or you can also opt for removable types of dentures also. 

There are a few variations of dentures but all should feel comfortable and look natural. Dentists in Ottawa feel this can also tremendously boost your confidence and self-esteem as dentures aid in the restoration of a healthy looking smile.

Enamel Bonding- Your Ottawa dentist may use this technique to repair the tooth itself. This procedure consists of material that is attached to the surface of the tooth where it then sticks to the tooth’s enamel.

Gum Disease (Periodontal)- The early stages of this treatment include tooth cleaning and scaling at about three month intervals. Your Ottawa dentist will advise you to use a medicated mouthwash and to floss twice a day. If your gum disease is at a higher level, you may encounter treatments such as deep cleaning, periodontal surgery or laser surgery. There’s a wide range of equipment available so you should always contact your Ottawa dentist to find out what is best to stop/ prevent any further gum disease.

Root Canal Treatment- This treatment is used by Ottawa dentists to either repair or save a tooth that has become infected or badly decayed. The nerve tissue (used to detect hot or cold sensations) and pulp (soft area within the canal) are removed and then the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. The tooth can function fine without either of these and therefore this is a widely used method forOttawa dentists.

Veneers- Veneers are a great solution to people who aren’t happy with their overall smile. They are made up of thin material (ceramic, porcelain or composite bonding material) and are attached to the front of each individual tooth. This instantly enhances the look of the smile and it is therefore a very popular procedure for Ottawa dentists to provide. 

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