Specialist Areas
Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces the root of a tooth (as seen in the photograph). The implant can then be used to support an artificial tooth (crown) much like a root supports a normal dental crown or cap. Sometimes multiple implants can be used to support or replace many or an entire set of teeth. Your prosthodontst will guide you on these decisions.

Dentures
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.

Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch.

Mouth Reconstruction
If the condition of your teeth are preventing you from eating, smiling, and biting properly due to severe decay, severe periodontal disease, or if you no longer wish to have dentures and missing teeth, then you may be a candidate for a “full-mouth makeover”.

A treatment plan will be created that will address your concerns using the latest technologies available in advanced specialized dentistry that will enable you to look and feel great and allow you to eat comfortably.
Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
Crowns
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.

They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

Bridges
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to its adjacent teeth and is sometimes used as an alternative to a dental implant.

Conventionally, bridges are usually made in a laboratory made using porcelain fused onto a metal framework, gold or in certain circumstances all porcelain.

A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth. The amount and type of reduction done to the adjacent teeth varies with the different materials used. Sometimes an adhesive or “Maryland “ bridge is used in certain circumstances and this type of bridge has metal wings that are bonded to the backs of the adjacent teeth. It requires less reduction of the adjacent teeth and uses a dental cement/adhesive to hold the artificial tooth in place.

When restoring a missing tooth/teeth space with a fixed bridge, it is important to clean under the artificial/ dummy tooth.

Veneers
Veneers are thin wafers of porcelain fabricated in a laboratory to precisely fit your individual tooth. They can be used to change the shape and colour of teeth. When bonded to the tooth, they are incredibly strong and give a very natural lifelike restoration that mimics your own natural tooth.