Regina Dental Examinations
Regular dental exams are an integral part of preventive dental health care. During a dental exam, the dentist will examine your oral cavity and radiographs to check for caries (cavities) and gum disease.
The exam also includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.
Other topics might include lifestyle factors that can affect oral health and possible cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
Six month hygiene recalls are standard of care for most patients. During a professional dental hygiene appointment, the hygienist will clean your teeth, and provide you with a prophy (polish) and fluoride if deemed necessary.
If necessary, the dental hygienist will also discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Are you nervous about having dental treatment done? Courtside Dental offers sedation dentistry to help you get your treatment completed with ease.
Think that you may need to have an tooth extracted? Sometimes this may be necessary and may be the only route of treatment.
Courtside Dental offers routine extractions as well as the extraction of wisdom teeth.
A root canal or endodontic procedure is necessary when a tooth nerve is irritated enough from decay or trauma that it can no longer heal itself. Sometimes, there is no explained reason as to why a tooth’s nerve dies. A root canal is performed when the dentist removes the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth, cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely covers a tooth and is held in place by permanent dental cement and a special preparation completed by the dentist on the natural tooth. They restore the size and shape of the tooth, its strength, as well
as improve its appearance.
A bridge involves two teeth and a pontic, or “fake” tooth is fabricated in the middle to give the appearance of a tooth where one has been previously extracted.
Dentures (Complete & Partial)
A complete denture is a removable prosthetic that is constructed to replace all of the missing teeth in an entire arch and are supported by the surrounded soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
A partial denture is a removable prosthetic made for a patient who has some natural teeth remaining and desires to replace the missing teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons. A few types of partial dentures that Courtside Dental offers (depending on your specific case) are:
- Cast Partial Denture – constructed of a tissue coloured acrylic material with a cast metal substructure connected to metal clasps that hold the partial in the mouth by clasping onto the natural teeth. The denture’s teeth are attached to the acrylic base plate.
- Acrylic Partial Denture with Clasps – a tissue coloured acrylic appliance with metal clasps attached the the acrylic base plate to hold the partial denture in the mouth by clasping onto the nature teeth.
- Acrylic Partial Denture (flipper) – a tissue coloured acrylic appliance without any metal.
Dentures (Immediate & Conventional)
An immediate denture is a denture that is made prior to the extraction of the natural teeth, which is then inserted into the mouth immediately after the extractions of those teeth.
A conventional denture is a denture that is fabricated after the extraction of the natural teeth and the healing of the bone and tissue.
Going from natural teeth to a denture is a big adjustment for any patient. We will do everything in our power to help you adjust to your new dentures, however, the patient must understand that a denture is a satisfactory replacement for having no teeth, but they very rarely function as well as natural teeth.
Interested in straightening your smile with Invisalign? Invisalign involves a series of clear retainers that align teeth over a set period of time.
Interested in brightening your smile? We can help! We offer both in office whitening treatments as well as a take home whitening kit.
Night Guards/Bruxism Splints
Do you clench or grind your teeth at night or are you having issues with a sore jaw joint? You may need to get a night guard!
A bruxism splint or night guard is a custom made for wear during sleep. It is designed to protect the natural teeth, crowns, and implants from wear and damage from clenching and grinding.
These splints also can help relieve muscle tension and painful temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms.
Dental implants can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework and can offer an option when a lack of natural tooth structure does not allow for dentures or bridgework to be completed.
Implants are screw like posts that replace your natural tooth’s roots and replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial implant crowns that look and function almost the same as a natural tooth.