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Restored Functionality and Strength with Dental Implants

If you’ve had dentures for a while, you’ve probably noticed that your smile has undergone changes. Maybe your dentures don’t fit as well as they used to. They’ve become looser and harder to keep in place. Maybe you’ve even had to have them resized.

Why is this happening?

The answer has everything to do with what happened when you had natural teeth removed. In addition to losing your teeth you also lost the roots that held them in place. These roots had an important job to do. In addition to anchoring your teeth, they also kept your jawbone healthy and strong by stimulating the growth of new bone tissue. Without these roots, your jaw will begin to atrophy.

But with implant dentures from Trillium Dental, you can enjoy a smile with restored functionality and strength.

The first step in restoring your smile with implant dentures is confirming that you’re a candidate for dental implants. Once we’ve done this, we can begin the first stage of your implant procedure—placing your implants. Because dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium, your new implants will actually bond with your jaw over time, as the site of your placement heals. It’s this bond that will give your completed implant denturesa solid, natural foundation for the rest of your smile.

Let Trillium Dental Restore Your Smile

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Need a Quick Makeover for the New Year? Try CEREC One-Hour Crowns

As the new year approaches, you may be considering ways you can update your smile. New year’s resolutions are all about transformation, and your smile makes a big difference in your overall appearance. Trillium Dental offers a number of cosmetic dentistry option that can liven up your look, and one of them — CEREC one-hour crowns — gives you the beautiful, natural look of porcelain dental restorations in just one one-hour visit to our Ottowa dental offices.

CEREC is an extremely modern dental technology that allows us to create your porcelain crowns in-office. Whereas you used to have to wait weeks between your initial appointment and the placement of your new dental crowns, you can now have it all done in one visit. A computer takes a digital impression of your mouth, sends the information to the in-office milling unit, and the unit creates porcelain dental crowns that perfectly fit your tooth.CEREC one-hour crowns are comfortable and blend beautifully with your overall look.

If you’ve got teeth that are damaged and in need of a crown, contact us to explore the option of CEREC one-hour crowns. There’s no need to live with the discomfort of dental damage.

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Comfortable Root Canal Therapy

Do the words “root canal” send shivers down your spine? For many patients it does. The fear likely stems from the distant past, when root canals were performed without modern tools or anesthetics. Today’s root canal treatment is a safe, effective, and relatively comfortable procedure, often completed in just one visit.

So, What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is a treatment to remove the infection from inside the tooth. The infection can occur after a deep cavity, large crack, or fracture leaves the inside of the tooth susceptible to bacteria. The rest is often pain and swelling, which can be alleviated with root canal treatment.

When we’ve removed the infected nerve, we’ll remove any debris or bacteria left behind and fill your canal with a special sealer. The last step is putting a filling on the exterior of your tooth, and then you’re done.

Follow-up care involves thorough brushing and flossing at home and regular visits to one of our Trillium Dental offices for cleanings and checkups. After root canal treatment has been completed, your restored tooth can potentially last you for a lifetime.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions about concerns about root canal therapy, teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry don’t hesitate to give one of our offices a call. We have locations in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, and Stittsville and one of our doctors would be happy to meet with you.

 

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Single Visit Crowns

Traditionally, it was impossible to have a crown made and restored in a single visit. You needed at least two. One to have your temporary crown placed and another to have your permanent once placed. It was even possible you might need a third appointment if your temporary crown broke or fell out between that time.

But at Trillium Dental, you don’t need extra visits thanks to CEREC. With our CEREC machine we can mill a quality porcelain crown right in our office. That means greater convenience for our patients, who can leave our office with their new smile in place.

How CEREC Works

Your restoration starts with one of our doctors taking a 3D image of the tooth we need to restore. Using this image as a guide, our CEREC machinewill go to work on your crown. It only takes about hour to complete. Meanwhile, you don’t have to do anything but relax.

Once your crown’s ready, we’ll simply put it in place, and then you can get back to your normal schedule with your smile stronger and more protected than it was before.

 

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