Hygiene and Gum Treatment
Periodontitis is an inflammation that gradually destroys the supporting tissues of the teeth (i.e. gums and the underlying bone). The primary cause is a microbial infection. To avoid this type of problem, it is important to have a regular routine check-up and cleaning at the frequency recommended by your dentist.
If you miss a few visits, a simple treatable gingivitis can turn into periodontitis faster than you might think. That neglect can lead to serious complications, such as more severe inflammation and/or infection (abscess) and even might require extracting one or several teeth. For that reason, prevention and early treatment is very important to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If you notice any bleeding when you brush or floss, or any little swelling of your gums, you may have the beginning of a gingivitis. Call us at 450 629-3368 to schedule an appointment for a cleaning.
If you have cavities, your dentist may decide to either monitor its progression (if the cavity is small) or restore the tooth immediately. If you do not treat a decay, it can get bigger and cause tooth pulp inflammation and pain. If left unchecked, it can even increase in size and cause an infection in the pulp and surrounding tissues (gum bone) and form an abscess that will require a root canal treatment. Sometimes even one may have to extract the tooth and replace it with an artificial tooth.
Dental obturations, commonly known as “fillings” are used to restore decayed, fractured or worn teeth. They can be made of amalgam (gray filling) or composite (white esthetic filling) depending on the condition of the tooth and the tooth position. Several factors are involved in the choice of material used by the dentist, do not hesitate to ask us during your visit.
An esthetic material used to restore anterior and posterior teeth. It is made of polymer (plastic) and inert hard and very tiny particles.
It offers several benefits that they come close to and harmonize with the natural color of the tooth and allows the dentist to make a smaller cavity when repairing a cavity by adhesion to the dental substance, unlike the unaesthetic amalgam (gray filling) which requires mechanical retention.
Used for 150 years, it is mainly composed of mercury, silver, copper and tin. It is a durable and inexpensive material. Its main disadvantage is its silver color and its aggressive nature on the walls of the tooth.
Dental amalgam releases mercury vapor during chewing. According to the scientific literature the amount of metal mercury released would be enough below the threshold of toxicity.
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment, commonly called root canal, is a procedure that gets rid of an infection and/or an inflammation present inside the dental pulp. Failure to treat that condition can lead to pain and an eventual tooth loss. Therefore, it is extremely important to get treatment as soon as possible.
We would like to reassure you that our techniques are very effective and surprisingly painless.
If think you might need a root canal, please call us at 450 629-3368 to schedule for a consultation appointment.
A dental crown is necessary to solidify a tooth in case of considerable destruction, a fragile tooth having a failing defectuous restauration, or sometimes to improve esthetics of a discoloration or malposition. Therefore, the tooth will be saved much longer to serve in chewing, space maintenance, esthetics and occlusal harmony.
The following steps are involved in designing and placing a dental crown:
1st appointment : The tooth is sculpted, then an impression is taken of the prepared tooth. A temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth until your final crown is ready.
2nd appointment : The temporary crown is removed and the final crown made from your impression is set in place. Before cementing it in position, we assess your bite and ensure that the size, shape and the shade are satisfying for you and the dentist.
The procedure involved in fabricating a crown is simple. You will also be happy to regain the same comfort you had before in eating foods you enjoy. If you need a dental crown, please call us at 450-629-3368 for a consultation appointment.
Wisdom teeth are third molars located at the corners of each dental arch. Without sufficient space, wisdom teeth cannot erupt and function normally.
Most dental professionals consider it far better to extract problematic wisdom teeth than to keep them. This can avoid you possible complications later on.
If you need an evaluation for your wisdom teeth, please call us at 450-629-3368 to schedule an appointment for consultation. We would like to reassure you that with our surgical experience, you will have a pain-free surgery
We offer an emergency appointment as soon as possible (the same day or the next one).
We take the time to explain the nature of your problem, the solutions, the treatment procedure, and we make sure to answer all your questions.
Our team is well experienced in all kinds of dental emergencies. Please call us at (450) 629-3368 or email us at email@example.com and let us take good care of you.
A bridge is one of the options to replace missing teeth. It can be made of three splinted crowns or more. It is being supported by teeth adjacent to the edentulous area. Steps to fabricate a bridge are similar to those of a crown.
A dental bridge offers the following advantages :
- Restores your smile;
- Closes the space or the gap between your teeth;
- Prevents premature wear of your natural teeth;
- Promotes better digestion with more effective chewing;
- Prevents your natural teeth from drifting;
- Improves your speech
Call us at 450-629-3368 for a consultation to find out whether a dental bridge is the right option to replace your missing teeth or to improve your smile and mastication.
Crowns on Implants
A dental implant is used to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant is made of a biocompatible material (usually titanium). Once inserted in the jawbone, a crown can be installed on the implant.
Why use dental implants?
- Bone mass conservation;
- Very esthetic: looks natural;
- Improved chewing and speech;
- Easier teeth maintenance when compared to a bridge.
If you are considering a dental implant as an option to replace a missing tooth, call as at 450-629-3368 and schedule a consultation appointment. We will discuss about all the alternatives you have and see if the implant is the right choice for you.
A partial denture improves digestion by involving all the teeth in the chewing process. It also prevents your natural teeth from drifting into the edentulous space. If you are missing teeth and you are not wearing a partial denture, you could put your gums at risk and let them vulnerable without protection.
We have also a denturology department which will meet all your needs in complete dentures. Book now for a consultation appointment with the denturist by calling at 450-629-3368.
Dentistry for kids
Good oral health primarily involves eating a healthy, balanced diet combined with adequate oral care.
Early in life, children lack the fine motor skills needed to properly clean all surfaces of the teeth, especially molars. For that reason, parental supervision is necessary until children reach the skill level needed to do it alone.
Furthermore, since children can develop cavities as soon as they get their first tooth, our office strongly encourages parents to book for a dental examination appointment for their child before the child’s third birthday. However, if you notice anything unusual or you feel concerned about something, feel free to contact us sooner. Since the health of the primary teeth has a major impact on the permanent teeth, their care is no less important. As the saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Zoom Whitening in One Hour
You don’t like the color of your teeth, are you thinking of getting whiter teeth? Zoom Whitening (on the chair), bleaching with trays (at home) or whitening products over the counter in pharmacies?
Non-prescription bleaching products are sometimes effective, but most contain abrasives that remove stains, giving the illusion of whiter teeth. Their peroxide concentration is often inefficient and of short duration and it may cause inconvenience to some restorations and / or develop gum problems.
Before using any of these products and end up with painful teeth and/or gum burns, you’d better consult a dentist who will make sure you don’t have problems such as caries, exposed roots, defective fillings, dental cracks, etc.
The field of dental whitening is evolving very rapidly with new products. Our commitment: to offer what is most efficient on the market today with minimal sensitivity.
Bleaching with ZOOM is done under the dentist supervision and takes about 45-minutes. A screen of the teeth in the form of a (10 to 15) minutes-consultation before the appointment is needed. If contraindications exist, you will be notified. As bleaching is fast, results are noticeable immediately. Even brighter smile can be achieved by wearing trays at home for a few days following the Zoom procedure.
99.5% of patients who had ZOOM, didn’t have or had very little sensitivity during treatment which is reversible. Visit our Facebook page to see cases before and after whitening with ZOOM.
We also offer teeth whitening by home trays. This is the most known and remains an excellent treatment even with the arrival of the clinic bleaching treatment. Be patient, because this treatment is spread over about two week period all depends on the initial color-shade and the concentration of the whitening agent. Simply apply peroxide gel in the custom-made tray daily as recommended by your dentist.
For more information, please contact our office at 450-629-3368 to make an appointment for a teeth whitening consultation.
Teeth Whitening with home trays
What steps are involved in whitening teeth at home?
First of all, the dental professional checks your oral-dental health in a kind of screening of 10 to 15 mintes. An impression is then made of your mouth in order to design your custom teeth whitening trays.
On your next visit, we give you your trays and the whitening gel. We carefully explain the procedure you are to follow, depending on the initial tint of your teeth and any specific considerations related to your medical record (ex., sensitive teeth). For optimal results, the Saba Dental Clinic strongly recommends that you avoid any liquids or food that may stain your teeth and refrain from smoking throughout the home teeth whitening process. If your teeth or gums become sensitive during treatment, we advise that you use toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth and gums.
If you are interested in Home Bleaching, please call us at 450-629-3368 to give you an appointment of a consultation
A veneer is a very thin porcelain shell used to cover discoloured, chipped, cracked or malformed front tooth. It can also be used to fill a gap between two teeth, or treat a minor dental misalignment.
Unlike a crown, which restores strength to a tooth, a veneer simply improves the tooth’s esthetic appearance. If your tooth has been severely damaged, you should consider another solution.
If you think you need this type of treatment, please call us at 450-629-3368 for a consultation appointment.
Unlike an autogenous graft (using our own tissue), an allogenic graft comes from another person. Dr. Saba Dental Clinic performs this type of graft, often to treat and stop gum loss in patients with gingival recession. It is used to correct loosening teeth and ultimately, to prevent tooth loss.
Allogenic grafting offers the following benefits:
- A single surgical site (the receiver site only);
- Several sections can be treated simultaneously;
- No scarring at the surgical site;
- Very little post-surgery discomfort ;
- Positive esthetic results.
For more information about gum grafts, please contact Dr Saba Dental Clinic staff for advice.
Whether your gums have receded over the years or your tooth roots have become exposed, a gingival graft is one option to consider. When a root is exposed, the risk of developing cavities increases, not to mention the discomfort of hot and cold sensitivity or esthetic considerations.
Here are a few factors that predispose people to receding gums:
- Very thin gums;
- Misaligned teeth;
- Poor teeth brushing technique;
- Involuntary teeth grinding (bruxism);
- Defective dental restorations.
For more information about gum grafts, please contact Dr. Saba for advice. He will be able to confirm whether this type of surgery is right for you.
Bruxism is a generally an unconscious activity that involves grinding of the teeth, either during sleep or while awake. Most people tend develop the habit while sleeping.
Over the relatively long term, bruxism can cause the following side effects:
- Premature tooth wear;
- Gum damage (ex.: gingival recession);
- Tooth/gum sensitivity;
- Jaw cracking, pain or tension;
- Non-restorative sleep;
- Headache or earache.
To date, research has not yet clearly revealed the causes underlying this problem, but stress and anxiety appear to play a decisive role. Poor dental restoration, tooth misalignment or ATM dysfunction may also contribute to the development of this habit.
Since health and the appearance of your teeth are among our major concerns, the Saba Dental Clinic offers solutions to counter the effects of teeth grinding. If you think that bruxism may be a problem for you, please feel free to consult our staff for advice.
An inlay is a type of dental restoration used to strengthen a severely damaged tooth (i.e., a large cavity). On your first visit, Dr. Saba will take care to disinfect the tooth and prepare to install the inlay. He will then make an impression of the filled area and send it to the lab. Before returning home, a temporary inlay will be set in place.
During the second appointment, Dr. Saba will cement the inlay in place and ensure everything is as it should be.
Various materials are used to design inlays. At the Saba Dental Clinic, we use porcelain inlays. An inlay is an extremely strong option and can last for years with proper care.
For more information about dental inlays, please call us at 450 629-3368.
A dental sealant is a liquid substance that hardens on contact with air. Dental professionals use it to smooth the occlusal surface (the surface involved during chewing) of molars or premolars in order to protect them from cavities. Practically speaking, since many patients have fine natural furrows on these teeth, the sealant is applied to prevent bacteria from entering and eventually transforming first into dental plaque and then into cavities.
Since dental furrows are usually finer than the bristles of a toothbrush, some food will inevitably be left behind despite perfect dental hygiene. Dr. Saba Dental Clinic therefore strongly recommends sealants for children and teens with natural micro-fissures on their molars or premolars.
Your oral health is important and that is why we use state of the art technological equipment including intra-oral camera and digital radiology. Thanks to this equipment, we can guarantee the examination and the treatment will correspond to your needs and suit your dental condition. Here are more details on each of these technologies.
The Saba Dental Clinic uses digital x-rays instead of film x-rays. In addition to emitting less radiation, this technology provides a clearer image of certain details. Overall, it allows for a better diagnosis and, unlike traditional x-rays, the images can be stored in the clinic’s computer system. Ready access to your past x-rays is extremely useful in monitoring developments in your oral health.
In addition to instant results and fast transmission by email to insurance companies or other dental professionals, digital x-rays are a truly “green” technology. They eliminate the pollution generated by the use of film.
Considering all of the advantages they offer, our Clinic is proud to have chosen the digital x-ray route!
Shaped like a pen, the intra-oral camera is inserted in the patient’s mouth to check for abnormalities. Optimal lighting adjustment and picture size facilitates the detection of a range of dental problems (cavities, fissures, poor dental restorations, etc.) even better than traditional methods. Since the images appear on a screen, patients can view the inside of their mouths at the same time as us, which allows them to better understand the reason for the treatment plan we propose.
If you have questions you would like to ask during your exam, Saba Dental Clinic staff would be pleased to provide any explanation you require.
Why choose us?
Our quality care is offered in a highly competent and secure environment. A test is the proof. Our staff has solid experience along with a warm human approach. We take the time to listen, to explain, to answer any questions you may have. We respect your time as if it were ours, you will be seen for your treatment at the exact time of your appointment. No stressful long unnecessary wait at reception. Our equipment is among the most modern in the field to make your treatments very efficient and comfortable.