Inlays and onlays are partial crowns; they use the existing tooth structure as a base to fit the inlay or only on to the tooth. This procedure is done to give strength to the tooth and to help prevent possible damage. Depending on the severity of the decay the dentist will recommend either an inlay or an onlay.
Veneer is a thin layer of material usually made from porcelain that is bonded on to the anterior tooth. It is generally used to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth from damage. Veneers are customized to match the shape and colour of your tooth and can often be an alternative to crowns. The material used is durable but may need to be replaced in the
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that looks into aligning the teeth and jaws to improve a patient’s smile and oral health. A dentist usually recommends braces to improve the patient’s physical “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected.
TMJ (more commonly known as TMD, or Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction) Treatment is a condition that affects your jaw, which comes from an imbalance between the jaw and the muscles that move it. At Mount Pleasant Dental Clinic, our highly qualified dentists can recognize and treat the exact cause of your TMD symptoms. Our TMJ TMD treatment can vary from injections to even surgery. Most frequently, patients are prescribed with a plastic
Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected tissue from the roots of the tooth. A root canal is often done to try to save an infected tooth. If left untreated the bacteria causing the decay can form an abscess. The abscess may cause pain, swelling, and oral health problems. Once a tooth has been treated the tooth itself will be structurally weakened, therefore we recommend placing a crown
VELscope is the newest non-invasive device used to screen for oral cancer and other oral diseases. The device emits a blue spectrum light, abnormal tissues will show under this special light. The VELscope is considered an important tool for a dentist, aiding in early detection of oral cancer. The life-saving procedure only takes a few minutes. We discuss all our findings with you and take steps to correct or prevent