As your Chilliwack general dentistry professionals, we consider your oral health our number one priority. We offer procedures that improve teeth and jaw alignment, fix damaged or missing teeth, address disease prevention, support tooth protection, and much more. Here are our most popular procedures that keep our patients smiling:
In order to fill a gap in a patient’s smile, a dental bridge is an appliance that is commonly used. This procedure involves installing crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the gap which act as anchors. The artificial tooth is then attached to and fastened in between these anchors for a secure fit.
Fillings are one of the most popular general dentistry procedures. Essentially, a tooth that is experiencing some degree of decay will need to be cleaned and filled with some kind of sturdy filling material. This not only stops the decay process but will also protect the more vulnerable parts of the tooth from suffering any further degradation. Here at Sardis Dental we are proud to offer our patients installation of both traditional gold and amalgam fillings, and the newest in modern bonding materials.
Dental crowns are a popular procedure in which a cap is installed over the top of a damaged tooth. The crown reinforces the tooth while improving its appearance, providing strength and stability. Different types of materials will have varying qualities like lifespan and stain resistance, so ask your dentist what will be best for you.
Wisdom teeth that enter the gum line crooked can be extremely painful and can push against other teeth, resulting in a crowded and misaligned smile. We make every effort to ensure that your troublesome wisdom teeth are extracted with the greatest care, trying to make the process as easy, relaxing, and pain-free as possible.
We offer our patients the latest in x-ray technology, and now provide digital x-rays, which emit 90% less radiation than traditional machines and also provide the most accurate images of the oral structures below the gumline. This allows us to check regularly for non-visible decay and damage – among other things – that could lead to much larger health issues if not properly identified and treated early. On top of that, keeping everything digital saves us time, which saves you money, and also makes transferring to or from another office a breeze!
If grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, especially during sleep, is an issue for you, you may benefit from having your Chilliwack general dentistry specialist offer you a professionally fitted nighttime mouth guard. Night guards protect your teeth from damage caused by the pressure of clenching and grinding, and can help to relieve tension in your jaw, head, and neck.
Dental implants are an alternative to dental bridges and are the strongest and most frequently recommended method for replacing missing teeth. The implant – or post, as it’s called – is installed in the gums and anchored to the jawbone. This acts as a replacement for a tooth’s root so that a crown can be attached. Dental implants are resilient, comfortable, and look just like real teeth. When treated properly, they’re an investment that can last a lifetime.
your Chilliwack general dentistry specialist can also take care of root canals. This is a procedure performed to treat instances of extreme infection or decay in a tooth. During the procedure, the top of a tooth is removed and the infected or damaged roots are sterilized by removing the pulp inside the affected area. The pulp is then replaced with an artificial material and the tooth is capped with a new custom crown. This procedures allows for patients to keep their teeth while removing any traces of infection from the area.
Dental bonding involves bonding a resin material to the surface of the tooth to improve the shape of a tooth and reinforce teeth that have been cracked or chipped. This is a very popular cosmetic procedure that can repair damage, fill gaps, or whiten the appearance of teeth.