Missing teeth can cause serious problems, and not just with your appearance. The shape of your face and jaw can change, your remaining teeth can drift out of place, and you may have trouble eating certain foods or speaking clearly. Dental implants are permanent replacements that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. They enhance the appearance of your smile and improve speech and they are an ideal replacement for loose- fitting dentures. Dental implants can give you the confidence and healthy smile you have always wanted. Call us today to book a consultation to find out if they are right for you! Please click here.
He is an amazing dentist. I have been a patient for 45 years. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Sharon Van Sickle
DENTAL BRIDGES A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. There are different types, but all are made of gold, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of these. A conventional bridge is made up of 2 crowns linked by a replacement tooth. Other types of bridges may only have one crown next to the replacement, or may have ‘wings’ that are bonded to the back of the teeth on either side of the replacement. What to Expect Preparation for a bridge is similar to a crown, and will involve a prep and insert appointment. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are contoured and an image is taken, which is sent to a lab. You will be given local anesthetic for this procedure to ensure it is pain free, and sedation is also available. A temporary bridge is made for you while the permanent bridge is being made. Two weeks later the temporary will be removed and the final [...]
Dr. Macdonald and his entire team have always been wonderful to my family. When an emergency came up, my son was seen right away. Dr. Macdonald called us at home to follow up on how he was feeling. He cares about his patients. Linda
THE MAGIC OF CROWNS A crown is the most common way to restore a single broken down tooth to its original size, shape and colour. Crowns are made of gold, porcelain, new zirconia (artificial diamond), or a combination of these. The colour of the crown is matched to your natural teeth so that it is indistinguishable. Crowns are typically recommended for teeth that are weak or have had a root canal to prevent further damage and to increase tooth durability. What to Expect Your crown will consist of two appointments: the prep and the insert. The prep appointment is typically an hour, and the insert is half an hour. A crown is created by first contouring the broken down tooth, then taking an image of it, from which the final crown will be made. This procedure will require local anesthetic to make your experience pain free. You will have a temporary crown on your tooth while your final crown is [...]
I have been a patient of Dr. Macdonald for many years and know that all my dental needs will be looked after by Dr. Macdonald and his very competente team. Linda Boon
Don´t suffer! Our clinics offer emergency dental appointments for current and new patients. It is important to seek help as soon as possible. In the event of a dental emergency, such as extreme pain, a missing tooth, or an accident, you can call our office and we will fit you into our schedule. You may also visit your doctor, a walk-in clinic or the emergency room to be prescribed painkillers and apply a cold compress to your cheek. From the first symptoms, take action - don´t let the pain take over! Contact us immediately!
The staff is wonderful; I have been coming for 20 plus years. Dr. MacDonald and Jody have always given excellent care and service. Sandy Haché
There is no standard timetable for when your child’s mouth should be X-rayed. The need varies with the child’s development and dental health. If your child has had many cavities and fillings or has a high risk of tooth decay, it is recommended X-rays every six months. This can help to detect cavities developing between teeth. Whether X-rays are needed also depends on how well your child brushes and flosses, and your child’s diet. Description The need for dental X-ray films varies for each child. They are most likely taken to identify potential problems unseen by a visual exam. Generally, children need X-rays more often than adults as their mouths are still growing and changing. In addition, they are more susceptible to tooth decay and thus are important to identify potential cavities with early diagnosis. What to Expect During the x-ray, your child will wear a protective lead body apron which acts to shield and protect them from exposure. Using [...]
Appointments are always on time. Jodi does a good job. Dave Phillips