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General Dentistry
At Dentistry On Wilson, there’s nothing we love more than seeing our patients have healthy, smiling teeth. Having ideal oral health not only improves your quality of life, but you’ll have a beautiful smile to show for it, too!

In practising general dentistry, we focus in the key areas of:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth are often one of the first things people notice when they are introduced to someone new. This is nearly a universal trait of all humans, as healthy teeth is an indicator of a person’s age, vitality, and how much attention they pay to their personal health. Having a beautiful smile also makes you more confident, sociable, and an all-around happier person.

Some of our key areas in cosmetic dentistry include:

Bridges
A bridge is considered a beneficial option for those wanting to replace a partial denture or fill in gaps from extracted teeth. What is a bridge, exactly? A bridge uses several crowns that are adhered together and a false (prosthetic) tooth is placed in each space where there was once a missing tooth. Since these are cemented in place, bridges are not removable and eliminate the need for partial dentures. This procedure can typically be completed in two to three visits.

During your first visit, impressions of the mouth will be taken in order to create an accurate mould. Finding the right colour and fit of the bridge will usually take another one to two appointments to ensure it is functionally and cosmetically perfect.

When required, we will ask our lab technician to visit you in our office so they can match the porcelain to the neighbouring teeth in order to ensure a uniform, natural look.

Between appointments, a temporary crown will be set while the permanent crown is being created in our lab.
Crowns
Crowns are ideally suited for teeth that have large chips, cracks, substantial fillings, undergone root canal therapy, or are susceptible to fracturing. A crown acts as a shield, covering the entire surface of the tooth, helping to restore it to its natural shape, feel, and function. Once the crown is cemented into place, it will help prevent further deterioration and tooth loss.

Placing a crown usually requires a minimum of two visits, the first to prepare the tooth and the second to cement the final crown. The second visit usually occurs one to two weeks following the initial visit.

In some instances, we will ask our lab technicians to visit you in-office or at a nearby location to match the porcelain to the neighbouring teeth in order to create a perfect match.

Between appointments, you will be fitted with a temporary crown while our lab prepares the final crown.
Dentures
Whether “full” or “partial,” the type of denture you select is largely based on your personal need and what works best for you.

Partial Dentures
A partial denture is also referred to as a “removable partial denture,” since the prosthetic teeth are held in place by clasps that attach themselves to the adjoining teeth. Partial dentures are usually chosen when adjoining teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge. Partial dentures can be easily removed each night for cleaning and other activities.

Full Dentures
Also known as a “complete denture” or “false teeth,” full dentures are often used when all natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. Full dentures require as much care as natural teeth, including careful cleaning and the removal of plaque buildup.

Some general care tips for dentures include:

  • Remove plaque from teeth and dentures with a toothbrush.
  • When cleaning, make sure the sink is full of water in case the dentures are dropped. Water creates a softer landing surface.
  • Dentures should be soaked overnight in a specialized cleaning solution.
  • Visit your dentist regularly to ensure your remaining teeth, gums, and supporting ridges remain healthy.
Gum Disease & Treatment
Gum disease can occur at any age and is one of the most common dental problems adults face. At first, gum disease evolves slowly with little noticeable pain. As the disease progresses, it can put you in danger of tooth loss.

At Dentistry On Wilson, we take pride in being proactive in treating the first signs of gum disease. Periodontium, the gums and bones that support the teeth, are the foundation of positive oral health. If left untreated, periodontitis can cause bad breath, bleeding from the gums, swelling, pain, loosened teeth, and ultimately tooth loss.

Since this disease affects most people in some degree, we treat every individual with the level of care they require. To learn more about gum disease, please visit the Canadian Dental Association website.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Tooth-coloured fillings are made of a composite resin that holds a number of advantages over traditional silver amalgam fillings. For one, tooth-coloured fillings provide a more natural appearance. It has also been our experience that composite resins can provide a better bond to thinned or weakened tooth structures, helping prevent future breakage. Many patients also report less sensitivity when compared to silver amalgam fillings.

In certain cases, porcelain inlays, onlays, or even gold may be the preferred filling to provide further strength and resistance against wear.

The process is relatively simple; once the decay has been removed from the tooth surface, a lining material is placed to protect the deepest part of the cavity. A bonding agent or adhesive is then placed in the tooth. A soft filling material is then placed and formed to replicate the missing tooth. This is then hardened using a specialized blue spectrum light while the tooth and filling are further shaped and polished.

While the safety of mercury fillings is still up for debate, we choose to use only composite resin fillings. Although, we will only remove silver amalgam fillings if the area below the filling has become jeopardized or the filling has become structurally damage.
Immediate Full Dentures
In instances where all remaining teeth need to be extracted due to advanced gum disease, we can place an immediate full denture (upper and lower) so you will never have to go without teeth. This is only performed in instances where the teeth cannot be saved, whether due to cancer, systematic disease, or illicit drug use.

While we may be eliminating one portion of the disease, there are other long-term issues that will need to be addressed and we will discuss with you the pros and cons of wearing dentures. Implant-supported dentures may also be a suitable alternative in some cases.
Implant-Supported Dentures
Tooth loss not only affects your overall health, but can negatively affect your self-esteem and appearance. Neighbouring teeth often attempt to fill in the spaces of missing teeth, complicating the issue of having too much space between teeth — this can affect both your bite and smile. After a tooth has been extracted, the bone material can erode, causing additional structural and cosmetic deterioration.

Implant-supported dentures use a titanium root device that mimics the feel and function of a natural tooth’s root. As such, implant-supported dentures do not have the wiggle and “clacking” effect of typical full dentures. The titanium root of implant-supported dentures eventually grafts to your jawbone and actually promotes new bone growth. Therefore, implant-supported dentures also address the issue of tissue and bone loss that is commonly associated with long-term denture use.

Replacing your teeth with implant-supported dentures can greatly increase your comfort, smile, and confidence.

Recently, a new advance in implants has allowed the denture to be supported using the “all on four” technique, where the denture can be placed at the point of each arch support. This allows the implants and temporary crowns to be placed on the same day as the extraction.
Implant-Supported Crowns & Bridges
Implant-supported crowns and bridges are available. These options can be discussed with your dentist.
Invisalign® Orthodontics
When correcting cosmetic, functional, and or temporomandibular (TM) joint issues, orthodontics is usually the first choice of treatment. Yet, many avoid such treatment due to the stigma of wearing traditional wire-and-post braces. Nearly translucent, Invisalign® orthodontics can help avoid these anxieties.

Invisalign® consists of custom-moulded, clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten the teeth. Over the course of the treatment, a new Invisalign® aligner is placed every two weeks until the desired smile is achieved.
Root Canal Therapy
When the pulp of the tooth has become infected or inflamed, it is sometime necessary to remove the diseased portion to stop the spread of decay. While the term “root canal” is commonly seen as painful, it is typically no more painful than a normal tooth drilling and filling procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
There are several reasons for wisdom teeth to be removed, the most common of which is to avoid overcrowding which may cause pain and the misalignment of the teeth. Secondly, being at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are the most difficult teeth to clean, making them highly susceptible to cavities and tooth decay.
Porcelain Veneers
If you have teeth that are irregularly shaped, spaced, discoloured, or chipped, porcelain veneers can be one of the simplest, least intrusive ways to achieve the smile you’ve been after. Best of all, porcelain veneers can be completed in as little as two visits.

So what are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are composed of thin layers of porcelain that are adhered to the front of a single tooth or multiple teeth. Shape and colour can all be customized to perfectly complement your smile.

During the first appointment, a small amount of tooth enamel may be removed so the veneers do not make your teeth appear to be unnaturally thick. Temporary veneers can be placed to help determine the final shape we are trying to achieve. In one to two weeks, we will try out the super-thin veneers during your follow-up appointment. If you like the results, these will then be cemented into place.

Although veneers do not wear out or stain, they are subject to cracks and damage just like natural teeth. If you regularly clench or grind your teeth you should wear a guard to protect your veneers during the night.
Re-Contouring (Gum & Tooth)
The smile you’ve always wanted may just be below the surface; for rotated, tipped, chipped, or misshapen teeth, sometimes all it takes is a small re-contouring of the tooth surface to achieve the perfect result. In some cases, we will use small amounts of tooth-coloured bonding material to improve the shape.

Using the latest laser technology, we can also correct overly “gummy” smiles — and do so with little discomfort!
Tooth Whitening
Have your teeth become stained over the years as a result of tobacco, tea, or coffee? We can help! The simplest, most effective treatment is through tooth whitening or bleaching. While carbamine peroxide and over-the-counter kits have worked for some patients, they often fell short of the expected results. That is why we use KöR Whitening®. With this system, the outcome is always stunning and with little to no tooth sensitivity after treatments. For most patients, all it takes is one or two in-office whitening sessions and a take-home whitening kit to achieve a whiter, more beautiful smile!

Ask us about KöR Whitening® during your next visit!
Contact Information
1623 Wilson Avenue,
Toronto, ON, M3L1A5

Phn: 416-244-5544
Fax: 416-244-2464