At Grebe Dentistry we believe that every smile has a unique story. Every day in our practice, we meet patients who feel uncomfortable with their smiles. No one needs to go through life being self-conscious about his or her teeth. Together we can create a plan that works for you and enables you to have the smile you’ve always wanted, and tell the story that really describes you.
Hanson Dentistry is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice and to provide the best care possible.
Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Saliva continually bathes your teeth and it contains calcium and other substances to help strengthen and protect them. While this is a good thing, it also means that calcium deposits may build up over time.
Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location, and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by one of the dentists at Hanson Dentistry immediately. Sometimes, neighbouring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that only a thorough dental exam can detect.
People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or that stick out can affect the way your teeth look and function. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile but improves your health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to decay or get injured. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.
Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. It is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because can be virtually pain free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.
A dentist performs a root canal or endodontic treatment on the inside of a tooth. Root canal treatment is a safe and efficient way to save and restore teeth with extensive damage or disease. The damage might be due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. The procedure involves cleaning the infected debris in the tooth and sealing it with a biologically inert, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The whole process takes around an hour.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Dentists use crowns most often for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. One of our dentists at Hanson Dentistry will cement your crown onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth made by your dentist that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are appropriate when all of the natural teeth are gone. Partial dentures attach to a metal frame that connects to your remaining natural teeth and fills in the spaces where permanent teeth once were.
A filling can repair a tooth affected by wear, decay, cracks, or fractures. Fillings are appropriate when the damage to the tooth is minimal – when 1/3rd or less of the tooth needs replacement.
Conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help patients relax during dental work. Patients are awake but usually are not able to feel or remember their dental visit.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures. They replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.