Our Dental Services
Digital Dental X-Rays
Our office is pleased to be fully equipped with digital dental x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer us the ability to quickly and effectively scan your mouth, teeth, jaw, and head to obtain detailed information about your oral health. The images are then transferred directly to a screen to be viewed by your dentist and assessed. We use the information gathered from x-rays to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, conditions, and irregularities in the teeth and mouth. All of this can be achieved with very minimal amounts of radiation and in no time at all!
Oral Exams & New Patient Exams
Routine oral examinations ensure that our dental team stays fully up to date on changes to your oral health. Each time you come in for your oral exam, we will look carefully at your teeth and mouth and note any changes from your last appointment. Depending on your overall health and whether you have specific concerns, we will use a combination of various types of technology and techniques to assess your oral health. Then, our dental team will describe our findings plainly and suggest potential routes forward, providing you with everything you need to make decisions about your treatments, habits, and routines.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
Regular visits to our dental hygienists are just one way we can protect your teeth and gums from a variety of oral diseases, including periodontal (gum) disease and cavities caused by dental caries (tooth decay). You can always expect your dental hygiene appointment at Mindemoya Dental Centre to be thorough and comfortable. Once we have assessed your oral health, we can provide a wide variety of treatments and methods to leave you with a clean, fresh, and fully protected mouth.
Although our dental team does everything we can to protect the teeth from infection, there are some cases when we need to transition from prevention to treatment. If you have an infected tooth, you will likely experience a sudden onset of severe pain in your infected tooth or gums. When this happens, be sure to call our dental clinic on Manitoulin Island right away to book an appointment for an examination and a potential root canal. We can offer root canals directly in our office, clearing out the infected area of a tooth and restoring it to its natural glory!
Every tooth makes a difference in your bite, but not all of the teeth can last a lifetime. When disease, injury, or infection make it necessary, our dentists can remove your teeth simply and quickly, keeping you comfortable throughout your appointment. The process is far gentler than most people expect and often leads to a sense of relief. We will also discuss restorative options for the empty socket(s) with you to ensure that the rest of your smile stays intact once your tooth has been safely removed.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. In a dental implant, a titanium post is placed below the gums and integrates with the jaw bone. Once healed and integrated, this post mimics the structure of natural tooth roots, holding a false tooth securely in place. Although dental implants are typically more expensive and require more time to heal than other restorations (up to several months), some patients prefer them because of their permanency and natural look and feel.
Dental bridges are a sturdy and appealing solution for tooth loss. When we construct a dental bridge, we attach a false tooth to the surrounding healthy teeth, which are known as abutment teeth. In some cases, we will use crowns on either side of the bridge to secure the suspended false tooth in place. The entire restoration can be made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, giving it a natural look that helps it blend into the rest of the teeth. Dental bridges typically take only a couple of weeks and two appointments at our dental office in Mindemoya.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are partial dental restorations that are precision-matched to your teeth and manufactured in a dental laboratory. Our dentists can provide beautiful, resilient inlays and onlays for teeth that are damaged due to injury, infection, or decay. Although similar to dental crowns in that they are designed to cover the tooth, these restorations are applied only to the occlusal (biting) surface of the teeth, usually on the molars or premolars. If your teeth have been compromised and chewing is becoming difficult, ask your dentist about inlays and onlays as a potential restorative measure.
Removable dentures can be made to fit virtually any level of tooth loss, from partial losses to complete losses. Each denture is custom designed to fit your arches and made from durable material that is easy to clean. Dentures are held in place with suction, and when designed just for you, they stay securely in place while you eat, drink, talk, and smile. Our dental team has extensive experience in designing and fitting dentures for patients so that they can return to their usual activities with comfort and confidence.
Nighttime teeth grinding (a condition known as bruxism) can be very damaging to the teeth, jaw, and mouth. Although it’s tough to tell if you grind your teeth at night, many patients will experience significant dental or oral pain in the morning, indicating that bruxism is present. Patients may also feel tired during the day due to disturbances in normal sleep cycles. Although bruxism can occur for a multitude of reasons, there is one simple fix that often provides complete relief: Dentist-created night guards. Made for a tight, comfortable fit, our night guards can help you get a full night of rest and offer relief from pain, symptoms, and further health issues.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide surgical treatments for a variety of simple and complex oral and facial conditions. Procedures can include the removal of tumours, wisdom teeth extractions, cleft palate and cleft lip surgery, bone grafting, dental implant surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical interventions for TMD (temporomandibular disorders, which affect the jaw) and snoring or sleep apnea. We can provide a referral for trusted oral surgeons for all of your family’s oral health needs.