Skilled and Compassionate Mercury-Free Restorations in Leduc, Alberta
Few things are more devastating than an unhealthy smile. Whether you have a cavity, missing teeth, or alignment issues, you deserve the right treatment to help you enjoy your smile again. At TruSmiles, we have a talented and compassionate dental team to provide you with options for restored dental health. From tooth colored fillings and crowns to Invisalign, we offer a variety of restorative services that can help restore your oral health.
Our modern dental clinic is conveniently located next to Prestigio Bakery right across from the Premier Denham Inn & Suites. We offer FREE in-office whitening with a new patient exam, x-rays, and full cleaning. Find out how we can help bring back your confident smile when you make an appointment today!
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Do I Need Dental Restorations?
As the name implies, restorations are made to help revitalize your smile when it is harmed by damage, decay, or tooth loss. If any of your teeth are in poor condition, a restoration could make a real difference in your dental health. We have a wide variety of restorative options to help address your unique dental needs, including:
Why Do I Need a Filling?
In most cases, our dentists will recommend a filling to protect a tooth and prevent a cavity from getting worse. Decay not only threatens the health and structure of a tooth, but it can also pose a risk for adjacent teeth. Once the decay is removed, it leaves the tooth weak. Fillings restore strength to the tooth and prevent bacteria from spreading and causing more damage. We use filling material that is metal-free and provides reliable protection that looks like a normal, healthy tooth.
Should I Replace My Metal Fillings with a Composite?
Many people today are choosing to have their metal fillings replaced with composite fillings. Our dentists can evaluate the state of your filling to determine its condition and how long it might last. Depending on its placement, size, and condition, we may recommend replacing the filling. If the filling is large or awkwardly located, then an alternative restoration, such as a crown, might be a better option.
Do I Need a Crown?
Crowns can protect teeth, restore function, and improve aesthetics. If you have a tooth that’s damaged, weakened, or misshapen, crowns can help in a variety of ways, including:
- Alleviate pain and discomfort – A crown covers a damaged tooth, alleviating sensitivity and pain.
- Restore function to a tooth – A damaged tooth protected by a crown can function just like a normal, healthy tooth.
- Protect against future damage – Crowns prevent chips and fractures from getting worse and keep cavity-causing bacteria away.
- Enhance a tooth’s appearance – Porcelain crowns can be made to look just like a natural tooth.
- Complete an implant restoration – Ceramic crowns are the go-to restoration for a single-tooth implant.
Bridges use a false tooth, or pontic, positioned between two dental crowns that are placed over the natural teeth surrounding a gap. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The majority of bridges are made of resin, gold, or a combination of porcelain and metal and are a permanent method of tooth replacement. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, a dental bridge can allow you to chew food more effectively and prevent teeth from shifting into the gap created by a missing or extracted tooth.
Same Day Service for Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies come in many forms. You may be experiencing a severe toothache caused by deep decay, a dislodged tooth due to an injury, or pain and swelling from an abscess. Whatever the reason, your dental emergency can keep you from your normal daily activities.
TruSmiles offers same-day emergency services, and calling our experienced team right away is the best way to stop the pain and repair any damage. When an emergency happens, fast action can make a real difference in what can be done for your smile. If a tooth has been knocked out or broken, collect it quickly and rinse it in water or milk. Never pick up the tooth by the root, as this can damage the nerve endings. Return the tooth to the empty socket if possible; if not, store it in milk.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure involving the removal of damaged pulp from the inner chamber of your tooth. It eliminates pain while also preventing infection from spreading or reoccurring. Our office is equipped with high-quality instruments that allow our dentists to perform the procedure with precision. During treatment, a small opening is made for the infected pulp to be removed in the most minimally invasive means possible. Once this is complete, we seal the opening and protect the tooth’s structure with a permanent porcelain crown. Root canal treatment is very beneficial because it can save your original tooth structure, supporting the surrounding natural bone and tissue and maintain alignment.
If a tooth cannot be saved with root canal therapy, then an extraction is the best way to eliminate pain and keep the infection from spreading. Extractions are also done to remove severely cracked teeth or to make room for orthodontic treatment. Wisdom teeth are also extracted if they are causing pain or pushing against neighboring teeth. Having a tooth pulled is a procedure that many people dread. Our team always makes sure that you are as comfortable as possible, and many patients end up being surprised at how easy the procedure is.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most permanent form of tooth replacement. The implant is a body-safe titanium post placed in the jaw, which acts as a natural tooth root. A dental prosthetic is then attached to the implant, creating a complete restoration of your missing tooth or teeth.
If the jaw is too weak, additional measures such as a bone graft may be needed to prepare for an implant. Jawbone loss can occur quickly, so it’s essential to discuss implant options when planning an extraction or soon after a tooth has been removed. As permanent tooth replacements, dental implants offer many benefits, including:
- Strength: Dental implants can withstand your full chewing force without wearing down or breaking.
- Durability: Dental implants fuse to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw.
- Restore Function: Implant-supported restorations function just as well as healthy teeth so you can eat what you love.
- Protect Bone Density: Implants prevent jawbone loss by mimicking a natural tooth root.
- No Mess: With implants, you don’t have to worry about denture cream, adhesives, or nightly cleanings.
- Low Maintenance: Regular brushing, flossing, and bi-yearly exams help maintain your implant's success.
Tooth replacement is about much more than aesthetics – it has a significant impact on your oral health. Your jawbone receives chewing pressure through the natural tooth root. When a tooth is lost, and the jaw loses the constant pressure, it begins to shrink. This process is called resorption, and the gradual shrinking leads to alignment issues and premature aging as your facial features change.
At TruSmiles, we have a reliable network of professionals that can perform the actual implant surgery. After a period of healing, our team will place your custom restoration on top of the post and make sure it feels comfortable and secure.
Revitalize Your Smile with Iveri Whitening
This system uses a gel with dual-arch trays to brighten tooth enamel. Our chair-side whitening service is designed to whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades with just 1-2 sessions lasting twenty minutes. This system uses red and blue LED technology that accelerates results and protects your gums without using any heat. The procedure is comfortable and fast, with little to no sensitivity issues.
The trays are soft and comfortable, which is especially important for patients with sensitive gag reflexes. With minimal preparation and chair time, you can have your smile red-carpet ready in no time! We also offer take-home touch up refills so you can maintain your bright smile at your convenience. For new patients that receive ex-rays and exams, you can get this fantastic whitening treatment Free!
Restore Function and Aesthetics with Invisalign®
The custom design of the Invisalign system conveniently reshapes your smile with more discretion than traditional metal braces. The invisible trays are barely noticeable and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Every two weeks, we provide a new set of trays that continue to advance your teeth into the proper position. For treatment to work effectively, it is vital to wear the aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day.
Some of the most common alignment issues include:
- Crooked and rotated teeth
- Unwanted gaps between teeth
- Tooth crowding (when teeth overlap and are pushed forward or behind)
For teens and adults experiencing orthodontic relapse or not wanting to wear braces, Invisalign is a great option to straighten mild to moderately misaligned teeth. Correct alignment promotes better oral health because every tooth can be cleaned with regular brushing and flossing. Having a smile you are proud of provides excellent motivation for maintaining oral health with frequent cleanings and exams.
Getting Back Your Healthy Smile
If you’ve been enduring dental concerns for a long time, restoring health and proper function can be a life-changing experience. Restorative treatments alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by decay or infection while also providing renewed strength, stability, and aesthetics. At TruSmiles, our team is committed to helping Leduc residents like you revitalize your oral health so you can love your smile again. Contact our welcoming office and make an appointment today!
CALL US: (780) 739-7000 REQUEST APPOINTMENT