Often referred to as a general dentistry, a family dentistry is the term given to the field of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and the maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.
Whether you need complete or partial dentures, our dentist at Heritage Hill Dental Care will help you get your smile back on track.
Why is a healthy, strong set of dentures important? They stand in for missing teeth. Teeth not only help us bite and chew our food so that it can be easily swallowed; they also help us form words and speak properly.
Our team wants every patient to have the advantage of a functioning set of teeth and dentures make that possible. Complete and partial dentures offer benefits aplenty:
- Easy to clean
Are you missing only a few teeth? Partial dentures might be the best solution for you. Partial dentures are used when your upper or lower jaw still has one or two natural teeth.
If you choose partial dentures, replacement teeth will be molded and attached to a gum-coloured plastic base; the base is usually connected to a metal framework that holds the dentures in place. We replace each missing tooth by placing a crown on surrounding teeth and attaching the artificial tooth to these crowns & a bridge is cemented into place to fill the space.
If you want something less permanent, precision partial dentures are an option. Precision dentures have internal attachments that attach to adjacent crowns to make them removable and more natural-looking.
You can choose from two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are created after all teeth are removed and the gum tissue heals. They are ready to be placed in your mouth 10 weeks after teeth removal.
If you don’t want to wait for new “teeth,” immediate dentures might be a better option for you. Made in advance, immediate dentures can be placed in your mouth immediately following tooth removal. Although immediacy is an advantage, these dentures also come with complications: bones and gums shrink after tooth removal, and immediate dentures will have to be adjusted regularly to fit properly. In the long run, conventional dentures should be a permanent solution to temporary dentures.
If you are looking for a dentist who has knowledge and experience to create dentures in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, or Brantford, call for an appointment today. We will help you determine which dentures are best suited to your mouth.
Missing or lost tooth can change the entire look and shape of your mouth. Gaps in your teeth can curb the ability to eat certain foods properly and spaces between teeth can reduce the attractiveness of your smile, and eventually diminish your self-confidence.
Dental implants are used to replace a single tooth or several teeth but the main goal of using teeth replacements procedure is to restore function and esthetics as well. We have three options through which we do teeth replacement on our patients.
Removable dental appliances
Fixed dental bridge
Our procedure can help replacing lost teeth with an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth in a place. The dental implants are rooted permanently in the mouth in order to give a feel and look of real teeth.
The dental implants look like your teeth and since they are designed to integrate with your bone, they become fixed and permanent. With dental implants, you can eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures in public, and also your craving for certain adhesive food items, you want to gorge upon.
Our dental implants are suitable to anyone in good general health. If you want to know more about Implant dentistry, you can contact us today 905.560.7057
A crown (or cap) is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible surface of an affected tooth. If a tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function.
A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain are the most popular because they best resemble your natural teeth to provide a beautiful long-lasting smile.
Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend a crown for the following reasons:
- To repair broken or fractured teeth.
- For cosmetic enhancement.
- To restore decayed teeth.
- To repair fractured fillings.
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Emergency Dental Clinic
Accidents are never planned, and emergencies never fit neatly into your schedule. Problems in your mouth wonâ€™t go away just because they’re inconvenient. While some pains might be temporary, certain cases will require you see an emergency dentist right away. Here are some common problems that bring people from all around Hamilton to our Emergency Dental Clinic and the steps you need to take next in the hours following. During all dental emergencies, do not chew, eat, or apply muscular pressure until the origin of the pain is found.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If you have bitten your lip or your tongue, make sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth out with water, gently clean the affected area with a sterile cotton cloth, and apply a cold compress to surface to combat swelling. If the blood keeps coming after a half hour, go to the hospital or call us for further instruction.
If you have a toothache, try to remedy the situation by gently flossing the area and gurgling warm salt water in your mouth. You may take an oral pain killer, but do not put any kind of pain killer (aspirin or ibuprofen) directly on the tooth as it can damage tissue. If the pain intensifies, come see us immediately.
If you have cracked or broken a tooth, gurgle warm water in your mouth to clean any debris from around the area. Keep swelling minimized with cool pressure and come in to see us immediately. If there is bleeding use some direct pressure with a piece of gauze pad for ten minutes or until the bleeding stops. In some cases you might want to use a temporary tooth cement that can be purchased over the counter.
Knocked Out Tooth
Knocked a tooth out of place? Come see us immediately. In the interim, rinse the tooth with running water while holding the white crown of the tooth (do not touch the root). Try to place it back in its socket for the duration of your trip. If that’s impossible due to swelling, keep the tooth held in the mouth, or immerse it in milk or saliva. Get to an emergency dentist in Hamilton as soon as possible.
Broken your jaw? Apply a cold compress and come to see us as soon as possible.
Our emergency dental best serve the needs of you and your family. For more information, please call 905 560 7057 , OUR office is able to accommodate emergencies.
Don’t wait in pain any longer. Take care of the emergency now by visiting HERITAGE HILL DENTAL CARE today.
Relaxing in the Dental Office.
Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? You may be a candidate for dental sedation. Dr. Sachdeva administers (oral conscious) sedation using safe monitoring equipment for your oxygen levels, blood pressure, and pulse. Contact us today.
Dental Sedation – Advantages to patients include:
- Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed mood
- You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure
- Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur during the same visit
- Helps with gagging
- Less discomfort after treatment
The most commonly prescribed dental related drugs that treat anxiety belong to the benzodiazepine family, which includes drugs such as Valium, Halcion, Xanax, or Ativan. These drugs decrease anxiety by binding and toning down activity within fear receptors in the brain.
There are two different types of benzodiazepines:
- Sedative-hypnotics: These drugs induce calm, including drowsiness and even sleep.
This sleep state is actually a form of hypnosis which is a form of physiological sleep.
- Anti-anxiety drugs: These are drugs which relieve anxiety and induce a state of calm and relaxation.
While benzodiazepines act as sedatives AND anti-anxiety drugs, some are highly targeted at areas within the brain which focus on sleep. Others act in a more specific way and target fear centers in the brain. In most cases, higher doses act as sedatives and induce sleep, while in lower doses they reduce anxiety without sedation. Benzodiazepines are also central nervous system (CNS) depressants (i.e. there can be a decline in blood pressure and breathing). It is important to note that they shouldnâ€™t be mixed with other CNS depressants such as alcohol. It’s important that you utilize the dose your dentist or doctor recommends. It is possible to overdose, and overdoses could lower your breathing to dangerously low levels, which could result in coma or death.
Please note that you shouldn’t travel on your own after you’ve taken any of these drugs. Make sure you have an escort, even if you traveled by bus or foot. It’s easy to become disorientated.
When to Avoid Benzodiazepines
Some of these drugs can affect the liver and heart. Its important to check with your practitioner and/or pharmacist. You should be sure to inform your doctor or dentist if any of the following apply: known allergy to the drug, narrow-angle glaucoma, pregnancy, severe respiratory disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), impaired kidney or liver function, depression/bipolar disorder/psychoses, chronic bronchitis, and some other conditions. It’s also important to let us know if you are taking other medications. There could be possible drug interactions.
The Comfort of Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas is one way to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed
During your regular checkup, your dentist may decide you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. The procedure often can be done in our office if you have any infections, surgery will usually be delayed until the infection has cleared up. We may have you take antibiotics to help heal the infection.
Before removing a wisdom tooth, we will give you a local anesthesia to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation or both usually used to relieve stress of surgery and, especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time. Your dentist will probably recommend that you don’t eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery, so you are prepared for the oral sedation. Some time we need general anesthesia.
To remove the wisdom tooth, we will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He or she will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding.
Regular care for children is extremely important to create a solid foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about their child’s oral health.
We will take steps in order to make the experience as pleasant as possible for your child, and to make them feel comfortable with the procedure. We will use a technique called Tell Show Do on virtually all young children. We will explain the steps to your child in a way they can understand, and show them how it will be done. We may even allow your child to handle some of our instruments, so that they are aware of what will be placed in their mouth. Part of your childâ€™s dental exam will include dental radiography. This allows the dentist to make a more complete and informed diagnosis, therefore, preventing further damage to the teeth as well as preventing the need for more extensive dental treatment in the future. In addition to regular examinations and nutritional counseling, we have preventive services such as pit & fissure sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards (sports guard), and restorative dental services for children.
At Heritage Hill Dental Care we also supervise child’s developing jaws and teeth during the period of growth from infancy to adulthood. With appropriately timed maintenance of existing jaw space, the dentist may reduce or eliminate the need for future extensive orthodontic treatment. We offer different types of appliances and treatment methods to manage space during childhood. Obviously, the ideal space maintainer is the primary tooth itself. In case of early baby tooth loss, it is important to make an appointment with us, so we can prevent future space loss. This is the best way to save the space for the adult teeth and to avoid crowding of the existing teeth.
Dr Sachdeva love kids, and has lot experience and patience while s handling kids and provide sedation for nervous kids since more than 10 year.
A comprehensive dental exam is critical to your ongoing dental health and can only be performed by your dentist. At your initial dental appointment we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early and plan to spend 60-90 minutes in our office. Your first appointment will include a comprehensive oral examination as well as dental x-rays to help assess your oral health.
A dental exam can catch problems before you see or feel them. Identifying problems early makes them easier and less expensive to treat.
- Your dentist will be looking for:
- Tooth decay and damage.
- Signs of cavities.
- Periodontal (gum) disease .
- Signs of oral cancer.
- Condition of previous dental work.
- General condition of your face, mouth and jaw
Dental Scaling/ Root Planning and Polishing (Dental cleaning) -for maintaining a good oral health !
A professional dental cleaning must be done at least twice a year as it can improve your oral health. Our dental cleaning reinforces good oral hygiene. People who regularly practice good oral hygiene with home-care oral health regime of flossing and brushing techniques tend to have less problems in future.
Before we get started with the dental cleaning procedure, we use a topical anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort. Through dental scaling and root planning, we guarantee our patients to provide a good oral hygiene.
It is a technique for removing plaque, tartar (calculus), and biofilm from teeth with manual hand instruments, ultrasonic instruments, or both. A manual instrument is used to remove the remainder from the surface of the teeth.
It is a technique to smooth the root surfaces to make it more difficult for plaque to accumulate. It involves detailed scaling of the root surface in order to decrease inflammation of the gum tissue. This procedure typically follows scaling to treat periodontal disease and is performed under local anesthesia.
This procedure is performed as a final step to render the surface of the tooth smooth so that future plaque/calculus accumulations are minimal.
We recommend that everyone should go for a professional dental cleaning twice a year for a good oral health.
To book an appointment with us, feel free to call us today 905.560.7057
Braces for Children and Adults
Who Should Have Braces?
Whether or not you should have braces is something your dentist can tell you after an evaluation. Here are some typical situations where you may need braces:
- If you have an over bite where your upper teeth are misplaced over your lower teeth. A little bit of an over bite is normal and desirable.
- If you have an under bite your lower teeth may be pushing your upper teeth out of alignment.
- If your teeth are not clenching properly so you can’t chew your food properly, braces might be the solution.
- Your teeth and gums may not be set up correctly where you may not be able to clean them properly and they may be prone to diseases.
- Crooked teeth can be straightened out with braces.
- Crowded teeth may be spaced out better.
- Overlapping and badly aligned teeth can be made to look better.
- Gaps between teeth can be tightened to improve the bite.
- Your teeth may be weakened from disease or accident braces can help.
- Whatâ€™s The Difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?
- A dentist will perform basic procedures involving braces. An orthodontist can handle complicated dental treatments including re constructive surgery.
Are Braces Better For Children Or Adults?
The best age to get braces is around 12 & 13 at the peak growing stage for most people. Braces are recommended for one in three children because of various symptoms.
Adults can get braces as well however the opportunity is more limited and in many cases, surgery will be required to some extent. More and more adults are choosing to get braces to correct an over bite or improve their appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment are the same regardless of age. The main difference between adults and children is that certain corrections in adults may require more than braces alone and the treatments may take longer because adult bones are no longer growing.
Your dentist will do an evaluation where these questions can be answered more specifically to your case. What Else Do I Need to Know about Getting Orthodontic Treatment Involving Braces?
Braces are quite reliable in producing the desired results. Here are some things to keep in mind:
It is very important to take extra care of your teeth while you have braces because food can get trapped in the braces and retainers and become more prone to disease and infection.
Budget an extra 15 minutes to clean your teeth at least twice a day and after meals.
Take extra care to avoid sugary foods and drinks and make sure you clean your teeth thoroughly after you consume these foods.
You will have to visit your dentist regularly for tightening, realignment and inspection of your braces.
The length of time you will need to wear braces varies from person to person but most people can count on having to wear them for at least 18 months to two years.
Some of the adjustments in braces may make your mouth sore for a while. If it hurts too much, talk to your dentist to see if he can do the adjustments so there is less pain