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General Dentistry in the heart of Edmonton

We’re your partner in dental health

A healthy smile starts at home, but you don’t have to go at it alone. At Dental Service Group, our general dental services are meant to support your daily hygiene habits.

Our approach to general dentistry starts with patient education. We’ll provide you with as much information as possible and answer even your trickiest questions. You’ll have the tools and knowledge to develop good at-home habits and feel confident making the best choices for your health.

During your twice-a-year checkups, we’ll be on the lookout for signs of decay and other common dental problems. We’ve got you covered with all the routine services you need to prevent and resolve tooth decay and maintain healthy, beautiful teeth all year long.

General Dental Care

Fillings


Dental Fillings involve removal of decayed or damaged tooth structure and replacement with a variety of possible materials. Dental amalgam (silver filling) is a strong, durable and cost effective material used in areas of the mouth where esthetics is not a concern. Composites (white fillings) are used in areas where the biting forces are lower and esthetics are paramount. Composites are more costly and less durable than amalgam. Gold alloys are sometimes used in the back teeth because of their stability and durability and are considered by many dentists to be the best material for this area of the mouth.




Root Canal


Root Canal Therapy is a process where the nerve and soft tissue inside the tooth is removed. The canal spaces are cleaned and then filled with a compound called gutta percha. A root canal is often a viable option for saving a tooth which would otherwise require removal.




Implants


In many cases dental implants are the best alternative for missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are an integral part of out ability to restore aesthetics and function.




Sinus Lift Procedure


The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

There is a solution and it’s called a sinus graft or sinus lift graft. The dental implant surgeon enters the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. Keep in mind that the floor of the sinus is the roof of the upper jaw. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.

The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option other than wearing dentures.

If enough bone between the upper jaw ridge and the bottom of the sinus is available to stabilize the implant well, sinus augmentations and implant placement can sometimes be performed as a single procedure. If not enough bone is available, the Sinus Augmentation will have to be performed first, then the graft will have to mature for several months, depending upon the type of graft material used. Once the graft has matured, the implants can be placed.




Bone Grafting


Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken another area of the jaw. Special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.




Crowns


A dental crown is like a cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, protecting its remaining structure and bringing back its original shape, size, and color. There are a few reasons why you might need a porcelain crown. Severe tooth decay is the most common — in that case, a filling, inlay, or onlay just won’t be enough to stop the cavity. You may also need a crown to fix a tooth that’s been fractured or as the last step of a root canal or dental implant procedure. Our porcelain crowns are custom designed to fit your mouth. We specialize in tooth-colored crowns that look just like your natural teeth.




Gum Surgery





Bridges


Have you lost one or more teeth? You may be a great candidate for a dental bridge. A well-crafted porcelain bridge looks just like your natural teeth and restores your smile to its original health and function. As the name suggests, this treatment “bridges” the gap left in your mouth by a missing tooth. With this procedure, the bridge is held in place by the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. Dental bridges are fixed in place and considered by many to be a better alternative to removable partial dentures. We’ll help you decide if this treatment is right for you.





Top-notch general dentistry from top-rated professionals

We have been offering dental care to Edmonton and its surrounding areas since 1997. We are here to help take care of your oral health by offering a wide array of dental services to suit your individual needs. 

 

Our staff members each bring in a level of commitment and years of experience to the practice and have all attained high standards of professional qualification.  We endeavour to provide optimal service in all facets of dentistry and to carry it out in the most comfortable and caring way possible.