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
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.
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.
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.