25
Jul

Do I Need To Extract Teeth If I’m Considering Invisalign?

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Invisalign consists of invisible aligners that are made of a thermoplastic material that was developed especially for Invisalign technology. These aligners straighten your teeth by making slight adjustments to each tooth’s position. The aligners cause your teeth to gradually shift over the course of two weeks. After two weeks, you will be fitted for new aligners and the process will repeat itself until your treatment is over. The treatment takes about a year and your dentist will map out a plan according your mouth’s needs. Because each mouth is different, your dentist may have mentioned that you require tooth extraction before starting your Invisalign procedure. What is tooth extraction? Tooth extraction refers to the removal of a tooth from the socket in the bone it rests upon. There are two types of tooth extractions. Simple extraction is a procedure done on a tooth that is visible in the mouth. For…

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23
Sep

Get a new smile with periodontics in Westhills

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Periodontics is the specialized area of dentistry that is devoted to the supporting the teeth, bones, gums, and surrounding tissues. Periodontists complete an additional three years of specialty training beyond the four years in dental school. When we think of periodontists, the first thing that comes to mind is their skill and knowledge in the treatment of gum disease. The next thing that may come to mind is their expertise in placing dental implants. The area of periodontics in Calgary that is seldom considered is cosmetic periodontology. Your teeth are framed by your gums, and changing their appearance can add…

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16
Sep

What to expect from a dental implant procedure at Sierra

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A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root, integrated into the jawbone. They are strong, comfortable and invisible once they are in place. Implants can be used to replace missing teeth or as anchors to provide stability for dentures, bridges, and crowns. They are fabricated from titanium, a strong, lightweight, biocompatible metal. It is the material of choice for dental implants as well as artificial joints, such as hip and knee replacements. We choose titanium because it has the ability to fuse with your bone very naturally. This process, called osseointegration, is the reason for the high success rate…

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9
Sep

The advantages of teeth whitening at Sierra Dental

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In today’s society, we are judged by our appearance, and the feature that people seem to notice first is our smile. Consider having a teeth whitening dentist in Calgary brighten your smile. It’s the fastest and most noticeable way to freshen your look. Statistics from a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry show that 99.7 % of the respondents felt that an attractive smile was a vital social asset, and three out of four felt a pleasing smile was important to ones career. If you are embarrassed about the discoloured appearance of your teeth, it can…

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2
Sep

Porcelain veneers from Sierra give patients beautiful, natur...

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Porcelain veneers are very thin formed porcelain shells that are used to restore the visible surface of a tooth. The finely sculpted pieces of porcelain, which are tightly bonded to the tooth, are the gold standard in cosmetic dentistry for instant smile makeovers. They can improve the shape, colour, or position of a tooth and can make an immediate and dramatic difference in your smile and the overall look of your face. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers in Calgary may provide an appealing solution. Schedule a consultation at Sierra Dental to learn if…

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