December 4, 2017
Dental implants are fast becoming the most popular tooth replacement option as they replace both the roots and the crowns of lost teeth, delivering the most natural look, feel, and function. The one thing that keeps many patients from jumping right into a dental implant tooth replacement plan is the cost. While dental implant placement and restoration can be pricey on the front end, the result is a permanent tooth replacement solution. Keep reading to find out some important facts about the cost of dental implants.
May 31, 2016
Congratulations on receiving the most innovative and successful tooth replacement option available to older teens and adults today. Of course, that’s the dental implant, comprised of a titanium screw, metal alloy post and realistic-looking and functioning dental crown. Most dental implant dentists see these restorations succeed and stay in place for decades. The devices look, feel and act just like real teeth–whether placed singly, in multiples, to support bridgework or to anchor full dentures that are either removable or fixed. (more…)
September 3, 2015
In the spirit of back-to-school season, we thought we’d go back to the basics for a minute and cover something you learned a long, long time ago: how to brush your teeth. Properly. I don’t mean a lazy, I-had-to-wake-up-early scrub and rinse. You know that’s not good for your teeth–don’t cut corners in one of the most crucial parts of good dental care!
May 30, 2015
Dr. Vince Fava and the team at Torbram Dental make having a healthy, beautiful smile easy for every member of your family. Their wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with a full-service menu of dental care procedures to cover almost every need, results in an experience for our patients that can’t be matched. With a state-of-the-art dental office in Brampton, ON, Torbram Dental can keep problems from popping up, stop problems before they cause too much damage, and turn around highly damaged smiles.
September 15, 2014
If you have pain, soreness, sensitivity or inflammation in your gums, you may have some form of gum disease. The good news is that there are treatments available to repair the affects of gum disease. Gum disease is most commonly caused by plaque and tartar build-up. However, there are other factors that may put you at risk for gum disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is to have a dental check-up and cleaning every six months. Whether you are trying to avoid gum disease, or you need comprehensive treatment for your gum disease, the dentists at Torbram Dental can help you. Make an appointment with Torbram Dental today. Torbram Dental is conveniently located in Brampton, ON, with appointments available for patients in nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.
Risk Factors for Gum Disease
- Smoking- will dramatically increase your chances of developing gum disease and can lower the chances for successful treatment.
- Hormonal Changes-in girls and women. These changes can make gums more sensitive and make it easier for gingivitis to develop.
- Diabetes– people with diabetes are at higher risk for developing infections, including gum disease.
- Pre-Existing Illnesses– diseases like cancer or AIDS and their treatments can negatively affect the health of gums.
- Medication– some prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the mouth. Without enough saliva, the mouth is vulnerable to infections such as gum disease.
- Genetics- some people are more prone to severe gum disease than others.
- Age and Sex– men are more likely to have gum disease than women. People don’t usually develop gum disease until their 30s and 40s.
Stages of Gum Disease
The longer plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums called gingivitis. With gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. With periodontitis, your gums pull away from your teeth and form spaces that become infected. If this condition goes untreated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth will be destroyed. These teeth may become loose and need to be removed.
Gum Disease Treatment in Brampton, Ontario, CA
Restorative treatment options for gum disease may include:
- Flap surgery to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets or to reduce the periodontal pocket
- Tissue grafts where the dentist performs procedures to help regenerate any bone or gum tissue lost to periodontitis
- Bone grafting where natural or synthetic bone is placed in the area of bone loss to promote bone growth
Whether you are trying to prevent gum disease, suspect that you have the early stages of gum disease, or are already in the advanced stages of gum disease, make an appointment with Torbram Dental today to discuss your treatment options. Torbram Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brampton, ON, and nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.
May 11, 2014
When a tooth is affected by decay and the nerve-filled pulp within becomes infected, root canal treatment may be prescribed in order to avoid the need for extraction. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy specialize in a variety of restorative dental procedures to help keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible, including root canal therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Although only a consultation with our doctors will definitively determine which restorative dentistry treatment is right for you, there are some signs that you may notice that indicate the need for treatment. These include the following:
- Pain and/or swelling in the gum tissue surrounding a specific tooth
- A toothache that does not subside
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold
- A tooth that becomes discolored, usually a dark gray
It is important to remember that not all teeth in need of root canal therapy exhibit symptoms. An exam with x-rays will help in your diagnosis.
If a root canal treatment is necessary, our doctors will prepare the area around the affected tooth and ensure that you are completely comfortable before beginning. The infected pulp of the tooth will be removed and the entire cavity will be cleaned of any residual bacteria. This cavity will then be filled with a biocompatible material and the entire tooth will be capped with a customized dental crown. Because we use CEREC one-day crown technology, you won’t have to wait for weeks wearing a temporary before your restoration is complete.
Keeping Your Natural Teeth Healthy and Strong
If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be in need of root canal therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your appointment. Like many other issues that require dental or medical attention, an infection of the tooth’s root is most successfully and comfortably treated when it is diagnosed early. Call today to reserve your visit for an examination; we look forward to helping you explore your dental care options in a way that suits your individual case and lifestyle. Our family-friendly office in Brampton, Ontario, CA proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Woodbridge, Mississauga, Georgetown, and more.
June 11, 2013
Gum disease can be a serious threat to the health of your smile and gums. When plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens into tartar which can only be removed by a dental professional. This can irritate your gums, leading to an infection that ends in gum disease.
If you do have gum disease, don’t despair. It can be treated with periodontal therapy from your Brampton area dentist. It is important to restore the health of your gums because if left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Also, as the gums recede, you could even end up losing a tooth.
There are several periodontal therapy options, depending on the severity of your case. Scaling and root planing is one techniques which is a deep cleaning of your gums to remove the bacteria causing the infection. Another option is to use a soft-tissue laser to remove the diseased gum tissue. Since a laser is used, you’ll heal faster than with other methods.
The best way to prevent gum disease is by visiting your dentist regularly for your checkup appointment. Gum disease is usually caused by built up plaque that can’t be removed by either brushing or flossing. But if you do have gum disease, your dentist can use periodontal therapy to restore the health of your smile.
Periodontal therapy is another tool that your dentist can use to restore the health of your smile. Healthy gums set the foundation for your overall health. Call your dentist today to learn more and see how periodontal therapy can help improve your smile.