Space maintainers may be used when a primary tooth is lost prematurely or if a permanent tooth is missing to keeps the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. Teeth may be missing due to trauma, severe decay or infection or missing from birth. Placing a space maintainer helps ensure proper development and spacing of adult teeth.
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According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should see a children’s dentist at least twice a year, starting six months after the first tooth appears. Typically the first teeth begin to emerge between 6 months and 10 months. Bring your... Read More
White in colour, composite fillings are synthetic resins that are used to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Unlike Amalgam fillings, composite fillings are bonded to the dentin and enamel of the tooth and thus require less removal... Read More
Your mouth is a busy place. Bacteria – tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Having bacteria in your mouth is a normal thing. While some of the bacteria can be harmful, most are... Read More
A crown is a cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. A primary (baby) tooth that is severely decayed is often fitted with a stainless steel crown that is shaped and functions like a normal tooth. It is important to... Read More
Generally speaking, keeping your natural teeth in your mouth whenever possible is the best option. However certain circumstances require a tooth or teeth to come out. In cases of advanced gum disease, loose or badly decayed teeth, fractured or broken teeth, crowded teeth, or... Read More