Brown’s Line Dental Services
At Brown’s Line Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care. From dental restorations to quality family dentistry we ensure that every patient’s needs, problems, and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible.
We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to book an in-office appointment, Contact us today.
Tooth decay caused by plaque can lead to the destruction of teeth if left untreated for long periods of time. There are, however, a variety of solutions that dentists can perform to treat developing decay, as well as replace lost or missing teeth.
Small cavities in your teeth caused by tooth decay can be easily replaced by restorative dental materials. In a quick and pain-free procedure, dentists hollow out the decay from the affected areas of your teeth. The cavity left behind is then filled with amalgam, porcelain or dental composites that prevent the decay from recurring.
In the case of larger cavities caused by extreme tooth decay, dental crowns designed to cover affected areas are prescribed. Before a crown is fitted over the affected tooth, dentists either file the tooth down or build it up with smaller fillings depending on the extent of the damage.
Inlays, like fillings, are used to fill cavities that have been emptied of dental decay. Unlike fillings, impressions of the cavity are used to create inlays. Once the inlays are prepared using restorative materials such as porcelain or gold, they are fitted to the damaged tooth.
Onlays are fillings that are prepared in the same way as inlays. They are used when the tooth decay has become too large to be treated by a regular filling, but not large enough to warrant a dental crown.
When a patient has lost an entire tooth to decay, dental bridges can be used to fill in the gap left behind. Dental bridges are composed of an artificial tooth attached to adjacent dental crowns. Dental crowns are fitted over healthy teeth, while the artificial tooth fills in the gap.
While tooth decay is a common oral disease, it can be effectively treated in a number of ways. Depending on the size and extent of the decay, your dentist can prescribe fillings, crowns or full dental bridges to treat the damage. The maintenance of bridges, fillings and crowns is hassle-free and easy, and require the same amount of oral care that a patient gives their normal teeth. Regular flossing and brushing will help preserve your bridges, fillings and crowns for years to come, as well as prevent tooth decay from ever happening again.
BROWN’S LIBE DENTAL ORAL HYGIENE
Preventive dentistry the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Like any part of your body, your teeth are susceptible to diseases and risk factors that threaten your dental health. The best safeguards against the threats of tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontal diseases are simple preventative measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making regular appointments to visit the dentist.
It is a well-known fact that cleaning your teeth preserves them, and keeps the worst of tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis at bay. We offer oral hygiene and cleaning services for patients that will further enhance the maintenance of your teeth. A hygienist will scale, clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, and apply fluoride, which will make your teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also be used to reverse the beginnings decay as well. We also educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other behaviours that will promote and maintain good oral health.
Oral cancer is is one of the most common cancers in the world, and perhaps among the most deadly because they are often difficult to detect until it is too late. Because the symptoms of oral cancer in the early stages are similar to symptoms of other minor and less threatening conditions, patients often don’t realize the threat until it reaches its later stages. Oral cancer involves the abnormal and rapid growth of cells in various areas of the mouth such as the lips, gums, cheeks and throat.
During regular appointments, your dentist will also perform x-rays and screenings to see if there are any risk factors that may potentially threaten your dental health. At Brown’s Line Dental, we perform routine visual and in-depth screenings for oral cancer and other diseases. Prior, or after, a cleaning session, we make a thorough assessment of your health and medical history, as well as take x-rays that can reveal any hidden, developing abnormalities.
Visual or in-depth screenings are routine and essential. In the former, we perform a visual inspection of the mouth for signs of oral cancer such as red and white patches, sores, lumps or lesions. In in-depth screenings, dentists will use additional tools to help identify oral cancer such as x-rays and cancer biopsies.
Routine cleaning and dental checkups are vital preventative measures against the worst of oral diseases. Not only do regular checkups allow dentists to help you maintain your dental health, they can identify debilitating diseases such as oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t hesitate to schedule regular dental appointments.
BROWN’S LINE DENTAL IMPLANTS
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Since the implants are integrated into the structure of your bone they also help prevent bone loss and gum recession which may happen as a result of bridges or dentures.
Millions of Canadians suffer from tooth loss caused by gingivitis, tooth decay, excessive tobacco use, periodontal diseases or dental injury. The good news is, contemporary advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to treat tooth loss in several ways, the most ideal of which are dental implants.
Dental implants are an optimal, versatile and permanent solution for patients affected by significant tooth loss. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist installs into your jawbone beneath the gums, and are then used to secure and support dental bridges, dentures and individual replacement teeth. Because they are small, durable and lightweight, dental implants are comfortable, painless and do not disrupt your daily life.
Patients who have a good amount of intact bone beneath their teeth, as well as gums free of periodontal disease are ideal candidates for dental implants. The process of having dental implants installed involves as few as two or three visits to the dentist. Prior to receiving the dental implant, the needs of each individual patient are carefully assessed in order for the dentist to provide dental implant treatment options. The implant is then carefully installed into the bone socket left behind by a missing tooth. During the healing process (which will take several weeks) the implant will bond into the jawbone.
In the meantime, your dentist will create artificial teeth based on impressions taken of your gums and bite. The impression allows your dentist to create teeth that will fit seamlessly and comfortably with the rest of your natural teeth. After your implants are installed, the artificial teeth will be placed over the implants and you will be free to enjoy your favourite foods, speak with eloquence and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Because they are made from titanium alloys, they are durable and require less follow-up visits to the dentist compared to dentures and dental bridges. They are ideal because they allow a patient to enjoy their new and functional teeth without hassle and worry that they might become loose. And just like normal teeth, they require the same amount of dental care, such as flossing and brushing — you’ll feel as if you’ve never lost your teeth in the first place.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes for root canal treatment would be a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
Cosmetic Dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums or bite. It is primarily focused on dental aesthetics in colour, position, shape size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options Include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Inlays/ Onlays
- Therapeutic Botox
- If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your smile because of crooked, damaged or yellowed teeth, then we have excellent news for you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve everything you’ve ever disliked about your teeth, from their colour to their crooked positioning, and give you the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of.Your dentist will use safe and effective techniques that can correct all the flaws that hamper your smile.If you need more information about Cosmetic Dentistry in GTA, contact us today.
Interactive tools to help determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you:
Having stained and discoloured teeth is mildly embarrassing for many at best, and a complete let-down of one’s self-confidence and esteem at worst. White, natural-looking veneers made of thin but durable layers of porcelain or dental composites can be applied to any stained tooth and instantly brighten and whiten your smile.
Bonding helps correct crooked or cracked teeth. During bonding, a composite resin is applied to the damaged or unsightly areas of your teeth before being sculpted to cover up visible gaps and fractures on the tooth surface. They can even be molded to make your crooked teeth appear straighter.
Works exactly as bonding, but without the composite resins. Changes are made on the tooth itself. Your dentist will subtly alter the shape, position and size of your teeth in order to make them appear straight and uniform.
We know teeth. And we know what our patients in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia want from their teeth, which is a dazzling, healthy smile. Contact us today for an appointment, and learn how we can help you get the most out of your smile.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces by using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Canadian Dental Associates recommends children to visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or as soon as they turn one. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintaining good oral health modify habits and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in your late teens or early twenties but may become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or the angle of entry. This procedure can be done safely in the dental office through freezing or sleep dentistry.
We are excited to now offer therapeutic Botox for patients that suffer from chronic TMJ and migraines caused by tension and grinding or clenching.
The benefits of Botox for TMJ include:
- Reduction of Jaw soreness/pain
- Minimize lock jaw
- Reduced tension headaches
- Effective way to relax facial muscles around the jaw