Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry
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Family Dentistry in North Vancouver
At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we find joy in watching our patients and their families grow up as they come in for their dental appointments year after year. We offer general dentistry for patients of all ages because making sure your whole family’s teeth are taken care of is our top priority!
Family dentistry is very important to us at our North Vancouver dental clinic, particularly working with kiddos because our team believes that proper dental hygiene habits tend to stick for years to come! We love teaching children how to take good care of their teeth while they are young so they can bring their oral hygiene habits with them as they grow up, which can help prevent potential dental issues in the future.
Whether your whole family is new to North Vancouver, or your child is ready for their first-ever trip to the dentist, we want to welcome you all to Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry.
Basic restorative dentistry solutions available at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry include:
- Partial and full dentures to bring new life to your smile
- Aesthetic veneers to recreate the look and feel of natural, well-shaped teeth
- Dental crowns to protect damaged teeth and disguise imperfections
- Dental bridges to fill the gap left behind by missing or extracted teeth
- Composite fillings to combat cavities
- Dental sealants to protect the chewing surface of your teeth from damage
- Dental bonding to build up damaged teeth to their natural shape and style
- Tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal to save your smile
- Inlays and onlays to protect the tops of your teeth
- Night guards and mouth guards to keep your bite from impacting your teeth and jaw
- Root canal therapy to rid your tooth roots of harmful infection
Basic Restorative Dentistry
Being a full-service orthodontics and dental clinic in North Vancouver, our talented team of dental professionals can offer a suite of basic restorative dentistry services to keep your teeth and gums looking radiant and feeling as healthy as ever. After all, we understand the importance of being able to smile, talk, chew and swallow confidently as you go through your daily life.
Revive your Smile with Restorative Dental Solutions in North Vancouver
Achieve the smile of your dreams with full or partial dentures at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry! Whether your smile has been severely impacted by tooth decay or disease, or if you have experienced permanent tooth loss through genetics, poor dental hygiene, or accidental injury, dentures can help you reclaim your confidence by restoring the look and function of your natural teeth.
Full and Partial Dentures in Lynn Valley
When you experience adult tooth loss, no matter the rhyme or reason, the gap(s) left over can severely impact your quality of life. Missing teeth can make it tough to chew, swallow, smile, and even talk normally, which can be both physically taxing and emotionally exhausting. Depending on how many teeth are missing, and the overall health of your gum lines, your North Vancouver dental specialist might recommend a partial denture to fill a small gap or a full denture to rejuvenate your whole mouth.
At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we see teeth of all shapes and sizes come through our North Vancouver dental clinic every day. Many of our patients come in looking for a way to fix their crooked grin, misshapen molars, chipped teeth, or discoloured smile, and we will often recommend porcelain veneers as a cost-effective cosmetic treatment method.
How Veneers Work
Creating and applying porcelain veneers is a process that our talented dentists will typically complete over two appointments after they have determined that veneers would work for you. During your first visit, your dentist will essentially reshape your tooth to make room for the veneer and then make an impression that will create the framework for your custom-crafted porcelain tooth.
Once our dental technicians have created your tailor-made veneer, we will bring you back into the clinic so your dentist can bond your veneer to the original, reshaped tooth to restore the natural beauty of your smile!
Once a tooth is damaged, even something as minor as a chip can grow to become a major dental health issue if left unprotected. At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we offer dental crowns as a durable, aesthetic solution because they are designed to fit the overtop of your natural tooth to protect it from further damage.
Benefits of Dental Crowns in North Vancouver
Dental crowns can restore the natural look and function of chipped or damaged teeth. While many cosmetic dentistry treatments have a similar effect, dental crowns offer a more versatile solution as they can also be used to replace damaged dental implants.
The ceramic barrier a dental crown creates as it wraps around a damaged tooth is as aesthetically pleasing as it is durable and long-lasting. This is why our dental specialists in Lynn Valley recommend dental crowns in many cases where a chipped or damaged tooth needs to be protected. If left exposed, a damaged tooth can crack even further and cause a harmful infection that could lead to full tooth extraction.
When adult tooth loss leaves a gap, your surrounding teeth are at risk of shifting, tilting or crowding into the space. To keep your remaining teeth from going rogue in your mouth, our talented dentists at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry might recommend creating a dental bridge to fill the gap and keep your smile straight.
How a Dental Bridge Protects Your Smile
A dental bridge is a porcelain crown, but it differs from a traditional dental crown because it is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to keep everything in place. Essentially, we will custom craft a full dental crown to fill the gap in your smile. To keep it in place, we will smooth down the teeth on either side to prime them for partial crowns that will “complete the bridge” for your healthiest smile. A dental bridge offers a durable, long-lasting and aesthetic solution for missing teeth.
Remember the excitement of leaving the dentist with a cavity-free badge of honour as a kid? Well, at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we want you to be just as excited about having no cavities as an adult. If you do find yourself in need of a filling, no matter your age, our talented North Vancouver dentists have you covered with durable composite fillings.
Why You Might Need a Composite Filling
We use composite fillings to fill cavities before they wreak havoc on your teeth, gums and roots. Cavities, which are tiny craters caused by tooth decay, can be tricky because, if left untreated, they can grow and invade the tooth pulp. Once a cavity reaches your tooth’s highly sensitive pulp, the infection can become much more painful and often requires a root canal to clear out the infected area.
If you have a cavity, our experienced Lynn Valley dentists will likely fill it using a composite material composed of plastic and ceramic to create a durable and discreet seal over the hole to protect harmful bacteria, food particles and saliva from penetrating deeper into the tooth root.
Think of a dental sealant as the first line of defence against tooth decay and potential cavities. During your annual oral health exam, your dental technician might notice a minor lesion on one of your teeth that isn’t quite a cavity but still opens up the area for potential bacteria to infect the area and cause serious tooth decay.
How a Dental Sealant Works
The goal of a dental sealant is to shield your tooth’s surface from bacteria and germs that could penetrate through the tooth and into the sensitive tooth pulp. Even if the lesion on your tooth is tiny, it only takes a millimetre of space to allow an infection to invade the area, which is why a resin-based dental sealant is beneficial as a preventative dental treatment option. This protective material will fill in any cracks or minor chips in the tooth’s surface to keep it smooth and protected from infection.
If you have a damaged tooth that is affecting your ability to eat, swallow, talk, chew or show off your smile, our talented dental specialists at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry can rebuild your tooth to its naturally stunning shape with a dental bonding procedure. The beauty of dental bonding is that it offers a realistic, long-lasting and aesthetic alternative to more costly cosmetic dental procedures like dental implants or dental crowns.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a minimally invasive, restorative dental treatment that allows us to reshape problematic teeth, without the need for a full crown or implant, depending on the severity of the damage. A dental bond is also an aesthetic option as we can match the bonding material to the colour of your natural teeth, creating a realistic and appealing result that can last many years so you can radiate confidence with every smile.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The thought of having a tooth pulled can be daunting. Whether it is part of your restorative care plan, an unexpected tooth extraction due to injury or infection, or an impacted wisdom tooth giving you grief, our trusted dental professionals at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry will make sure your tooth extraction experience is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Why You Might Need a Tooth Pulled
If you start experiencing tooth pain or discomfort out of nowhere that doesn’t seem to relax over time, we strongly encourage you to book a dentist appointment at our North Vancouver dental clinic so our knowledgeable dental team can find the source of your toothache. Sometimes a full tooth extraction is necessary due to the type of injury, severity of the tooth infection, or how your wisdom teeth are growing in, to protect your mouth from further harm.
At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, your peace of mind is our top priority, and we want every patient to feel at ease when visiting our North Vancouver dental clinic for a tooth extraction. Our compassionate dental team will keep you comfortable every step of the way.
Inlays & Onlays
At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we cannot stress the importance of proper oral hygiene enough, especially as you get older when your teeth slowly start to deteriorate. Many factors can contribute to tooth deterioration, including dental hygiene, regular diet, habits, and lifestyle, but thankfully many restorative and cosmetic dental procedures can help keep your teeth intact for years to come.
How Inlays and Onlays Work
Inlays and onlays are similar to dental sealants and crowns, except that they are primarily applied to the tooth’s chewing surfaces to shield your teeth from breaking down over time. Inlays are purposefully designed to protect the raised ridges between the cusps of the tooth, while onlays sit flat against the very top of the tooth to create a smooth and durable surface. Your North Vancouver dentist might recommend an inlay or an onlay if you have any jagged or uneven tooth surfaces that are more vulnerable to potential damage or deterioration.
Night Guards & Mouth Guards
Night Guards for Overnight Tooth Relief
If you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw or sensitive teeth in the mornings, you might be unconsciously clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth in your sleep without even knowing! Unfortunately, clenching and grinding can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw, which is why it is important to discuss preventative care options with your North Vancouver dentist! If your dentist confirms that clenching or grinding your teeth is the source of your discomfort, they might recommend a custom-fitted night guard to keep your teeth safe overnight.
Mouth Guards for Sports Enthusiasts
If you or your kids play any high-impact sports, it is so important to keep your teeth protected with a custom-tailored mouthguard! At Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry, we will take care to design a mouth guard that fits your unique mouth and teeth structure so you can stay comfortable while protecting your teeth during game time, from the starting whistle to the end-game buzzer.
Root Canal Therapy
There are many preventative dental care options to protect your teeth from harmful infection, but if bacteria and germs do penetrate deep below the surface into your tooth root, our highly skilled dental team at Lynn Valley Orthodontics and Family Dentistry is here to relieve your pain with effective root canal therapy.
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Smile
If your tooth decays down to the root, the infection will reach the sensitive tooth pulp, which can be very painful because that is where many of the nerve endings and blood vessels are housed. A root canal procedure is often necessary to treat this type of infection to evacuate the infected inner tooth pulp while preserving its outer shell to avoid the need for a full tooth extraction.
Root canal therapy is not the least invasive option for restorative care, but you can count on your Lynn Valley dental team to keep you comfortable and calm throughout the procedure. Your dentist will likely apply a local anesthetic for your peace of mind from start to finish.
Did you know that digital x-rays emit 80% less radiation than the traditional x-rays many dental clinics used in the past? Not only do digital x-rays offer a clearer, more precise view of the teeth and jaw but they also offer a safer alternative for oral imaging. Our Lynn Valley orthodontic and dental clinic also uses intraoral cameras to capture digital images of even the most hard-to-reach areas of your mouth so we can accurately make a 360-degree assessment of what’s going on in your mouth.
There are many benefits to using digital x-rays and imaging technology, including:
- We can get a clear and detailed look at your teeth, gums, and jaw to catch imperfections early and avoid costly dental treatments later on.
- Digital impressions can be used to design and produce custom-fitted trays for Invisalign treatments without the need for messy, uncomfortable moulding agents.
- Our dental professionals can use digital x-rays and imaging technology to visibly scan for early signs of oral cancer to catch potential symptoms before it spreads.