March 21, 2018
Finding a dentist is easy. There’s probably one within a mile of your home or office. Finding the right dentist is a little more difficult, especially if you’re looking for a dental team to accommodate the oral health care needs of your whole family. If you’re currently searching for the best Brampton family dentist, we invite you to explore all that the Torbram Dental team has to offer. We hope you’ll consider trusting our dedicated dentist and team with all of your family’s dentistry needs. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the things you should look for to ensure you’ve found the best Brampton family dentist.
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.
September 11, 2015
It’s a common question we receive from our patients and the truth is, there is a wrong way to floss teeth. Usually it consists of either not flossing outright or going through the motions. When it comes to your oral health, you shouldn’t be lackadaisical. When your oral health is suffering it can affect other areas of your body. Your overall health is closely linked to oral health, so that’s why it’s so important to first of all floss, but also do it correctly.
When you come to our office in Brampton, ON, you’ll be treated to an array of services that can help your oral health stay in great shape. Part of our dentistry services involve keeping our patients educated on dental practices. Preventive dentistry goes a long way in determining whether or not a patient’s oral health will adequately sustain over time. By practicing good dental hygiene habits like flossing, you’re doing your oral health and smile a favor. Good oral health encourages great overall health and can have you smiling confidently for years to come. Dr. Fava is the Brampton, ON dentist that families from around the area can trust to deliver excellent results.
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!
December 24, 2014
Do you avoid dental visits because of dental drills and needles? For the many patients who suffer from a dental anxiety, the very thought of dental work can send chills down the spine. Most of the time, their fear is derived from the presence of dental tools like drills, needles, or scalpels. Today however, modern dentistry affords the retirement of some of these tools, which have been replaced in many procedures, by the less invasive and pain free dental laser. Laser dentistry has completely replaced the need for these antiquated dental tools in many treatments. To enjoy the benefits of modern laser dentistry, make your next appointment with Torbram Dental. Dr. Fava consistently delivers comfortable, pain free care. Torbram Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brampton, Mississauga, Georgetown, Woodbridge, and the surrounding Ontario communities.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers work by delivering beams of energy in light form. In dentistry, lasers can gently cut away or shape soft tissue. Lasers can also be used to strengthen the bond between a filling and a tooth. For teeth whitening treatment, lasers can enhance the effect of the bleaching agents.
How Is Laser Dentistry Used?
- Treat Periodontal Disease: Lasers can be used to remove diseased gum tissue and reshape the gum line. They can also be used to prevent gum disease from forming. Lasers remove tooth decay from tooth roots by removing the gum tissue covering the decay. They may also be used to decontaminate deep gum pockets that store bacteria.
- Gum Contouring: Lasers can be used in soft tissue crown lengthening procedures to reshape and expose healthy tooth underneath. This procedure may be performed to provide a stronger base for dental restorations, or to cosmetically reshape the gum line.
- Root Canal Therapy: Lasers can easily melt away root canal infection. They can also be used to sterilize the mouth before or during dental treatments.
Why Choose An Ontario Laser Dentistry For Your Dental Care?
- Laser dentistry reduces the need for anesthesia needles
- Laser dentistry helps patients avoid the dental drill
- Laser Dentistry minimizes bleeding and swelling during and after soft tissue procedures
- Laser Dentistry preserves more healthy tooth structure
Research has confirmed the effectiveness of laser dentistry as an alternative to dental drilling. Lasers are more accurate than other tools, and can significantly reduce post- treatment healing times. Although laser dentistry cannot be used with every procedure, it can make a valuable contribution toward your continued care and comfort. Make your laser dentistry appointment with Torbram Dental today. Dr. Fava and his team are highly qualified laser dentistry experts. Torbram Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Brampton, ON, Mississauga, Georgetown, Woodbridge, and nearby areas.
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.
July 10, 2014
Summer is here and it’s time to head outside and enjoy everything the season has to offer, including fun sports and recreational activities with family and friends. With all of this excitement to look forward to, it’s important to keep safety at the forefront of our minds. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, CA, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy want to help keep you and your sports-loving family safe this summer; that is why we offer a variety of general and preventive dentistry solutions, including custom athletic mouthguards.
The Custom-Fit Difference
Unlike the athletic mouthguards you can purchase online or at your local sporting goods store, a customized oral appliance from Torbram Dental is created to precisely fit your unique dentition. This translates to a flawless, comfortable fit that enhances performance during gameplay. The seamless fit allows the player to breathe more efficiently than bulky, over-the-counter mouthguards, and the custom-molded shape offers superior protection from trauma. Children and adults of all ages reap the benefits of a custom sports mouthguard in a variety of activities, including the following:
- Baseball and softball
- Football, rugby, and soccer
- Wrestling, boxing, and martial arts
- Field hockey, ice hockey, and inline skating
- Skateboarding and surfing
- Gymnastics and acrobatics
- Skydiving and skiing
- Water polo
The American Dental Association strongly recommends that individuals of all ages wear a custom mouthguard while engaging in these activities, and our doctors do, too. Call us to learn more about how easy it can be to protect your teeth, gums, and other orofacial features from harm with a sports mouthguard designed just for you.
Protection You Can Trust
Take your game to the next level and protect yourself from orofacial injuries this season with a custom-fit athletic mouthguard from the team at Torbram Dental. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our friendly, experienced staff and experience the difference for yourself. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Brampton, Ontario happily welcomes patients from throughout nearby areas as well, including Woodbridge, Georgetown, Mississauga, and beyond.
June 2, 2014
You brush and floss your teeth every day, so why is it so important to go to the dentist for regular checkups? This is a question that many people ask themselves, wondering why spend the time in the dental chair if you’re already cleaning at home. General dentistry checkups, however, are incredibly important, helping you keep your natural teeth healthy and looking great for a lifetime. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy offer a variety of comprehensive general dentistry services to ensure your lifelong oral health and wellness.
Preventive Care for Sparkling Smiles
At your general dentistry checkups, we will take the time to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have regarding your teeth and gums, making sure that you fully understand any necessary treatments we recommend. Your full exam will include digital x-ray imaging, allowing our team to see any potential problems that may arise before they become more serious. Our thorough cleanings will remove any buildup of plaque along the gum line, thereby greatly reducing your risk of developing periodontal disease.
General dentistry checkups also provide us with the opportunity to perform any preventive measures necessary, including fluoride treatments to fortify tooth enamel and dental sealants to help protect against tooth decay. Our primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and satisfied as we take care of your pearly whites, keeping them that way with a complete range of general and preventive treatments.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Has it been longer than six months since you last visited the dentist? What about the little ones in your family? Biannual preventive checkups help keep your smile looking and feeling its best, so it’s important to remember to schedule yours. Contact us today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy in Brampton, Ontario, CA. We look forward to seeing and serving your beautiful smile! Our practice happily serves patients from throughout Brampton, Woodbridge, Mississauga, Georgetown and more.
July 18, 2013
At Torbram Dental, we are passionate about giving back to our community. This is why we’ve decided to partner with Dentistry From The Heart to provide some free dental treatments to less fortunate members of our local area.
Dentistry From The Heart is a non-profit organization that has been working for fourteen years to help provide dental care to those patients who can’t afford it otherwise. They partner with dentists all over the world to hold special free events each year. This allows dentists the opportunity to give back to their community by volunteering their skills. Everyone deserves to have a health smile.
On August 10th, we will be providing the first 100 patients with their choice of a free filling, extraction or cleaning. This is for people who do not have dental insurance or can’t afford dental visits. We will start registering patients starting at 7:30am, so if you’re interested please arrive early at our Brampton dental office. All patients need to be 18 or older, and since you’ll be waiting outside we recommend you dress appropriately for the weather and consider bringing chairs, blankets or snacks.
This is our first time participating in Dentistry From The Heart, and we will be doing this annually from now on. We’re very excited to be taking part in this worth cause, and can’t wait to help our fellow neighbours smile a little brighter! Hopefully we’ll see you on August 10th.
At Torbram Dental, Dr. Vince Fava offers quality general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to ensure excellent oral health. Our Brampton dental office serves patients from Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.