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.
November 15, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, there is hopefully much to smile about. But what if you are reluctant to smile because you don’t like your smile? Then what? Well, a smile makeover could be the solution. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, CA, we offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services to give you a smile you’ll want to share.
A smile may be less than perfect for a variety of reasons, some of them preventable and some unavoidable. Those reason include chips, cracks and decay; staining due to the foods we eat and drink, tobacco or some medications; misalignment, gaps and misshapen teeth. Regardless of what’s making you unhappy about your smile, the dentists at Torbram Dental—Dr. Vince Fava, Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy and Dr. Joseph Hasso—have the training and techniques to create your perfect smile makeover.
For a smile that is stained or discolored there is teeth whitening. Torbram Dental offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening systems. With our in-office treatment, you’ll have a whiter smile in about one hour. On the other hand, our at-home system allows you to whiten in the privacy and comfort of home.
For teeth that are more severely discolored or have chips and cracks there is cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. The bonding procedure repairs mildly cracked or chipped teeth. A composite resin is applied and molded to renew the tooth and is then hardened with a special light.
Porcelain veneers are made of micro-thin layers of dental porcelain and are designed to replicate your natural teeth. Fabricated in a cosmetic dental lab to our exacting specifications, your veneers are bonded to your teeth and will last for years with a bit of tender loving care.
On the other hand, if your gums are the reason you hide your smile, then perhaps a gum graft or gum lift is the answer. A gum graft treats a receding gum line, while a gum lift removes excess gum to make teeth look longer.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule your appointment for a smile makeover or any other dental procedure, call the office of Torbram Dental today. We serve patients in Brampton, Ontario, CA, as well as the surrounding communities of Georgetown, Woodbridge and Mississauga.
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.
January 15, 2014
One of the keys to a healthy smile is healthy gums. Though many people don’t think gums play a crucial role in the health and appearance of your smile, nothing could be more untrue. At Torbram Dental, we understand how your gums can change the look of your smile, and how some people are unhappy with the look of their gums. Because we are away of these things, Drs. Vince Fava and Summer Al Maqdassy is able to offer gum grafting and lifts to their patients.
There are many reasons gums recede, including genetics, gum disease, tobacco use, and brushing your teeth too hard. Even though it may not seem like a big deal, severe gum recession can lead to a number of problems, including jaw bone infection due to harmful bacteria having easy access. Because your gums help keep your teeth in place, excessive gum recession can even lead to tooth loss. With gum grafting, our very talented doctors will be able to replace your missing gum tissue by taking tissue from the roof of your mouth then stitched in place. If your gum tissue is healthy enough, tissue can be removed from that area as well.
Gum lifts are the exact opposite of grafting. Many people complain about having a “gummy” smile, meaning they have too much gum tissue surrounding their teeth. A gum lift is able to lengthen the appearance of your teeth by removing excess gum tissue. Gum lifts are also a good option for people to feel as though their gum line is uneven.
If you feel as though our experienced doctors and team will be able to help you in improving the look of your smile, call our office and make an appointment. We’d be more than happy to help you with whatever you may need!
At Torbram Dental, Drs. Vince Fava Summer Al Maqdassy offer 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.