If you want a whiter more brighter smile but have stained teeth caused by everything from tea and coffee to soft drinks and tobacco, you’ll be happy to know that our office can help. Our practice offers a variety of professional-grade teeth whitening solutions, including customizable teeth whitening kits you can do in the convenience of your own home. If your teeth are looking dull, or you’re ready to rid yourself of the stains that have made you feel self conscious or embarassed for too long, contact us today for a consultation.
dr. pamela wigle Family Dentistry provides comprehensive mercury free and amalgam-free dentistry. Restorative dentistry seeks to repair or replace damaged or carious natural teeth in order to return your mouth to full functional and aesthetic balance. The restorative work can range from simple fillings and crowns to more complex root canal therapy and tooth replacement implants. No matter what stage of restorative care your teeth require, we can offer solutions through comprehensive treatment plans with dr. pamela wigle and/or a select group of local specialists in the London area.
Composite Tooth Restorations
If the thought of unsightly metal fillings leaves you less than thrilled, you’ll be happy to know that dental science has made many advances since metal fillings were invented. If you need a cavity filled dr. pamela wigle Family Dentistry can use strong composite resin that looks much more natural and is much less noticeable than a metal filling. Composite restorations provides the peace of mind concerning the mercury found in amalgam restorations. When choosing to remove an amalgam restoration the use of rubber dam isolation is ideal to establish isolation and remove the amalgam with little to no ingestion of fine debris.
Twice-daily brushings and regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, but a healthy mouth and beautiful smile require routine general and preventive care. Our practice offers general care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings. Our preventive hygiene services include updated medical history, oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum disease) treatments, evaluation of gingival health and bone levels, fluoride application if applicable, oral hygiene instruction and much more. All designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. Contact our office to schedule an exam and professional cleaning or consultation.
An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material, are disigned to slide over the teeth, look incrediably natural, are long-lasting and are relatively easy to apply.
If the thought of unsightly metal fillings leaves you less than thrilled, you’ll be happy to know that dental science has made many advances since metal fillings were invented. If you need a cavity filled Pamela Wigle Family Dentistry can use strong composite resin that looks much more natural and is much less noticeable than a metal filling. Composite restorations provides the peace of mind concerning the mercury found in amalgam restorations. When choosing to remove an amalgam restoration the use of rubber dam isolation is ideal to establish isolation and remove the amalgam with little to no ingestion of fine debris.
Dr. Pamela Wigle Dentistry located in the heart of downtown London, practices general, family & cosmetic dentistry. Family Dentistry provides careful planning for teeth replacement options that may include complete dentures or partial dentures. In times of complex cases, collaboration with denturists and prosthodontic specialists may be the recommended or ideal treatment route. This is determined on an individual basis meeting the specific needs of the patient and their circumstances.
Gum disease doesn’t spring up overnight, it progresses slowly and chronically, in many cases, you may not even realize you have it. Left untreated gum disease can lead to larger issues, including tooth loss. Should your dental visit indicate the presence of gum diseae, our office will develop an appropriate treatment plan depending on the disease’s severity. Our office may recommend more comprehensive therapies that move beyond the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. Curettage or root-planing may be suggested with specific medications administered at the disease site.
Curettage is the procedure where diseased soft tissue is removed from around the tooth. Removing diseased tissue allows proper healing to occur by removing a source of chronic infection.
Root-planing involves removing and smoothing microscopic amounts of the tooth’s root surface. Once complete you are left with a clean, bacteria reduced surface that promotes optimal healing of the soft tissue surronding it.
Often currettage and root planing are done at the same time by our skilled hygienist. Local anaesthetic is often suggested and used as a way to minimize discomfort. Over your next several visits, we will assess the current state of gum disease and determine if additional steps are necessary. We may recommend a consultation with a periodontist who specializes in gum disease-related surgery.
Each of our teeth contains a long thin canal of dental pulp – which provides the tooth with nutirents and nerves – that extends down to the tooth’s root tip. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves and blood supply die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth will require extraction. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. It is standard recommendation in posterior teeth that following root canal therapy that the tooth be prepared for full cuspal crown coverage. In many cases the tooth’s root anatomy can be very complex and the need for a referral to an endodontic specialist may be necessary and strongly recommended for treatment success.
In the most extreme or necessary cases, teeth are recommended for extraction. Teeth are extracted for a number of different reasons but always as a last resort when restoration or a good long term prognosis can’t be provided. For instance, teeth may be extracted because the tooth has fractured and is unrestorable, the roots are damaged beyond repair, gum and bone structure surronding the tooth is periodontally hopeless, acute or chronic abscess where root canal therapy is not a viable treatment option. At our office it is always our goal to keep patient’s teeth healthy and functioning, but at times of loss we can discuss replacement of missing teeth with implants, bridges or dentures.
Unlike fillings or crowns that are bonded to the tooth, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone below the gum line. Implants replace missing teeth by supporting single crowns or may support fixed or removable prosthesis such as bridges or dentures. After the implant is placed there is a healing time called ossteointegration, where the bone grows and integrates to the implant surface for support. Following that healing time of approximately 2-3 months an artificial natural looking tooth crown or bridge or removable denture prosthesis is attached to it. Implant dentistry provides an alternative to tooth replacement by a conventional bridge or partial denture. Implants can also provide great support of complete or partial dentures. dr. pamela wigle Children & Kids Dentist , family dentistry by london works closely with prosthodontic specialists and oral surgeons in the community for implant placement, while restoring in the comfort of your family dental clinic or in collaboration with a denturist.