Services

 

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Colored Composite Restorations

Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-coloured fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to complete.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges use a series of crowns to replace one or more missing teeth. Our dentists use bridges to fill the space left behind by tooth loss. Bridges are permanently anchored in place and supported by two crowns placed on either side of the gap. Once placed, your bridge will replace the missing teeth, complete your smile, and restore the healthy function of your bite.

Without treatment, the surrounding teeth may drift out of alignment to fill the gap, leading to an improper bite, crooked teeth, and an increased risk of gum disease and TMJ. This can eventually cause lasting damage to your overall oral health.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to repair teeth suffering from damage, decay, or infection. Our dentists recommend crowns to cap the existing structure of the affected tooth. This is done to restore its shape, strength, and function, giving you a complete and healthy smile again. You will be able to care for your crown, just like a natural tooth.

Crowns can also be used in cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, discoloured, or misshapen.

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Cerec

CEREC is a dental innovation that allows patients to get a new crown in one day. Within hours, you can walk out of the dental office with a restored smile. CEREC makes this possible with the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology. It takes accurate and detailed images of your mouth. Then your crown is milled in the office and bonded to your tooth right away.

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Root Canal Therapy

Dental pulp, found in the centre of each tooth contains a nerve that extends from the tooth’s root bringing vital nutrients to the tooth. If a tooth’s pulp is injured, damaged, or infected, the nerve within the pulp will die. Root canal therapy involves the removal of the nerve tissue in the tooth and can save damaged teeth by preserving the tooth in the mouth.

After the root canal is successfully completed, restoring the tooth with a crown is usually highly recommended. Crowning the tooth after a root canal will preserve the tooth’s structure and provide strength for chewing.

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Teeth-Whitening

Teeth Whitening

It’s a proven fact that your smile is one of the first physical attributes someone will notice, which is why we want to help bring brightness, youth, and confidence back to your smile. At Lifetime Dental we offer two different types of whitening to provide the option that works for our patients.

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In- Office Teeth Whitening – For the fastest and most effective whitening, you can visit our office for Zoom Whitening treatment. We will apply a professional-grade bleaching agent to your teeth and use a special light to make the process more efficient and effective. In about an hour, you can leave our office with a smile that is up to 8 shades brighter. This treatment is especially popular for patients with various events coming up like weddings, graduations, interviews, vacations, holiday cards, and more.

At – Home Teeth Whitening – If you want professional strength whitening in the comfort of your own home, we offer custom-made whitening kits for our patients. With this option, we will take impressions of your smile to create personalized whitening trays. Then, you’ll go home and apply our whitening gel to the trays and wear them for about 30 minutes each day. After a few weeks, you’ll begin to notice beautiful whitening. This treatment is not only stronger than in-store products, but it’s also designed to fit your specific smile for the most even and effective results.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are used to correct crooked, chipped, misshapen, and discoloured teeth. In as few as two visits to our office, you can dramatically change the length, shape, or colour of your teeth with custom-made dental veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers can be a long-lasting treatment when placed in a healthy bite with good oral hygiene and regular checkups. Depending on the type of veneer, 10-20 years is possible!

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Bonding with the Bioclear method

Bonding repairs chipped misshapen, discoloured teeth with a white filling material. At Lifetime Dental Dr. Maedel is trained using the Bioclear method for bonding.

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Advantages of Bioclear Matrix Method

  • Costs less than porcelain veneers
  • More durable and long-lasting than traditional dental bonding
  • Minimally invasive than veneers as it does not require scraping off a portion of the tooth enamel
  • Quick, can be completed in a single visit
  • More stain resistant
  • Fixes dark triangles and other tooth irregularities
  • Can be repaired when damaged
  • Creates fuller, stronger teeth

How does Bioclear Work

Bioclear uses patented plastic matrices and composite resin that’s color-matched to your tooth. The clear plastic matrices are placed around the teeth and slightly under your gum. The porcelain, on the other hand, is molded using a warm injection technique. These techniques strengthen the restoration.

The entire treatment is simple and produces a smile that looks natural and complete. The Bioclear Matrix System was developed by Dr. David Clark in 2007. This restorative treatment can rival and even surpass the results that bonding and veneers can deliver.

It gets rid of the unsightly black triangles between the teeth. It helps patients bring back confidence in their smiles.

Dentures

Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures are also referred to as “false teeth” and are an option when you have no remaining teeth. They are held in place with retention/suction which is a result of the patient’s bony ridges and soft tissues. Therefore every patient will have a different result based on their anatomy. Complete Dentures can be customized to reflect what your natural teeth would have looked like in size, shape, alignment, and color or we can create the smile you’ve always wanted!

We recommend new dentures every 5-7 years since as we age and our bodies change so do our mouths which can affect the fit of the denture. Having a properly fitting denture ensures we can still talk, eat and smile.

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Immediate Dentures

When you are transitioning from your natural teeth to dentures the best option is Immediate Dentures. At Lifetime Dental we have streamlined our process to two appointments before you get your new smile. At the first appointment we start the process with an intraoral scan of your teeth and gums. The second appointment we extract your remaining teeth and place your dentures.

This is the best approach to transitioning to dentures as they act as a bandage to help with the healing of the sockets and tissues and allow you to immediately get accustomed to your new teeth. We are always here to support our patients throughout the transition and have structured the appointments with follow ups. As you heal the dentures will become loose and may require adhesives (e.g. denture pastes and gels) before they can be relined at the 5-6 month point once everything has healed.

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Partial Dentures

Cast Partial Dentures
When patients have several remaining teeth that have healthy bone and gums our best option to replace multiple missing teeth with one appliance is the cast partial denture. The cast metal allows us to keep the denture as thin as possible while still being strong. We can also incorporate clasps and retentive features into the cast metal that help the partial anchor to the teeth. There are many different designs and each is customized to the patient’s mouth. Cast partial dentures are ready for the patient in as little as two weeks. The first appointment we scan the patients remaining teeth and gums and two weeks later we have your denture.

All Acrylic Partial Dentures

There are a variety of all acrylic partial dentures we offer. Two of the most popular are NaturalFlex® and Virginia Dentures.

The NaturalFlex® partial is a great option for patients who do not want any metal in their partial denture. The clasps are matched to the shade of the patient’s teeth or gums. NaturalFlex® dentures are biocompatible, non-allergenic and monomer-free. They are remarkably lightweight and yet among the most resistant and stiffest non-reinforced materials. These dentures can be ready for the patient in one week.

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Virginia Dentures are a great denture when a patient has a few remaining teeth. These teeth can be in good periodontal health and help support the denture for years to come. There are silicone gaskets that go around the remaining teeth and help friction grip the denture in place. Virginia dentures are also a great option when patients are not ready to lose all their teeth and want a transitional denture that they can add teeth to as they need to be extracted. Virginia dentures are ready for our patients in one week.

Children’s Dentistry

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Pediatric Examinations and Hygiene

At Lifetime Dental we understand that your child’s initial experience at the dentist will set the tone for a lifetime. Our goal with children is to make every visit a positive and fun memory.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. At Lifetime Dental we are big on education for our patients. We are dedicated to teaching you about the preventive care you can do at home to keep your child’s mouth as healthy as possible.

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In most cases, a dental exam every six months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early. Routine check-ups help ensure that your child’s teeth, bite and gums stay healthy through their formative years and into young adulthood.

We also do routine cleanings on our pediatric patients, getting the tartar and build-up that your child can’t reach so your child can have a healthy mouth. During this time we also look for any problem spots or talk to you about better preventive care, if needed.

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Sealants

Once your child has permanent molars, the dental or dental therapist may suggest sealing them to protect them from cavities. A sealant is a kind of plastic that is put on the deep grooves on the chewing surface of the molars. The plastic seals the tooth and makes it less likely to trap food and germs, making it less susceptible to decay.

Pediatric Restorative Dentistry

When children’s teeth require treatment we will tailor a specific treatment plan for your child together with you based on their treatment needs and your desires. We offer many treatment options including Silver Diamine Fluoride Application, composite fillings, stainless steel crowns, pulpotomy treatment, sealants, and space maintainers.

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The Healthy Start Program

What is Healthy Start

The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth WITHOUT braces. HealthyStart® is rooted in 54 years of research and experience and has treated over 4 million children around the world. The system straightens teeth without the price tag of braces and does more than traditional orthodontic aligners. The HealthyStart® System consists of a series of appliances that address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, which 9 out of 10 children are affected by. These symptoms often go misdiagnosed or untreated and worsen with age. HealthyStart® aims to address these symptoms early on so that they can be solved naturally.

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The HealthyStart® System features a series of appliances that are customized to your child’s needs, depending on their age, as well as the issues you intend on addressing.

These appliances address a range of symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, such as mouth breathing, inability to focus, academic challenges, bedwetting, snoring, nightmares, underdeveloped jaw, underdeveloped airway, and more.

At Lifetime Dental we offer free Healthy Start Consultations. For more information please visit www.thehealthystart.com

Surgical Dentistry

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Extractions

If you need a tooth extracted you can trust the caring dental professionals at Lifetime Dental.

Our team will do everything we can to repair and restore your teeth in cases of decay, injury, or infections. However, we do understand that extractions are sometimes necessary and the best option for your overall oral health. We offer safe, gentle, and affordable extractions to our patients.

At Lifetime Dental we offer simple, surgical, and wisdom teeth extractions.

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Bone Grafting

At Lifetime Dental we frequently recommend a bone graft at the same time as tooth extraction, especially if a dental implant has been chosen as a replacement option. This is referred to as a ridge preservation graft, as it is placed directly into the socket immediately at the time of tooth removal. The bone grafting material keeps the boney walls from caving in, providing a firm, solid foundation for a dental implant in the future.

A ridge preservation graft can also be beneficial If you plan on placing a bridge over the extraction site. Without a graft, the tissue will resorb over time, creating a space between the ridge and the bridge. This space can be unesthetic if the bridge is at the front of the mouth and can also catch food in the space.

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Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. An alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures may be dental implants. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard and best option to replace missing teeth.

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A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Multiple implants can also be placed to anchor an implant bridge or components to stabilize dentures.

Dr. Maedel is trained in placing and restoring dental implants and places and restores many dental implants at Lifetime Dental. In more complex cases she works alongside a dental specialist who has further training in this surgical area. Specialists who place implants are periodontists and oral surgeons. When Dr. Maedel collaborates with a specialist the specialist will place the implant/implants in the jaw bone and then when healed Dr. Maedel will place the final implant crown, implant bridge or whatever implant prosthesis has been planned.

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Hygiene and Preventive Dental Services

Comprehensive Dental Examinations

The Lifetime Dental team provides comprehensive exams and checkups to give our patients a complete understanding of their overall oral health.

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Our comprehensive exams consist of:
-Head and neck exam to check for signs of infection, cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
-Soft tissue oral cancer screening.
-Digital x-rays. Digital X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows us to diagnose decay and other concerns that aren’t visible during your visual exam.
-We will check your teeth for decay, wear, and breakage.
-We will assess your bite and the alignment of your teeth.
-We will assess the health of your gums and periodontal status.
-We will review your medical history as many conditions and medications have dental relationships.

At Lifetime Dental we recommend regular dental examinations so we can be proactive and fix problems early on and help you keep your mouth and body as healthy as possible.

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Comprehensive Periodontal Program

Our team at Lifetime Dental is proud to offer a comprehensive dental hygiene program for our patients.

You may refer to your dental hygiene appointments as “just a cleaning.” The truth is there is so much more than just teeth cleaning that occurs during these visits. Good oral health starts with the basics of dental hygiene. While flossing and brushing regularly are an excellent start, they are not a substitute for a professional dental cleaning with a registered dental hygienist.

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We sometimes hear “nothing hurts, so my teeth are fine.” Unfortunately, pain is not a very good indicator of oral health. In fact, by the time pain presents itself problems are often much worse (and more costly!) than they would have been if addressed earlier.

Your periodontal health is the foundation for your overall oral health. If you have stages of gum disease such as swollen bleeding gums, tartar buildup, bone loss, and loose teeth, this doesn’t make a very strong foundation for restorative work. You could spend a lot of money on restoring your teeth then potentially lose your teeth from periodontal disease. The key to good oral health is prevention and regular visits with the dental hygiene team.

At Lifetime Dental we have several excellent registered dental hygienists on our team. These hygienists take a detailed health and dental history and use diagnostic tools to measure the health of your gums and bone and develop a tailored periodontal treatment plan based on your needs. The dental hygienists are not only here to clean your teeth, but also to give you detailed information on your home dental care. They are able to evaluate each patient’s needs and provide instructions accordingly.

The frequency of dental hygiene visits depends on each patient’s particular needs as every patient is different. Some patients have systemic health conditions that put them at a higher risk of periodontal disease and some are simply more prone to having dental issues, making it necessary for them to see a dental professional more often. Generally, our patients have professional dental cleanings every six months. While this is ideal for most people, some will need to come in every three months and others will only need to come in every 12 months.

Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic mouthguards have been shown to reduce trauma to teeth, gums, and the surrounding jawbone, as well as decrease injury to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and the intensity and number of head concussions. Mouthguards also reduce the pressure and bone deformation of the skull when a force is directed to the chin.

At Lifetime Dental we offer custom-fitted athletic mouthguards. They are created from an impression of the person’s teeth and gums and are considered to provide the best protection due to their close fit, comfort, and shock absorption effect.

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Dental Splints and Night Guards

A dental splint also called a nightguard, protects your teeth as you sleep. Many patients suffer from a condition called bruxism, which is a sleep disorder that causes you to unconsciously grind or clench your teeth at night. This is usually due to an unbalanced bite, stress, or anxiety.

When bruxism is left untreated, it can cause facial pain, headaches, earaches, pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (TMJ) and surrounding muscles, worn down teeth, and broken teeth and fillings.

At Lifetime Dental we offer different options for dental splints depending on the needs of our patients. The dental splints we offer are all custom-made and manufactured from a digital scan of your teeth. No more gooey and gaggy dental impressions are needed!

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Our comprehensive exams consist of:
-Head and neck exam to check for signs of infection, cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
-Soft tissue oral cancer screening.
-Digital x-rays. Digital X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows us to diagnose decay and other concerns that aren’t visible during your visual exam.
-We will check your teeth for decay, wear, and breakage.
-We will assess your bite and the alignment of your teeth.
-We will assess the health of your gums and periodontal status.
-We will review your medical history as many conditions and medications have dental relationships.

At Lifetime Dental we recommend regular dental examinations so we can be proactive and fix problems early on and help you keep your mouth and body as healthy as possible.

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Summer Practice Hours

Effective July 1 - August 31:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30AM - 3:30PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 2:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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