At Dental Associates we believe in the principles of preventive dentistry and so we work towards preserving your original adult teeth as much as possible. Our all-inclusive family practice includes emergency care, general, pediatric, restorative, cosmetic and special needs dentistry.
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Dental Associates is committed to doing our utmost to preserve your original set of teeth. However, there are times when the condition of the tooth is bad that it requires extraction.
Dental Associates is committed to doing our utmost to preserve your original set of teeth. However, there are times when the condition of the tooth is deemed hopeless and therefore requires an extraction.
Extractions fall into two main categories – simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves the removal of a tooth that is visible above the gum line with dental forceps . The surgical extraction is required when the tooth is not visible above the gum line and involves an incision to the gum and may include the removal of bone as well. Wisdom teeth extraction may fall into this category.
Your dental surgeon will advise you on your replacement options for extracted teeth so that proper functioning and esthetics is restored as quickly as possible. Replacement typically involves the use of dental implants, dentures or bridge work.
Some reasons for tooth extraction may be:
- Severe tooth decay
- Gum (Periodontal disease)
- A badly broken tooth that cannot be repaired
- An abscess (pus that has formed around gums and teeth)
- Crowded teeth
The root canal treatment is the most effective way to treat bacterial infections to the nerve of the tooth due to advanced dental decay, trauma or accident. Without root canal treatment, your tooth will have to be extracted and failing that, the infection may spread to surrounding structures. The treatment is a multi-step process that is administered in 1 or 2 visits depending on the state of the tooth and your circumstances.
Using advanced dental techniques and local anesthetics we can take care of the procedure with minimal or no discomfort.
After the root canal, the tooth is typically restored and protected from future fracture with our high quality dental crowns.
Oral cancer screening is a part of the Dental Associates standard of care for all our patients. Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by dentist to look out for signs of cancer or precancerous lesions in the mouth. Tobacco smokers and heavy alcohol drinkers are at an increased risk for oral cancers. Regular screenings allow for early detection and therefore early interventions. Don’t be caught off guard. Have your oral cancer screening done today.
Teeth cleaning involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth. Our oral cleanings are your first line of defense in helping protect and maintain your brilliant smile and prevent further damage to your teeth at the earliest stage. Regular professional cleanings are an important part of good dental hygiene.
There is fluoride in your toothpaste. But did you know that a dentist grade fluoride treatment has the potential to do much more? Fluoride is administered in gel, foam, varnish or in a highly concentrated rinse. Fluoride treatments promotes strong teeth and prevents cavities by protecting the outer surface of the teeth(Enamel) that has been weakened by plaque. Dentist administered fluoride treatments are a regular part of good dental hygiene
We recommend a full-set of dental x-rays for all our new patients. Don’t worry! Your exposure to radiation is minimal. In fact it is less than you will receive from walking outside on a sunny day.
This is the same as sealants but requires minimal preparation before placement. This procedure does not require anesthetic.
The grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth or molars are known as pits and fissures. These teeth are more difficult to keep clean than those at the front and are therefore more susceptible to decay. Resin coating or sealant (a thin plastic coating placed over the surface of the teeth) is an effective way to prevent tooth decay.Are your children’s teeth protected? Book Appointment Now
Tooth coloured or composite fillings are a contemporary and natural looking solution to treat tooth decay. They are made of composite resin and cause less damage to the healthy tooth than the silver (amalgam) fillings. They also provide an accurate replication of the natural tooth’s appearance and function.
OVER 30+ YEARS & 60,000 SMILES
At Dental Associates with over 60,000+ smile makeovers under our belt; you are guaranteed to leave with a winning smile ultimately transforming your appearance.
Dental Associates corrects common dental problems such as:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Unevenly sized or shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Older dental work
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At Dental Associates you can access the following cosmetic services:
Missing teeth can take away your confidence and make you want to hide your beautiful smile. A dental implant is a permanent restoration used to replace missing teeth that will have you smiling from ear to ear with confidence.At Dental Associates we restore implants with dental crowns.
Dental implants are a tooth-root replacement treatment done by oral surgeons. A bio-compatible insert that mimics the root of the missing tooth is placed into the gum. Your oral surgeon will allow time for the insert and bone to fuse. A dental crown is then added to the implant by your dentist thereby restoring the tooth’s natural form and function. This means you can get back to eating, drinking, speaking and smiling as you did before. Learn More about dental implants
There are several over the counter whitening products on the market. However, professionally administered teeth whitening treatment offers you the safest, most natural, long lasting and sparkling bright smile without any of the challenges associated with the over the counter products.
At Dental Associates, we carefully determine the best tooth whitening shade for you so that your smile is sparkling and bright but most importantly looks natural. Also worth noting is that the strength of the whitening gel administered at Dental Associates is also one to two grades stronger than what is available in the best over-the-counter kit on the market.
You have the option of doing an in office whitening session or at home whitening with your custom made tray and gel which we will provide.
Your bright sparkling smile requires loving care to make it last. Good dental hygiene is essential, along with a visit to your dentist at Dental Associates every 6 months.
Missing teeth can erode your confidence and make you want to hide your beautiful smile. At Dental Associates we restore implants. A dental implant is a permanent restoration that will have you smiling from ear to ear with confidence.
Your chipped or damaged tooth is easily restored with the placement of a custom-designed porcelain crown. Crowns are also used on teeth that have extensive decay or after a root canal. Our crowns are of the highest quality and are digitally matched to your other teeth and so will leave you with a winning smile.
Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or composite that are placed on the front surface of your front teeth to produce a natural finish . This procedure requires minimal preparation and is recommended for patients who wish to fix dental issues such as stained teeth, chipped teeth or gaps between teeth.
Your missing teeth can affect your confidence and alter the alignment of your teeth or your bite. It can affect the shape of your jaw. If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge may be an affordable option for you. It joins adjacent teeth and restores your bite keeping the natural shape of your face. A bridge joins an artificial tooth to existing adjacent teeth.
Full dentures replace and entire row of teeth and can be used on the upper or lower jaw.
Partial dentures replace large gaps of teeth and are therefore used when some of the patients’ natural teeth remain.
Our Cosmetic Flexi Dentures are metal free and designed to be invisible. The gums are available in a variety of shades. It is the most natural and discreet option of the three types available. Flexi dentures feel light and comfortable in the mouth.
Available in full and partial dentures. They are an affordable alternative to metal dentures. They are constructed with a well-fitting base plate that places less stress on the compromised teeth.
COLBALT CHROME DENTURES
These have a metal base to which the teeth are secured by acrylic material
Our dentists and dental hygienist have effective ways of getting your children to fall in love with a good dental care. We love kids and we want them to love Dental Associates too! Follow the tips below and they will look forward to their next visit!
- For the healthiest teeth children should see their dentist from age 6 months to 1year old or from the moment their first tooth has appeared. Whichever comes first.
- Avoid phrases like: “It’s not that bad” or “You may get an injection” when preparing them for their next visit! Don’t encourage children to develop a fear of the dentist.
- If it is an option, please let the parent who is not afraid of the dentist accompany children on their visits.
- To ensure your little ones have the healthiest teeth bring them into Dental Associates for a checkup every 6 months.
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Special needs clients are welcomed at Dental Associates. Whether your challenge is physical or of another nature we are prepared to serve you. Four of our dental surgeons are conversant in Jamaican Sign Language (JSL) and so if you or your loved one speaks JSL you should feel right at home with us.