Teeth Whitening & Dental Implants in Whitby, ON
Meadowglen Dental Care is a patient-centered practice that is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. We respect your time by offering evening and weekend appointments. We work with you in order to give you the dental treatment you deserve. Our team works to provide affordable, accessible dental care and will work with you to make sure you receive the services you need, while remaining within budget. Let us restore that bright, radiant smile today!
Over time, teeth can become discolored and stained from the food and drinks we consume. However, we can help you restore them to their original bright white color with our in-office whitening system.
Veneers are thin, layered shells of porcelain or composite that is placed over the tooth. These are used to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven spacing, discoloration, chips, and cracks.
Implants are another option for replacing missing teeth due to tooth decay, root canal failure, gum disease, or other ailments. Dental implants are anchored to the jaw bone, which take three to six months to heal, after which a crown restoration is applied.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns, or caps, are a common dental restoration that protects cracked teeth and helps keep the functionality of the tooth and bite. Crowns are usually necessary after root canal therapy. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and require shaping the teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are placed on the two adjacent teeth, a false tooth is placed between the two crowns to fill the space, creating a bridge.
Opalescence is provided by us in prefilled, disposable trays, allowing you to whiten on the go. The trays are made of a special material that comfortably adapts to your smile. Opalescence Go is an affordable, more effective alternative to over-the-counter whiteners.
Gum disease is a condition impacting the tissues surrounding the tooth. Warning signs include bleeding gums during brushing, bad breath, sensitive and swollen gums, and loose or shifting teeth. We can help tailor a treatment plan for you to keep your gums and entire mouth healthy!
White fillings, or composite fillings, are tooth-colored plastic fillings used to restore teeth from decay. These specific fillings don’t darken the tooth over time like amalgam (metal fillings) can.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
A highly individualized treatment, this dental health plan optimizes the teeth, gums, and bite by examining every tooth and replacing or restoring using a combination of dental services.
Digital X-rays use sensors rather than photographic film. The benefits to this method are the patient is exposed to significantly less radiation and results can be saved electronically.
The Canary System
What is The Canary System and what does it do?
The Canary System is a low-power, pulsating laser that uses infrared sensors to detect subtle changes in heat and light (less than 1 degrees Celsius) to examine for the presence of tooth demineralization (structural breakdown) and early dental decay. It can find decay in areas that are undetectable to the eye, up to 5mm below the tooth surface, and in areas that are difficult to detect with dental x-rays.
How will The Canary help me with my oral health?
The Canary System allows your dental professional to quantify tooth demineralization (breakdown) and decay much sooner than when it could be detected by dental x-ray. If demineralization or decay is identified, they will use their expertise to determine whether the area can be remineralized (healed) or restored (i.e., filling). When decay is caught early, it allows for a smaller and less costly restoration. The Canary System can also help to identify advanced and subsurface decay that might have otherwise gone undetected using visual inspection or dental x-ray, preventing the need for more costly root canals or crowns.
Does it hurt?
No, The Canary System is safe, pain-free, and non-invasive. A handpiece or wand is simply held steady on your tooth for 5 seconds during the scan. Next, you will hear your Canary Number. The Canary Number will be explained to you by your dental health professional, which will help you understand the findings and possible treatments.
Does The Canary Use Radiation?
No, there is no radiation. The Canary uses a low-powered laser that is non-invasive and not harmful.
How long will the Canary scan take?
A Canary scan takes just seconds for each area being examined. Your dentist and hygienist will determine which areas to scan at each visit; the total time involved is usually 3-5 minutes. Occasionally, they may suggest for you to return for a more detailed scan to provide additional information.
How much is it going to cost?
Typically the Canary Scan is performed as part of a new patient or routine hygiene exam without additional cost. From time to time, your dental professional may suggest more detailed scanning and would discuss fees with you at that time.
Are there any risks to having a Canary Scan?
None. It is safe, pain-free and non-invasive and provides early detection of tooth demineralization
(breakdown) and decay. In fact, there are huge benefits to a Canary Scan…you can be confident that issues are caught early, saving tooth structure and money in the long run.