Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jim's Dental Makeover

Jim underwent dental treatment at Dentistry on Dundas to achieve his new smile, which included a new anterior bridge.


1) Why was Jim a good candidate for these procedures?

Jim was an excellent candidate for a porcelain bridge replacing the upper two anterior incisors.
He had a removable denture for many years which served him well. At this point of his life, he was ready to have something that felt and looked more natural. His biting forces were not excessive in this area as well, rendering it an excellent position for a bridge.
2) How did you develop a plan for treating Jim's concerns?

Jim wanted an alternative restoration to replace his anterior teeth for quite some time. He wanted something more comfortable and more "natural" looking. Many options were discussed, including implants. After considering timing and finances, he chose a fixed bridge.


4) How long did the transformation take?

It was simply two appointments. The first was 90 minutes, the second was 45 minutes.

5) What steps do these procedures involve?

During the first appointment, the patient is given a small amount of local anesthetic. The teeth are prepared and scanned with a special computer to create a model whereby the bridge is made. He leaves the first appointment with temporary restorations on the prepared teeth. At the next and final appointment, the bridge is permanently cemented with no anesthetic.
7) Are there any at-home steps Jim should follow after procedures like these?

Jim should practice excellent oral hygiene and visit the dental office for regular follow up recall cleaning appointments. For this particular bridge, as any, the patient is shown how to clean and floss with a special floss threader required for bridge work.

Treatment Completed by Dr. Michelle Lanys


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Readers Choice Award Whitby/Oshawa 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dental Makeover for Michael Penney!

Michael underwent dental treatment at Dentistry on Dundas to achieve his new smile, which included teeth bleaching and four anterior veneers.

1.     Why was Michael a good candidate for these procedures?

Michael had discolouration of his anterior teeth along with misalignment. This cosmetically bothered him for some time so he decided to pursue treatment. After consultation with Dr. Millman and treatment coordinator, Connie, they decided on a plan.

2.     How did you develop a plan for treating  Michael's concerns?

After evaluating the various options he decided on initial teeth bleaching followed by veneers, as this was the most conservative treatment to achieve the maximum results in the shorted time. Michael had a goal of a short time frame for an important event. Based upon Michael's expectations, we determined that all four anterior teeth must be treated in order to achieve the best cosmetic and alignment results.


3.     Was his treatment out of the ordinary?

This is a very common treatment recommendation to achieve an outstanding result in a very short period of time. He could have opted for orthodontic treatment to correct the misalignment, however this would not correct the discolouration and would have required a longer commentment from Michael. Four simple veneers solved both issues in a short period of time.

4.     How long did Michael's transformation take?

Two weeks bleaching his teeth and two consecutive appointments, two weeks apart, for the veneers to be placed.

5.     Is there an ideal candidate for these procedures?

The ideal candidate is always one which is healthy, complies with all appointments and instructions, and of course protects the final prosthesis in keeping all dental maintenance appointments.

6.     Are there any at-home steps patients should follow after procedures like these?
It's essential to maintain the margins of the new restorations, therefore, good oral hygiene is vital, at home and in keeping all regular dental cleanings and check-ups.

Treatment completed by Dr. Steven Millman

Jonathan Mursic                                                        Connie
 5 Axis Lab                                                                Treatment Coordinator