Common Procedures

Regular Exams and Cleanings. During your regular exam we will:

  • Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Perform a thorough teeth cleaning

Bonding. Applying composite tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that uses tooth enamel-coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured. Tooth gaps can also be closed. Unlike veneers, which require laboratory work, bonding is done in the dental office.

Bridges and Implants. Bridges and implants are two ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are false teeth anchored in place by neighbouring teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns on the anchoring teeth along with the false tooth in the centre. Dental implants are artificial roots used to support replacement teeth.

Crowns and Caps. Crowns are dental restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken teeth. Dental crowns, often referred to as caps, sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the gum line. 

Dentures. Dentures are prosthetic devices replacing lost teeth. There are two types of dentures – partial and full. Full dentures are often referred to as “false teeth”.

Extractions. A severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted. Permanent teeth may also need to be removed for orthodontic treatment.

Fillings and Repairs. Dental fillings and repairs use restorative materials used to repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma.

Root Canals. Root canals treat diseases or absessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue in the centre. This space is then filled and the opening sealed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We’ve all understood for a long time that a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to speak and smile with confidence. Sadly, many of us also know that defects in our smile can cause us to cover our mouth with our hands, or worse, smile less often.

Today, thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, nobody has to hide a flawed smile. Instead, we have the tools to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, are serious bacterial infections of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. This includes gums, bone and the fibers that support your teeth and hold them in the jaw, known as periodontal ligaments. These bacterial infections can basically destroy your gums as well as the supporting bone that.

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is about being proactive. At our dental practice, we work to prevent dental problems from occurring in the first place. If you already have dental issues, our goal is to treat them so well that they go away.

It has been shown that tooth decay and gum disease take about six months to ‘take root’ if you will. That’s why we recommend scheduling an appointment twice each year for cleaning and dental checkups.

Sedation Dentistry

Patients are often unaware of the techniques that can be used in the dental office to allow your visit to go smoothly. Dr. Dustin M. Deering, offers a sedation dentistry solution designed to make sure you’re comfortable in the chair because there’s never any reason you should feel anxious with Dr. Dustin M. Deering at your side.