Safavi Dental Clinic, Pickering, ON https://www.drsafavi.ca/ en Full Mouth Restoration in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/full-mouth-restoration-pickering <span>Full Mouth Restoration in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Sun, 11/01/2020 - 18:41</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Full mouth restoration is a family of treatments that we use for patients who have multiple dental health issues. The treatment consists of a combination of different procedures, depending on individual needs, with the ultimate goal of restoring the patient’s overall dental health. Treatments may include:</p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Periodontal therapy to address issues affecting the gums.</strong></p></li> <li><p><strong>Root canal treatments to repair teeth that have been damaged and are at risk of infection.</strong></p></li> <li><p><strong>Veneers to cover the visible surface of damaged teeth to improve their appearance.</strong></p></li> <li><p><strong>Dental bridges to replace missing teeth.</strong></p></li> <li><p><strong>Dental crowns to restore a chipped or cracked tooth.</strong></p></li> <li><p><strong>Implants to restore missing teeth or support bridges and dentures.</strong></p></li> </ul> <p>Each patient has their own needs and circumstances, so the treatment will be tailored to their individual needs. Full mouth restoration is usually a long-term treatment that takes place over several appointments.</p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">To discuss whether you may be a candidate for full mouth restoration, call our office today.</a></p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/electric_toothbrush"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 00:41:48 +0000 admin 60 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Sports Guards and Night (bite) Appliances </li> https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/sports-guards-and-night-bite-appliances <span>Sports Guards and Night (bite) Appliances &lt;/li&gt;</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/09/2020 - 14:53</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">It’s important to protect your mouth from injury. Two common causes for damage to the teeth are sports injuries and nighttime grinding. Custom made sports guards and bite appliances prevent this damage, and they are designed to fit your mouth comfortably.</p> <h2>Bite Appliances</h2> <p>Bruxism, or nighttime grinding, can cause chronic jaw pain, misaligned teeth, and damage to the enamel of your teeth. A bite appliance fits over your teeth and keeps your jaws from moving while you sleep.</p> <h2>Sports Guards</h2> <p>Sport guards protect your mouth from injury while you play sports. While guards are vital for high-impact sports like hockey, any sport has the potential for impact to your jaw. The guard absorbs the force of the impact and protects your teeth. Our custom-made guards fit comfortably and securely without slipping or shifting while you play.</p> <p>Contact our office today to learn more about guards and appliances or to book a consultation.</p> </div></div> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 19:53:40 +0000 admin 57 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Preventative Dentistry in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/preventative-dentistry-pickering <span>Preventative Dentistry in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:32</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">If you brush at least twice a day and floss daily, you’re already taking good care of your teeth. However, brushing and flossing may not be enough to protect your teeth and gums from damage. Regular oral hygiene appointments and dental exams are a vital part of preventative dentistry. </p> <h2>Oral Hygiene</h2> <p>Brushing and flossing at home will remove food particles and plaque from your teeth, but it doesn’t remove plaque above the gumline or tartar buildup. During an oral hygiene appointment our hygienist will remove this plaque and tartar and clean your teeth to remove stains. We may also recommend fluoride varnish to give your teeth an extra level of protection against cavities.</p> <p>The hygienist can also assist you with brushing and flossing by showing you how to improve your brushing habits or advising you on what kind of toothbrush to use.</p> <h2>Dental Exam</h2> <p>Regular dental exams let us get a better understanding of your dental health over time, and they also let us detect and monitor problems so they can be treated before they become serious. We may also use X-rays to assess the health of your mouth above the gum line.</p> <h2>Oral Cancer Screening</h2> <p>We provide oral cancer screening as part of regular dental exams. This allows for early detection and treatment of this dangerous cancer.</p> <p>Oral cancer affects thousands of Canadians. It has a variety of causes, although it has been linked to frequent consumption of alcohol and smoking. Left untreated, it can become serious and even potentially fatal. The good news is that early detection and treatment improve the chances of successful recovery, so it’s important to have an oral cancer screening at least once a year.</p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">When was your last oral hygiene appointment? You should have your teeth cleaned and examined at least once a year. Call us today to make an appointment.</a></p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/electric_toothbrush"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:32:23 +0000 admin 53 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Sedation Dentistry in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/sedation-dentistry-pickering <span>Sedation Dentistry in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:30</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Some of our patients are more sensitive to dental treatment and can experience anxiety during their appointment. We provide optional nitrous oxide sedation to help patients remain calm and relaxed. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas) produces a mild to moderate level of sedation that quickly wears off when the treatment is over. You will be able to drive home after your appointment.</p> <p>If you are anxious about your dental appointment, let our front desk staff or your dentist know prior to your treatment.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:30:23 +0000 admin 52 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Endodontics in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/endodontics-pickering <span>Endodontics in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:27</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Each tooth contains a tiny hollow space called the canal, and inside the canal is a bundle of soft tissue and nerves called the pulp. The pulp is normally protected by the tooth, but if the tooth is damaged, the pulp can become infected. This infection can spread to other parts of the tooth and can cause a dangerous abscess around the tooth’s root. To treat this infection, prevent further reinfection, and save the tooth we usually recommend root canal treatment.</p> <h2>How does root canal treatment work?</h2> <p>Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp from the tooth. To do this, we drill a small hole in the tooth and extract the pulp. Then we disinfect the inside of the tooth to keep it from getting infected, and we close the hole with a filling. After the tooth is treated, we restore and protect it with a dental crown.</p> <h2>Aren’t root canals painful?</h2> <p>With modern anesthesia and treatment techniques, most root canals are no more painful than getting a tooth filled.</p> <p>Regular dental exams are the best way to detect a damaged or compromised tooth. Call us today to make an appointment.</p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:27:44 +0000 admin 51 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/non-surgical-gum-therapy-pickering <span>Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:24</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Non-surgical gum therapy consists of periodontal treatments to keep your gums healthy and free from infections. Gum disease can appear with little warning, and it can exist without symptoms. Unfortunately, it can also be a serious condition with potential impacts on your oral and general health. Here are some of the procedures we use to keep your gums healthy.</p> <h2>Frenectomy</h2> <p>Frenectomy is the treatment for the condition known as “tongue-tied,” where the connective tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too tight. We treat the condition by reducing or removing the tissue and relieving the tension.</p> <h2>Scaling and Root Planing</h2> <p>If we can’t remove plaque and tartar through regular oral hygiene, we may recommend the use of scaling and root planing. This treatment begins with the removal of plaque and tartar above the gum line using special tools. Root planing treatment follows - this treatment improves the condition of the tooth root’s surface so the gums will reattach to the teeth.</p> <h2>Extractions</h2> <p>Sometimes a tooth can’t be saved, and it will need to be extracted to protect the gums and other teeth. Extractions can also be performed as part of orthodontic or denture treatment. If a tooth is extracted because it is damaged or infected, we will recommend a replacement such as a bridge or dental implant. </p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">The best way to prevent gum infections and disease is to come for regular dental examinations and cleaning. Call us today to make an appointment. </a></p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:24:54 +0000 admin 50 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Family Dentistry in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/family-dentistry-pickering <span>Family Dentistry in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:20</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">We’ve been practicing dentistry in Pickering for over 30 years, and over that time we’ve come to know generations of our patients and their families. You can trust your family’s dental health to us. Our dedicated team places a high focus on education and preventative care, and we’re committed to giving your family the best care possible.</p> <h2>Children</h2> <p>Education and prevention are the cornerstones of our children’s dental services. We help your children learn to brush and floss properly, the importance of a good diet, and how to protect their teeth from damage. <p> <p>We also provide preventative services to keep their teeth and gums free from decay and infection. This includes regular cleaning and fluoride treatments, combined with dental sealants to protect their molars from cavities.</p> <h2 class="videoheader">Kids Dental Tips</h2> <div class="row mb-4"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/kids_tips/flossing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/kids_tips/ready_to_brush"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/kids_tips/loose_tooth"></div></div> </div> <h2 class="videoheader">Baby Dental Tips</h2> <div class="row mb-4"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/baby_tips/first_visit"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/baby_tips/pacifier_use"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/baby_tips/oral_care"></div></div> </div> <h2 class="videoheader">More Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-4"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/kids_zone/ricky_first_visit"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kids/kids_zone/ricky"></div></div> </div> <h2>Seniors</h2> <p>Seniors have changing dental care needs. Many seniors are keeping their natural teeth longer, so continued oral hygiene is an important part of dental care. We can help seniors and caregivers with learning how to brush and floss and provide basic oral hygiene care.</p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">Contact us today to book an appointment. We look forward to caring for you and your family!</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:20:59 +0000 admin 49 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Cosmetic Dentistry in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/cosmetic-dentistry-pickering <span>Cosmetic Dentistry in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:13</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Many of us would like to have a more beautiful smile. We can give nature a little help with cosmetic dental treatments to make your smile brighter, straighter, and more aesthetically pleasing, whether you’re 18 or 80.</p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="cosmetic/beautiful_smile/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="cosmetic/beautiful_smile/shape"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="cosmetic/beautiful_smile/details"></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="col-12"> <h2>Veneers</h2> <p>A porcelain veneer is designed to be placed over the exterior of a tooth to change its appearance. It can be used to cover stains and chips, to correct misalignment, and to make the tooth appear straighter.</p> <p>Veneer placement usually requires the removal of a small amount of enamel prior to the placement of the veneers. Placement is usually done in a two-stage process. In the first step, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to a dental laboratory to be used to produce the veneers. In the second step, the veneers are cemented in place on your teeth. </p> <h2>Lumineers</h2> <p>Lumineers are very thin veneers that can be placed without removing enamel or the use of local anesthetic. Ask your dentist if you may be a candidate for Lumineers.</p> <h2>Contouring and Bonding</h2> <p>Contouring and bonding treatments are used to reshape a tooth or remove chips and stains. Contouring is the removal of tiny amounts of enamel using special tools, and bonding is the use of dental resin to cover an area of a tooth. With these treatments we can change the appearance of a tooth that doesn’t require veneers or cosmetic crowns.</p> <h2>Ceramic Crowns</h2> <p>Very damaged, discoloured, or misshapen teeth can be enhanced with a ceramic cosmetic crown. These crowns are designed to resemble one of your natural teeth almost perfectly.</p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">Contact our office to learn more about our cosmetic treatments or to make an appointment.</a></p> <h2 class="videoheader">More Related Videos</h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="cosmetic/procedures/veneers"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cosmetic/home_whitening"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:13:41 +0000 admin 48 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Dental Restoration in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/dental-restoration-pickering <span>Dental Restoration in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:10</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">Your teeth can sustain a lot of damage over time from wear and tear, decay, or injuries. When damage to a tooth occurs, we use dental restoration treatments to restore its appearance and function. We provide a full range of restorations, including fillings, crowns, and bridges.</p> <h2 class="videoheader">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/crown"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/filling"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/inlay_onlay"></div></div> </div> <h2>Fillings</h2> <p>A filling restores the parts of your tooth that are affected by damage. This includes not only cavities, but other damage caused by injuries or erosion. Filling treatment involves preparing the tooth for the filling, placing the filling material, and adjusting the filling to restore your natural bite.</p> <p>We provide tooth-coloured composite fillings that match the natural colour of your teeth. We may also recommend traditional amalgam fillings, depending on your individual situation. </p> <h2>Crowns</h2> <p>A dental crown, or “dental cap” is used to completely cover the visible part of a damaged tooth. Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials depending on the repairs that are needed and your preferences.</p> <p>To place a crown, we prepare the tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. Once the tooth is prepared, we take an impression or digital scan, have the crown produced, and cement it in place to restore your smile. We provide traditional crowns and same-day crowns that can be placed in a single appointment.</p> <h2>Same Day Crowns</h2> <p>Our same day crowns let you get a permanent dental crown in a single appointment, without the need for impression trays or a temporary crown. To produce a same day crown, we take a digital scan of your teeth and then use our in-house system to produce the permanent crown from ceramic. In most cases we can scan your tooth and place the new crown in a single appointment.</p> <h2>Inlays & Onlays</h2> <p>Inlays and onlays are restorations similar to fillings, but they are produced outside the mouth in a dental laboratory or CEREC system. They are used for teeth where a stronger restoration is needed. They’re often used to restore the strength and function of molars where a large filling may crack or fracture under biting pressure. Once the inlay or onlay has been produced, it is bonded to the tooth with dental adhesive.</p> <h2>Bridges</h2> <p>A dental bridge is restoration that is designed to bridge the gap left by one or more lost teeth. The bridge contains one or more artificial teeth called “pontics,” that replace the lost tooth or teeth, and two dental crowns that are placed on the teeth on each side of the gap. Bridges can also be designed to be placed on dental implants. </p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">Do you have a damaged or missing tooth? Contact our office to make an appointment to discuss restoration options.</a></p> <h2 class="videoheader">More Related Videos</h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/crown_lengthening"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:10:36 +0000 admin 47 at https://www.drsafavi.ca Emergency Dentistry in Pickering https://www.drsafavi.ca/services/emergency-dentistry-pickering <span>Emergency Dentistry in Pickering</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:06</span> <div><div class="maincontentbox"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12"> <h1 class="display-4 mb-2"></h1> <p class="display-5 mb-2">We provide emergency dental care for urgent issues such as a broken tooth, filling, or crown, severe toothaches, and other injuries and conditions. We try to see emergency patients on the same day they call. For many dental injuries, such as a knocked out or broken tooth, it’s important to get emergency care as soon as possible to increase the chances of saving the tooth.</p> <p><a href="/node/54" class="contactlink">If you have a dental emergency, call our office right away to make an emergency appointment.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:06:19 +0000 admin 46 at https://www.drsafavi.ca