Invisalign is an orthodontic device that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to traditional wire braces. These virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. However, not all patients are suitable for Invisalign treatment. Only a licensed Invisalign trained provider can determine if you will be a suitable candidate. Maple Dental Clinic is a Preferred Invisalign Provider in Edmonton, feel free to discuss with our dentist if you are a suitable candidate today.
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to brush, floss, eat and drink anything other than water. As you advance your aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, day by day, week by week — until they have straightened to their designed final positions. Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal will see you about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages about 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. Please ask Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal during your orthodontic consultation for more detailed explanations.
Mouthguards – Nightguards, Sportsguards
If you function from day to day with an athletic lifestyle, it’s important to take extra measures to protect yourself from needless injuries. In fact, injuries to the mouth are one of the most commonly occurring. Maple Dental Clinic, located at 4444 36 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 3S1, offers our patients high-grade performance mouthwear and various sports mouthguards to keep you protected while you’re competing.
Our mouthwear is customized to your unique mouth’s traits, enhancing comfort and protection. Utilizing patented Bite Tech technology, our mouthwear prevents teeth from clenching and grinding against one-another. By keeping your jaw and facial muscles relaxed, you’re able to perform to the best of your abilities, while you’re giving it all you have, out on the field.
Regardless if you enjoy high contact sports, such as football, hockey, and rugby, or non-contact sports, like soccer, baseball and tennis, our protective sports mouthwear offers enhanced protection and performance.
Dentures are divided into two main categories: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are designed to replace the teeth in an entire arch when all the teeth are missing.
Partial dentures are used when there are still teeth present in the arch.
Complete and partial dentures can provide patients with a functional replacement when teeth have been lost.
Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base to imitate gum tissue, and the teeth that can be made of acrylic or porcelain. The denture base is made to closely fit the contours of the arch to ensure the denture is stable during normal oral functions such as eating, speaking, or swallowing.
Partial dentures can be made with a metal framework and teeth attached in the areas where the teeth are missing. The metal framework also has clasps or arms that extend out and fit around some of the existing teeth. The combination of the framework and the arms that wrap around some of the teeth keep the partial denture stable during normal oral functions.
There are a lot of indications for the patients wearing dentures in order to maintain the health of oral tissues. Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal will provide all necessary information for patient education.
Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic brackets and wires) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth in order to improve a person’s bite and tooth position, while also working to improve overall dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws in order to achieve final optimum result and dental health.
Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal believes in proper expansion of the palate and jaw to obtain optimum functional health rather than the typical surgical approach of serial extractions. We also believes in early childhood orthodontic intervention by guiding and modifying a child’s growth and development to achieve the best outcome.
We, at Maple Dental Clinic, are experienced with both Invisalign and dental braces. Therefore, at the orthodontic consultation, we can give you options and will let you know which treatment can provide you with the best result. If you want to straighten your teeth and have a great smile, call us at (780) 440-5001 and inquire with our staff for a free consultation today.
With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth.
Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.
When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see our dentists immediately.
Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space(s) is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (hypereruption) which can change your bite, bone erosion can occur in the area, and even changes in speech might occur. The popularity of implants has increased steadily over the years.
Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Implant supported dentures have gained a major popularity in the recent years. New materials and techniques have made the retention of the implant supported dentures to a greater extent than conventional dentures.
The root-form implant is the most common type and basically consists of three main components:
- Implant screw – This part of the implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the bone. Titanium is accepted by the body extremely well and fuses with the bone (called osseointegration) during the healing process.
- Abutment – This is a metal collar that attaches to the top of the implant screw and is the base for a crown, bridge, or denture.
- Crown – The crown is the manufactured tooth that fits on top of the abutment. Bridges and dentures can also be secured to the abutment. The placement of the crown, bridge, or denture is the final step of the implant process.
Please book an appointment with our dentist Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal to see if Dental Implants are the right option for you. Maple Dental Clinic provides excellent Dental Implant services to our patients in Edmonton.
In-office treatment can brighten your teeth by six to ten shades. Using a special, light-activated whitening gel, this procedure is a quick and convenient way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Tooth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discoloration caused by ageing, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Tooth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis.
Tooth whitening can be done at home or in the dental office. Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal will often take a photo of your existing tooth colour to monitor your progress and compare the new lighter shade of your teeth throughout treatment.
For in-home whitening, the Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. The dentist will give you a supply of bleaching gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied to the tray and then you will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.
In-office whitening often takes between 30 to 90 minutes to complete and usually requires a few visits to the dentist’s office to achieve the amount of whitening required. The whitening agent (again, a gel containing hydrogen peroxide) is applied to your teeth. Some of the in-office whitening agents require special lights or heat for activation.
Both in-home and in-office bleaching can cause increased tooth sensitivity in some people. this is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant.
Are you looking for a dental clinic in Edmonton for regular teeth whitening treatments? Call us at (780) 440-5001 to book your appointment with our excellent dental hygienists today.
Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure in treatment of teeth that are severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy can maintain your teeth life for more years, saving them from extraction.
Dr. Sandeep Dhaliwal will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and will reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.
A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. Unfortunately, after root canal therapy the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended that a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy be restored with a crown.
Because of the complexity and difficulty of root canal therapy (due to multiple configurations and particularities of root canal in each individual) this treatment is always a challenge for the dentist. Sometimes is necessary to refer the patient to Endodontists specialized in root canal therapy here in Edmonton.