Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry in Point Grey and Kitsilano Vancouver
Vancouver Dental Specialty Clinic is one of the only clinics in Greater Vancouver to offer patients the latest and most advanced technologies in periodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, dental implants, oral & gum surgery, root canal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry. Our highly specialized team was handpicked to deliver patients the best in both aesthetic, implant, and restorative dentistry.
Our West Broadway facility was founded by Dr. Faranak Zaeimdar, a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Zaeimdar is joined by Dr. Jeffrey M.Coil/Endodontist, Dr. Noroozi/Periodontist and Dr. Rajan Saini/Oral Medicine Oral Pathologist. Serving Point Grey, Kitsilano, and surrounding area, Vancouver Dental Specialty Clinic offers a full scope of advanced dental services, including restorations, prosthetics, implants, wisdom teeth removal, implant dentures, bridges, veneers, endodontics, and a wide variety of cosmetic applications. Want to learn more? View our practice philosophy here.
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Your teeth and gums are in good hands at Vancouver Dental Specialty Clinic. Our Specialists are capable of correcting a wide variety of so-called “permanent” problems, thanks to the application of today’s most advanced dental equipment, materials, and procedures. The skill, experience, and commitment of our practice — using a unique combination of science and artistry — can literally improve your quality of life.
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How to Fix Worn Down Teeth - Treatment and Repair
Worn down dentition, or more simply put worn down teeth, is a condition where which a patient experiences progressive loss of a tooth’s surface due to actions beyond those which cause tooth decay or dental trauma. It is most commonly the result of abrasion, attrition, and erosion. Abrasion is typically associated with an improper brushing technique, but it is also evident in individuals who have the bad habit of using their teeth to bite and/or chew items that are not meant to be chewed/bitten (i.e. pens, fingernails, etc.). Attrition on the other hand, is predominantly linked to mastication or teeth clenching/grinding, which is why people suffering from bruxism exhibit worn down teeth. Lastly, erosion is common in patients who suffer from gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) or eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Erosion is also evident in people with dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia) given that reduced salivary flow increases acid content in the mouth and results in worn down dentition. While you can nip the potential for future abrasion, attrition, and erosion by taking corrective action on your own where viable, this article is for those of you who already exhibit worn down teeth to the point that treatment and repair is necessary. Let's find out how you can correct this aesthetically displeasing condition and functional impediment with specialized dental care.
Treatment and Repair Options for Patients Suffering from Worn Down Teeth
Front Tooth Implant - How to Replace Missing Front Teeth
If you poll anyone on the street and ask them what their number one dental nightmare may be, losing their two front teeth will invariably top the list. From an aesthetic perspective, what could be worse? The loss of one or both incisors can occur from a variety of circumstances. There are obvious events, such as participation in impact sports and activities such as hockey, football, and skateboarding. There is also tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) which accounts for the greatest number of cases of missing teeth in Vancouver and Canada as a whole. There are also genetic factors that can cause congenitally missing front teeth. But did you know that anxiety can also indirectly result in the loss of your incisors? The latter was highly publicized after actress Demi Moore revealed on the Tonight Show that she lost her two front teeth to stress. While understanding what can result in the loss of your incisors can help people prevent it from occurring, it does little to assist those of you who are suffering from this appearance (and function) altering dental ailment today. So what are your options? Well, the title of this article gets to the point that a front tooth implant is the preferred solution, but let's take a look at all alternatives so that you can make a more informed choice before seeking help from a specialist near you.
Options for Replacing Missing Front Teeth and What You Need to Consider Before Making a Decision
Common Causes of Dental Implant Failure
Dental implants are the ultimate solution for those who need to replace missing teeth. They provide an alternative to dentures and bridges for those who are so inclined, and for the most part have a great acceptance and success rate. However, there are circumstances that can result in dental implant failure. Today, we're going to take a look at what these are so that you can make more informed decisions should you be considering a dental implant, or are concerned about the ones you have now.