Riverside Heights Dental Centre Services
Riverside Heights Dental Centre, in North Surrey near the Guildford Mall and close to Fraser Heights, is a family-oriented dentist practice. We treat people of all ages and all treatment needs.
A dental examination is the most important reason to go to a dental office. At your first visit, the dentist will discuss your dental history, do an exam and take x-rays as needed. Regular visits for dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque help prevent gum disease. Exams also help diagnose issues before they become serious problems.
Bridges are used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. Bridges are made of porcelain and a false tooth fills the space and is attached to the remaining teeth on either side. An alternative to a bridge is an implant.
Teeth that are broken down or structurally weak can benefit from crowns, which hold the tooth together and provide strength. Crowns are typically made of porcelain and partial dentures, or onlays, are also commonly used.
Under Armour Custom Mouth Guards
If you or a family member plays a high-impact sport such as football or hockey, wearing a custom mouth guard is a very important means of protecting the teeth from damage. We are an authorized provider of Under Armour Mouth Guards for high-impact sports and other mouth wear for low-impact sports. Please visit www.underarmour.com to learn more about how these mouthguards and how they can increase your performance. to learn more about how these custom mouthguards and how they can increase your performance.
Dental implants can be a very effective way to replace missing teeth. Implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, or a whole mouth can be restored through an implant-supported denture. Implants are as close as technology has come to simulating a real tooth.
Dentures can be an affordable way to replace missing teeth in your mouth, whether it be all or some of them. Dentures will give a more esthetic smile and a functioning bite to make eating food easier.
We are committed to the latest technology in dental equipment and have implemented digital x-rays and digital patient charts. Digital charts allow for a significant reduction in paper waste. Digital x-rays have a much lower dose of radiation and allow for more efficient appointments.
Although this regulation is undergoing a change, it means that any patient the dentist has seen in the past 30 years is on record whether in the office or in storage.
Fillings are used to restore a decayed tooth. It is important to restore decayed teeth with fillings before they continue to get larger. Fillings can be done with white composite filling or a gray amalgam filling. Composite fillings are often used toward the front of the mouth for aesthetic reasons.
The best way to prevent tooth loss is regular visits to the Dentist. Avoid gingivitis and periodontitis by flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. Most patients should see their dentist at least every 6 months for a cleaning.
The intraoral camera is a great tool for patient education. This lets the patient see exactly what the dentist is diagnosing or treating.
Our Surrey Dental office now has a soft-tissue dental laser. This can be used for a variety of dental procedures including crown and bridge work, gum and other soft tissue surgeries, and even hygiene services.
Night guards are used to help prevent teeth grinding at night. Because stress is one of the main causes of teeth grinding, reducing stress can significantly lessen grinding.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a relatively uncommon form of cancer. A brief examination by our dentists at your examination appointment can help recognize suspicious areas of the mouth and can spot cancers at early stages. We will sometimes use a special screening light that can help with the diagnosis of questionable lesions.
Unfortunately, not everyone has had a history of positive dental visits. We realize some patients may have anxiety around even routine visits. We offer oral sedation to anxious patients. We also use sedation for longer or more extensive procedures, such as extractions.
The dentists in our office have many hours of continuing education in orthodontics and are very skilled at aligning teeth to give a more beautiful smile. Dr. Marasa is also a certified Invisalign provider (the clear plastic trays that can replace braces) and they are a great option for the right patient.
Kids need to be given special attention, especially in unfamiliar situations such as the dental chair. We strive to make the experience at the dentist as enjoyable as possible for your children. Your child should be seen by the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth showing up in his or her mouth. It is important to bring children into the dentist at an early age to recognize any signs of tooth decay before it gets much worse. Also, it is important to see if your child's teeth may need orthodontic work to help keep the teeth and jaw in proper alignment as the child grows.
Everyone is afraid of the dreaded root canal! Aside from what most people believe, root canal treatment is usually a painless procedure. Root canal treatment is a procedure performed when the tooth is dead and there is infection in the nerve of the tooth, or if the tooth is very painful. The treatment involves cleaning out the internal portion of the tooth where the nerve is and removing any infectious debris, followed by filling the tooth with a material to seal it. If a tooth needing root canal therapy is not treated, the tooth will eventually need to be removed.
An extraction is a removal of the tooth from the mouth using various instruments. There are several reasons why a tooth would need to be extracted, but for the most part, it is when a tooth cannot be reasonably restored to function properly in the mouth.
For people interested in improving the shade of their teeth, home bleaching kits are available through the office. A custom bleaching tray made specific for your mouth is given to the patient to take home. The bleaching process is followed closely by the dentist to make sure that the teeth whiten correctly.
Veneers can be used to cover the front surface of the teeth to make them appear straighter and more beautiful. Veneers appear very natural and can be a great way to improving your smile.