Our team offers a range of comprehensive dental procedures such as tooth coloured bonded (or white) fillings, extractions, root canal treatment, crowns and bridges and TMJ appliances. Click here for more info.

Tooth-Coloured Composite Fillings

At Sandstone Dental we use a tooth-coloured composite filling material. We do not no longer use metal/mercury fillings. Tooth-Coloured Composite material creates fillings that are not only cosmetically pleasing (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth thanks to new bonding technologies.

Dental Crowns

Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. Our crowns look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use tooth coloured porcelain crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. The quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology speaks for itself. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for crowns to last for 10 years or more, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will bond the crown into place and you will have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  •   Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  •   Protects teeth with large fillings from breaking
  •   Protects teeth that have had root canal treatment from breaking.
  •   Looks completely natural.
  •   Can enhance your “smile” and improve functional chewing problems

Extractions (tooth removal)

Obviously no one wishes to have a tooth removed but when tooth removal becomes necessary, the dentists at Sandstone Dental are highly skilled at tooth extraction and are able to help. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced gum and jawbone disease or periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

However, the removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, our doctors will discuss alternatives to extractions if possible and if not, replacement options for the extracted tooth.
Contact us if you have any questions about extractions.

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year in North America. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerve fibres that help to build and keep your tooth healthy. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks in the tooth and wear or abrasion of the tooth. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the gum around the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums or no pain at all and only diagnosed by x-ray examination.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year in North America. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anaesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to root canal treatment or the chance of success is unfavourable, you will be informed at the time of consultation.

What happens after treatment?

  • It is normal to experience some discomfort including biting or chewing sensitivity after root canal treatment. Usually this will subside in a few weeks.
  • Take medications as prescribed. Recommended pain medications should be started before the freezing wears off.
  • Since the pulp has been removed temperature sensitivity should subside.
  • After a root canal treatment a tooth always becomes weaker and is more likely to fracture. To strengthen the tooth following root canal treatment it is almost always recommended to crown the tooth.