Dental Care For the Whole Family

DENTAL SERVICES IN KITCHENER

Welcome to Franklin Dental, We are a team of caring, friendly dentistry professionals, serving, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo and surrounding areas. We provide best dental care services such as, Teeth Whitening, impplants, Root Canal, Cosmetic Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Surgery, Veneers, Bridges, Crowns, implant, Teeth Whitening, orthodontics, sedation, Guard and Appliances


CONTACT US

Telephone: .519.624.8880
800 Franklin Blvd, Unit 6, Cambridge,ON N1R 7Z1 Canada


OUR SERVICES



COSMETICS:

Research shows straight clean rows of pearly whites make you appear more intelligent, interesting and successful. Franklin Dental Clinic offers treatments that help you achieve a more youthful, clean and healthy-looking smile. From subtle changes to major repairs, we can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. We will consult with you to determine the right course of treatment, suited to your budget and needs. Contact us to take the first step toward a new radiant smile.


wisdom-picWISDOM TEETH SURGERY:

Wisdom Teeth Got You Down?
Dr. Samra is an expert dentist with over 15 years of experience in wisdom tooth surgery. With the touch of a craftsman, Dr. Samra is able to remove impacted wisdom teeth painlessly with trained precision, so lay back in the dental chair with the peace of mind that you are in the very capable hands of a skilled professional who regularly performs these wisdom tooth extractions as a core part of his practice. Give Franklin Dental a call today, with recovery times typically under a week. Put the pain and headache of wisdom teeth behind you, once and for all!

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth That Have Overstayed Their Welcome

You May Have Wisdom Teeth That Need Extraction If:

In Addition to the Above, You Likely Have Impacted Third Molars If:

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
An Impacted Wisdom Tooth occurs when your Third Molars grow in an abnormal angle compared to the rest of your teeth. Sometimes these Third Molars grow towards bone or other teeth to the point where they can collide (hence the word ‘Impacted‘). Often this growth can occur either completely underneath or partially ‘erupt’ (surface) from the Gum line. Wisdom Teeth that are not impacted and currently causing issues can sometimes be safely left alone, but any Impacted Third Molars should certainly be examined most likely it will be removed for


filling-picFILLING:

A composite (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

Composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth coloured, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:

How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Samra will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings


veneers-picVENEERS:

With today’s dentistry, there is no reason to have to live with teeth that are poorly shaped, crooked, mispositioned or discoloured, or with teeth that have gaps or chips.

Today, porcelain veneers can be used to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth and even close gaps in your teeth and you achieve the gorgeous long-term aesthetic solution you’ve always dreamed of.

What are porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or porcelain material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth to create a cosmetic improvement. They require little or no removal of tooth structure and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are used to mask discoloration, to brighten teeth, and to improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the tooth resulting for an esthetically pleasing, natural appearance.

Ask us about a Smile Consultation to see if Porcelain Veneers or a combination of veneers and other tooth coloured porcelain restorations can help you achieve your goals for your teeth and your Smile!


dentures-picDENTURES:

Depending on the number of teeth you’re missing, Dr. Samra may recommend either complete/full dentures or a partial denture.

Partial Dentures can work very well or be very unstable depending on the teeth being replaced and the design limitations presented by an individual’s oral health. They are made of a combination of acrylic (plastic) teeth and gums as well as metal clasps (wires that grip the remaining teeth) and perhaps metal frameworks for extra strength.

Because they readily collect plaque and food, they may increase the risk of tooth decay if not kept meticulously clean – the partials AND the teeth.

Complete dentures can work very well and some people insist they are the best. Interestingly, you will hear little said by people who have not had much success with complete dentures. There are several problems associated with complete dentures.

  1. The success and firmness of fit depends on the amount and shape of the remaining gums.
  2. As soon as the natural teeth are lost, the gums begin to shrink.
  3. Shrinkage of gums contributes to increasing looseness over time.
  4. Relining the dentures every few years can help.
  5. Eventually the gums shrink enough that dentures are hopelessly loose and uncomfortable
  6. Ultimately the height of the face and the support of the lips and cheeks collapse giving a more aged look.

Many denture related problems can be improved by placing 2 or 3 implants that have attachments for the dentures to “snap” onto for


crowns-picCROWNS:

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth coloured crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and colour of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking a highly accurate mold (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately 7 days until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Samra will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.


bridges-picBRIDGES:

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

There are several types of bridges. Dr. Samra will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.



sedation-picSEDATION:

For appropriate cases, we are pleased to offer patients of Franklin Dental two different types of sedation (nitrous oxide/laughing gas and moderate oral sedation), neither of which requires an injection. With sedation dentistry, you can have dentistry procedures completed safely and comfortably.

We know that some patients are anxious about dental procedures, however, don’t let fear prevent you from receiving the treatment you need or want to get a beautiful and healthy smile. Talk to Dr. Samra about whether sedation dentistry may be appropriate for the dental procedure that you are contemplating.








rootcanal-picROOT CANAL:

Tooth decay can extend deeper into the tooth and penetrate the dental pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels. The nerves in the pulp chamber within the toothare supplied by nerves and blood vesselswithin root canals that form partwith the rest of the circulation system through the jawbones. The ingress of bacteria into this delicate pulp area of the tooth can lead to infection of the pulp and therefore inflammation known as pulpitis. Irreversible pulpitis can lead to an abscess and intense pain as the nerve is infected. The treatment for this condition is by way of root canal therapy which involves the removal of nerves and infected tissue within the canals. The canals are then filled with an inert synthetic material to replace the lost dental tissue. This process eliminates pain, infection and promotes longer lifespan of the tooth. This treatment is carried out in teeth that have symptoms of pulpitis and also in teeth that have been previously root filled but show signs of root infection.

Dr. Samra performs most Root canal therapy in one visit.

A crown is strongly recommended after the Root Canal Treatment has been completed to eliminate the possibility of fracture.

Be sure to contact Franklin Dental for more information.



implants-picIMPLANTS:

Some of the benefits are:

Dental Implants are an excellent and ideal approach to replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth
A Dental Implant is done in two stages. There is the surgical component which involves placing a titanium post into the bone. The surgery is done with local anesthetic (freezing) and there is little or no post-operative discomfort. In the case of replacing a single tooth, in the second phase the dentist would place a crown on the implant. In the case of multiple missing teeth it may involve a fixed denture being placed. Two or three strategically placed implants can be used to stabilize a complete denture.

After a thorough consultation, Dr. Samra can help you decide if implants are right for you by reviewing your medical history, examining your oral tissues and by taking impressions and radiographs. If your dental evaluation shows that you are a good candidate for the implant procedure, you may look forward to smiling with comfort and confidence again!



preventive-picPREVENTIVE & PERIODONTAL TREATMENT:

More than just “Cleaning”
We take great pride in our Team of professional Registered Dental Hygienists. Their knowledge, skill, and ability to communicate result in an outstanding program of preventive Continuing Care, Active Periodontal Therapy, and Periodontal Maintenance programs tailored to suit our individual clients’ needs.

As part of your initial, or update, comprehensive examination, they take detailed measurements and records of the health of your teeth and intra-oral soft tissues – gums and everything else. With that information, the dentists and registered dental hygienists recommend a treatment plan for your initial therapy and on-going preventive and maintenance care.






guard-picGUARD & APPLIANCES:

Protect your teeth! Wearing a guard is a proactive step taken to protect your existing, healthy teeth. Guards are made for a variety of purposes, for all ages and are custom-made to fit your teeth.


Nightguards:
Clenching and grinding of teeth can cause severe and long-term tooth, jaw and facial-muscle pain and result in unnecessary wear on teeth. Patients who are clenching and/or grinding their teeth may be prescribed a nightguard, if appropriate, which is generally worn at night, while sleeping.

A nightguard is custom-made to fit over the teeth to prevent the lower teeth from clenching or grinding against the upper teeth. If you are waking up with headaches ortension or pain in your teeth, jaw or face, talk to Dr. Samra to find out if a nightguard could be beneficial for you.





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