Welcome to Sunningdale Dental Centre

Welcome to Sunningdale Dental Centre, a North London dental office. 

Dr. Brad Carson, Dr. Dave Aiello and Associates are pleased to care for all your general and family dental needs.
Some of the many dental services we provide are:

              -  cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic dentistry and Invisalign
              -  tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, crowns and bridges
              -  root canals, treatment for periodontal disease, and treatment for sensitive teeth

 

We are conveniently located at 607 Fanshawe Park Rd. W in London, Ontario (at the corner of Fanshawe and Wonderland). 

We have ample free parking and offer extended hours to accommodate our patients needs.  We are wheelchair accessible.

 

We are committed to providing our patients with a complete range of dental services in a friendly, caring and comfortable environment. 
 

New patients are always welcome.  Please feel free to call or email us anytime!

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Many factors can contribute to the loss of your teeth, including cavities, poor oral hygiene leading to gum and periodontal disease, bite problems, infection, fractured roots, and accidents. When teeth are lost, the bone that was around those teeth is no longer stimulated, and it eventually disintegrates, resulting in teeth shifting, and changes in esthetics of the face among other things.

Dental Implants are the ideal solutions to replace a single tooth or an entire smile. A dental implant is the closest thing to your real teeth. A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, a dental implant is a small prosthetic titanium post that is placed in the jaw bone.
 

Dental implants are not visible once surgically placed. After several months of healing, new bone actually grows around the implant helping to secure it firmly. The dental implant post is then used to secure an artificial tooth (crown), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means.
 





Dentures anchored by dental implants can be life changing – allowing patients to eat a normal diet, and to chew food with confidence.


Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or may require tooth replacement in the near future. Dental implants give back a patients’ confidence in their smile, the ability to eat comfortably, and a clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth: no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

Dental implants are the longest lasting solution to simply replace a missing tooth or to recreate an entirely new smile, even if you don’t have teeth! Dental implants are very strong and durable and will last for many years. Nevertheless, implants do require maintenance. It is important to practice good daily oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing. It is also important to see your dentist and dental hygienist on a regular basis. Special instruments are necessary to clean dental implants that will not damage their metal surface beneath the gum tissues. Your dentist will need to monitor your implants to make sure the bone around the implants is stable, and that the implant crowns, bridgework or dentures are functioning adequately.

Photos courtesy of: Dear Doctor
 



Teeth can be lost through a variety of reasons. Decay, periodontal disease (bone loss), trauma, infection, and congenital abnormalities may all result in tooth loss.

Society values a nice smile, and misjudges those without teeth, hence people often hesitate to smile or speak in social settings if their front teeth are missing. Therefore, most people tend to replace missing front teeth.




But the same value is not put on missing posterior teeth. Because posterior teeth are not visible, they are often de-valued. But any missing tooth can have a big impact on a person’s appearance and their health.



For starters, when a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth naturally begin to “drift” toward the gap, moving from their optimal position in order to fill the space. Teeth on the top will often “over-erupt” if the tooth below is missing. While a tooth that drifts is not a painful process, it can affect both the appearance of the mouth, and the bite (how your top and bottom teeth fit together). A misaligned bite can cause problems with chewing and biting and can be the source of significant pain.




Another problem lies with the deterioration of bone that occurs at the site of the missing tooth. Your tooth’s root stimulates the bone. Without this stimulation, your jaw bone can deteriorate and cause facial disfigurement. As the bone wastes away, the distortion of the face and a hollow appearance around the mouth can occur. The result of tooth and bone loss can add decades to a person’s appearance. Losing a tooth can result in a 25% decrease in bone width in just the first year. And this bone loss becomes worse and more apparent as the years go by.
 


Teeth are an important structure to help pronounce sounds. When you lose teeth, your speech can become more difficult, and it can be harder for people to understand what you are saying.


Each tooth in your mouth shares the overall workload of chewing and biting. When this happens, it can lead to premature tooth wear and breakage of the remaining teeth, or even the development of TMJ disorder


There are several options to replace missing teeth. Join us on our next blog to see the options and the pros and cons of each option.