Services

Bleaching or Teeth Whitening

Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer a couple of different options: Take home whitening: includes a set of custom whitening trays and a take home 14 day whitening gel kit. The advantage of this type of whitening is that you get to decide when to whiten your teeth and your custom trays allows you to touch up your whitening at any time. In-office whitening: the advantage to this type of whitening is the quick results. After one 40 minute bleaching session in office you will notice your teeth whiter and brighter. Please contact us at 613-392-4757 today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.

Crown and Bridge Options

CROWNS OR BRIDGES ENHANCE THE APPEARANCE OF TEETH Crowns, or dental caps, or bridges are used for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Crowns or bridges can help enhance the visual appearance of discolored, chipped or otherwise traumatized teeth, and can also be used to rebuild teeth that have suffered decay, breaks, or other issues that have caused them to lose strength.  Unlike composite fillings, dental inlays, or dental onlays—which fill or cover only a portion of a tooth-- a crown is a type of dental restoration intended to cover the entire tooth from the gum line up. Cemented onto your natural tooth, a crown effectively serves as your tooth’s new surface because it completely covers your natural tooth. Crowns or bridges can be fashioned from a variety of materials including gold alloy, porcelain or ceramic, or even a combination of both! ITS A SIMPLE PROCEDURE Dr Bunt first removes the decay and any weakened part of the tooth and shapes it to allow the porcelain shell to fit down over. Next we take a digital impression of the tooth using our TRIOS digital scanner which saves you time and money. This impression will be sent to the lab for fabrication of the permanent crown or bridge. a temporary crown is made for you to wear until the permanent crown or bridge is back from the laboratory. CROWNS & BRIDGES ARE HIGHLY DURABLE AND WILL TYPICALLY LAST MANY YEARS Crowns and bridges are strong and generally last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them. Brush and floss your crown daily, just like you clean your natural teeth. Dr Bunt will provide you with additional information on your crown options, including guidance on which type of material would work best for you! Our dental team is always ready to book your dental crown or bridge appointment. Call today 613-392-4757 for your consultation.

Extractions

After all other options have been explored, Whites Road Dental would recommend a tooth extraction only in the most extreme of cases where another method of saving the tooth is not available.  For example, if a tooth’s roots are damaged beyond repair, traditional restorative methods like root canal therapy would be impossible, necessitating the extraction of the traumatized tooth to maintain the overall health of the mouth. Many dentists including Dr Bunt will recommend the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. While the teeth may not initially cause physical discomfort, the angle of impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with adjacent teeth and can create inflammation and irritation as they continue to emerge. In severe but rare cases, wisdom teeth that are impacted can actually develop cysts that have the potential to weaken or damage the bone in the jaw; in these situations, extraction will be necessary.

Hygiene Services

If you’re flossing every day, and making sure you brush your teeth at least two times a day, you’re doing a great job of maintaining the health of your smile. But it’s still important to regularly visit Whites Road Dental so that we can help you maintain your overall oral health and work to prevent any potential problems. Regular oral examinations and routine cleanings are just a few of the general care services offered at our practice. To help keep your teeth and gums healthy, we’re also happy to recommend and provide preventative hygiene services like fluoride treatments, treatments aimed at remedying gum disease, and even professional breath control treatments. Contact us to set up your appointment.

Natural Look Dentures

There are many subtle characteristics involved in recreating a natural look smile with dentures. Nature intended teeth to look and fee a certain way. Study someone’s teeth closely and you will see that they are not precisely aligned with each other. They have different shapes and varying lengths. Depending on the person, you will see more or less of their gums as they smile. Overlooking any of these factors can make the difference between a natural-looking denture that compliments the wearer and one that is conspicuously artificial. All dentures don’t have to look alike. Now, with the natural dentures created by Dr Bunt, it is possible to have a new smile that looks naturally healthy and attractive.   THE BEST DENTURES GO UNNOTICED With dentures, the better the result(that is, the more life-like they appear), the less they will be noticed by people around you. Dr Bunt has over 20 years of providing natural looking partial and complete denture for patients in the Trenton and surrounding areas. Not only do these dentures appear as if they were your own teeth they fit and feel beautifully! Dr Bunt takes the time to listen to your requests and design a natural looking and feeling denture. You will get to try out your new dentures before it is finalized to ensure the fit is perfect and you are 100% happy with the final result. Your dentures are created using a special process that ensures a comfortable fit and proper function – right away!   RESTORE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE When you choose Dr Bunt for your denture treatment, you will receive a denture that will enhance your appearance. You will be able to smile again with confidence. Give yourself a new look that will keep you smiling for years, call us today for your consultation with Dr Bunt, 613-392-4757. We look forward to hearing from you!

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

It is possible that in spite of your best efforts you may require more advance gum therapy. Like many other ailments gum disease can be quite painless due to its slow progression. After a thorough periodontal screening and examination we may choose more advanced therapies aimed at eliminating or reducing the amounts of bacterial poisons and plaque accumulating below the gum line, (generally cleaning and polishing of teeth is above the gum-line). This involves curettage and root-planing and/or treatment with site specific administration of medications to the affected gums. Curettage is the debridement of the soft tissue lining around the tooth. In disease this tissue is chronically irritated by bacteria deep below the visible gum-line and needs to be removed so that proper healing can occur. Root-Planing is the removal and smoothing of micro-amounts of root surface so that a clean and un-infected surface is presented to the healing lining of soft tissue. These two procedures are generally done simultaneously, may require local anesthesia and are skillfully done by our well trained hygienists under Dr Bunt's prescription. Gum disease does not happen over night and treatment generally is spread out over time as the effectiveness of a procedure needs to be assessed before the next takes place. Generally your condition is re-assessed in time and joint decisions are made about your next step. The services of a specialist (Periodontist) may be required should surgical intervention be required. Often surgery allows for complete healing of the gum and bone, reduced mobility of teeth and a greatly improved prognosis. Whites Road Dental's hygiene team will work with you to assure that you have access to the care that best suits your needs. They will also help you hone your home-care skills so that you can maintain the optimum level of oral health that you want.

Oral Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance

Do you or your partner snore loudly or have trouble getting quality sleep? If so an oral sleep apnea appliance fabricated by Dr Bunt would be a life changer for you! It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians have some form of obstructive airway disorder and the majority of these people are undiagnosed. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is what doctors refer to as an "obstructive" airway disorder. When muscles in the airway relax during sleep the tissue can block the flow of air, causing snoring or even choking.When the body senses the lack of air, it basically wakes up until breathing normalizes. But when the person falls asleep again the cycle restarts — happening anywhere from a few to several hundred times a night. The consequences of sleep apnea go beyond feeling sleepy. The disorder has been linked to reduced quality of life, work-related injuries, depression, and memory loss. It's also associated with a wide variety of other health risks including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke or cardiovascular disease. CPAP INTOLERANCE Many patients have been diagnosed through a sleep study and have been fitted with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Many people cannot tolerate a CPAC machine, or do not use it as intended and therefore are not treating their OSA. There are millions of patients who need a diagnosis and treatment, including those who cannot tolerate their CPAP machines and are looking for alternatives. Our dental office staff have been trained to screen and identify patients at risk and Dr Bunt provides high quality customized oral appliances with a high success rates. HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA? After the initial sleep screening assessment, if Dr Bunt is concerned about sleep apnea, he will refer you to a sleep clinic for a sleep study known as a Polysomnogram. A sleep study is covered by OHIP. This is where you will start to build a mutual  relationship with your sleep lab, sleep physician, and your sleep dentist, Dr Bunt.  Once you have your sleep study results, Dr Bunt can review the report and determine if you fall within the guidelines for compatibility for an oral appliance. Often oral appliances are a covered benefit under your medical insurance. ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY Once a patient is fitted with an oral appliance a follow up protocol is essential, to ensure that the appliance is adjusted to the optimum position to eliminate snoring and apnea episodes. Dr Bunt will refer you back to a sleep lab for a repeat sleep test  within 3 months of your oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy can be truly life changing  which is so rewarding to our team. It is so important to Dr Bunt to be able to improve the quality of someone’s life by improving their sleep quality.  We have seen many tears and received many hugs from grateful patients who didn’t even realize how bad they felt until they started to feel the benefits of a good nights sleep with their custom oral appliance. If you know of anyone would would benefit from this life changing therapy, please call us at 613-392-4757, we would be glad to help!

Sedation dentistry

General Anesthesia Also called sleep or sedation dentistry, general anesthesia can relieve pain and anxiety by making a patient semiconscious during dental procedures.  For patients with intense dental fear or those who need major dental procedures, sleep dentistry presents an option that is both comfortable and practical. If you and the dentist determine that your case is right for sleep dentistry, the dentist may use oral medication or IV sedation.  Sleep dentistry has helped many patients overcome the barriers created by profound anxieties about dental procedures that stand in the way of optimal oral health. Oral Conscious Sedation To relieve the very real and often debilitating anxiety associated with dental phobia, we also  offer oral conscious sedation, known as sedation dentistry. Patients who feel stressed about dental work, as well as those who need multiple procedures performed in one visit, benefit from conscious sedation. The procedure involves taking an oral sedative prior to your visit, then receiving nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to supplement the sedative's effects. Your vital signs and comfort level are keenly monitored throughout your visit. Nitrous Oxide and how does it work? Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its pain blocking and reducing effects. It is known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it.  The administration of nitrous oxide is used to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages.  The gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) is inhaled through a face mask.  The amount of gas that you receive is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide decrease once the mask is removed, such that if the gas is the only anesthesia that you receive, you will very likely be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a proven highly effective, non-invasive, painless, cost effective medication used at stopping(arresting) cavities. Silver Diamine Fluoride(SDF) is a liquid that is brushed on cavities to prevent further tooth decay. Dr Bunt uses it in certain cases as a non invasive atraumatic alternative to regular dental filings.   How does it work? SDF has both silver ions and fluoride. The solver ions acts as a anti-microbial agent against cavities and fluoride is effective at preventing further demineralization of the tooth.   SDF can be used in the following dental applications: Around margins of existing fillings or crowns to prevent further decay. For high anxiety patients who have a fear of dental needles. Areas where access to the cavity is difficult. Patients who have a high risk of repeat or recurrent cavities. Heath Canada has approved SDF for children ages 3 years and older. Elderly with limited mobility and unable to make it to a dental office. Dr Bunt will treat these patients in nursing homes to get a patient out of pain and prevent further dental problems.   The application of SDF will permanently stain the tooth decay. Tooth coloured filling or crowns may also stain. The silver ions can cause a metallic taste that will go away over time.   While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the decay and placing a restoration, this alternative treatment allows Dr Bunt to stop decay with noninvasive methods, particularly in young children and the elderly that may not tolerate traditional methods. To learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride or to schedule your appointment today at Whites Road Dental Care call 613-392-4757! We’d love to see you!

TMJ-TMD Therapy

TMJ (TMD) Therapy Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain in the jaw, face, head, neck or shoulders? This pain may be caused by a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) Do you feel pain when trying to open your mouth, or does it hurt to move your mouth from side to side? You could be suffering from the common problem of Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Other symptoms include: •Pain in the neck and/or shoulder •Ringing in the ears •Hearing loss or ear pain •Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while sleeping •Constantly feeling fatigued •Hearing a popping or grating sound, or any other noise in your jaw joints •Suffering from chronic headaches in your temples or above your eyes Because there can often be multiple causes for TMJ symptoms, there’s not a “set” way of treating these conditions. That said, the first step in any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis. Whites Road Dental can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and concerns and suggest a customized treatment therapy for your condition—and in many cases, we can work with you to identify other treatment partners—such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists or even massage therapists—who will all work together to bring you relief. Part of the dental examination includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving. Depending on the diagnosis, Dr Bunt may refer you to a sleep physician for a sleep study. There are several treatments for TMJ disorders. This step-by-step plan from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research allows you to try simple treatment before moving on to more involved treatment. The NIDCR also recommends a “less is often best” approach in treating TMJ disorders, which includes: eating softer foods avoiding chewing gum and biting your nails modifying the pain with heat packs practicing relaxation techniques to control jaw tension, such as meditation or biofeedback. If necessary for your symptoms, the following treatments may be advised: exercises to strengthen your jaw muscles medications prescribed by your dentist; for example, muscle relaxants, analgesics, anti-anxiety drugs or anti-inflammatory medications a night guard or bite plate to decrease clenching or grinding of teeth. In some cases, Dr Bunt, will recommend fixing an uneven bite by adjusting or reshaping some teeth. Orthodontic treatment may also be recommended. Dr Bunt will recommend the most appropriate therapy based on the suspected cause and will take the time to review all the pros and cons of each treatment recommendation.   https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/talk/complications/temporomandibular_disorder/