Ambiance Dental

East Village Dentistry

dental care offered in Calgary’s downtown core

Emergency Dental Service

An emergency dental service is there to help with dental problems that may arise without warning. A dental emergency will rarely get better on its own, so it is important to seek help as soon as possible to prevent the problem from getting worse. If you are in pain and the pain cannot be managed by over the counter pain medication, then it’s time to see someone for emergency treatment.

The most common dental emergencies

The most common type of dental emergencies are:

  • Toothache
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Missing crown or filling
  • Infection in your tooth
  • Swelling in your face, jaw or neck
  • Anything else that is causing you discomfort.

Treatment from an emergency dental situation

An emergency dental service will treat the immediate problem, but you may need to return for further treatment. For example, an emergency dental appointment may result in X-rays, prescribed antibiotics or smoothing any sharp edges on a broken tooth. You will then need to come back for a regular visit to complete treatment.

Emergency dental service is often the first place to go if you are unable to see your regular dentist. We happy to accept new patients for emergencies! This could include dental emergencies that happen out of hours or during holidays. Call us to learn about your options.

Dental Implants Periodontist

A Periodontist is a special type of dentist concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. The periodontium includes all of the tooth-supporting tissues, including the gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament.

Specialists: Dental Implants Periodontist

All dentists receive training in this type of treatment, but some dentists specialize in this area of treatment. For severe cases of periodontal disease, it is common to be referred to a Periodontist. Within this area of dentistry, some dentists specialize further. A dental implant Periodontist is concerned with implant therapy and replacing missing teeth. All of the dentists at Ambiance Dental are general dentists who practice similar treatment as periodontists.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. They can replace single teeth or they can be used to create a bridge for multiple teeth or entire dentures. Dental implants offer an alternative to bridges or dentures. They are designed to look and feel just like a real tooth.

A missing tooth can lead to a loss of bone structure and a sunken appearance in the face. A dental implant periodontist will help dental patients to maintain their bone structure through the use of implant therapy. It is seen as a superior option to a dental bridge as it will help to protect the bone structure of the jaw.

Dental Hygienist

A dental hygienist is responsible for helping you to maintain your oral health. They are specially trained members of the dental practice team who are the first line of defence against tooth decay.

The role of the dental hygienist

The dental hygienist is responsible for:

  • Early detection of dental decay
  • Educating the patient in the correct way to care for their teeth
  • Scaling and polishing to remove plaque and tartar buildup
  • Oral cancer screening and early detection
  • Provide advice on diet changes that could help your oral health
  • Assist with dental anxiety
  • Explain treatment plans in more detail
  • Address any aesthetic concerns you might have

Health checks with dental hygienists

Regular visits to our dental hygienists are about more than just scaling and polishing. Dental hygienists play a key part in identifying and preventing dental problems before they escalate. They are also pivotal in oral cancer screening.

Aesthetic treatments with a dental hygienist

A deep clean will help to remove surface stains from your teeth. A dental hygienist can also assist with many aesthetic treatments and advise on the best course of treatment. If you’re interested in teeth whitening or orthodontic treatments, a dental hygienist can provide information on the expected costs and benefits of aesthetic dental procedures.

Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist can help you to achieve a more aesthetic smile. If you are concerned about crooked or yellowing teeth, a cosmetic dentist can offer treatment options to resolve these issues.

Note that the dentists at Ambiance Dental are general dentists who practice cosmetic dentistry, as the term Cosmetic Dentist isn't recognized by our governing body.

If you don’t feel confident with your smile, a cosmetic dentist can help you to address these issues. You don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy a dazzling white smile! The rise of cosmetic dentist makeovers are making this type of treatment more accessible to everyone.

Popular cosmetic dentist treatments

The most popular and common treatments carried out by cosmetic dentists include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth straightening (orthodontics)
  • Porcelain crowns

Design your smile with a cosmetic dentist

To get the results you are looking for, a cosmetic dentist will start by addressing your concerns to create a realistic treatment plan. Before beginning a cosmetic dentistry treatment, you may need to undergo additional work to prepare your teeth. This could include extractions to fix overcrowding or a scale and polish to treat plaque buildup.

Transformation complete

Once you have completed your dental transformation, a cosmetic dentist can offer advice and guidance to help keep your smile looking incredible. This could include retainers to keep your teeth aligner or at-home dental whitening trays for top-up treatments.

Teeth Whitening Service

Patients looking for a dazzling white smile may consider teeth whitening services to remove stains and brighten their teeth. To achieve this, a teeth whitening service will use a hydrogen peroxide solution to lift stains and restore the natural whiteness.

A pain-free teeth whitening service

Teeth whitening should not cause any pain or discomfort. Many teeth whitening services will offer in-clinic and at-home treatments. At-Home treatment may be completed with a trip to the clinic to enhance the results using a high-intensity light. You may require multiple trips to the dentist to achieve and maintain the results.

Teeth whitening for natural teeth

Teeth whitening will only work on natural enamel, so it’s important to consider how this will look alongside existing dental restorations. After whitening, your restorations may not be as white as your natural teeth as are created to match your previous dental colour.

Safe teeth whitening service

It’s important to choose a reputable teeth whitening service to ensure the right concentration of chemicals is used. Too much hydrogen peroxide can lead to increased sensitivity or discolouration in the teeth. Some patients may experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold following a safe teeth whitening service, but this should resolve within a few days. Please talk to us about your options.

Dental Clinic

A dental clinic offers a range of dental services under one roof. It’s common for a dental clinic to offer preventative and restorative dentistry alongside cosmetic services. This means that your local dental clinic can take care of you during a dental emergency, handle regular dental checkups, and provide cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening.

The dental clinic team

A dental clinic team is made up of multiple dental professionals. This includes:

  • Dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • Periodontist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Endodontist
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental nurses
  • Support staff

These professionals work together to help provide dental care for members of the community. It is common for patients to register with a single dental clinic for their primary care. Yet many dental clinics will also accept walk-in appointments for dental emergencies.

Choosing a dental clinic

When it comes to selecting a dental clinic for yourself or your family, it’s important to remember you have a wide range of choices. Some dental clinics specialize in family dentistry while others are more focussed on cosmetic dentistry. Choosing a dentist that is convenient and responsive to your needs is important. Many people avoid the dentist every year because they have had a bad experience with a dental clinic and avoided going back. This can lead to severe dental problems.

Specialist dental clinics

On occasion, you may be referred to a specialist dental clinic to treat specific problems. It may not be the case that your primary dentist is unable to complete the work. Instead, they may feel that a specialist will be able to take more time to resolve your problem. Referring patients to specialists can make a dental clinic more efficient.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation is commonly used in dentistry to help anxious or fearful patients feel more at ease. Modern dentistry has come a long way in reducing pain felt by patients, but some patients are still uncomfortable with specific sensations. In this situation, sedation dentistry can be an option to help get the patient treatment.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry commonly uses a single-drug sedation method. This medication causes something known as anterograde amnesia, which helps you to relax and prevents you from creating memories while sedated. You will be less aware of the treatment, and you should have no recollection of it when you have recovered from the sedation. The effects of this type of sedation will feel different in everyone.

Sedation dentistry treatments

Even if a patient does not feel any anxiety, they may opt for sedation as a way to make the procedure less uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry is commonly used for the following treatments:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal
  • Dental implants
  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns

Reduce anxiety with sedation dentistry

Dental anxiety is a common problem and one of the primary reasons that patients avoid seeking treatment. If you are afraid of the dentist for any reason, sedation dentistry could help you to work through your fears.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers offer a fast and effective way to create your dream smile. Porcelain veneers fit over your existing teeth and are designed to look just like real teeth. They can address the following dental problems:

  • Whiten discoloured teeth
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Close large gaps in teeth
  • Lengthen small teeth
  • Repair cracked, broken or chipped teeth
  • Fix crooked teeth without braces

Smile makeovers with porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers offer a fast and effective solution to aesthetic dental problems. Aesthetic problems are concerned with the appearance of your teeth rather than your dental health. If you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth and you want a quick solution, porcelain veneers may help.

How do porcelain veneers work?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit over your existing teeth to correct aesthetic problems. Your dentist will first make impressions of your teeth and then create the veneers. They are then bonded to your teeth using dental cement. This is a permanent process. Porcelain veneers usually last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, they will need to be replaced.

Caring for porcelain veneers

You will need to commit to brushing and flossing as you normally would, but you should floss with caution to prevent breakage. It’s also advisable to switch to a whitening toothpaste to prevent staining.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge has one or more artificial teeth (the bridge) which are held in place by two crowns attached to the teeth either side of the gap. It can help to restore your smile and prevent some of the problems associated with missing teeth.

A missing tooth can cause the following issues:

  • Misaligned bite
  • Other teeth shift out of place
  • Loss of bone beneath the tooth
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • Uneven force in bite

Dental bridge or implant?

A dental bridge offers a cheaper alternative to an implant. You could also consider a single tooth denture as a removable option. Before the arrival of dental implants, a dental bridge was one of the most popular choices for replacing a missing tooth. It remains popular today as a long-lasting alternative.

How long does a dental bridge last?

With the correct care, maintenance and use, a dental bridge could last around 10 years. It’s important to clean under the bridge to prevent bacteria build-up. When it comes to dental bridges, the success of a bridge depends on the health of the natural teeth. This is why it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene.

East Village, Calgary

East Village in Calgary is one of the city's most vibrant communities. With easy access to the rest of the city and countless attractions of its own, East Village is for tourists and residents alike. The neighborhood is known for its upscale hotels, boutique brunch and barbecue spots, and places to pamper yourself. Whether you are looking for a yoga studio or a new tattoo, East Village's shop owners have what you are looking for.

Tourists will love East Village

If you are visiting, there are a number of tourist attractions that are must-sees. Some of Calgary's rustic buildings have been converted into modern businesses and offices. Many of those buildings are now decorated with public art displays like murals and sculptures. That means the face of East Village is always changing and feels fresh each time you visit.

Vibrant architecture

East Village is home to the New Central Library of the Calgary Public Library system, and while libraries may not be high on your sightseeing list, this one should be. Its geometric glass design is truly a sight to behold and is also built over a light rail stop, so you can catch a glimpse while hitching a ride to other parts of the city.

The oldest hotel in Calgary, the King Edward Hotel, is one option for your stay, too. The borough is also home to the National Music Centre, celebrating Canada's rich musical heritage.

Be connected with the heart of downtown Calgary

Even though East Village has a distinctly urban feel and is located in the downtown of Calgary, the outdoors are just a few steps away. A bridge connects the neighborhood to St. Patrick's Island Park. The park sits in the middle of the Bow River, one of the boundaries of East Village, and offers open spaces, wildlife, and the cool waters of the river. You can also enjoy the Bow from the RiverWalk, a pedestrian and bike path that also features coffee shops and great lunch spots.

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