GENERAL DENTISTRY

OUR SERVICES

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive Dentistry is the area of our practice, focused on preventing oral health issues before they become a more serious problem. At Lakeshore Dental, we strive to provide preventive care to all of our patients. We do this by providing comprehensive examinations as required and determined by our knowledgeable team of dentists, and professional cleanings by our highly skilled hygiene team. This allows us to detect early signs of disease and provide treatment when necessary. Through educating our patients on the importance of proper home dental care, regular exams, and cleanings, as well as reviewing your medical history, we can keep apprised of your overall health and dental health.

PERIODONTAL SERVICES

Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive condition that is the leading source of adult tooth loss. The symptoms of periodontal disease may present as puffy red and bleeding gums but in some cases appear without symptoms at all. Bacteria that live in the plaque around the teeth and gums create irritation and infection which will eventually - if left untreated - cause bone loss of the jaw and the teeth begin to loosen. At Lakeshore Dental, we provide optimum periodontal care through our customized periodontal programs created for the individual needs of the patient. We provide 3-6 months scaling and root planing treatments with our highly skilled hygiene team and offer periodontal laser treatment, a leading edge technology. The Kavo KEY3 laser treats periodontal issues ranging from bleeding gums to deep pockets around the teeth where infection causing plaque and calculus (tartar) build up. The Kavo KEY3 has the capacity to determine where the calculus is under the gum and where it needs to be removed. This conservative treatment allows quicker and virtually painless healing time. The laser also treats canker and cold sores. We work in conjunction with our local periodontal specialists which mean your care is a team effort. This is just one more way that we're trying to ensure that you have a healthy smile for a lifetime.

DENTAL FILLINGS + ROOT CANALS

Although the occurrence of tooth decay has greatly decreased over the years due to preventive care and patient education, teeth are still susceptible. A tooth will need to be restored when it becomes chipped, decayed, worn or cracked or even if you are choosing to close a space between two teeth. The highly skilled dentists at Lakeshore Dental will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Once a treatment plan has been established and we have established the most comfortable and least invasive treatment, a composite material will be used for the restoration as it is durable and can be closely matched to the existing shade of your teeth, creating a beautiful natural smile.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

If you have one or more teeth missing, there is a wonderful way to replace them that eliminates conventional alternatives such as bridges and dentures. Implants replace the tooth "root" by placing a titanium post that integrates into your jaw just as your original tooth. Implants are comfortable and look and function like natural teeth. A specialist, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist, places the titanium fixture and after several months of healing to allow the bone to bond to the implant, a crown is placed over the implant to create the finished product. You can have all your restorative needs for your implant taken care of at Lakeshore Dental. 

LASER DENTISTRY

Laser dentistry has made a significant contribution to both general and cosmetic dentistry and has been an invaluable resource in performing these varying services. Dr. Corlazzoli at Lakeshore Dental was one of the first practices in the Okanagan offering the leading-edge treatment of laser dentistry.

 

Lakeshore Dental provides the most precise laser technology thanks to The Kavo key 3 Universal laser and it stands above many similar lasers. The Kavo key 3 successfully treats cosmetic needs as well as hygiene procedures such as tartar removal and periodontal treatments. Because of the maximum absorption of water, this laser is most efficient at cutting enamel, dentin (the surface under enamel) and treating soft tissue such as gum (gingival tissues) cold sores, cankers or fibrous cysts. This laser is the only laser with "perio feedback" This means the laser only activates if tartar (calculus) is detected. 

 

The laser energy also has a sterilizing effect on the procedure area. This decreases or eliminates post-operative discomfort as well as speeds up healing time. This leads to healthier and quicker tissue regeneration and an overall superior result. Dr. Corlazzoli can help you acquire a beautiful smile as well as ideal dental health through laser dentistry while providing optimum comfort levels. 

3D DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS

NO MORE GOOP! At Lakeshore Dental, we believe that a large part of giving our patients a comfortable dental experience while providing them with the best aesthetic and functional results are utilizing the latest and most highly acclaimed dental equipment and services. Introducing digital technologies into our practice has brought about many exciting changes. We wanted a digital impression system that would create better restorative fits, improved clinical results and reduced appointment time. Some of the most groundbreaking and highly successful digital impression technology worldwide has come from TRIOS®.

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