Family dentists can provide services for children and adults, addressing oral care for each family member in his or her stage of life. With the ability to focus on the needs of individuals of any age, your family dentist will become an important part of your family’s healthcare routine.
At North York Dental located at Sheppard and Leslie, our team understands that developing positive patient relationships at a young age will help children create enjoyable rather than negative associations with their dental checkups. Starting as soon as the toddler years, we want to help you and your family with oral hygiene habits that will benefit you for life.
Dr. Shem-Tov and his team examine children’s teeth to evaluate for proper growth and to discover any potential issues, such as tooth decay or cavities. Our oral hygienist will also discuss daily brushing and flossing techniques for best practices in oral hygiene. Preventive care services for the whole family include checkups, cleanings, mouth guards, night guards, breath treatment, and additional patient education resources.
We offer restorative dental services at North York Dental to address various situations that might require additional treatment to preventive care. From cavities and accidents on the playground, to sports injuries and tooth loss from gum disease, we can treat your dental issue.
If you or your child needs a dental filling to treat tooth decay, composite resin fillings can help strengthen the weakened tooth and are designed to blend in with the natural colour of the rest of the teeth. Composite resin material is a mixture of ceramic and glass in a plastic resin. Matched to the colour of the surrounding teeth, molded and sculpted to the tooth, and finally bonded, composite resin fillings offer a non-invasive way to prevent further damage from tooth decay.
All-Porcelain Dental Crowns
Our Sheppard and Leslie dentists treat cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth with porcelain crowns. Younger patients may have a cracked tooth because of an accident, while more senior patients may have cracked or chipped a tooth after years of enduring pressure and use. A durable, tooth-coloured crown works by covering the damaged part of the tooth, adhered with dental cement.
A knocked-out tooth or one lost to gum disease needs replacement to maintain jawbone integrity and mouth functions such as chewing, speaking, and smiling. Whether a sports injury, fall, or advanced gum disease caused the tooth loss, replacing it can help alleviate its effects. A single dental implant, composed of a titanium post, abutment, and crown, can replace one missing tooth. Several missing teeth may require a dental bridge or dentures. Implant-based restorations help ensure that a patient can eat, speak, and smile normally and confidently.
Achieving a brighter, whiter smile can help boost self-esteem for adults who have their permanent teeth. At North York Dental, we offer in-office whitening, and can also help with other cosmetic improvements, combining teeth whitening with dental crowns or porcelain veneers as restorations.
Choosing North York Dental as Your Family Dentist
In addition to the services that we offer for all members of your family, we love building relationships that last generations! Having the same dentist for your whole family can help build trust, cut down on scheduling time, and also alleviate some of the nervousness attributed to dental anxiety. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and team are eager to meet you and your family. Please contact us at North York Dental by calling 416-494-7878 to schedule an appointment.