Restoration And Cavity Treatment
Cavities are one of the most common problems amongst children, teens, and adults. Cavities are permanently decayed parts of the teeth that progress into tiny holes or gaps. They are called dental caries or tooth decay caused by bacteria and poor dental hygiene. Some contributing factors can be drinking fizzy drinks in excess, lack of proper brushing and flossing, and dry mouth.
We always care for your teeth before cavities get too large and out of proportion; if they are left untreated, they can cause severe abscess, pain, and swelling of the face.
You may not have any symptoms if you have small cavities, but large cavities can cause toothache, tooth sensitivity, discoloration of teeth, visible holes in your teeth, and pain when chewing.
It is important to get your teeth checked at least every 6 months at The Ranch Dental Centre in order to check for any possible new cavity before it enlarges.
Checkup And Cleaning

The Ranch Dental Centre advises routine checkups and cleanings at least every six months for most of the patients. This is one of the simplest but most crucial procedures that we do in order to maintain and promote your oral health. During a checkup, usually we take a couple of X-ray images of your mouth, check your gum health, and check for tartar deposits on your teeth. We also check for any specific areas of concern including cavities or damaged restorations. Every checkup includes oral cancer screening, head and neck exam, joint exam, and lymph node exam as well as checking for any abnormalities that might show on the X-rays.
Our dental hygienists will remove dental plaque and tartar using special dental tools; they also use a gritty toothpaste to polish teeth and remove stains; Fluoride therapy is usually performed at the end of the appointment to strengthen your teeth.
For younger patients, your dentist might recommend sealants to prevent cavities.

Please feel free to ask your hygienist regarding your questions.
Oral hygiene instructions are also a very good way to know about how you can improve homecare.

Crown & Bridge
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a diseased tooth to restore function, shape, size, appearance, and structure. They are used to fix a fractured or chipped tooth, teeth gaps, discoloration, and malformation. They are made of gold , porcelain , or a combination of the two.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to its adjacent teeth.
The process for crowns and bridges usually completes in two sessions. First, we prepare your dentition to receive a crown or a bridge; we create an impression to make a model in the lab and fabricate your prosthesis. After a week, we receive the finished product from the lab; we also sit the crown to check for the fit and the bite. After a successful try-in, your crown can be permanently cemented.

Sometimes tooth removal can be your only option to save you from pain and discomfort and promotes your health. Extractions are indicated when 1) the tooth is irreversibly decayed and cannot be restored 2) severely traumatized and cannot be restored after an accident 3) some impacted wisdom teeth 4)due to severe crowding and malocclusion 5) or if the tooth is highly mobile and hopeless due to gum tissue disease.
Dentists always check your medical history and medications before every dental procedure, especially extractions in order to make sure you do not carry an excessive risk for either bleeding or infection. There are different surgical techniques that can be used by your dentist to assure your safety and well-being.
Please do not hesitate to tell your dentist if there is anything that bothers you or makes you a bit anxious during the surgical procedures; our mission is to help you, and to make sure you have a very relaxing appointment.

Root Canal Therapy
The pulp of the tooth is the most alive part of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels. In some cases, cavities can grow and negatively affect the pulp. In some other cases, a fracture can expose the pulp. When infection or trauma severely damages the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy is indicated. The treatment involves accessing the tooth from inside, removing the pulp, disinfection, shaping, and filling the space. A dentist is a qualified professional to administer proper amount of local anaesthetics to ensure a routine appointment for their patient. You can contact The Ranch Dental Centre today at (403) 934 5292 if you have any further questions about root canals.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists at The Ranch Dental Centre in order to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can provide you with function, aesthetics, and improved speech. They also support your lips and cheeks, so you do not end up with sunken cheeks and lips after losing teeth. It takes up to 5 appointments in order to make your dentures after doing very meticulous impressions and try-ins. The lab also collaborates with us throughout the process at every level. Please do not hesitate to ask us about dentures at any time you wish.
Dental Implant
A dental implant is a surgical component that interferes with the bone of the jaw to support a crown ,bridge, or dentures. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or a combination maybe used to replace several teeth. Implants can serve as an anchor to support a complete denture as well. Most of the cases that we do at The Ranch Dental Centre are called guided implant placement which requires you to take a CBCT scan or CAT scan in order to fabricate a surgical stent. After the implant is fused to the jaw bone, an implant supported crown will be fabricated in collaboration with our lab.
Teeth Grinding
Bruxism is a condition that somebody clenches and grinds their teeth. It is vital to know that teeth grinding is a detrimental oral habit; otherwise, you might think it is just a normal thing to do. As you might know, it damages and wears down your enamel; as your habit continues, it might cause a fractured, chipped, or broken tooth. Others also experience headaches, facial pain, or even pterygomandibular pain which means pain in the jaw joints.
Our dentists at The Ranch Dental Centre located in Strathmore identify patients who excessively grind their teeth during your checkups and dental visits. Our dentists will try to find out what triggers your grinding habits; there are multiple contributing factors including malocclusion, lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, and other disorders.
In some cases, a custom made night guard or a mouthguard can be fabricated for you; it is basically a transparent thin device you wear over the biting surfaces of your teeth when sleeping in order to protect your teeth from parafunctional habits.
We offer clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatments. They are orthodontic devices that are transparent , plastic forms of dental braces used to adjust teeth. Our fully licensed general practitioner family dentists can offer you invisalign consultation at your request by simply calling The Ranch Dental Centre at (403) 934 5292.
Office Hours
Monday         9am – 5pm
Tuesday         9pm – 5pm
Wednesday   9am – 5pm
Thursday       9am – 5pm
Friday           9am – 3:30pm
Saturday      9am – 3:30pm
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Office Location
100 Ranch Market, Unit 105F Strathmore, AB – T1P0A8
Office Location
100 Ranch Market, Unit 105F Strathmore, AB – T1P0A8
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100 Ranch Market, Unit 105F, Strathmore, AB | 403-934-5292