We’re now accepting new patients.
ECDC is now offering general dental services to patients from throughout Atlantic Canada. Our team of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants can’t wait to give you new reasons to smile.
You’ll enjoy all of the luxuries and conveniences that ECDC has to offer, including a modern atmosphere, bistro snack station, comfortable seating, computer stations, and state-of-the-art technology, just to name a few.
We offer a full range of general dental services,
A filling will restore your tooth back to it’s normal function!
Cavities will be diagnosed by our Dentists during your regular examination and cleaning. We don’t always recommend that every cavity be filled. If its small, our Dentists may just keep an eye on it. If it is a large cavity and not filled, it can get bigger and cause pain. A filling will restore your tooth back to its normal function so you can eat and chew without sensitivity or pain. If decay is left untreated, it could damage the nerve of your tooth, which could lead to root canal treatment or extraction.
Root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than have it extracted.
A root canal is required when the nerve of your tooth becomes infected. Keeping your teeth helps prevent other teeth from drifting into the missing areas and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth in the future.
If a tooth is severely broken or decayed, a tooth extraction may be the best course of action.
There are many reasons why a tooth may need extracting. Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can cause infection or they can also cause your other teeth to shift which can damage the teeth, gum and bone. In preparation for orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist may recommend a tooth extraction to help reduce crowding. If gum disease is left untreated, periodontal disease can cause a tooth to loosen and extraction will be required.
If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function.
A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth, and a tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.
A bridge is a restoration option that replaces one or two missing teeth.
Your bridge will extend across the area where the teeth are missing and is made up of an artificial tooth or teeth fused between two crowns. Crowns and Bridges are strong and generally will last ten years or longer if you take good care of them. Brushing and flossing at home is very important along with keeping your regular cleaning and check us appointments.
Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums when total arch (upper or lower) replacement is required.
If you are currently wearing dentures always remember to remove your dentures at night and massage your gums. This will give your gums a rest and help with gum irritation and sore spots
A partial is a removable tooth replacement option that replaces one or more missing teeth.
Replacing missing teeth will help restore your confidence but a patient must keep in mind that any removable option is not 100% perfect.
There are three distinct types of partials and our Dentists will work with you to determine which one best fits your needs.
Flexible Partial Denture
Their frameworks and clasps are made out of flexible plastic. Because they are flexible, patients may find this type of partial less irritating to their gum tissue.
Acrylic Plastic Denture (Hard Plastic)
These partials are made out of gum coloured hard acrylic as opposed to metal. This type of partial is not as durable as a cast metal partials. This type of partial is recommended when a patient may be losing teeth in the future because it is simpler and more cost effective to add a tooth to this type of partial as opposed to a cast partial
Cast Metal Partials
These partials are made with a metal framework. They are strong and durable. They have good retention for the patient with minimal thickness
Don’t let fear prevent you from receiving the dental care you need!
We understand that for some patients, a visit to the dental office can cause considerable anxiety. If you or someone you know are one of these patients, East Coast Dental can help. Our dentists have been extensively trained to provide different levels of sedation in order to allow you to stay calm and relaxed during any procedure. To discover which method of sedation is right for you, please call our office to book a consult.
Things to think about
We have been proudly serving the community for over 10 years, and we understand the fear that can be associated with going to the dentist. We understand and want to help!
Regular cleanings are imperative, and we recommend you visit us every 6 months (minimum).
At each cleaning, we will monitor your teeth, gums and bone. Teeth are lost by loss of bone, which happens when gums and bone become infected. Deep, professional cleanings done on a regular basis will remove and build up, which will break thea cycle of gum, bone and tooth loss.
Every time our patients come for a cleaning, our Dentists check the following:
- Your medical history. Some medical conditions can affect the overall health of your bone, gum and teeth
- Oral Cancer
- Evidence of decay around your existing filling or crowns
- Your x-rays for a more in depth examination then they can do visually
It’s not just a cleaning!
Did you know that your hygienist is doing all of the following:
- Removing plaque and tartar which will, if left, cause periodontal disease, which will cause bone, gum and tooth loss
- Polishing your teeth which will remove all the stains that you can’t do by brushing alone
- Giving you Fluoride, which will help you with any tooth sensitivity and is great for your tooth enamel
- Recommending oral hygiene aids for you that are specific to your needs, including brushing and flossing techniques