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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dental Link team are committed to delivering excellent dental care in a comfortable, relaxing environment. With three convenient locations, we’re ready to serve you and your entire family with superior dentistry. To find out more about what we can do for you, please read through our frequently asked questions or contact our friendly, helpful team today.

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I have missing teeth. What can you do to replace them?

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Whether you’ve lost your teeth due to trauma, decay or never had your teeth grow in, Dental Link offers different solutions to suit your needs. We’ll be happy to discuss which would be best for your particular situation:

Dental bridges are secured by anchoring a device to your natural teeth on either side of a gap, filling in an existing space.

Dental implants are the most advanced solution available in dentistry to replace one or all missing teeth. They can also be used to anchor a bridge or a partial denture. First, an implant is placed in your jaw. After a healing period has passed, a crown can be affixed to the implant to give you the full look and function of a natural tooth.

Dentures are available in different materials depending on what will work best for your needs and budget. They are available in partial or full form.

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What if I don’t want dentures to replace missing teeth?

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We understand that some people have been displeased with a prior denture experience. Some dentures may have been ill formed, making them uncomfortable to wear. If you’d like to explore other options to replace teeth, the Dental Link team offers

A dental bridge is affixed to teeth on either side of an existing gap to fill in the space where a tooth or teeth used to be.

Dental implants are a cutting-edge option that fully replace a single or multiple teeth, restoring their full look and function. We also offer All-on-4®, which involves having four dental implants placed with a crown affixed to each, then attaching a full arch to the crowns.

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If my smile is crooked or crowded, how can you help me?

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When your teeth are misaligned, you might feel like you aren’t showing off the look you want people to see. We offer different options to get you the smile you want:

Invisalign is a well-known orthodontic procedure that allows you to get the straighter smile you want with clear aligners. These aligners are switched out every couple of weeks, slowly moving your teeth into the desired position. They can be removed at your leisure, such as during mealtimes, and are used around the world.

Smile design at Dental Link involves sitting down with a dentist to create the look you’ve always wanted. It may require multiple procedures depending on which options are most suitable to meet your goals. We’ll work tooth by tooth, ensuring you get exactly what you want. Our digital smile design can even show you the before-and-after pictures before getting started!

Veneers have the power to give your teeth a stunning Hollywood smile, appropriate to hide chips, discolouration, poor shape or gaps. A thin porcelain or composite shell, they’re affixed to your front teeth for a perfectly aligned, bright look. Bonded veneers are also available; the process involves a bonding liquid with a putty-like material moulded onto a tooth, then hardened into place.

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If my teeth are broken, worn or damaged, what can you do for me?

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Over time or through trauma, your teeth can become worn down or fractured. Whether you’ve had an accident or through the passage of time, your teeth don’t have the structure they used to, Dental Link can help. The solutions that may be ideal for you include

Composite fillings are a long-lasting, durable option to restore the integrity of your tooth and save it from extraction.

If you’d like to create a new look, smile design might be right for you. You’ll sit down with your dentist to discuss your goals, then choose which procedures are most suitable for you to achieve the look you want at an affordable cost. We can show you before-and-after pictures using our digital smile design program.

Grinding and clenching of the teeth are common problems. Over time, your teeth can become damaged. We’ll be happy to discuss treatment options for this issue with you. Dental Link offers removable acrylic splints that fit snugly over your teeth, separating your jaws so that the muscles can’t fully engage.

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I want a new look, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Can you help?

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We understand feeling like the traditional metal “train tracks” aren’t for you, and offer other options to help you get the smile you want.

Invisalign is a well-known solution to getting the straighter smile you want. With clear aligners switched out every couple of weeks, your teeth will slowly move into the desired position. You wear them for 22 hours per day, and simply remove them at meal times.

The smile design program at the practice involves determining which of our many procedures will be most suited to helping you achieve your oral health goals. Our dentists will be happy to sit down and create a custom plan to meet your needs and budget. Before-and-after pictures show you exactly what you can expect before beginning any treatment.

Veneers can be a simple way to get the smile that you want. A thin porcelain or composite shell is affixed to your front “smile teeth,” for a perfectly aligned, dazzling look. Bonded composite veneers are also available, which involves a bonding liquid and putty-like composite that is hardened into place.

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Can you replace the silver or black fillings in my mouth?

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In the past, silver and black were the only options to fill a tooth. Not only are these not aesthetically pleasing, but they can become worn down or break over time, exposing you to mercury that may be damaging to your health.At Dental Link, we offer fillings that won’t negatively affect your wellbeing:

The composite restorations we offer are tooth-coloured fillings that seamlessly blend into your natural smile.

Inlays are a conservative option to repair tooth structure when the damage isn’t extensive and doesn’t require a full filling. Onlays extend over the cusps of the entire teeth for further protection when necessary.

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What can be done about a gummy smile?

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When you smile, you want to see a good balance between the amount of gums and teeth that are shown. If you feel that you have too much gum showing, we can help with these options:

A gum lift, also known as contouring, will reshape your gums for a more even look to your smile.

Dental Link’s smile design options involve sitting down to create a plan that will help you achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of having. Our digital smile design can show you before-and-after pictures so that you know what to expect.

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How can I get a whiter smile?

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If dingy or discoloured teeth leave you feeling self-conscious about smiling, the Dental Link team can help you get a gleaming new look. Smile makeovers can transform your appearance. We also offer

Teeth whitening can be done in-chair or in the comfort of your home. In-chair whitening takes a single hour for quick results, while a take-home kit involves trays and syringes filled with a whitening solution. If you want to jump-start your whitening, you can combine these two options for a dramatically brighter look.

Veneers are an ideal way to transform the look of your teeth. They’re thin porcelain or composite shells attached to your smile teeth that everyone will see, giving you a dazzling, perfectly aligned smile.

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I’ve never liked going to the dentist. How is Dental Link different than other practices?

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Our entire team is dedicated to giving you a peaceful, positive experience. Many patients who have experienced dental anxiety or phobias in the past feel completely comfortable when they visit our clinic.When suitable, we offer sedation dentistry to put you at ease and allow you to get the excellent dental care you need. We’re pleased to provide

IV sedation is performed in our office by a licensed anaesthetist, so you don’t need to go to the hospital. Inhalation and oral sedation are lighter options that still limit your anxiety and memories of your visit.

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I’d love to do change my smile, but I can’t afford to. Do you offer financial arrangements?

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High-quality dental care is often thought of as too costly instead of the necessity that it is. At Dental Link, we understand that you need to work within a reasonable budget that won’t break the bank. We’re happy to create your treatment plan with procedures spaced out for affordability, prioritising which service needs to be completed as soon as possible.

We’ll also work with different payment options — find out more here!

If your concern wasn’t addressed here, our team are standing by to assist you. Contact us today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your oral health goals and a stunning smile!

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