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General & Family Dentistry

Comprehensive care for your mouth, teeth, and gums can lead to better overall health throughout your lifetime. In the gentle, hands of Dr. Saruna and his East Riverside Dental team, rest assured that we will maintain your dental wellbeing, keep your smile looking its best, and serve as your first line of defense to prevent small problems from escalating. Don’t let the little things build up to rob you of your appearance, lifestyle, and comfort!   You’ll come to enjoy regular check-ups, which we make comfortable and rewarding.

Should you require treatment, from simple filings and root canals to restorative crowns and dental implants, our extensive list of services will cover all of your needs with modern dental practices you should expect. We’ll provide you with complete and thorough examinations, fully discuss your options and guide you in your decisions for treatment.  A healthy, attractive smile says a lot about you. It’s never too late to get started on the road to lifetime oral wellness, and it starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Saruna. Call us today to schedule or fill out our quick contact form to proactively pursue the flawless pearly whites, beautiful from the inside out, that we’ve delivered for thousands of your Windsor and Essex County neighbors.

Dental Implants

Implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures and bridges. Restoring your smile to its natural beauty has never been easier. Implants provide the most advanced solution for missing teeth, allowing you to talk, eat and smile with absolute confidence. They have many advantages, including their natural appearance, improved comfort and unequaled convenience. If you are considering implants, we can discuss the considerations and help you make the decision that is right for you.

Dentures

Dentures come with huge benefits for patients and can greatly improve your quality of life. With today’s technology, dentures are created to look natural in appearance and give the impression of a beautiful smile. Additionally, dentures provide support for your facial muscles as well as assist with your ability to chew and eat food, and they also assist with your ability to speak clearly.  If your teeth have reached the point where you are considering dentures, we invite you to come in for a consultation. We will do an assessment of your condition and provide you with a list of options tailored to your individual needs. With the advances in dental implants and other techniques in the last twenty years, dentures can often be used in conjunction with implants for enhanced function and comfort. However, for many people dentures alone are a very cost effective solution to the problem of aging teeth and gum disease

Tooth Colored Fillings

Inlays and Onlays are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Unlike silver fillings made from metals that may cause further damage to teeth, these cosmetic fillings look extremely natural and typically require that far less of the tooth be removed.

TMJ

TMJ Dysfunction is a popular term to describe a disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control the joints. Symptoms masquerade as a multitude of other problems such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches.  We can accurately pinpoint the source of your pain and provide relief using the very latest in gentle, nonsurgical treatments.

Metal-free Crowns

Crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken or cracked teeth. The new metal-free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns.  For decades the standard in dentistry for crown and bridge restoration materials has been the PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal). The framework for the dental crown was produced in metal and then covered with a porcelain layer.  Now with the evolution of all ceramic materials and their higher esthetic qualities, dental patients have options. Metal free framework beneath the porcelain gives excellent aesthetic qualities to make the final restoration extremely natural looking.

Partials

A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It is supported by your existing teeth and fills in those unwanted gaps. It will help to regain the aesthetics and chewing and speaking functions that you require.    Full mouth denture treatments will involve the extraction of any remaining teeth, making impressions to give that perfect, snug fit, and a final fitting appointment. Partial dentures consist of appointments made to examine the health of remaining teeth, taking impressions, and custom fitting the partial appliance.

Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease is the technical name for gum disease, the most common reason for tooth loss in patients after the age of 25. Although relatively painless in the beginning, by the time the first acute abscess occurs, some teeth may already be beyond saving. The first sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums that are also usually red and swollen. As the disease progresses, the gums will recede causing the affected teeth to appear longer than normal. Finally, in the latter stages, the teeth will loosen to the point of being painful and useless, and will either fall out on their own or will have to be extracted.  Poor oral hygiene is what causes gum disease. Thoroughly brushing and cleaning between the teeth at least once per day will help prevent the onset of gum disease. If a patient finds it difficult to floss, using thin toothpicks can be an acceptable alternative for cleaning between the teeth. Although easily preventable, periodontal disease is often difficult to maintain once the deterioration process begins.

Root Canals

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged nerve of a tooth is removed so that the tooth can be saved or restored. We will do everything we can to make this painless as possible.