• Orthodontics

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Invisalign What is Invisalign treatment? -Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like? -Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack exclusively for Invisalign Treatment. How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth? -Your Invisalign Doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right…

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  • Dental Extractions and Wisdom teeth

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Many times when dentists talk about extractions, they’re referring to impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause discomfort, inflammation, infection, and even decay as they come into the mouth and push against other teeth. In cases like this—or in more extreme cases, where cysts develop around the wisdom teeth and jeopardize the health of the jaw bone—extraction will be the only viable option. But when it comes to teeth other than your wisdom teeth, performing a tooth extraction is something that is considered only after doing everything else possible to save the tooth, including root canal therapy. If the tooth has been…

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  • Botox

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    What is BOTOX? Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®. Botulinum toxin type A— is a purified protein that is used in dentistry for both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. This is the most popular cosmetic procedure in both Canada and the USA and is used to smooth or soften dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that result from facial movements such as frowning, smiling, squinting or any other repetitive facial expression. The neurotoxin treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles causing them to relax. As…

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  • Cosmetic Dentistry

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Fillings/Bonding Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to apply. Contact Vernon Downtown Dental today to find out your options for replacing your silver fillings. Tooth whitening If you want a whiter, more beautiful smile but are suffering from stained teeth caused by everything from tea and coffee to soft drinks and tobacco, you’ll be happy to know that Vernon Downtown Dental…

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  • Family Dentistry

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Implants Implant restoration involves surgically anchoring implants into the jawbone below the gum line, then attaching an artificial tooth to those implants. After the implant has been placed, your gum and bone will continue to grow around it, ensuring that the implant stays firmly in place. Crown and Bridge Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully covers that portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, composite fillings/inlays/onlays are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the…

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  • Dental Cleanings / Scaling and Root Planing

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Twice-daily brushings and regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, but a healthy mouth and beautiful smile require routine general and preventative care to stay that way. Our practice offers general care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings. Our preventative hygiene services include fluoride, professional breath control, and periodontal (gum disease) treatments designed to help you maintain your smile’s health and beauty. Keep your teeth and gums strong and disease-free. Contact our office today to schedule a cleaning or consultation

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  • TMD / Migraine Pain Prevention

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, Dr. Dunphy may have a way to help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches: Stabilization splints. Appropriate for headache sufferers—as well as those who may be experiencing tooth wear, jaw muscle pain, or those who simply want to protect their mouth’s surfaces during a time of healing --a properly-fitted stabilization splint is smaller and more comfortable than a traditional biteguard. Stabilization splints can prevent and/or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, which can minimize headaches and create a variety of other benefits: Reduces teeth grinding and abnormal muscle…

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  • Oral Conscious Sedation

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    If you suffer from dental phobia, you’re not alone—many of our patients have put off going to the dentist for months, years, or even decades because of the anxiety caused by a dental visit! One option we offer anxious patients—or patients who need a large number of procedures done during a single visit—is sedation dentistry, where we provide an oral sedative that is taken prior to the dental visit. If you are extremely anxious, this may be a solution for you.

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  • Emergency Treatment

    Author: Downtown Dental And Orthodontics Vernon |

    Dental Emergencies happen and at Downtown Dental and Orthodontics we understand the importance of being seen as quickly as possible. Whether you have experienced trauma, fractured a tooth, lost a filling or are experiencing pain and/or swelling we will do everything that we can to see you as soon as possible.

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