Restorative Dental Solutions
We provide restorative dentistry services in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC.
We provide a wide variety of services. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us.
Grinding Teeth (Bruxing)
Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that you’re doing it.
Bruxism may produce symptoms which include tooth wear, sensitive teeth, gum recession, gum inflammation, sore jaw muscles and headaches. A night guard may be recommended to prevent these symptoms.
Bruxism can have a variety of psychological and physical causes. In many cases, it has been linked to stress, but it can also simply be the body’s reaction to the teeth being aligned wrong or a poor bite (the way the teeth come together).
When there is damage to gums, periodontal surgery (the removal or repair of infected gums) may be required to help restore gums back to health.
Periodontal surgery can involve: Grafting, gingivectomy, flap curettage, Emdogain)
Bone grafting is used to “build” bone so that dental implants can be placed. Procedures typically involve grafting (adding) bone or bonelike materials to the jaw.
There are several different procedures used for bone grafting. If you need a bone graft, we will discuss all of the options available to you in order to make an informed decision.
Emdogain helps to improve the outcome of periodontal surgery by regenerating the tissue structures that anchor the tooth. It is a topical application for exposed root surfaces, and is a very effective therapy to help stabilize teeth.
Gingivectomy is periodontal surgery that removes and reforms diseased gum tissue or other gingival buildup related to serious underlying conditions.
Flap curettage removes the soft tissue lining of the periodontal pockets in order to completely eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue. It may be used along with scaling and root planing, and achieves a deeper and more complete cleaning.
Gum Graft Surgery
Replacement of new gum (grafting) to replace areas of recession. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, gum tissue is taken from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
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What our patients say
I have been going here for over 20 years and think Wayne and his staff are great. The hygienists seem to come and go, but his dental assistant, Chris, and his receptionist Antonella have been there forever – sure signs of a quality dental practice.Shelley T
I have been going here for over 20 years and think Wayne and his staff are great. The hygienists seem to come and go, but his dental assistant, Chris, and his receptionist Antonella have been there forever – sure signs of a quality dental practice.Barry L.
Will make this short and to the point. Dr. Okamura and Dr. O’Keefe are two of the best dentists I have ever had the pleasure of working on my teeth. I am almost half a century old so have experienced quite a number of different dentists. No need to look further, have been seeing them for years and will continue to do so.Todd H.