Look good, feel good, lasts a long time!
Learn more about our dental services and how they can benefit you.
You’ve lost teeth and have replaced them with dentures. Amazing, you can smile again without having to cover your mouth. But how’s your chewing ability? Are you dentures moving around despite the “goo” you use to keep them solidly in place? The solution is Denture Stabilization. A few implants will secure your dentures into place and you can now chew any food without worry!
Over time, as you wear your denture, you lose the bony structure that supports your soft tissues because your soft tissues actually makes contact with your dentures, this too will start to recede with the bone. This leaves you in a constant state of adjustment, discomfort and difficulty with everyday functions like speaking, chewing and especially smiling.
Over 70% of adults are afflicted with periodontal disease. A common misconception is that dental implants do not require as much maintenance since they are made of titanium. This cannot be further from the truth. Dental implants require a more stringent home care routine, as well as a more rigorous professional care protocol.
Through proper preventative care you may achieve a long-lasting result with your dental implant and maintain your dentition functioning at its best for a long time. When dental implants become infected or clinically problematic, we will be able to provide evaluation and treatment of the affected areas.
Many of our patients are referred by their dentists because they have a broken tooth that is beyond restoring. Their clinical presentation, however, is often more complex than at first glance. Sometimes teeth fracture because of trauma such as a sports injury or accidentally biting into a hard object. Often with middle aged or more elderly individuals, a fractured tooth is only one sign of a larger breakdown of the dentition and the overall bite. Repairing only the offending tooth site will only mask the problem and does not address the reason for the breakdown and will not prevent future breakdown. It is important to have a comprehensive look at all the factors that lead up to the tooth breakage and develop a thorough plan to address the unfavourable patterns and conditions.
Dental treatment should not be undertaken unless a complete treatment plan is developed. As a patient, you should be aware of the expected clinical outcome before work begins. Our philosophy is that one should start with the end in mind. Proper planning paves the road to long term success. Dr. William Liang has extensive experience in full mouth dental reconstruction which includes surgical and prosthetic phases of treatment to restore a broken down dentition from beginning to end. We will be happy to discuss and guide you through our systematic process of diagnosis and treatment planning. Our motto is to provide dentistry that ” Look good , feel good and lasts a long time”
The LANAP protocol is a tissue preserving, regenerative and bone building procedure. No tissue is subtracted, or gum tissue is reduced to a lower level on purpose. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the only laser approved for this treatment. The PerioLase MVP-7 uses a specific wavelength to target and destroy dark colored p. gingivalis bacteria – a main contributor to gum disease.
The PerioLase MVP-7 is a pulsed Nd:YAG laser that kills the germs over a large area of the infected root, tissues, and bone. It does this with laser light tuned to the harmful bacteria shining through the contaminated areas like a flashlight shines through the back of your hand—killing germs as the laser beam penetrates and sees only the bad germs and infected tissue. Kill rates of disease-producing germs have been reported as high as 99.9% in the scientific literature.
To perform the LANAP laser treatment, the dentist inserts a fiber, the thinness of three human hairs, into the infected pocket to kill germs and infected tissue. Next, calculus is removed with an ultrasonic root cleaner instead of using hand tools for scraping. Finally, laser energy is used to warm the stem cell containing blood in the pocket. This laser warming makes the soft gum pocket tissues “sticky” and creates a seal of the tissues against the tooth root. This jello-like seal protects the pocket from germs and plaque from getting into the now cleaned and disinfected pocket to begin the healing process.
In addition to killing the bacteria and infection, the LANAP protocol also stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, collagen and bone. Your body’s healing process can then regenerate the previously lost native structures–ligaments and bone–around the tooth.
The LANAP laser treatment stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, collagen and bone lost to gum disease.
When a tooth needs to be removed it often leaves a large void or defect in the bone. A bone graft may be placed at the time of extraction or after a period of healing to preserve or reconstruct the site. The ultimate goal is to create a foundation for proper implant support. Sometimes, under proper conditions, the dental implant may be placed at the time of extraction. This type of procedure require the clinician to be trained in both the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry.
Unless it is a dental emergency, it is best to discuss your treatment options with the doctors prior to extracting the tooth in order to plan your treatment in the most efficient and effective manner.
We also perform surgical services such as removal of wisdom teeth as well as extractions for orthodontic purposes.
Sedation is available upon request.
In areas where the bone loss is extensive, a separate procedure may be necessary to regain the bone foundation. We provide a large range of bone grafting services restoring single tooth sites to the entire mouth. Often, patients have been told that there is nothing that can be done for them.
It is possible to regain enough bone and transform from a severely atrophic mouth to one that can support multiple implants and fixed crowns and bridges. Dr. Liang has a specific interest in the most challenging cases of bone regeneration and restorative reconstruction.
We provide soft tissue grafts for treatment of gum recession on natural teeth as well as dental implants.
Our clinic is equipped with a dental cone beam computed tomography ( CBCT ) imaging machine which will allow us to access three dimensional imaging of the surgical sites. This increases our diagnostic ability and surgical safety for our patients.
Our facility is equipped to provide oral sedation and intravenous sedation in compliance with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Guidelines on Sedation. The need for sedation will be discussed at your consultation appointment. Out goal is to provide you with the most comfortable experience in the safest environment.
We provide all aspects of general dentistry for your entire family. Aside from our focused area of expertise in adult restorative and implant dentistry we also provide services such as oral cancer screening, preventative hygiene care, periodontal maintenance, cosmetic veneers, orthodontic services such as invisalign, dentistry for children and general root canal and emergency pain management. Please inquire our reception staff for a more comprehensive list of services.
Our goal is to provide quality dental care in a compassionate, comfortable and caring environment. We treat our patients the way we would like our loved ones to be treated.