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Specialized Dentistry Services for Comprehensive Dental Care | Maple Ridge Dental Specialists

Specialty dentistry is a specialized branch of oral health care that focuses on specific areas of dental expertise. These dental specialists receive additional training beyond general dentistry to provide specialized care for various dental conditions.

At Westgate Dental Centre in Maple Ridge, we proudly offer specialty dentistry services to our patients. Our highly trained and experienced dental professionals are skilled in various areas, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics. We understand the importance of regular dental care in maintaining oral health and overall well-being.

Whether you require cosmetic dental procedures, orthodontic treatment, root canal therapy, or treatment for gum diseases, our specialty dentistry services are designed to meet your unique needs. Trust us for top-notch care, personalized treatment plans, and a comfortable dental experience. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference in specialized dental care at Westgate Dental Centre.

Advanced Dental Services from Our Dental Specialists

We offer advanced treatment options for complex dental needs. Our highly qualified dental specialists are equipped to handle a wide range of specialized procedures. Book us to experience the highest quality care for all your specialized dental needs

Sedation Dentistry

During dental operations, sedation dentistry administers medication to assist patients in relaxing. As a result, it’s often called “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate.

During operation, patients usually are awake but very calm. Oral sedation also has an amnesia effect in that patients do not remember much of the appointment afterward. This can be a fantastic tool for individuals that suffer from dental anxiety.

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Invisalign®/Invisible Orthodontics

Invisalign is a brand of clear, removable orthodontic aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are made of a smooth, transparent plastic material custom-fitting to the shape of an individual’s teeth. 

They are designed to be virtually invisible when worn, which makes them a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for people who are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. In addition, Invisalign suits many orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and misaligned teeth.

Oral Surgery/Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If not treated, wisdom teeth impaction can result in the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Decay
  • Resorption (eating away) of adjacent molar
  • Localized periodontal disease/gum disease
  • Cysts/tumours
  • Pericoronitis (infection of overlying tissue)

A shortage of space for teeth to emerge raises the risk of periodontal disease and dental cavities, which worsens with age. Less than 2% of adults aged 65 years or older maintain their teeth without cavities or periodontal disease.

Our skilled dental specialist will discuss the pros and cons of extracting your wisdom teeth and can help you understand the procedure.

Dental Implants

These are titanium screws surgically implanted into the jawbone underneath the gum tissue to support artificial teeth where natural teeth are missing. The titanium on the implant’s surface forms an intimate bond with the bone. This implant-bone combination can withstand physical loads for decades without failing.

Dental implants commonly replace missing teeth because they are strong, stable, and long-lasting. They can also help preserve the jawbone’s integrity, which can deteriorate when a tooth is missing.

VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

Due to the late recognition of the disease, survival rates of patients diagnosed with oral cancer have not significantly improved in decades. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than many other common forms of cancer.

The VELscope® Vx Device is an oral cancer screening system developed to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor, and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology, including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be hard to examine during a regular visual exam.

The VELscope® Vx handheld device emits a bright, harmless blue light, which is used to inspect the mouth and the tongue. The device is susceptible to abnormal tissue changes.

As healthcare providers, we play a significant role in patients’ oral and overall health. Using the VELscope® Vx device can help detect hidden lesions before they can progress, thus improving the chances of early recognition, prevention, and treatment.


Get the Quality Specialty Dentistry You Deserve

Experience the benefits of specialized dental care at Westgate Dental Centre in Maple Ridge. Our accredited dental specialists are committed to improving your oral health, boosting your self-confidence, and enhancing your chewing function. With specialized treatments, we can also correct bite problems, enhance the appearance of your smile, and protect your natural teeth from further damage.

In addition to the physical benefits, specialized dental care can relieve pain, embarrassment, and anxiety associated with dental problems. Our team of professionals at Westgate Dental Centre is the leading provider of specialty dentistry in the Maple Ridge. Don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our specialized treatments.

Join the many satisfied patients who have experienced the advantages of specialized dental care with our accredited dental specialists. Request a consultation today and discover how our specialty dentistry services can benefit your oral health and overall well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Numerous recognized dental specialties include endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentist. As with neurologists and cardiologists, dental specialists are oral healthcare professionals who receive specialized training following dentistry school.

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is a type of dentistry and radiology concerned with creating and interpreting radiographic images, such as CT and MRI scans, for diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders, and conditions affecting the mouth, face, and jaws affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialized procedure performed by highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It encompasses a range of procedures to treat diseases, fix injuries, or correct defects in the face, jaw, or mouth. These procedures are designed to reduce pain, fix deformities, and restore oral function for patients.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with oral and maxillofacial surgery. However, the benefits of these procedures can be significant in improving oral health and overall well-being. Suppose you have concerns or questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery. In that case, it’s important to consult with a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can provide you with personalized information and guidance.

These are the nine recognized dental specialties in Canada:

  • Endodontics
  • Dental Public Health
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Pathology Oral Medicine
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
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