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Glossary

  • Anxious Patient

    A patient who feels uncomfortable at the thought of receiving oral health care. Such symptoms can arise from a variety of causes and vary in severity. At Yorkville Smiles we do everything we can to accommodate anxious patients and overcome discomfort to provide excellent oral health care.

  • Bleaching

    Teeth whitening, which can be accomplished by in office laser or with take-home trays and whitening gel.

  • Bonding

    A technique for attaching dental restorations to teeth. Bonding can be used to attach white composite fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges.

  • Bridges

    A permanent appliance that is custom fabricated to replace one or more missing teeth which attaches to existing teeth on either side of the space.

  • Cap

    A common name for a crown.

  • Chipped/Rotated Teeth

    Teeth which are damaged and/or out of alignment with the rest of your teeth, causing self-consciousness and other dental problems. There are a number of potential solutions for chipped/rotated teeth.

  • Composite Resin

    A tooth-coloured plastic filling material.

  • Crowns

    A custom made “cap” that covers the tooth and not only strengthens it but can change the shape and colour.

  • Dental Implants

    An artificial tooth or set of teeth surgically anchored into your jaw to replace missing teeth. When done properly, dental implants can be nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

  • Denture

    A removable prosthetic designed to replace some or all missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.

  • Digital X-Rays

    X-Rays which produce a mere 15% of the radiation created by analog X-Ray technology. They make diagnoses faster, easier, and safer for our patients.

  • Emergency Dentist

    A dentist who is available for emergency consultations and treatment in the event of unexpected demand for oral health care.

  • Gingiva

    The soft tissue surrounding the teeth commonly known as the gum.

  • Implant

    Titanium posts surgically embedded into the jawbone to act as artificial teeth roots for the replacement of missing teeth.

  • Inlays

    A laboratory-fabricated porcelain or gold tooth restoration commonly used for heavily broken down teeth.

  • Invisalign

    A non-invasive alternative to other orthodontic aparati which will help you get the smile of your dreams.

  • Laser Dentistry

    Using a diode laser in various applications like sculpting oral tissue, improving gum health, and decreasing the life of a cold sore.

  • Mouthguard

    A flexible appliance made out of plastic that is worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma.

  • New Patient Experience

    Making a new patient’s first experience at Yorkville Smiles exceptionally positive. Our staff strives to give you the best smile possible and have you smiling as you leave your appointment by providing excellent oral health care in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Nightguard

    An appliance that may be suggested by your dentist to eliminate grinding and/or bruxing at night.

  • Onlays

    A laboratory-fabricated porcelain or gold tooth restoration that fills and restores a defect in the tooth. It extends over the edges of the defect to hold the remaining parts of the tooth together, thereby strengthening the tooth.

  • Orthodontist

    The dental specialist concerned with straightening and aligning of teeth.

  • Periodontist

    The dental specialist concerned with the health of one’s gums.

  • Porcelain Veneers

    Thin porcelain shells permanently bonded to one’s teeth to camouflage major chips, stains, fillings and close gaps.

  • Preventative Care

    Practicing good oral hygiene habits on a daily basis to maintain good oral health and preventing problems.

  • Root Canal Therapy

    A dental treatment involving the removal of diseased or injured nerve from inside the tooth and replacement with an inert material.

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

    Temporomandibular joint is where the lower jaw connects to the temporal bone and can often be painful. Nightguards are often made to relieve the pressure on this joint and relieve headache symptoms.

  • Teeth Whitening

    Brightening discoloured, stained, or aging teeth with one of several means of tooth-whitening. Tooth-whitening procedures can be done at home or in a dental clinic, depending on the whitening requirements.

  • Smile Contouring

    Selectively reshaping teeth to improve the appearance of one’s smile.

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Dr. Judy Sturm Dentistry Professional Corporation
77 Bloor St West, Suite 1202
Toronto, ON, M5S 1M2
(416) 967-4212