Welcome

We love to see you smile, all the time, every time. Whether you’re a new or returning patient, a visit to Sinclair Meloff Dental will always ensure a warm, friendly environment for your cosmetic and general dentistry needs.

Our Dentists

Meet Doctors Meloff and Sinclair, and the entire team of professionals, ready to provide the personal attention you desire.

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Services

Discover the comprehensive personal and family dental services we offer, and learn about some common procedures.

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Have questions or concerns about your dental health, or need to book an appointment? Contact our friendly staff today.

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About Us

Amazing Smiles Happen Here

Offering cosmetic and general dentistry care in an inviting and comfortable environment is Dr. Meloff and Dr. Sinclair’s top priority. We are passionate about keeping your teeth in a good state of health, comfort and function that maintain maximum aesthetic throughout your lifetime.

Our practice welcomes patients of all ages and it’s important to all staff that we provide not only a relaxed and enjoyable place to be, but also create an atmosphere where you feel comfortable exploring and understanding your dentistry concerns and requirements. All treatment options are presented in an informative manner so our patients can make educated treatment decisions.


Our Services

We offer modern dental techniques performed in our dental clinic. Trust the team at Sinclair Meloff to guide the process and help you make informed decisions towards the right treatment for you.

Our office utilizes digital dentistry for some of our prosthodontic procedures including crowns, veneers, bridges and implant restorations as well as for Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

  Prosthodontics – crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures

Bridge

Bridges are one treatment option that we use to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Typically, the process requires two or more appointments. During the first appointment, we prepare your teeth, removing some of the enamel and filling to allow enough room for the porcelain or metal. We then create an impression of your teeth, and place a temporary bridge. The impression gives us an accurate representation of your mouth and allows us to replace what is missing by fabricating a working model. A dental laboratory uses the model to construct a bridge that will fit your teeth precisely. During your final appointment, we replace the temporary bridge with the new full-gold, porcelain or porcelain fused-to-gold bridge which we permanently cement into place.
Missing Tooth Missing Tooth
Porcelain Fused to Gold/Full Gold Bridge Porcelain Fused to Gold/Full Gold Bridge

Crown

A tooth that’s heavily broken, cracked or with a large filling may require a crown. This involves two or more appointments. At the first appointment we shape the tooth, take an impression and place a temporary crown. The impression gives us an accurate working model of your mouth and allows a dental laboratory to fabricate a crown that will fit your tooth precisely. During the last appointment we remove the temporary crown and replace it with the new permanent crown. Crowns are made from gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to gold. The crown is permanently cemented into place.
Large amalgam filling Large amalgam filling
Porcelain Fused to Gold Crown Porcelain Fused to Gold Crown

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace individual or multiple missing teeth. Restoring your mouth with a dental implant is accomplished in two phases. The first phase of the procedure involves the surgical placement of the implant. This is done by a gum specialist (periodontist) who we refer you to. The periodontist surgically places the implant or implants under your gum tissue in the bone. After several months of healing, the bone attaches to the implant and we are ready for the second phase.

The second phase starts with the gum specialist re-exposing the implant. At our office we then begin several appointments to make your new crown, bridge or denture that secures to the implant(s). We make impressions of your mouth which are sent to a dental laboratory upon which your crown, bridge or denture is made. The last appointment involves cementing your permanent crown or bridge or delivering your denture.

Implant Placed where tooth is missing Implant Placed where tooth is missing
Final Crown attached to implant Final Crown attached to implant
  Cosmetic – bonding, veneers and whitening

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a very thin porcelain facing that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its shape, size and color. Veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth, change the length of teeth or to lighten discolored or dark teeth. When teeth are worn or chipped, veneers can protect them from further damage and restore their original appearance.

It takes several appointments to fabricate veneers for your teeth. First we make study models of your teeth, which we use to show you how the final veneers are going to look. Once you are satisfied with the new shape we begin the treatment.

During the next appointment, we prepare the teeth. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from the top and front of the teeth to provide the required space. We then take impressions of your teeth, which are sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers. Temporary veneers are placed at the initial appointment. During the last appointment we remove the temporary veneers. We clean the teeth then use an adhesive to bond the permanent veneers in place. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the teeth. They are very strong. The final result is a beautiful smile you will be proud to show.

Heavily filled and stained front teeth Heavily filled and stained front teeth
Porcelain veneers Porcelain veneers

Bleaching

Teeth tend to get darker over time because of minerals that penetrate the enamel. This can occur from drinks and food that tend to stain such as tea, coffee, coke, curries and wine. The natural aging process can also cause your teeth to darken. We can prescribe a home whitening system or an in-office whitening system (laser whitening) that will safely lighten your teeth giving you a younger, brighter smile. A special whitening gel, designed to be highly effective, yet safe, gently bubbles oxygen through your enamel. The process removes the stains and whitens your teeth, without doing any damage to the tooth enamel or gum tissue.

Take-home whitening systems involve two appointments. Impressions are taken of your teeth at the first appointment to make models from which we make custom whitening trays that fit your teeth precisely, allowing us to achieve optimum results. We give you the trays with instructions at your second appointment. At home you fill the trays with whitening gel and place the trays over your teeth, keeping them in place for two hours each day. Typically the process is complete in about 7-10 days.

In-office whitening involves a single 90 minute appointment. We place the whitening gel on your teeth and using a special laser, we activate the gel. The whitening gel is allowed to work for about an hour during which time you can relax and watch our in-room television.

Before Bleaching Before Bleaching
After Bleaching After Bleaching
  Limited Orthodontics - Invisalign

Invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. We use a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

How Does Invisalign Work?

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position we have prescribed. You'll visit our office about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case

Invisalign Invisalign
Before Invisalign Before Invisalign
After - 8 Months Treatment Time After - 8 Months Treatment Time
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After - 22 Months Treatment Time After - 22 Months Treatment Time

Your Health

Did you know that heart disease and stroke can be related to poor dental health? Do you have concerns about your dental health and how it may relate to your pregnancy? Our team has the answers.

Heart Disease

There are several theories explaining the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. One is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when entered in the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries (heart blood vessels) and contributing to clot formation. Coronary artery disease is characterized by a thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries due to the buildup of fatty proteins. Blood clots can obstruct normal blood flow, restricting the amount of nutrients and oxygen required for the heart to function properly. This may lead to heart attacks.

Another possibility is that the inflammation caused by periodontal disease increases plaque build up, which may contribute to swelling of the arteries. Research has found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. Patients at risk for infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures. Your dentist and cardiologist will be able to determine if your heart condition requires use of antibiotics prior to dental procedures.

Stroke

Additional studies have pointed to a relationship between periodontal disease and stroke. In one study that looked at the causal relationship of oral infection as a risk factor for stroke, people diagnosed with acute cerebrovascular ischemia were found more likely to have an oral infection when compared to those in the control group.

Healthy Pregnancy

The test came back and it’s positive – you’re pregnant. Your mind is rattled with excitement, and you have created a “to-do.” While your “to-do list“ and questions continue to grow, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure an on-time and safe arrival of your most precious cargo yet. You’ve probably heard a few old wives’ tales about pregnancy, including “A tooth lost for every child.” While it seems far-fetched, it actually is based loosely in fact. Your teeth and gums are affected by pregnancy, just as other tissues in your body. You may not be aware that the health of your gums may also affect the health of your baby-to-be.

How does pregnancy affect your teeth and gums?
About half of women experience pregnancy gingivitis. This condition can be uncomfortable and cause swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness in the gum tissue. Conversely, a more advanced oral health condition called periodontal disease (a serious gum infection that destroys attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth) may affect the health of your baby.

Is periodontal disease linked to preterm low birth weight babies?
Studies have shown a relationship between periodontal disease and preterm, low birth weight babies. In fact, pregnant women with periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that’s born too early and too small. The likely culprit is a labor-inducing chemical found in oral bacteria called prostaglandin. Very high levels of prostaglandin are found in women with severe cases of periodontal disease.

What if I’m diagnosed with periodontal disease during pregnancy?
If you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, your dentist might recommend a common non-surgical procedure called scaling and root planing. During this procedure, your tooth-root surfaces are cleaned to remove plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets and smooth the root to remove bacterial toxins. Research suggests that scaling and root planing may reduce the risk of preterm births in pregnant women with periodontal disease. The added bonus is that the procedure should alleviate many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with pregnancy gingivitis, such as swelling and tenderness of the gums.

As you make your way through the “to-dos,” remember to check off a visit to the dentist or periodontist. This baby step benefits you and your unborn baby.

Our Dentists

Here are the friendly professionals of Sinclair Meloff ready to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We look forward to seeing you in person.

Dr. Rob Meloff

Dr. Meloff completed pre-dental studies at the Universities of Western Ontario and Alberta before obtaining his degree in Dentistry from the University of Manitoba in 1995. He has been in practice at the current location in Calgary since then. Dr. Meloff is passionate about continuing education and attends multiple courses and seminars each year to stay current with the latest technology.

Dr. Meloff is the clinical director in charge of equipment and supplies for Dentistry for All, a charitable organization committed to providing sustainable dental care for impoverished families in Guatemala and Nicaragua. He has worked as part of the dental team on numerous missions to Bolivia, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

When not at work Dr. Meloff can be found enjoying many sports and outdoor activities with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. Blake Sinclair

Dr. Sinclair graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 1995 with his Dental degree. He has been practicing in Calgary ever since. After obtaining his DMD education has continued to play a big role in Dr. Sinclair’s practice. Through continuing education courses in all facets of dentistry, Dr. Sinclair strives to provide excellence in his practice.

Dr. Sinclair has traveled to Guatemala with Dentistry for All several times to provide dental care in some of the poorest regions of the country. He has become very involved with the organization and is looking forward to his next dental mission.

When away from the office he loves to enjoy the outdoors and sports with his wife, son and daughter. Golfing, skiing and biking are some of his favourite activities.

Community

We like smiles wherever, whenever and however they happen. That is why we give back where we can, locally and globally. We proudly support groups and organizations including Dentistry for All, the Pediatric Obesity Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross, STARS and the Calgary Association of Self Help. community
  Dentistry for All
Dr. Meloff and Dr. Sinclair are both heavily involved with this charitable organization which provides sustainable dental care to some of the most impoverished regions in Nicaragua and Guatemala. If you would like to support this very worthwhile cause please visit www.dentistryforall.org.

New Patients

If you are a new patient please download, print and complete these forms. Bring the completed forms to our office for your initial visit. This will reduce your time filling out paperwork once you arrive. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact

With questions about your dental health or if you need to book your next appointment, we’re ready to help.

Location

Suite 401
4600 Crowchild Trail, NW
Calgary, Alberta T3A 2L6

Contact

Dr. Meloff (403) 247-2225
meloffoffice@shaw.ca
Dr. Sinclair (403) 247-7838
sinclairoffice@shaw.ca

Fax. (403) 288-4544

Hours

MON-THUR
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
FRI
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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