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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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.
Dr. Zaharichuk graduated from dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1982. He has been practicing at the current location for over 30 years. When not at work Neil enjoys golfing and traveling as well as watching his two daughters playing soccer.
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4600 Crowchild Trail, NW
Calgary, Alberta T3A 2L6
Fax: (403) 288-4544
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