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Don’t Bite The Dentist!

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Bite down hard, but not on Doctor Mahoney’s hand!

Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

Let Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, Alberta help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.

As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee a wonderful view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our catering to cowards. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 855-416-4959

Tim Mahoney DDS remains the dental provider in Wetaskiwin most worthy of your trust. We, of course, offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for cosmetic dentistry, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our Wetaskiwin friends to consider dental implants as an option with us.

When it comes to dental restoration, improving your smile, instilling confidence, offering gentle care, and generally providing affordable cosmetic dentistry throughout the Alberta area, Timothy G. Mahoney DDS is going to drill this home every time- We cater to cowards; dentistry with a caring touch.

Instead of the dentist, chew on that, Wetaskiwin!

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS On Jaw Bone Deterioration

Wetaskiwin Jaw Bone Deterioration Hello friends of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS! Today’s post focuses on jaw bone health.

To remain dense, your jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure attached to the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment for our Wetaskiwin patients with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the original root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a tough titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss with a very high success rate.

For more specifics about dental implants, call Doctor Tim Mahoney at 855-416-4959. The calming team at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Wetaskiwin and the surrounding areas.

We cater to cowards; dentistry with a caring touch.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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Full Mouth Reconstruction In Wetaskiwin

Ponoka Dental Implants Wetaskiwin dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the Camrose area.

Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

You have probably heard around Camrose about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used in Leduc and Camrose for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!

Every Ponoka smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:

‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old Wetaskiwin patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.

To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.

The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures!

 

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

What’s New In Dentistry?

Advanced Dentistry in Wetaskiwin The world of dentistry continues to advance at a rapid pace. If you have visited your Wetaskiwin dentist lately, you have probably noticed some things that make your visit more comfortable, such as the ability to watch TV or listen to music while receiving treatment. Many Wetaskiwin dentistry patients welcome oral conscious sedation to reduce or eliminate pain.

What may not be as obvious are the advances in techniques, tools and materials. Top Wetaskiwin dentists now use digital computer imaging which is safer than traditional x-rays. Dental technicians can store, retrieve and transmit digital images much easier than was possible with traditional x-ray film.

The use of lasers has also changed the face of dentistry. Laser surgery requires less anesthesia, minimizes swelling, and protects surrounding tissue. Wetaskiwin family dentists use lasers for detecting and treating cavities and dental technicians use them for the curing of restorative materials.

Another exciting development in cosmetic dentistry is the CAD-CAM technology that allows Ponoka cosmetic dentists to perform restorations in a single visit. The types of procedures that can be completed in one visit include crowns, fillings, inlays, onlays and veneers.

If you need a thorough exam, expert dental cleaning, or want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call Timothy G. Mahoney DDS at 855-416-4959 to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can see before and after photos of some of our smile makeover patients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you deserve, and we have the tools, experience and technology to make that happen- Dr. Tim Mahoney

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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Wetaskiwin endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When many Wetaskiwin dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS in Wetaskiwin, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry.

1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

Wetaskiwin Cosmetic Dentist

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Wetaskiwin area, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. Today in our dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.

Hi. I’m Doctor Tim Mahoney, of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin.  My practice offers the following services:

dental implants
sedation dentistry
Invisalign invisible braces
cosmetic dentistry

And more! So, if you are in the Leduc, Camrose, or Ponoka area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 855-416-4959.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding, accessed on March 7, 2013

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Restorative Dentistry

Making The Cost Of Dental Treatment Palatable At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS

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A healthy smile is priceless and superior dental care is a worthwhile investment in your quality of life. But the cost for treatment and precision restorations can sometimes be prohibitive. Knowing what to expect price-wise can make your dental visit more palatable.

Obviously, the cost of some procedures such as crowns versus fillings are dependent upon unknown factors. X-rays can show the basic problem but sometimes the extent of the damage isn’t clear until we get in there. Our caring staff works to offer estimates based on best-case and worst-case scenarios.

Nailing down the cost is much easier once the overall treatment plan is established. Doctor Tim Mahoney performs an oral exam, reviews the patient’s dental history, and consults with the patient before creating an estimate. The price is influenced by the patient’s current condition, cosmetic goals, and long-term functionality.

Usually, the cost of treatments such as teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, denture fittings, and the price of cosmetic dentistry can be explained at the initial consultation with Doctor Mahoney. We encourage our patients to take some time to review the options before they pick  which elective procedures to pursue. We never pressure our patients to make a quick decision about something as important as dental treatment.

Here at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, we are committed to customized patient-focused care. Often the treatment plan will be extended over several visits to allow healing and adjustment in the mouth before doing more work.

With restorations, the most conservative treatment is always preferred. The cost is weighed with priority for adequate eating and speaking functionality. Personal confidence in appearance is also taken into account and given priority.

Doctor Mahoney has been practicing dentistry since 1983. If you are in the market for cosmetic dentistry or sedation dentistry but are worried about how much it will set you back or whether your insurance company covers the procedure, then call 855-416-4959 today and let us look into it for you.

Feel free to shop around and compare our competitively-priced prices to other dentists in the area – but be wary of bargain-basement dental advertisements. Many ads present a false picture of the actual cost of the treatment. And, do you really want to trust your smile to the lowest bidder?

Thank you for visiting our blog.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Protect Wetaskiwin Kids’ Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

Protect Wetaskiwin Kids

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS we see many Wetaskiwin children and teens with serious mouth and tooth injuries that could have been prevented had they been wearing a mouthguard. When a tooth is knocked out or broken, speaking, eating, and smiling can become very difficult.

I am Tim Mahoney and I recommend that Wetaskiwin parents encourage their children to wear mouthguards when participating in team sports, skateboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Ask us about custom mouthguards that will fit your child perfectly and offer excellent protection. Stock mouthguards found at most Wetaskiwin sporting goods stores are also an option, they just might not fit as well.

If you or your child is in need of cosmetic dentistry due to an injury or an accident, my staff and I at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS offer many restorative procedures.

If the tooth is cracked, porcelain veneers may be the best remedy. This procedure is done by bonding a custom-fitted porcelain veneer to your tooth or teeth. This can cover a crack, chip, or discoloration.

Cosmetic bonding is also an option for a chipped or cracked tooth. A composite material is matched to your tooth color and then sculpted around your existing tooth to repair the crack or chip. This procedure is less expensive than veneers and gives beautiful results.

If a crown or dental implant is required to repair your tooth, my staff and I at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS will provide quality crowns made from high-strength ceramic or porcelain with beautiful shape, color, and translucency.

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS has been offering family and cosmetic dentistry to the people of Alberta since 1983. My staff and I would love to serve you and your family. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Oral Health

Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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Today’s Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, Doctor Mahoney determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, Doctor Mahoney will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are completed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call Doctor Mahoney now at 855-416-4959 for an appointment.

If you are unfamiliar with our services at Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS, be sure to visit our website at http://www.drmahoneydental.ca/blog/ to get more information.  Doctor Tim Mahoney opened in 1983 here in Wetaskiwin. Doctor Mahoney is well-known throughout the state of Alberta as a provider of superior dental care, including dental implants, sedation dentistry, and Invisalign invisible braces.

In addition to general dentistry, we provide superior cosmetic dental services; everything from tooth whitening to complete cosmetic dental smile makeovers.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Sparkling Smiles At Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS

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Welcome to the Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS dental blog, Wetaskiwin! I am Doctor Tim Mahoney. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Wetaskiwin area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is essential to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS and can produce remarkable results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our calming team at 855-416-4959 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS provides general and cosmetic dentistry including dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces, and sedation dentistry. Ask us about financing options.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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