At Hanson Dentistry we believe that every smile has a unique story. Every day in our practice, we meet patients who feel uncomfortable with their smiles. No one needs to go through life being self-conscious about his or her teeth. Together we can create a plan that works for you and enables you to have the smile you’ve always wanted, and tell the story that really describes you.
Hanson Dentistry is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice and to provide the best care possible. read more
Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Saliva continually bathes your teeth and it contains calcium and other substances to help strengthen and protect them. While this is a good thing, it also means that calcium deposits may build up over time. read more
Whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. It is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure; you must repeat it from time to time to maintain the brighter colour. read more
TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES TREATMENT
Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location, and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by one of the dentists at Hanson Dentistry immediately. Sometimes, neighbouring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that only a thorough dental exam can detect.
People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or that stick out can affect the way your teeth look and function. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile but improves your health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to decay or get injured. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help. read more
Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. It is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because can be virtually pain free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums. read more
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
A dentist performs a root canal or endodontic treatment on the inside of a tooth. Root canal treatment is a safe and efficient way to save and restore teeth with extensive damage or disease. The damage might be due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. The procedure involves cleaning the infected debris in the tooth and sealing it with a biologically inert, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The whole process takes around an hour. read more
CROWNS AND CEREC®
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Dentists use crowns most often for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. One of our dentists at Hanson Dentistry will cement your crown onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth made by your dentist that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are appropriate when all of the natural teeth are gone. Partial dentures attach to a metal frame that connects to your remaining natural teeth and fills in the spaces where permanent teeth once were. read more
A filling can repair a tooth affected by wear, decay, cracks, or fractures. Fillings are appropriate when the damage to the tooth is minimal – when 1/3rd or less of the tooth needs replacement. read more
Conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help patients relax during dental work. Patients are awake but usually are not able to feel or remember their dental visit. read more
There are more reasons to smile about Invisalign® at our office than you may know. Patients often ask us how Invisalign® treatment compares to braces. Invisalign® is a series of removable aligners that are nearly invisible. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Besides straightening your teeth, Invisalign® can improve your oral health.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures. They replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
Cosmetic dental treatments like bonding and veneers can not only fix cavities or broken teeth, but also can improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding covers a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle, or spacing. Dr. Hanson can fix teeth that are broken, chipped, or cracked, that have spaces between them or discolouration. Bonding and veneers can improve your smile and give you more confidence.
While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a sign of other major health complications. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping, which not only affects the quality of sleep of the person snoring, but also the quality of sleep of their loved ones and other family members. Luckily, there is a way to treat chronic snoring.
TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder is a group of symptoms including headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement.
TMJ is temporomandibular joint or jaw joint. These small joints in front of each ear attach the lower jaw to the skull, and are the most complex joints in the body. TMJ is located in an intricate network of bones, including the teeth, muscles, and nerves. Due to this, TMJ conditions affect many areas of the body, from the top of the head in migraine-like headaches to numbness or tingling in the arms and pain in the neck or shoulders.
We strive to focus on your oral health goals and try to make a lifetime dental strategy that fits your lifestyle and budget. Our team of professionals has a universal positive attitude that is client-centred. It is our goal to impress our patients with our thorough approach to their care, particularly in the formulation of their lifetime strategy for oral health that is compatible with their individual needs and goals.
Dr. Douglas Hanson D.D.S.
Dr. Melissa Bahl D.D.S.
Dr. Jeffrey Treleaven D.D.S.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY
“My story with Dr. Hanson was nothing but amazing.Stopped in Parry Sound for lunch on our way home from our annual golf trip down south when I unexpectedly chipped one of my back teeth.
Seeing the pain I was in my brother decided to text his dentist Dr.Hanson and explain the situation.Without hesitation Dr.Hanson asked where we were and said to meet him at the office in 90 minutes. Ninety minutes later my tooth was temporarily capped and the pain alleviated.
The best part of the story is Dr.Hanson was not my dentist at the time and it was a Holiday Monday. Now that is a true professional.”
We wish to congratulate Dr Jeff Treleaven on his recent graduation and licensure to practice Dentistry in the Greater Sudbury area. Dr Treleaven joins Dr Melissa Bahl and myself to continue to offer all dental services under one roof! We … Read More »
Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums heavily. A heavy hand can lead to tooth and gum … Read More »
If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A … Read More »
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2945 Highway 69 North, Suite 301
Val Caron, ON P3N 1N3
Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wed & Thurs: 7am – 5pm
Fridays by appointment with one of our associates