Filice Dentistry https://www.filicedental.com/ en Endodontics (Root Canal) in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/endodontics-root-canal-hamilton <span>Endodontics (Root Canal) in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/16/2021 - 19:54</span> <div><p>Endodontics is the therapy of root canals.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental x-ray" src="/files/images/viewsupload/main-endo.jpeg"> <p>A toothache happens when the pulp—the nerves and blood vessels—inside your tooth are damaged because of dental decay. In a root canal procedure, we remove the pulp and put a root canal filling down the canal to seal it and stop re-infection. This allows you to maintain your natural tooth. We often also recommend a crown to prevent tooth fractures later.</p> <p>We have the latest medication to make the procedure as pain-free as possible, and we will discuss the whole process with you so that you understand why you might need a root canal and how we’re fixing your teeth. If you have a toothache, come to Filice Dentistry for the solution.</p> <p>If you need more information about Root Canals in Hamilton, contact us today.</p></div> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:54:30 +0000 admin 51 at https://www.filicedental.com Periodontics in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/periodontics-hamilton <span>Periodontics in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:05</span> <div><p>Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the gums and bones surrounding your teeth. Your teeth rely on your gums and bones to provide a strong foundation. Regular checkups and cleaning are an important part of keeping your gums and bone healthy, and avoiding gum disease.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Gums" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-gum.jpg"> <p>Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, starts with a chronic bacterial infection that damages the gingival tissues (gums) and bones that support certain teeth. Common signs and symptoms of gum disease are swollen, puffy and bleeding gums; loose teeth; abscesses in the gums; bad breath; teeth that seem to get longer; and sensitivity to temperature. Gum disease could lead to teeth becoming looser, infection, and the early loss of teeth. It’s important to manage gum disease with early detection and regular treatments. </p> <h2>Alloderm</h2> <p>Alloderm is a way to graft regenerative tissue onto your gums to help them become healthy again. It can cover the roots around teeth and augment the gums. Alloderm supports regeneration by letting blood flow back to the area and improving the cells in the area. It actually transforms into host tissue that is strong and natural.</p> <h2>Bone Grafting (ridge preservation)</h2> <p>When a tooth is lost, it creates an opening in the bone. The bone is used to being stimulated by the tooth root, but without the root it starts to collapse and shrink. Too much bone loss could make it impossible to put in a dental implant later. Instead, we need to preserve the bone’s natural ridge contours and keep the surrounding bone strong—something bone grafting can help achieve. </p> <h2>Gingival Grafts</h2> <p>When too much of the root around a tooth is exposed, we consider doing a gingival graft. Gingival grafts are also called gum grafts or periodontal plastic surgery. A gingival graft is a surgical procedure where we take tissue from another part of your mouth and use it to cover a tooth root that is exposed. We do gingival grafts in order to prevent more root exposure, as well as to decrease tooth sensitivity and tooth decay.</p> <p>If you need more information about Periodontics in Hamilton, contact us today.</p></div> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:05:47 +0000 admin 35 at https://www.filicedental.com Orthodontics and SureSmile Invisible Aligners in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/orthodontics-and-suresmile-invisible-aligners-hamilton <span>Orthodontics and SureSmile Invisible Aligners in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:56</span> <div><p>If you have crooked teeth or a bite that doesn’t align properly, orthodontics (braces) might be a good solution for you. Braces apply even pressure over a period of time, to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. Depending on the treatment you need, this process can take between six months and two years. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Invisalign" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-invis.jpg"> <p>We’ll help you decide between traditional metal braces or SureSmile aligners. SureSmile is a revolutionary way to gently straighten teeth—and it's hard to tell you’re even wearing them. The system uses clear, smooth plastic aligners that slip over your teeth to gently align them. There are no wires or screws to tighten—you just change the aligner every two weeks or so and wear it until your teeth have straightened and your bite is correct.</p> <p>If you need more information about Orthodontics in Hamilton, contact us today.</p></div> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:56:31 +0000 admin 34 at https://www.filicedental.com Sedation Dentistry in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/sedation-dentistry-hamilton <span>Sedation Dentistry in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:25</span> <div><p>If you feel nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Sedation dentistry allows the dentist to work while it keeps you from experiencing any stress.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Woman with Pillow" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-sedation.jpg"> <p>There are two types of sedation. With oral sedation, you swallow oral sedation drugs that will help you relax. with nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, you breathe the gas in and it puts you in a euphoric state. We tailor the sedation to your individual needs and offer up to four levels of sedation.</p> <p>Filice Dentistry offers sedation dentistry for any patient who needs extra help to feel comfortable going to the dentist.</p> <p>If you need more information about Sedation Dentistry in Hamilton, contact us today.</p> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:25:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.filicedental.com Elio Filice, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. https://www.filicedental.com/team/elio-filice-dds-magd <span>Elio Filice, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:11</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Filice" src="/files/images/team/dr-filice.jpg"/></div> <p>Dr. Filice has earned his reputation for caring and excellence while serving the Hamilton community for over twenty years. His approach is based on a commitment to knowing his patients well, understanding oral health’s connection to a person’s whole health, and continual enhancement of his own skills as dental technology and techniques have evolved.</p> <p>A graduate of both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, Dr. Filice received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1988. He places great importance on continuing education for himself and his staff, furthering his skills and knowledge base to achieve continued excellence in the art of dentistry. In 2006, Dr. Filice was awarded the prestigious Mastership Award from the world-wide Academy of General Dentistry. This award is the highest honour available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession of dentistry. He has also been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Facial Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists.</p> <p>He currently holds an executive position with the Ontario Academy of General Dentistry, and maintains membership in the CDA, ODA, AGD, Hamilton Academy study club, Toronto Implant Study Club, American Equilibration Society, International Association for Orthodontics, Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists.</p> <p>Dr. Filice was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and is proud to continue to serve the people of the city he loves.</p></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:11:05 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.filicedental.com Wisdom Teeth Removal https://www.filicedental.com/services/wisdom-teeth-removal <span>Wisdom Teeth Removal</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:57</span> <div><p>Wisdom teeth are the third set of molar teeth in the furthest back part of the upper and lower jaws. They push through after most other adult teeth, between ages 15 and 30. But for many people, their jaws are not big enough to house their wisdom teeth comfortably, which can cause pain, swelling, infection, and decrease overall oral hygiene. We’ll assess the wisdom teeth’s position and recommend extracting them if they’re a problem. It’s best to extract wisdom teeth earlier in life when the bone is less rigid and the extraction is easier to execute.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Wisdom Teeth Closeup" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> <p>We will apply local anesthetic to the area to prevent pain. We may also choose to use a general anesthetic if we are removing several teeth at once or there are other complications. If a general anesthetic is used, you will be asleep during the procedure. Recovering from having your wisdom teeth removed usually takes only a few days. We’ll prescribe pain medication that will help you stay comfortable while your mouth is healing, and we’ll give you tips to speed up the healing process.</p> <p>It’s important to find out early whether your wisdom teeth will cause problems in your jaw. Check with us to see whether wisdom teeth extraction is the right decision for you.</p> <p>If you need more information about Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Hamilton, contact us today.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.filicedental.com Guards, Bite Appliances in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/guards-bite-appliances-hamilton <span>Guards, Bite Appliances in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:55</span> <div><p>Your teeth should last you a lifetime. But playing high impact sports could put your teeth at risk. And many people don’t even realize they’re damaging their teeth while they’re sleeping, because they’re grinding or clenching. We can help. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Mouth Guards" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-guard.jpg"> <h2>Sports Guards</h2> <p>High-impact sports, such as hockey and football, can lead to cracked and chipped teeth or even teeth knocked out altogether. To help prevent this, we can design a custom sports guard to fit your teeth. The sports guard will absorb impact and lower your chance of damage when all you really want to think about is scoring that goal.</p> <h2>Bite Appliances</h2> <p>If you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, you might be grinding and clenching your teeth while you’re sleeping. The dentist might also be able to see signs of wear on your teeth because of this. Grinding and clenching can lead to chipped and loose teeth, damaged fillings and painful headaches. Our custom bite appliances protect your teeth from grinding and clenching, and let you wake up without worry.</p> <p>If you need more information about Guards, Bite Appliances in Hamilton, contact us today.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:55:42 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.filicedental.com Snoring Treatment in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/snoring-treatment-hamilton <span>Snoring Treatment in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:00</span> <div><p>Sometimes, you don’t even know you’re snoring—but the people close to you do! Other times, you know you haven’t had a good night’s rest because you’re tired in the daytime. We can help.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Snoring Man" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-snoring.jpg"> <p>Snoring is the vibrations of the soft palate and other tissues in the nose, mouth, and throat. It can be caused by weak throat muscles, an incorrectly positioned jaw, fat around your throat, or an obstructed nasal passageway. Snoring could also be a sign of a more serious condition. Obstructive sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing, or shallow or infrequent breathing while you’re sleeping. Each pause is called an apnea. Apneas last between ten seconds and one minute, and can happen five to thirty times every hour. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, restless sleep, and feeling sleepy in the daytime.</p> <p>We can treat snoring and sleep apnea with a custom-fit oral appliance that keeps your airways open. Some patients need only a simple oral appliance to see improvements. Other patients may need complementary therapies, including oral appliances, CPAP therapy, adjunctive surgery, or lifestyle changes.</p> <p>A consultation with us will help find the best solution for you to get a better night’s sleep.</p> <p>If you need more information about Snoring Treatment in Hamilton, contact us today.</p></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:00:23 +0000 admin 20 at https://www.filicedental.com Dental Restorations in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/dental-restorations-hamilton <span>Dental Restorations in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:59</span> <div><p>Plaque and tartar can accumulate on your teeth and degrade the tooth’s structure. Dental restoration will help clean up that decay and create a healthy, strong tooth structure.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental Xray" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-restorations.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/crown"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/filling"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/inlay_onlay"></div></div> </div> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Fillings</h2> <p>Cavities develop when bacteria dissolves a tooth’s enamel—its protective coating. For a small cavity, it’s easy to remove the decayed tooth structure, and fill the space directly with a filling. The filling could be the same colour as the tooth, and could be made of amalgam, composite resin, or porcelain. Once a filling is in, your tooth will behave as a regular tooth and you won’t even notice it.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Inlays</h2> <p>Inlays are much like fillings, except instead of filling the cavity directly, we create a pre-molded filling that’s then cemented into the tooth for a durable and long-lasting bond. We use our CEREC technology to prepare an inlay in-house—no need for messy impressions. Inlays can reduce the chance of decay recurring in the same area.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Onlays</h2> <p>Onlays (also called partial crowns) are similar to inlays, but they cover a larger area of the tooth. We use onlays if the structure of the tooth cannot be saved. Onlays restore the whole biting surface of the tooth. Onlays are done in-house with the CEREC digital tool, with no need for impressions.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Crowns</h2> <p>When a tooth suffers significant injury or decay and the entire tooth structure is at risk, we create a crown for the tooth. First, we remove the decay in the tooth, and then we shape the tooth to support the crown. We make the crown in-house using our digital CEREC technology, and cement it onto the tooth. It completely caps the tooth, so it looks natural and functions like a regular tooth.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Dental Bridges</h2> <p>If a tooth can’t be saved because it’s suffered too much injury or decay, it needs to be extracted. That’s when a dental bridge can be a good solution. We prepare the teeth on each side as crowns to support the replacement tooth, and cement the artificial tooth between the two teeth. This is a long-term solution. We often recommend a dental implant instead, because we don’t need to alter the other teeth. </p> <p>If you need more information about Dental Restorations in Hamilton, contact us today.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">More Related Videos</h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/extraction"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/crown_lengthening"></div></div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:59:38 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.filicedental.com Oral Hygiene & Cleaning in Hamilton https://www.filicedental.com/services/oral-hygiene-cleaning-hamilton <span>Oral Hygiene &amp; Cleaning in Hamilton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:58</span> <div><p>Maintaining good oral hygiene is the foundation of healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. Our hygienists are dedicated professionals who work with you to make an oral hygiene plan that works for you at home and at our office.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental Patient with model" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-hygiene.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/electric_toothbrush"></div></div> </div> <p>Our hygienists provide an in-depth cleaning with a gentle touch. We proactively treat periodontal disease (a lifetime chronic inflammatory disease linked to other systemic health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke), and educate you about the best way to avoid or manage periodontal disease. We also provide a unique and individualized self-care program—including the proper dental tools and techniques for you to be effective at home. Caring for your teeth is a partnership between you and our oral hygiene team at Filice Dentistry.</p> <p>Do you see bleeding in your mouth? It may be a sign of an active infection and/or inflammation in your gums. Call for an assessment.</p> <p>If you need more information about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning in Hamilton, contact us today.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">More Related Videos</h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/sealants"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/regular_visits"></div></div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:58:42 +0000 admin 18 at https://www.filicedental.com