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What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

The desire for a beautiful smile is greater than ever and there are many exciting options allowing you to improve your smile. You can enhance the beauty of your smile by restoring discoloured, chipped, missing or worn teeth using a variety of methods including whitening, crowns, veneers, bridges and implants. A prosthodontist is the most highly trained and specialised dentist in the provision of aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Canning, who has just opened his practice here, is a Prosthodontist and with his team are excited to help you achieve your perfect smile.

Dr. Tom Canning is an expert in the field of aesthetic dental procedures and has successfully treated hundreds of patients with combinations of aesthetic tooth coloured white fillings, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implant restorations.Their aim is to restore teeth to their natural form and beauty and in doing so, provide you with a strong, stable and long lasting solution. A careful and meticulous approach is used in order to achieve these goals. The treatments are provided in a pain-free manner in a calm and relaxing environment.

Complex Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Canning is trained to undertake treatment involving reconstruction of severely damaged teeth. A combination of thorough assessment, careful planning and expert knowledge allows the restoration of complex cases to be undertaken in a controlled and predictable fashion. Examples of complex full mouth reconstructions involving the use of dental crowns, veneers, dental implants or combinations of these can be found here.

TMJ Treatments
Frequently patients present with symptoms from their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Prosthodontists are trained in the management of such patients. Some individuals suffer with pain associated with their TMJ and/or the associated muscles which move the lower jaw in function. Careful examination of the TMJ and the muscle system can be undertaken and various treatments can be prescribed to aid in the alleviation of these symptoms.

Furthermore, Dr. Canning is experienced in undertaking dental treatment for patients who have a history of TMJ problems. Frequently, such patients have discrepancies between the biting surfaces of their upper and lower teeth and in certain instances; steps can be taken to address the dental problems with a positive impact on the associated TMJ and muscle problems. A range of treatments from minor tooth alteration (occlusal equilibration) to occlusal splint therapy and dental restoration are provided.

Sleep Apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a potentially serious condition which is thought to affect millions of patients worldwide. This condition involves partial or full blockage of the airways during sleep. As a result of this condition, patients with OSA have disturbed sleep patterns throughout the night and there are a number of associated risks with this condition including cardiac effects, stroke and high blood pressure.
One of the cornerstones in the treatment of mild-moderate OSA is the provision of a mandibular advancement appliance. Such appliances are fabricated by a Prosthodontist and Dr. Canning has successfully treated patients with OSA using these simple devices. A mandibular advancement appliance is worn during sleep and through its use the lower jaw is placed in a more forward located
position. As a result of this, the airway is opened and the patient can experience a significant reduction in symptoms of OSA having a dramatic effect on their quality of life.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Canning or would like some more information on his services, you can contact us at (01) 8186571. Alternativcely you can check out the website

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