Choosing root canal therapy does not have to be a scary or painful experience. Root canal therapy is actually a common, effective procedure that can prevent extraction, alleviate painful toothaches, and restore oral health. At Downtown Dental Centre in London, Ontario, we suggest our patients choose root canal therapy versus extraction whenever possible. In the following article, we’ll look at what’s involved in the procedure and why you should choose root canal therapy. What is a root canal? Root canal therapy is also called endodontic treatment. Endodontic refers to the inside of the tooth. So endodontic treatment pertains to saving … Continue reading
At Downtown Dental Centre in London, ON, patients are welcome to ask about solutions for missing teeth. Men and women who want lifelong solutions for missing teeth are often introduced to dental implants. Drs. David Favell, Shawn Brunt, and Alexis Clark can answer patient questions regarding this and other tooth replacement methods. Why replace missing teeth? There are many reasons patients should speak to a dentist about tooth replacement as soon as possible. First, tooth loss makes it more difficult to speak clearly and chew or bite food efficiently, Second, tooth loss will harm the appearance of the smile. Third, … Continue reading
We’ve all heard the groans that the phrase “root canal” can elicit in a conversation. While the procedure may sound daunting, it can provide immense relief from pain and is an excellent way to help save the natural tooth and avoid costly and time-consuming dental restorations. And thanks to advances in modern dental technologies, techniques, and materials, a root canal nowadays is an easier experience than ever before. At Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice, our team of experienced dentists and professionals are equipped to provide patients in the London, ON area with a comfortable root canal treatment for their damaged … Continue reading
A professional dental cleaning is about more than just polishing your teeth. This crucial appointment can have a dramatic impact on oral health as well as overall wellness. At Downtown Dental Centre in London, Ontario, our dental team includes several dental hygienists who help ensure that your mouth is healthy for the long term. Unsure of what a dental hygienist really does? Let’s take a look. Your dental hygienist plays a large role in oral health Everyone understands that professional teeth cleaning is good for your oral health, but your dental hygienist’s role isn’t just to clean your teeth and … Continue reading
Downtown Dental Centre strives to exceed your expectations with effective professional teeth whitening service in London, ON designed to suit you, your schedule, and budget. As with all our services, teeth whitening is delivered in a comfortable and relaxing environment, by friendly staff who get results. The “professional” difference The global teeth whitening market is more than $13.3 billion (U.S. dollars) industry, according to Orbis Research. The teeth whitening products behind these numbers include chewing gums, toothpaste, gels, and kits that promise to remove stains for a dazzlingly brighter smile. There is no denying the demand for a brighter, whiter … Continue reading
Let Downtown Dental Centre exceed your expectations. We use advanced materials that are safe and designed to look and feel no different than healthy, natural teeth. Our dentists routinely place composite fillings in London ON to restore the appearance and health of decayed teeth. About cavities A cavity is a form of tooth decay. Bacteria is naturally present in our mouths. When that bacteria mixes with sugars in drinks and foods, acids are produced that wear away at the teeth. Early signs of enamel erosion include: Discolouration Transparent appearance Heightened sensitivity Cavities are small holes on tooth surfaces, roots, and … Continue reading
Teeth naturally fall within a range of light grey to yellow shades. Over time, they darken due to aging and products like tobacco and tea. Antibiotics and injuries may produce particularly stubborn discolouration. Regardless of need, Downtown Dental Centre restores the natural brilliance of your teeth with proven methods. A treatment plan is tailored to your preferences and goals. Worn or silver fillings may be replaced to create a beautiful smile with white fillings at our London, ON office; however, fillings and other restorations resist bleaching. To achieve your most naturally brilliant smile, Drs. Favell, Brunt, or Clark may recommend … Continue reading
London, ON patients enjoy crowns fit for a king; dental bridges to fill their gaps in a healthy, gentle way
Both crowns and bridges are fixed restorations designed to rebuild a portion or all of a patient’s tooth. Downtown Dental Centre’s dental bridges and crowns in London, ON are also designed to resolve the effects of injury and extractions with teeth that look, feel, and work no differently than their natural and healthy counterparts. Drs. Favell, Brunt, and Clark prepare and place new or improved teeth in a manner that’s pleasant, gentle, and convenient. Fake-looking, ill-fitting false teeth are history Unlike conventional dentures, advanced crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing tooth structure or neighboring teeth for the utmost stability, … Continue reading
Enjoy composite fillings in London ON – the tooth-coloured alternative to treatment with silver amalgam
All procedures at Downtown Dental Centre balance the desire for a stunning smile with the need to maintain or restore healthy and comfortable function. Composite fillings treatment in London ON is as safe and resilient as it is efficient and aesthetic. Conventional treatment For more than 150 years, dentists have been filling cavities and rebuilding teeth with amalgam. This mix of metals including silver, tin, and copper results in a silver colour to the treated portion of the tooth. Amalgam also contains mercury. Why patients love composite fillings Also known as white fillings, this material is made from a composite … Continue reading
Do you have or need a filling? You are not alone. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, 96 percent of adults in this country have at least one cavity. Yet everyone doesn’t have to know that you had dental work done. The team of professionals at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice in London offers an attractive alternative to silver-coloured amalgam treatment – white fillings made of composite resin. Dental treatment that doesn’t show – white fillings in London Composite resin is a pliable material comprised of medical grade plastic combined with finely-powdered glass for light reflecting qualities similar to … Continue reading
A graduate from the University of Western Ontario Dr. David Favell holds a Hons.BSc degree in chemistry, and a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Favell is an established and reputed professional who aims to provide his patients with the best possible care.
A member of the London and District Dental Society, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Favell continues to polish his expertise by continuing to keep up with the latest research and findings in the field, to ensure the quality of his service.