Do you hear a clicking sound when you yawn? Does it hurt to chew? Does your jaw freeze up? You may be suffering from symptoms of TMJ. Located in London, ON, Drs. Favell, Brunt, Markham and Krasnogyr of Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offer treatment options for patients experiencing TMJ. What is TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a disorder in which the connection of the upper and lower joint does not work properly. It may be caused by conditions such as arthritis or bruxism. Patients with bruxism clench their jaw or grind their teeth. It is often a result … Continue reading
You have seven seconds to make a good first impression. Missing teeth can detract from your smile and lower your confidence level. Located in London, ON, Drs. Favell, Brunt, Markham and Krasnogyr of Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offers dental restorations such as tooth bridges to help patients regain complete smiles. What is a dental bridge? As a fixed dental device, a bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Traditional bridges involve the placement of crowns on the adjacent teeth or implants with a false tooth in the middle to replace the missing tooth. Bridges are cemented … Continue reading
Dr. David Favell, Dr. Shawn Brunt, and Dr. Alexis Markham of Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice provide general, cosmetic, and restorative services for residents of London, Ontario. This includes the use of dental crowns and bridges for restorations. Patients with decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth or gaps between their teeth are discovering the benefits of dental crowns as a restoration option to improve their smiles. Restore your smile A crown is also known as a cap. It can be used to repair a broken or cracked tooth. It can also cover a dental implant. Crowns address an aesthetic … Continue reading
Beautiful smiles have been sought after for centuries. People are concerned about their appearances, and nice smiles boost confidence levels. Unfortunately, decay occurs causing damage to teeth. Thankfully, there are alternatives to silver amalgam to restore teeth. Located in London, Ontario, Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offers composite restorations to safely and effectively repair cavities. Dr. David Favell, Dr. Shawn Brunt, and Dr. Alexis Markham provide quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. What are composite restorations? Over the past 60 years, dental technology and use of composite fillings has increased. Patients are now seeking safe alternatives to … Continue reading
Dental implants have become a popular choice for long-term replacement of a missing tooth, to anchor a bridge, or to stabilize a denture. If you are considering a single tooth dental implant, it is important to think about who will provide all phases of care. Are you wondering if there is a dentist near London, Ontario who restores implants? There is – Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice on Oxford Street East. Successful implants start with planning and precision A dental implant is a small cylinder made of a strong, biocompatible material. It is placed into the jawbone to replicate the … Continue reading
There are at least 68 shopping malls in Ontario. They thrive because our busy culture demands convenience. We need the expediency of one stop to make purchases for home, fashion, and gift-giving. Shouldn’t going to the dentist be easy, too? You get convenience and many other benefits when you choose a practice in London, Ontario that offers a full range of dentistry services. Getting to know you Dental issues often run in families. A dentist who treats multiple family members is likely to recognize these conditions early, when they may be treated most effectively and economically. The dentist becomes familiar … Continue reading
Everyone has “morning breath,” but an estimated 45 percent of the population has chronic halitosis. Effective breath control comes from evaluating and treating the root cause. Dr. David Favell, a family dentist practicing in the N6A 1V3 Canada area, provides this helpful information. What is bad breath? Persistent odour that emanates from the mouth can come from: Bacteria – Your mouth contains hundreds of strains of oral bacteria. These microorganisms feast on sugars and starches in food particles. As they eat, they excrete foul-smelling acids. Since saliva helps to cleanse bacteria from the oral cavity, dry mouth fosters bad breath. … Continue reading
Are you new to the London, Ontario area? Or maybe you are searching for a family dentist who is a better match for your needs. Here are some pointers to help in your search. Convenience Look for a location in a safe neighborhood with easy access and free parking. If there are shops and dining nearby, you may be able to check multiple items off your “to-do” list on appointment days. Are office hours a good match for your busy schedule? Some practices are happy to book appointments for multiple family members on the same day, to minimize travel and … Continue reading
Your dentist’s goal is to maintain the health and integrity of your natural teeth. Dr. David Favell understands the importance of helping you keep your natural teeth. However, instances do arise in which dental extractions may be necessary. Located in London, ON, Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice provides services to maintain the health of our patients’ smiles. When are extractions needed? Issues arise from time to time leading your dentist to suggest dental extractions. These problems may include: Wisdom teeth, impacted or those causing problems for the surrounding teeth A tooth broken below the gum line Abscessed tooth Preparation for dentures … Continue reading
We all want a beautiful smile with healthy teeth. Unfortunately, tartar and plaque can build up leading to decay and damage to the tooth. With the increased awareness of the dangers of mercury and amalgam fillings, patients are choosing tooth colored fillings as a healthy, aesthetically pleasing alternative. Located in London, ON, Dr. David Favell of Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offers alternatives to amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings Tooth colored fillings are also known as white or composite fillings. They are composed of a mixture of glass and plastic. This material has gained popularity because it maintains the tooth’s … 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.