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Office Hours

Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tues: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thurs: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri: closed
Sat: closed
Sun: closed


Our Location

1677 Poplar Ave
Victoria, BC
Canada
V8P 4K5


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Services We Offer

patient in dental chairAt Poplar Dental Centre, we can provide everything you need for healthy teeth and gums, and a beautiful smile.

As your needs change over time, we can help ensure you and your family receive the best in preventative and restorative dental services.

Feel free to consult us if you are unsure whether a service you need is covered by your dental plan.

Stain removal/Cleaning

The regular removal of stain, plaque and tartar is absolutely essential to the long term health of teeth and gums. This service is provided by the dental hygienist.

Bleaching

Bleaching very effective technique for lightening teeth. It will not, however, alter the appearance of existing fillings and crowns.

Aesthetic contouring/Bonding

This technique can be used to alter the shape of worn or chipped teeth - providing the damage is not too great. Composite materials are used to mask defects and close spaces. The results are instant, but be prepared to replace these restorations more frequently. Better long-term alternatives involve veneers or crowns.

Inlays

When the cavity is large, an inlay is needed for strength. These restorations a fabricated by a dental lab and usually require a second appointment at the office for insertion.

Veneers

These are thin porcelain surfaces which are bonded over the front tooth surface. Only minimal tooth reduction is needed. Veneers can be used to correct ageing smile lines, close spaces and change the colour of teeth.

Crowns ("Cap")

These are used when a tooth is heavily filled or was previously treated with a root canal treatment. Crowns provide excellent strength to the tooth while improving overall aesthetics.

Bridges

Bridges are restorations designed to replace missing teeth. It involves reducing the size of the adjacent teeth which act as supports. There is a limit to the length which can be bridged and there needs to be a tooth support at each end for long term success.

Dentures

These can be full (whole arch or whole mouth) or partial ( replacing one or several teeth). All dentures are removable and have a tendency to move. To achieve stability, partial dentures need to be clasped to the natural teeth. Both partial and complete dentures can be made to appear quite natural using the latest artificial teeth and acrylics.

Implants

This type of tooth replacement involves the placing of a titanium root within the bone. This artificial root is allowed to integrate into the bone for 4-6 months before a crown or bridge is attached to it. During the healing phase, a temporary denture restores your smile. The success rate for implants can be as high as 95%.

Root Canal Treatment

There is often damage to the nerves and soft tissues inside your teeth requiring the need to have a root canal performed. Essentially this is the process of removing this soft tissue from inside the teeth to end pain, sensitivity or recurring infection.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

When a wisdom tooth does not develop properly it may not come up through the gum or it may only come through part way. In both cases it is better for long-term results to have the wisdom teeth removed to avoid future health problems.

Snoring Appliances

Many people have sleeping problems related to snoring. Often this can be corrected by having the proper dental prosthesis in place.

Grinding Teeth (Bruxing)

Bruxing is the unintentional grinding together of your teeth. Most people do not even know that they are doing it because they are sleeping or concentrating on some activity. There needs to be therapy to keep the teeth from being damaged by the constant grinding.

Sports Guards

Sports Guards are a must for protecting teeth from having teeth damaged by sports activities. A custom fitted sports mouth guard reduces the number of sports injuries to the teeth.

Periodontal Surgery

When there is damage to the gums often periodontal surgery is needed to restore the gums back to health. The damage that can be corrected depends on the type of damage and how extensive it is.

Preventive Hygiene

Going to the dental office for regular checkups will be one of the most effective ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By a close examination and cleaning your dental professional will be able to detect early signs of tooth decay or damage to the gums.

Sealants

Sealants are an excellent way to reduce the incidence of cavities in a young persons mouth. A sealant is simply a very thin layer of material that is bonded to the biting surface of the back teeth creating a barrier that protects the teeth from getting cavities.

Laser Dentistry

Most lasers, including those used in dentistry, are engineered and designed to perform special functions without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues or materials. This makes laser dentistry a safe and more comfortable alternative to traditional methods.