Endodontics in Thunder Bay, Ontario

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    Dr. James Mao is a general dentist that do endodontics services in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Endodontist is a dentist that does root canal treatment (RCT) on teeth.  RCT replaces the damaged nerve tissues of teeth with a filling material, usually pink gutta percha, that shows up in dental X-rays as a white line running along the middle of teeth roots.  These RCT can usually be started and finished in one session, one appointment, and usually requires a protective dental crown subsequent to the RCT.  These dental crowns, too, can be started and finished in one session, and can be done at the same RCT appointment.  For more information, see Dr. James Mao’s list of Dental Services.

    Call now, or email now, to book an appointment with Dr. James Mao for endodontics services in Thunder Bay.

    Dr. Sharon Lau, Dr. James Mao have been using CAD/CAM technology for making dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario, since 2013.  CAD/CAM stands for Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Manufacturing.  The above image is of the E4D CAD/CAM dental crown and bridge system Dr. Sharon Lau and Dr. James Mao have been using since 2013.  It’s comprised of an intra-oral dental scanner, computer software for design dental crowns and bridge, and a milling unit that produces the final crown and bridge within minutes.  The finished crown and bridge looks amazing and is strong enough for chewing normal food.  It’s never good to chew hard materials like ice, bone, sea shells, or opening bottle caps with your teeth; so it’s even more inadvisable to be doing the same with your new dental crowns and bridges.  Dr. Sharon Lau, Dr. James Mao, finishes their dental crowns in one day, one appointment.  A single front tooth can be finished in about 2 hours; 10-15 minutes of preparing the tooth; about an hour break while the tooth is designed and milled; 10-15 minutes to insert the final crown.  Additional dental freezing is usually unnecessary but when necessary, the initial numbness will minimize the discomfort of the additional injection of anesthetic.

    For more information, see Dr. Sharon Lau’s list of Dental Services.  Call now, or email now, to book an appoinntment with Dr. Sharon for CAD/CAM dental crown in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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