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Dental Services

Our mission is to provide quality care to our patients in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Dr. Derek Thiessen and Dr. Alison Phillips provide general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign® for teens and adults, dental implants, and more. 

At First Avenue Dental, we are dedicated to providing a positive experience, even for those who have experienced mild to severe dental anxiety. To help make your dental visit as comfortable as possible, we offer a variety of solutions and sedation treatments. Ask us about your options.

General Dental Services

Regular visits are essential to maintaining your dental health! We encourage patients to set up a recurring appointment reminder with us to ensure you never miss a cleaning!

Regular oral cancer screenings can help save your life. This non-invasive technology scans your mouth for abnormalities. VELscope® uses natural tissue fluorescence to improve the way practitioners examine the oral mucosa and screen for tissue abnormalities by enhancing the visualization of pre-cancers, cancer, and other disease processes.

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Dental sealants fill in the deepest grooves of your teeth – where bacteria love to live. This helps prevent future tooth decay and treatment.

At First Avenue Dental we use white bonded fillings for repairing tooth decay as well as broken teeth. These white fillings are less noticeable than traditional silver fillings.

Dental decay can be uncomfortable, but the quicker we catch it, the easier it is to treat. A regular checkup can identify problem areas so that we can fill small cavities before they become serious problems.

If you currently have unsightly, worn-out, or damaged fillings, we can replace them with new fillings or crowns. Ask us how today.

Dr. Thiessen and Dr. Phillips advocate saving teeth whenever possible through root canals, crowns or other restorative repairs. In cases where extractions are necessary, however, we will work to minimize the discomfort and any anxieties our patients may feel.

Ask Dr. Thiessen about surgical options for replacing missing teeth.

A root canal is a dental treatment to clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth (the pulp) when it is infected. The clean, hollow canal is then filled with an inert material, sealing the canal off.

After a root canal, the tooth is at high risk for fracture as the tooth is now hollow. In order to prevent fractures of a tooth that has a root canal, we will typically recommend a crown to distribute occlusal/biting forces more evenly.

Dr. Thiessen and Dr. Phillips will discuss your options with you if a root canal is necessary. They may perform the procedure in their office, or they may refer you to a specialist for treatment.

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Crowns provide long-term solutions for cracked teeth, tooth damage, and decay. Depending on the location and type of treatment required, we may recommend all porcelain crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, or gold crowns.

Bridges can be a great option for replacing missing teeth. No surgery is required and they can be completed quickly!

Mouth guards worn during sleep are effective ways to protect teeth from damage from contact or teeth grinding (bruxism). We design and fit custom guards for comfort so that patients are more likely to consistently use the guard.

First Avenue Dental can make a variety of custom mouthguards in a range of sizes and colours. We recommend sports guards for high-contact sports or instances when contact between teeth and soft tissue may occur.

Sedation Dentistry

We realize that visits to the dentist can be a source of anxiety for patients. For many patients, it is severe enough that it interferes with their oral health. Avoiding visits to the dentist, or avoiding regular dental maintenance can lead to more problems the longer it occurs.

At First Avenue Dental, we’ve worked to create an inviting environment in order to address the common causes of dental anxiety. By building a trusting relationship with our patients, and by helping them understand their fears about visiting the dentist, we can better manage your dental care in most cases without relying on sedation.

We will take the time to get to know you, to listen to your concerns, and to create a treatment plan that takes your concerns seriously. By addressing the root of your dental anxiety, we can work to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

In moderate cases of anxiety, Nitrous Oxide is sufficient to reduce your stress. Both children and adults respond very well to this treatment.

In more severe cases of anxiety, a mild sedative can be prescribed and taken at your appointment. Start by scheduling an initial consultation with our dentists to visit our clinic and discuss your concerns in a low-stress environment.

For patients with severe dental anxiety or dental phobias, we offer intravenous moderate sedation. In these cases, we supply the sedative drug directly into you. This results in a deeper level of sedation which is more predictable and easier to control and reverse. Dr. Thiessen and one of our highly-trained nurses provide continuous vital sign monitoring throughout the entire appointment. Intravenous sedation is a great option if you’d rather not remember your dental procedure. This mode of sedation can be used for all treatments from cleanings to wisdom tooth extractions and everything in between.

Surgical Dentistry

Dr. Thiessen and Dr. Phillips advocate saving teeth whenever possible through root canals, crowns or other restorative repairs. In cases where extractions are necessary, however, we will work to minimize the discomfort and any anxieties our patients may feel.

Ask Dr. Thiessen about surgical options for replacing missing teeth.

If you’ve lost a tooth, or need one extracted, dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Thiessen performs dental implant surgery right here in our office, without the need to leave town. Once the implant is healed, we also fabricate your new tooth to sit on the implant.

At First Avenue Dental we are pleased to provide the surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth (3rd molars). Wisdom teeth typically require removal between the ages of 14 and 24 depending on development due to insufficient space in our mouths. We provide this service in combination with IV sedation so that our patients remember little-to-nothing of the procedure.

Cosmetic Dentistry

White fillings, or bonding, can help make your front teeth appear whiter, more natural, and can reshape them if necessary. This can usually be done without freezing and without drilling away natural tooth structure.

Porcelain veneers are a great option for restoring your smile. These are minimally invasive “half crowns” to cover the visible portion of your teeth.

If we’ve placed an implant in our office, or if you’ve had one placed elsewhere, we can design and fabricate a custom tooth to finish it off and restore your smile.

Our in-office professional ZOOM whitening is customized to you. You can have the whiter smile you deserve while ensuring that your gums are protected and your teeth aren’t sensitive afterward.

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Wish you had straighter teeth? Had orthodontics in the past but things have since shifted? Invisalign is the perfect option for you! You can have perfectly straight teeth without the inconvenience of traditional braces. Eat what you want, when you want. Brush and floss normally. Most Invisalign cases take 6-12 months. Schedule a free consultation to see if this is an option for you today.

Invisalign is a great option for many patients, even teens and kids. Schedule a free consultation today to see if this is an option for your family.