Dental Services

Our dental team is thoroughly experienced in all areas of modern dentistry. Below are some of the services we routinely provide.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our practice offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to provide each patient with individual care. Our goal is to improve or maintain the appearance of your smile. Services include: Invisalign Bonding Veneers Teeth Whitening ...
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Bonding

Composite bonding can work wonders for your smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth, we can close gaps between teeth and eliminate spots and discolorations. Changes like these can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile, boosting your self-confidence. During bonding, we match the shade of your existing teeth with a tooth-colored composite resin that is applied to the tooth in a procedure similar to a filling. We refer to the procedure as bonding because an adhesive agent is used to bond the resin to the tooth structure. The resin is harde...
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Veneers

Veneers are routinely used to cover teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped or misaligned. Veneers are used for many of the same purposes as bonding, but involve a different procedure. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm thick. To apply one, we prepare your tooth first by removing a small amount of enamel from it. Then we take an impression of the prepared tooth. It may be necessary to place a temporary veneer on the tooth while the impressions are sent to a dental laboratory to have the veneer manufactured. When ready, we cement the veneer into place. ...
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Teeth Whitening

Whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stains or discolorations caused by aging, medications, tobacco, coffee and tea. Tooth whitening doesn’t last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated regularly if you want to maintain the same look. To begin, we will take impressions of your teeth and make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. You will then be given a supply of bleaching gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied in the trays and worn over your teeth for 60 to 90 minutes every day for about three weeks. Care should be taken to use onl...
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Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (the apex), but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure for treating teeth that are severely decayed, infected or broken. Root canal therapy can help maintain a damaged tooth for years, saving it from extraction. To begin the treatment, w...
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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk breaking due to large fillings or fractures. A variety of materials may be used to design these reconstructions in laboratories. A crown should look and feel very similar to your natural teeth. Crowns, also called caps, are indicated if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy are some of the most common reasons for recommending a crown. Crowns are usually either made of noble alloys (gold) or porcelain. There are many different typ...
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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common infections among dental patients today. More than 75 per cent of North Americans over 35 years of age have some form of this disease. Although many are infected, few are aware of it: In a recent study, 8 out of 10 people surveyed believed they did not have periodontal disease, but 7 out of 10 exhibited one or more symptoms. Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, and it is a leading cause of tooth loss in Canadian adults. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exami...
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Extractions

We perform dental extractions for a variety of reasons. Periodontal disease and extensive tooth decay—that is, decay that has destroyed the tooth to the point where it cannot be repaired—are the most frequent indications. Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth may also require an extraction. Extractions may also be done to make space for orthodontic treatment in special cases. ...
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Fillings

Modern dentistry allows us to combine beauty and strength when filling teeth. Composite resins and other modern materials mean dentists can perform restorations that retain most of a tooth’s original strength and appearance. The patient’s comfort during fillings is always our dental team’s main priority. Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is damaged from fractures or decay. Caries (cavities) can be detected through direct observation or x-rays. To begin, we will remove the decay and shape the tooth so the filling will adhere to the tooth and blend in. The ...
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Dentures

Dentures come in two types: Complete Dentures Partial dentures Complete dentures are designed to replace the teeth in an entire arch when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when there are still some teeth present in the arch. Complete and partial dentures can provide patients with a functional replacement when teeth have been lost. Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base that imitates gum tissue, and teeth that are also made of acrylic. The denture base is designed to closely fit the contours of the arch to ensure the denture will be stable during eating...
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Scaling & Root Planing

Plaque is a sticky substance that adheres to tooth structure and is teeming with bacteria. Over time, plaque becomes calcified (hardens), and that’s when it becomes what we call tartar, or calculus. Plaque and calculus are actually irritants to the tissues of your mouth. Your body’s reaction to the irritants—and the subsequent gum inflammation, gum recession, bleeding and eventual bone loss around the teeth—constitute periodontal (gum) disease. The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis (which is reversible), mainly characterized by bleeding gums when you brush an...
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Implants

Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. The root-form implant is the most common type and basically consists of three main components: Implant screw - This part of the implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the bone. Titanium is accepted by the body extremely well and fuses with the bone (called osseointegration) during the healing process. Abutment - This is a metal collar that attaches to the top of the implant screw and is the base for a crown, bridge, or denture. Crown - The crown is...
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Emergency Services

We offer emergency services for our patients. Please call us for more information....
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VELscope

We believe screening for oral cancer is an essential part of any regular dental examination. In a conventional oral exam, we visually inspect and palpate the lips, cheeks, tongue and floor of your mouth under white light. The VELscope lets us take that examination a step further. VELscope is a handheld device that dentists and hygienists can use to help with early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer. The VELscope hand piece emits a safe blue light that excites the tissues inside your mouth, causing them to fluoresce. Healthy tissue will appear green...
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Invisalign

Invisalign is the brand name for a method of straightening your teeth without visible braces. The technique uses a series of clear, removable aligners, with no metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened into the final position prescribed for you. You'll visit us once every six weeks or so to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. ...
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CEREC One Visit Dentistry

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics What is its purpose? CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to produce ceramic restorations such as crowns, onlays and veneers to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened or broken. CEREC technology allows you to restore your tooth to its natural strength in a single appointment. The CEREC method has been carried out worldwide by thousand of dentists since 1987 and has produced over 30 million restorations. No Impressions! We take a digital scan of the tooth instead of a putty impression. No more messy impressions wit...
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Girgis Dental Care - Dr. Johannes Girgis

Family & Cosmetic Dentist - Dentist in Ottawa - Bank Street

1385 Bank Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8N4
Phone: (613) 738-1113
Email: info@girgisdentalcare.ca
Girgis Dental Care is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and proudly serves the surrounding communities including Alta Vista, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, the Glebe, Applewood Acres, Billings Bridge, Ridgemont, Riverside Park, Heron Gate, Guildwood Estates and Playfair Park.

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