Our Mission

A beautiful healthy smile offers our patients a source of confidence. This is at the heart of our philosophy ‘dentistry for a better life’. With our philosophy in mind, the team at Ray Lawson Dentistry's goal is to provide complete and comfortable dental care for you and your family.

It is important that you understand your options and are confident in the dental procedures that we perform. To ensure that you are comfortable in your oral health decision our team can explain any details in English, Polish and Punjabi.

Our services

A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern.

You should think of a missing tooth as a space where a tooth used to be. Above and beyond aesthetics that tooth’s purpose included acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintain the bone structure where it was rooted along with many other structural and preventative roles. Without that tooth performing its role, surrounding teeth can shift. This increases the chance of decay, bone loss, periodontal disease and the list goes on.

To avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth an implant may be the best solution. An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.

A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serve as an anchor for replacement tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.

A dental implant often returns confidence in your smile, the ability to eat comfortably in clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

We offer all stages of the dental implant procedure in our office allowing you to be in an environment that you are comfortable in with a team you know and trust.

A missing tooth, even in the back of your mouth can be more than a simple aesthetic concern. Aside from the discomfort that can come with a missing tooth, there are other problems that result. To start with, the tooth that was there acted as a place holder keeping other teeth from shifting. Without that tooth the surrounding teeth may move affecting your visible smile as well as causing the gums and neighboring teeth to become far more susceptible to decay and gum disease.

One of the solutions available if you are missing teeth is a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is a false tooth that uses the surrounding teeth for support (hence a bridge). Bridges can do many things, including reducing your risk of gum disease, help to correct minor bite issues and can even improve your speech.

The false tooth acts as place holder to avoid the shifting of other teeth, improve and maintain your oral health as well as protect the appearance of your smile.

Depending on your situation a dental bridge may be the solution for your missing tooth.

A crown is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth creating a tooth surface to protect, cover, seal and strengthen your tooth. Crowns are used in many different scenarios as they are effective and often allow us to save a tooth rather than turning to implants.

Situations where a crown may be the solution include:

  • Larger fillings
  • A cracked tooth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • A broken tooth
  • Root canal therapy

A crown may be the solution to saving that tooth.

A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern.

You should think of a missing tooth as a space where a tooth used to be. Above and beyond aesthetics that tooth’s purpose included acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintain the bone structure where it was rooted along with many other structural and preventative roles. Without that tooth performing its role, surrounding teeth can shift. This increases the chance of decay, bone loss, periodontal disease and the list goes on.

To avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth an implant may be the best solution. An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.

A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serve as an anchor for replacement tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.

A dental implant often returns confidence in your smile, the ability to eat comfortably in clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

We offer all stages of the dental implant procedure in our office allowing you to be in an environment that you are comfortable in with a team you know and trust.

It is never too late to straighten your smile!

Orthodontics has come a long way. The metal bands of yesterday have been replaced with brackets that are bonded directly to the front of the teeth. These brackets are much smaller, less noticeable and more comfortable.

You will be amazing how far your teeth can be moved using modern orthodontics. Your bone reacts to the tension created by the braces by creating special cells on each side of the tooth. These cells remove the bone on one side of the tooth while creating it on the other causing your teeth to move.

Orthodontics for kids

Some children have naturally straight teeth, others are not so lucky. The size of your child’s teeth and how they fit together are inherited traits. So are malocclusions. Malocclusion is the dental term that literally translates to ‘bad bite’. Orthodontics can be used to correct malocclusions and bring your child’s teeth into proper alignment.

There are a number of different malocclusions. The team at Ray Lawson Dentistry will monitor your child’s oral development with each visit to our office and ensure that there is room for their bright smile to grow.

If your child requires orthodontics we will recommend starting treatment while your child’s mouth is still developing and the teeth are more easily moved. Early treatment can prevent more extensive and costly treatment later when your child becomes an adult.

Correcting your child’s bite through orthodontic treatment can improve their dental health, and has the added bonus of boosting self-confidence and creating a terrific looking smile.

Our team will work with you to ensure that your child’s smile is properly aligned, healthy, and shown as frequently as possible.

If your teeth have lost their healthy youthful appearance you are not alone. Aging, diet, injuries along with many other factors cause teeth to dull and yellow. The teeth whitening process restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour, and is very safe under the supervision of a dental professional.

The results from Whitening can last for as long as a year and with touch-ups treatments (at home) every few months results can last even longer. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that are prone to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea and red wine.

Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity or mild tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days after the treatment is finished

We would also be pleased to compare professional tooth whitening with over the counter agents. Together we can determine which solution will be most effective for you.

Do you ever wish your teeth were straighter, whiter, more aligned?

If you could cover your stained slightly crooked or gapped teeth and make them appear flawless would you?

With modern dentistry techniques…you can!

Veneers are porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are custom made to compliment the shape and size of your smile and created at the whiteness level that you desire. To perform the procedure the thickness of the veneer is "smoothed" off the natural tooth surface and the veneer is bonded to the tooth. The result feels and looks natural.

Veneers serve many purposes and can be used to:

  • Straighten Crooked Teeth
  • Close gaps in teeth
  • Whiten dark, yellow, permanently-Stained or Discoloured Teeth
  • Repair broken or chipped teeth
  • Repair broken or chipped teeth

Enhance your overall smile making you feel younger, sexier and more confident.

Do you have silver fillings in your smile? Do they cause you to hide your teeth when you speak? Are you allergic to metallic filling?

Amalgam or metallic filling were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. While these fillings made the cavity completely obvious, the material which they are composed of can corrode and leak, blackening the silver, and often the tooth.

If you’re unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to the team at Ray Lawson dentistry about composite fillings.

White or Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour-matched to your natural tooth making the almost invisible.

We offer sedation services to make you relax and comfortable. You can rest assured the Sedation Dentistry is safe, effective and can help.