Winnipeg Square Dental – 31-360 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z8. Call (204) 809 – 9044

The Long Road to Modern Dentistry

It’s hard to appreciate the modern dental techniques we use today without looking at the past. The modern era of dentistry allows us to complete procedure faster, easier, and with less pain. You’ve probably heard that time and time again.

It’s easy for us to say this, but today we want to give you three examples: orthodontics, dental implants, and dental crowns. So let’s look back at the dawn of dentistry, and then we’ll explain how things have evolved for the better. I’m sure you’ll be relieved to see how far we’ve come!

A Brief History Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments have been around in dentistry for hundreds of years, and archeologists have found evidence that ancient civilizations used metal bands to move teeth. In the 1700s, French dentist Dr. Pierre Fauchard published works about using a metal, horseshoe-shape arch expander to straighten teeth. Brackets and wires came later in the 1900s. But dentists often used expensive metals like silver and gold, so the treatments were not affordable. In the 1970s, dentists began cementing the brackets directly to the tooth. That’s still where we’re at today with braces, but the design and materials have greatly improved.

Aside from braces, we also have implemented plastic aligners. At Winnipeg Square Dental, we use Invisalign, an orthodontic service that uses a series of plastic aligners to correct teeth. Instead of cementing brackets to the teeth, the plastic aligners are virtually invisible and removable. Because the aligners are removable, it’s easier for patients to clean their teeth and eat the food they love.

A Brief History of Dental Implants

Much like orthodontics, archeologists have found evidence that early civilizations used dental implants to replace missing teeth. These materials included stone and even shells. This is obviously a far cry from the materials we use today. The modern age of dental implants began by mistake in the early 1950s. Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark discovered that titanium joins with jawbone during an experiment with rabbits. This process became known as osseointegration. Dentists began placing blade dental implants into the jawbone after Branemark’s discovery. These blade implants were somewhat invasive and difficult for patients to maintain.

We now use root-form dental implants that screw into and join with the jawbone. These implants can be place with more than a 95 percent success rate. We can restore these implants with crowns, bridges, or even full arches of dentures.

A Brief History of Dental Crowns

Crowns and bridges are used to restore damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. The dental crown is considered a cap that fits over the teeth to protect the nerves and root. The earliest crowns were made from bone, human teeth, and even gold. That’s interesting because gold is one of the strongest substances you can use in dentistry. Porcelain teeth were introduced into dentistry in the 19th Century, and then porcelain-to-metal crowns were invented in the 1950s.

Today we still use porcelain crowns but crowns made from ceramic material. At our office, we can prepare your tooth and place a permanent crown in one day, using CEREC technology. Most dental offices use a multi-step process to place crowns. This requires multiple visits to the dentist. With CEREC, we can place a dental crown in one visit. The system uses CAD/CAM technology to take a digital impression, which is then sent to an in-house milling station. All told, you’re in the office for about two hours. There are no temporary crowns, and you’ll leave with a permanent restoration.

We can see for yourself how dentistry has changed over the years for the better. We continue to expand our knowledge and education to implement the latest tools to give you a beautiful smile. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.

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I have been seeing Dr.Jeal and his team @ Winnipeg Square Dental for approx 2 years. I am a real person with a real job and real life around me. The team at WSD really did change my life. Not only do they operate with honesty and integrity, they also make you feel like you are definately at the right place. They treat me like they remember my name, because they actually do. Every quote I have recieved (3 so far) has turned into a much smaller bill as they will only do what's nescassary. The smile I got from these folks is much more than I could ever have hoped. I would recommend Winnipeg Square Dental to everyone I know, they will not dissapoint. Truly great people, Thank you WSD :)
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kevin S.
I first reached out to Winnipeg Square Dental years ago about the Invisalign treatment. I was hesitant and unsure due to the commitment and finances it required. Charlene was someone I was in regular contact in. There was never any pressure - in fact, I never felt judged, I felt taken care of and understood with my apprehensions. I am actually now finished my Invisalign journey, and the results are this beautiful smile I have always dreamed about having. The results are priceless. I cannot even begin how good it feels to smile! I had always been insecure to smile with my teeth - making it a habit to cover my mouth whenever I smiled. I deeply appreciate and feel so much gratitude to the team at Winnipeg Square Dental Centre, to Alyssa and Dr. Jeal. Especially to my favourite human being, Charlene. Thanks for being the awesome individuals you all are.
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J N
Truly a unique and wonderful environment; I came in hesitant and nervous about the Invisalign treatment but throughout the course of the year everyone at Winnipeg Square Dental has made me feel comfortable and welcomed. A big shoutout to everyone who works there in helping me feel confident about my smile and making a huge difference in my life!
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Lahai A.
My experience with Winnipeg Square Dental has been fantastic. They keep me informed of procedures, ensure I am comfortable, and are always ready to help with a smile. Their pandemic protocols inspire confidence and I recommend them to anyone looking for dental care.
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Janelle T.
I Love Winnipeg Square Dental. All Staff are so accommodating, friendly, genuinely care about all of there patients. I was extremely self conscious about my smile and wasn't sure what direction to go in. Invisalign was recommended and the process to get me started was amazing. I'm half way through my Invisalign treatment and i'm having an amazing experience thanks to Dr Jeal and his assistant. Can't wait for the final product. I would highly recommend this dental office as they treat you like their own! my experience thus far as been amazing. Thank you to all the staff at Winnipeg Dental square centre.
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  • Tuesday 8am to 5pm

  • Wednesday 8am to 5pm

  • Thursday 8am to 5pm

  • Friday 9am to 3pm

Google Rating
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Based on 234 reviews

Winnipeg Square Dental

31-360 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z8

(204) 809 - 9044

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