A short word with a lot of meanings. It encompasses smiles, tastes, feelings, senses, flavours, words… and yes: teeth too, BOCA is much more than just the Spanish for mouth.
A part of the body we have been committed to for over 20 years of learning, practicing and teaching. A discipline we enjoy as a hobby, practice as a science and share as a treasure.
A privilege we value for being a part of your desire of enjoying the aesthetics and function for which your family dentist gives us the trust to be a part of and you give us the opportunity to be instrumental on accomplishing that goal.
Thank you, for allowing us to be a part of that endeavor, for being Partners in Dentistry.
The team at Boca Dental would like to welcome you to our new ‘home’ where we are pleased to provide a warm and relaxing environment while you are in the care of our Dental Specialists.
Boca Dental is now located at 250 Commissioners Rd. West London ON N6J 1Y3 (one block east of Andover Dr. at the corner of Commissioners Rd. West and Knight’s Hill Rd.).
Our new facility allows us more space and offers a great location and plenty of private parking
Our contact information remains the same:
* phone: 519 850-1400 * fax: 519 850-1405 * e-mail: email@example.com
Please feel free to contact us for more information
Dr. Da Silva received her DMD at the University of Manitoba, graduating with honours. After practicing general dentistry for three years she went on to study Endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
She graduated as an Endodontist in 2013 and received a Master of Medical Sciences degree. Dr. Da Silva is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Canadian Association of Endodontists, American Association of Endodontists and as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She and her family reside in London.
Dr. Da Silva is looking forward to serving both you and your patients with the same efficiency, professionalism and compassionate care that we trust you’ve experienced from our office in the past.
Janis is our Dental Receptionist and quite often the first voice you hear when you call our office. Janis has over 15 years of experience in the dental field as a receptionist, treatment coordinator and CDA II. The confidence, compassion and administrative expertise she brings to her position is a winning combination for both patients and referring offices. She is a valuable member of our team. Janis enjoys travelling, working out and spending time with her family and friends.
Jane is a CDA Level II with over 30 years of experience in dental assisting and administration and is our Clinical Coordinator. Jane’s extensive knowledge of Endodontics and her dedication to continuing education in dentistry is evident in the quality care she provides our patients. Outside of the office Jane loves to knit and cook for her husband and two daughters. She is also very involved in volunteering with the London Down Syndrome Association. We are delighted to have her as part of our team.
Katrina is a CDA Level II with experience both as an assistant and dental receptionist. She graduated in 2010 from the Dental Assisting program at Fanshawe College. Katrina is proud to be a part of the Boca Dental team and we all appreciate her enthusiasm, energy and confidence. She really enjoys interacting with our patients while helping them feel at ease with their dental experience. When she is not in the clinic, Katrina enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Colleen has been working in the dental field for 30yrs. She graduated from Canadore College and upgraded her certification to CDAII. Over her career she has served many roles from assisting and dental reception to instructor, thereby sharing her expertise with the next generation of dental professionals. Colleen enjoys sharing this knowledge with Bocadental patients. In her leisure time she treasures time spent with her family and friends.
Our dental team is exclusively dedicated to Endodontics (Root Canals, Trauma and Apical Surgery) and Prosthodontics (Crowns, Bridges, Implants, Aesthetics and Prosthesis)
Our practice offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to provide each patient with individual dental care to achieve our goal of improving or maintaining the appearance and function of your smile.
Veneers are routinely used to cover teeth which are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm thick. First, the dentist will prepare your tooth and then take an impression of the prepared tooth, possibly place a temporary filling in the space, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to have the veneers manufactured.
The veneer is then cemented into place. Although veneers are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding, they are less expensive and conserve tooth structure when compared to crowns.
Typically veneers are difficult to stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.
In-office treatment can brighten your teeth by six to ten shades. Using a special, light-activated whitening gel, this procedure is a quick and convenient way to achieve the smile you've always wanted.
Tooth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discoloration caused by aging, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Tooth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis.
Tooth whitening can be done at home or in the dental office. The dentist will often take a photo of your existing tooth color to monitor your progress and compare the new lighter shade of your teeth throughout treatment.
For in-home whitening, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. The dentist will give you a supply of bleaching gel (usually containing hydrogen peroxide) that is applied to the tray and then you will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.
In-office whitening often takes between 30 to 90 minutes to complete and usually requires a few visits to the dentist's office to achieve the amount of whitening required. The whitening agent (again, a gel containing hydrogen peroxide) is applied to your teeth. Some of the in-office whitening agents require special lights or heat for activation.
Both in-home and in-office bleaching can cause increased tooth sensitivity in some people. This is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant.
Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure in treatment of teeth that are severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy can maintain your teeth life for more years, saving them from extraction.
The dentist will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and will reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.
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 (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length.
To even expand more the life spam of a tooth after root canal therapy and to further protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended that a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy be restored with a crown or at least cuspal-covered restorations. (Onlays)
Because of the complexity and difficulty of root canal therapy (due to multiple configurations and particularities of root canal in each individual) this treatment is always a challenge for the dentist. Sometimes is necessary to refer the patient to Endodontists specialized in root canal therapy.
Dental crowns and bridges fit over injured, discolored, or cracked teeth or fill the space resulted after dental extractions and protect the teeth from further injuries or damages helping also to the prevention of any toothaches or discomfort you may experience.
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or fractures. There are a variety of materials used to design these reconstructions in laboratories. The crowns will look and feel close to your real teeth.
Crowns, also called caps are indicated if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Usually, extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy, are the reasons when a crown is recommended. Crowns are usually either made of noble alloys, or porcelain. There are many different types of porcelain crowns and we will determine which type is best suited for your particular need.
During your first visit, we will prepare your tooth structure and then take an impression of the prepared tooth, make a temporary crown to place on the tooth, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the crown. At your next visit, we will try-in the crown to ensure a good fit and then cement the crown in place. When a tooth is compromised by decay or damage, we may suggest a crown, inlay, or onlay. These restorations, made in a lab from fine dental porcelain, will blend seamlessly with your teeth, return the strength that you need for comfortable oral function, and maintain your all-white smile.
Bridges are fixed, or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and esthetics. Materials used for this process are noble alloys, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Bridges are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments. When teeth are prepared for a bridge, the abutments are prepared for crowns just as described in crowns. We will then take an impression of the prepared teeth, make a temporary bridge to place on the teeth to protect them and maintain their positions, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. At your next visit, we will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and then cement the bridge in place.
Modern dentistry has allowed us to combine beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. Restorations are close to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and other modern materials. The patient comfort is always the main priority of the dental team, leading to a positive experience.
Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is decayed. Caries can be detected through direct observation or x-rays. Fillings are also used to repair fractured, broken, or severely worn teeth.
The dentist will proceed to cavity preparation, removing any remaining decay and shaping the final cavity. The next step will be the addition of composite-resin filling material, cured (hardened) after with a curing light. The final step will be polishing the filling to adapt it smoothly to the natural shape of the tooth.
Composite fillings are very aesthetic restorations since they are available in natural shades matching tooth color. They are also being tolerated perfectly by all the patients.
In some cases cavity preparation could become very large for usual fillings and the dentist will recommend an inlay or an onlay (partial crown), restorations designed to replace more tooth structure. Those restorations are made in a dental laboratory after the dentist has taken you an impression of the preparation. The final placement of inlay or onlay will be made in a second visit at the dental office.
Fillings do not last forever so it is essential that you visit the dentist regularly for further examinations. Fillings can develop cracks or simply wear down due to chewing forces.
The dentist monitor the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
Dentures are divided into two main categories:
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 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 to imitate gum tissue, and the teeth that can be made of acrylic or porcelain. The denture base is made to closely fit the contours of the arch to ensure the denture is stable during normal oral functions such as eating, speaking, or swallowing.
Partial dentures can be made with a metal framework and teeth attached in the areas where the teeth are missing. The metal framework also has clasps or arms that extend out and fit around some of the existing teeth. The combination of the framework and the arms that wrap around some of the teeth keep the partial denture stable during normal oral functions.
There are a lot of indications for the patients wearing dentures in order to maintain the health of oral tissues. The dentist will provide all necessary information for patient education.
Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space(s) is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (hypereruption) which can change your bite, bone erosion can occur in the area, and even changes in speech might occur. The popularity of implants has increased steadily over the years.
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:
Our extended office hours allow us to see emergencies the same day or within 24-48 hours at the most. Call us to find out more information.
Prior to proceeding with the treatment, fees and financial arrangements will be discussed with you.
While our staff will do every effort to facilitate the electronic request of insurance/benefits predetermination and claims on your behalf, it is understood that the patient is ultimately responsible for the fees associated with the services rendered which should be paid at the time of service.
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