Sherwood Dental....

We are open for business! Welcome Back!!!

We have missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients for what has felt like forever. The decision back in March to close Sherwood Dental due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as unprecedented as it was, was not taken lightly and was absolutely necessary for the safety of our team, our patients, and the community around us.

Our doctors, hygienists, assistants and administration team are very proud of how Sherwood Dental's preventative and minimally invasive philosophies of dental treatment and oral healthcare have kept so many of you free from emergency or urgent need while we have been unable to see patients in person.

Having gone above and beyond the most current guidelines for dental offices in Ontario (RCDSO) by implementing extra enhanced measures and aerosol management equipment, Sherwood Dental is open and ready to provide the complete level of care that our patients have been accustomed to for so many years.

Our focus at Sherwood Dental has always been one of striving to exceed our patients' expectations. As such, we have gone to great lengths and meticulous planning to assure that our patients and our team are in an environment that keeps everyone safe and healthy at all times. From the moment that you enter our office, during the time of your treatment, and until the moment that you leave, our enhanced protocols and specialized equipment will be in place for your added protection.

We are happy and excited again to be doing what we love to everyone with their oral healthcare needs and enjoy the time that we get to spend with all of our wonderful patients.

Looking forward to seeing your smiles really soon.

Stay well and healthy,
Dr. Gaines and your Sherwood Dental Team

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Dental Bridges Oakville - Bridges

A dental bridge is custom-designed for a patient to “bridge” a gap that is left by one or more missing teeth. It is designed with the prosthetic replacement tooth or teeth, known as pontics, in the middle, secured with crowns attached to prepared natural teeth on each end of the bridge.

A bridge is a simple and economical way to replace missing teeth. It is not wise to leave gaps from missing teeth, as this can affect overall oral health and mouth structure. Missing teeth that are not replaced can cause difficulty in normal function, such as eating and speaking. It can also lead to a shift in the mouth’s structure, including other teeth moving out of place, as well as impacting the shape of one’s face. More complex problems may result as the bite shifts and no longer meets up naturally. Bridges also provide an aesthetic benefit by completing a patient’s smile. This can be very important to a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

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A visit to Sherwood Dental will allow for an evaluation and a discussion between the patient and dentist to determine the best tooth replacement solution. If a bridge is chosen, the procedure will be completed in as little as two visits. During the first visit, the teeth that will support the bridge, also called the abutment teeth, are minimally adjusted to accept the anchoring crowns. Following this adjustment, impressions will be made of the teeth in order to design a model which will be used to create the bridge. This is sent to a dental laboratory who will design the bridge to exact patient specifications. While this is being created, the dentist will, at chair side, the patient make a temporary bridge to protect the teeth until the permanent bridge is placed.

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Dr. Gaines is incredibly skilled and caring. All the staff are stars as well. Everyone at Sherwood Dental that I have dealt with works hard to make dental "challenges" as "pleasant" as possible. Four "paws" up.
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Once the permanent bridge is ready, the patient will return for the second visit. Where the temporary will be removed and replaced by the final bridge. The dentist will take the time at this point to adjust any little details in order to provide the most natural replacement possible with a precise fit. Once all the minute details are complete, the bridge can be permanently set in place. The patient is then able to enjoy their return to normal appearance and function.

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Sherwood Dental

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Lead dentist Dr. Stephen Gaines is an authority on restorative, cosmetic, rehabilitative, and laser dentistry. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, he earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1997). He follows continuing education courses to keep up with dentistry developments. He’s a lecturer, trainer and Fellow and Founding Member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Dr. Arti Patel has extensive clinical experience in cosmetic/restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

Contact Sherwood Dental regarding your oral health care needs, and consult with us regarding sturdy and beautiful tooth replacement options.
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Our knowledgeable and skilled staff look forward to the opportunity to help you preserve and restore your dental health.

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Jenn L

The staff at Sherwood Dental have always been awesome. I never have to wait more than a few minutes for my appt, they are very prompt and efficient. They also always try to resolve my issues the first time I mention them. I feel that Dr. Gaines does not perform procedures that are not necessary, just to make money, as he has honestly told me before that I do not need certain things, when my previous dentist told me that I did (and Dr. Gaines told me why my other dentist may have suggested it, and why he did not necessary agree). Love these guys!

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Angie A

Fabulous Dental Practice - First off they value your time as much as you do. The entire team is happy to work there, which shows in the way they treat the clients. The equipment is top notch. I'm very happy even if they find a cavity.

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Jesse V

About as much fun you can have with going to the dentist. The professional and caring attitude of the dentists, hygienists, and office staff make you feel like part of their family. And if you and the Argonauts are lucky, you might get to see the Grey Cup along with a few players they look after.

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