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 do...help 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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Oakville, ON patients enjoy lasting dental bridges to replace missing teeth

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Dr. Stephen Gaines helps patients in Oakville ON enjoy their healthy and attractive smiles again by restoring missing teeth with lifelike and durable dental bridges
Dr. Stephen Gaines and the team at Sherwood Dental use advanced systems such as CariVu and Oravital to prevent the effects of the leading causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease. The team also applies the latest technologies and techniques to replace teeth in cases when decay or disease is too advanced to be effectively treated with root canal therapy or other procedures. Sherwood Dental takes pride in its work; should a mishap on the rink or elsewhere result in the need for tooth replacement, professional staff will get you back to chewing (and smiling!) again in no time with Dental Bridges in Oakville ON that are as cost-effective and low-maintenance as they are lifelike and durable.

Bridging the gap between you and a healthy, beautiful smile

The team that prides itself in “dentistry for people who love to smile” will recreate a tooth that looks, feels, and functions like the real thing. They do so with aesthetic, safe, and long-lasting materials. Your journey to rebuilding a tooth or several teeth is also comfortable, pleasant, and gentle thanks to Sherwood Dental’s conservative approach to conventional dentistry, such as minimally-invasive lasers. Laser technology generally results in very precise treatment, fewer unwanted side effects from procedures, and promotes faster healing.

· As with all procedures, Dr. Gaines or Dr. Arti Patel examine your teeth and mouth and discuss your preferences for tooth restoration or replacement with you. While Sherwood Dental’s minimally invasive root canals have a very high success rate, they can’t save every damaged tooth. In these and other cases, extraction followed by a bridge tailored to your unique specifications and characteristics may be recommended.

Many Sherwood Dental patients are great candidates for bridges. But you do need some surrounding healthy teeth to benefit from bridges. Every type of replacement tooth depends on something to hold it in place. For instance, conventional dentures are stabilized by specialised adhesives or suction.
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· Bridges get their support from neighboring teeth. Just as a bridge over a road spans two points, the dental bridge spans the empty space between teeth. Adjacent teeth anchor the replacement tooth, which is called a “pontic.” For optimal strength, the anchoring teeth must be crowned. All crowns require the removal of some tooth structure, so there is room for this type of restoration to fit. The crowns are fused to one or more pontics, depending on your needs. As a single piece, the crowns and pontics are securely cemented to the anchor teeth.

The process of getting your new tooth or teeth generally requires just two appointments. During the first visit, Drs. Gaines or Patel will slightly adjust the abutment teeth structure. This step creates sufficient space for crowns to fit over the anchor teeth. Crowns are fused to at least one pontic, depending on the number of teeth that may be replaced with this type of procedure. Impressions of the prepared treatment sites are created, which are then used to make your permanent bridge. You never have to go without teeth and the site remains healthy, because a temporary is placed while Sherwood Dental’s skilled lab partners make the bridge. During your second visit, the temporary is removed. The permanent bridge is evaluated by your dentist to ensure it is seated properly and firmly, and that is has a natural, pleasing shade and appearance. If all is approved, the permanent bridge is securely cemented to the anchor teeth.

For the lasting love of your smile

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Fixed bridges are an affordable alternative to tooth replacement such as crowns, bridges, or dentures that are supported by dental implants placed in the jawbone. Bridges can last for years with good hygiene. The Sherwood Dental team will discuss ways to properly clean under your new bridge. There are many specialised flossing products and dental picks to make care a breeze. Keeping recall appointments helps your dentist to identify any changes to treated teeth and surrounding teeth, which may require intervention to avoid the time, expense, and hassle of additional restorative treatment. You should never have to think about your bridge, and when symptoms like sensitivity arise, contact us at (844) 951-8855 (new patients) or 905-829-1414 (existing patients).
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.


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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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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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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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