Pediatric dentistry

Drs. Cirstea and Pistol provide quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs. We emphasize the importance of early prevention, starting with the first dental visit at age 1. Our goal is to make your child’s experience as comfortable and positive as possible/Our approach is based on a mutual cooperation between patient, doctor and parent. Thank you for helping us in making dental care unique and fun!Pregnancy and your baby’s teeth Since teeth begin to form in the second month of pregnancy, we recommend … Read more about Pediatric dentistry»


Dental Implants

Dental Implants are artificial root replacements. Dental implants provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are often used to support a crown, a bridge and a permanent hybrid denture (All on 4). Tooth loss can lead to changes in chewing pattern, bone loss, gum recession, gum disease. Dental implants can not only help raise self-confidence but also help prevent and remedy more serious health problems caused by tooth loss. A dental implant can even be used to stabilize dentures in order to reduce gum irritation and provide … Read more about Dental Implants»



In dentistry, bonding refers to permanently adhering dental materials to your teeth via dental adhesives accompanied by a curing light. Dental composites are tooth colored so they give off a natural appearance. These composites are used to fill cavities, restore chips and cracks or seal gaps between teeth and build up teeth edges that are worn-down . Direct composite bonding is usually complete in just one visit. In some cases these tooth-colored composite materials may be used to sculpt the tooth’s surfaces which are most prominent in your … Read more about Bonding»



Inlays/ onlays or indirect fillings, are a more conservative option to a dental crown procedure. Inlay/Onlay treatment provides long lasting dental restoration in treating teeth damaged by mild to moderate tooth decay. The inlays/onlays are created from tooth colored material(ceramic) to produce a natural looking smile. They are fabricated indirectly (hence the name indirect fillings) within a dental laboratory and then fitted and bonded into place by Dr. Cirstea or Dr. Pistol. An inlay is a restoration in which the filling material … Read more about Inlays/Onlays»


All on 4

The procedure All-on-4™, consists in establishing a fully customized hybrid denture (a fixed permanent denture which resembles a bridge) based only on four titanium implants. These implants act as “pillars” to the bridge that supports the prosthetic teeth. The posterior implants are substantially angled at approximately 45 degrees to avoid compromising the sinus cavity in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the lower jaw.With the All-on-4 Procedure, qualified patients receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in … Read more about All on 4»


Dental Fillings

A dental filling can correct and repair tooth decay, tooth fractures and other similar damage . They can be made of: porcelain, composite or amalgam (silver). Composite fillings are often chosen for their natural tooth colored appearance. These composites are used to fill cavities, restore chips and cracks , seal gaps between teeth and build up teeth edges that are worn-down. The strength of composite fillings has increased over the years and they can now be used for all types of tooth restorations, including molars and they do not … Read more about Dental Fillings»


Dental Crowns

Dental crowns protect, reinforce and restore teeth which are damaged by decay or trauma. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and strenghten a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.They are cemented over the prepared tooth structure.A temporary crown will be in place until the final crown is received from the dental laboratory.A dental crown can be made of gold, … Read more about Dental Crowns»


Dental Bridges

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking.A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. In a dental bridge procedure , the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth, are shaped and fitted with crowns- these crowns are connected to tooth replacements which will be placed in the empty spaces. During the time it takes to fabricate the dental bridge, the patient will be fit with a temporary bridge to protect the gums and the prepared teeth. The dental bridge will be cement it into … Read more about Dental Bridges »



Dentures can be very uncomfortable. Dentures can be partial or complete. They are supported by the gums or by the gums and remaining teeth, therefore eating can be very difficult.With dentures, you have only about 25% of your natural chewing capacity. Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth with plastic, which can alter your ability to enjoy food. Dentures do not stop the problem of bone loss. Long-time denture wearers often look much older because of the bone loss. In the event that extractions are necessary, a temporary denture will be placed … Read more about Dentures»


Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are shell-like restorations usually made of ceramic material in a dental laboratory and are used to conceal worn down tooth enamel, spacing, poor alignment or simply cracks. Porcelain veneers can make your smile look natural and beautiful. As we age the enamel becomes more susceptible to cracks and chips and may even appear uneven due to wear and tear, giving a dull appearance.Also smoking, drinking tea, coffee, soft drinks can create discolouration of the enamel. In patients with clenching or grinding habits, it is recommended … Read more about Porcelain Veneers»


Oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is composed of home care and in office cleaning . Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day will prevent dental plaque to build up. Plaque will harden in 2 days, turning into hard tartar which may only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Plaque and tartar left untreated will develop into gingivitis and periodontal disease. Plaque is a colorless biofilm that collects on the surfaces of the teeth and along the gum line. Inadequate plaque control is the primary cause of gingivitis (inflamed … Read more about Oral hygiene»


Treatment of gum Disease

Usually a result of poor hygiene, gingivitis is a inflammation of the gingival tissue.Symptoms for gingivitis are : red, swollen gums, bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, thermal sensitivity. Causes of gingivitis are: medication, smoking, diabetes, genetics, malnutrition, pregnancy, puberty, menopause, certain medical conditions. Gingivitis can be prevented by: brushing and flossing twice a day, brushing for at least 2 minutes, using an antimicrobial mouthwash, healthy diet, choosing the right toothbrush (or power toothbrush), … Read more about Treatment of gum Disease»


Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer, is a subtype of head and neck cancer. There are close to 10000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed each year. Over 6,500 of these cases result in death. Oral cancer can be found in the lips, tongue, salivary glands, gums and throat. Signs of oral cancer are: soreness in the throat, sharp pain in one ear, difficulty moving the tongue and jaw, difficulty chewing and swallowing, lumps, sores and ulcerations in the mouth, neck lumps and swellings, partial numbness in the mouth or jaw, bleeding from the gum. The treatment for oral … Read more about Oral Cancer Screening»


Dental Emergency

In the unfortunate event that you experience a dental emergency, you should immediately contact Lawrence Park Dentistry. Dr.Cirstea and Dr.Pistol have accommodating schedules for emergency dental procedures. In case of severe trauma to the mouth, it is important that you see Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol within 30 minutes or less, as this timeframe can determine whether your teeth can be saved or lost. Knocked-Out Tooth(Avulsed tooth) If your tooth gets knocked out, you must immediately notify Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol. Start by retrieving … Read more about Dental Emergency»


Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening significantly changes the color of your teeth within a short time. Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol will use a hydrogen peroxide gel of the proper and safe concentration, while protecting your gums at the same time. The whitening procedure takes place typically in 15-20 minute intervals with a maximum of four intervals per session. Patients with more persistent stains may return for another session after two weeks. The entire whitening procedure is completed within one hour-one hour and a half. Preparation for treatment will require … Read more about Teeth Whitening»


Microscopic Assisted Root Canal

Endodontic or Root Canal treatment is necessary when the dental pulp (the nerve) becomes inflamed or infected because of caries, dental treatment performed repeatedly on the tooth or trauma.When the dental pulp is damaged, patients will experience: persistent pain, sensitivity in the tooth to cold or hot, swelling, discolouration in the tooth, lymph nodes swelling. Root Canal treatment means draining and removing the nerve, followed by shaping, cleaning, filling and sealing of the canals. Afterwards, the placement of a crown … Read more about Microscopic Assisted Root Canal»


Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Halitosis or bad breath is a condition in which noticeably unpleasant odors are exhaled while breathing. Although many people believe that oral malodor comes from the stomach, the most common source of bad breath is the bacteria in the deep crevices in the back of the tongue. Causes of a bad breath include: poor oral hygiene and plaque, periodontal pockets, patients with dentures or orthodontic appliances, patients with a disability, young children and the elderly, certain foods, coffee, foods or beverages that are high in protein, medications: … Read more about Bad Breath (Halitosis)»