Restoring & Protecting Smiles
Many people will face dental health problems at some point in their lives, and that's where restorative care comes in. These vital services are designed to help treat and/or repair a wide range of issues, from tooth decay and periodontal disease to infections within the tooth's pulp, and even oral health issues caused by missing teeth.
By seeking restorative dental care, you may be able to save damaged or decayed teeth as well as preserve your oral and overall health. When it comes to restorative care, time is of the essence. The sooner a dental problem is detected, the less invasive your restorative treatment is likely to be.
The options for restoring your oral health will differ based on the problem that you have. Restorative dental care can include fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges and so much more. Your dentist will be able to help you come up with a treatment plan that incorporates one or more of these services to help give you back your healthy smile.
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth to fortify their structure and restore natural function and appearance. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges and cover dental implants, or even help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
A bridge is a natural-looking and cost-effective tooth replacement option that can be bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges are custom-made to blend seamlessly with the natural contour of teeth and the bite between the upper and lower teeth.
We use composite dental fillings to repair and restore patients' teeth. One of the most common uses for this type of restorative dental procedure is to fill a part of a tooth that has been removed by your dentist due to decay. Dental fillings can also be used to fill cracks in the teeth. These fillings are relatively strong and can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing, and can be used on front and back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
If you are missing teeth, dentures may be an option to help restore your smile. These artificial teeth can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth in a row (partial dentures), or a whole jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They consist of a plastic base that fits over your gums and can easily be removed. They allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and speak and eat more naturally.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of your mouth's soft tissues, such as the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If detected early, preventive therapy may help to restore your oral health. Other treatment methods recommended will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
If you are suffering from a painful, infected tooth, a root canal may be performed to remove diseased blood vessels, nerves and tissues from the interior of a tooth. By removing the decay and bacteria, your dentist can help halt the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings used to repair cavities that are too extensive to be restored with a standard dental filling. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.