Restorative Dentistry Beyond Just Filling Cavities
The term “restorative dentistry” refers to the management of oral health issues and restoring the mouth to a functional and aesthetic state. Restorative dentistry helps repair your teeth, gums, and other surrounding structures. Restorations can be customized to meet your unique needs. There are many reasons you may need one or more of these procedures, including pain relief, filling in gaps, correcting a bite, or replacing missing teeth.
If you have a relatively minor dental flaw, such as a small enamel chip or a stain, direct cosmetic bonding is the fastest way to restore a tooth. In most cases, only one appointment will be needed for this procedure. One of our experienced dentists will apply tooth-coloured composite resin (the same material that we use for fillings) to the area and carefully sculpt it to blend naturally. Direct bonding may not be as permanent as veneers, but you can still expect to enjoy the improvements for a long time when you take care of them properly. That means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist at least twice a year.
Dental implants can replace your tooth from the root to the crown and provide both function and aesthetic value. Implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth and are easy to care for.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth. They are most commonly made of porcelain and metal, and are made up of crowns for two anchoring teeth, plus an artificial tooth to fill the gap. They are an affordable, beautiful, and functional restorative options for many people with minor tooth loss.
Dental fillings are the most common restorative dental service. There are multiple types of filling materials, and each one has its own set of benefits and disadvantages. Our dentists are experienced with all types of fillings and can help you choose which is right for you or your child.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays are restorations that fit over the chewing surface of a molar. They’re often used in cases where a simple filling would not be sufficient. Onlays are very similar, but they’re larger and used when there is extensive damage on the cusps (or raised sections) of your tooth.
Partial and complete traditional removable dentures are viable options for replacing your missing teeth. You may be a candidate for dentures if you’re missing teeth or are scheduled for several extractions, or if you have bone loss.