At our clinic, we consider restorative dentistry to be critical to the long-term health of our patients’ teeth and the preservation of their smile. Teeth that are decayed, chipped, or cracked if left untreated could result in severe infection and loss of teeth. Tooth loss can create further challenges such as a change in your speech, inability to eat comfortably, and a change to both your smile and your jawbone. Filling empty spaces in the mouth helps keep the teeth properly aligned and replacing missing teeth makes it easier to maintain good oral care habits to prevent plaque build-up.
Our clinic offers a wide range of restorative services whether it is a filling, crown, implant or bridge. In the case of a missing tooth, we use modern dental prosthesis to fully restore anatomical form and the function of the affected teeth. The materials we use for the prosthetic teeth will seamlessly blend with your existing teeth.
Some restorative dentistry treatment is minimally invasive and can be performed in one appointment. More complex dental treatments may require multiple visits.
Our specialists aim to restore damaged teeth to re-establish your oral health and brilliant smile.
Current restorative treatments include:
Composite fillings are resins used for tooth-colored restorations and are bonded to tooth structure with the help of curing lights.
Inlays and onlays are often used in place of traditional filling to treat tooth decay or similar structural damage. Inlays and onlays could be ceramic, composite or gold and are fabricated in a lab, and fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth with dental cement. They provide support to strengthen the teeth, restore their shape and avoid further decay and deterioration. Typically, an inlay or onlay procedure is completed in two dental visits.
A crown can restore a broken, cracked or decayed tooth to optimum function, appearance and durability. A crown usually lasts for years, depending on the health of the surrounding tissue. Our clinic offers various options for materials including ceramic fused to precious and non-precious metals, full ceramic and gold.
Veneers can either be porcelain or composite. Porcelain veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain that are custom fitted and bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They have a glass-like translucency that closely mimics tooth enamel and creates a natural looking tooth surface. This material is very durable and stain resistant. Veneers also have the added benefit of protecting the surface of damaged teeth that are cracked, chipped or worn and may eliminate the need for more extensive dental treatments later. Veneers are done to correct teeth that are misaligned or improve colour. Composite veneers have the advantage of one single session and ease of repair anywhere by any dentist in case of chipping.
Conventional treatment for moderate to advanced tooth wear such as indirect restorations and crown lengthening are invasive and destructive to the remaining tissues. The ‘Dahl technique’ has been used to obtain space for anterior restorations and has been modified such that direct composite restorations are placed at increased occlusal vertical dimension. These restorations have proved durable and aesthetic, protect tooth structure, and posterior occlusal contact is predictably re-established. This procedure is usually completed in one to two visits and most often does not require local anesthetic.