Restoring your dental health
At Pine Seven Dental Centre, we value a structurally sound mouth. If the structure of your teeth is compromised, your oral function will be limited. You may not be able to eat the foods that you are used to eating, begin to experience intense facial pain, and notice changes in the appearance of your facial features. Restorative dentistry can help prevent these scenarios:
To fix a chipped tooth, patients have the option of either using ceramic or a natural coloured filling material to give the appearance of an intact tooth.
A crown is a restoration that fits over a tooth like a sleeve, thus protecting it from further breakage and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that are severely broken down or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
Dental bridges are one way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced.
Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of a missing tooth, it could also lead to shifting and tipping of the remaining teeth, potentially causing accelerated breakdown of other teeth in the mouth
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please.
Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. Our dentists use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage.