Restorative dentistry is about procedures that restore damaged teeth, which includes fillings, crowns, and bridges.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Tooth colored fillings (known as composite fillings) are created to closely match the existing color of your teeth. Composite fillings blend well with the natural appearance of your existing teeth which makes them less noticeable than traditional materials like silver. With this technique, a state-of-the-art light system is used to harden the filling material for the cavity space.
Modern composite fillings are quite strong and are aesthetically pleasing because they blend with the natural color of the tooth. Through regular maintenance and dental care, a filling can last as long as a natural tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a form of dental restoration that fully caps over and protects a root canal treatment or dental implant. As part of root canal therapy, crowns are designed to protect the restored tooth by supplying support.
Long term protection and prevention
Dental crowns are generally used for restoration purposes, but are also used in aesthetic procedures where a veneer is not suitable. A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. By covering the tooth, it is able to restore its shape and size, strength, while improving its appearance. While providing support to a tooth’s structure, the crown also improves the overall bite. The crown, when cemented into place, will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a form of dental restoration designed to provide additional support for teeth or implants. Traditionally made out of porcelain and metal, bridges are similar to crowns because they restore areas of the mouth where teeth have been extracted. Removable, a bridge restores the natural bite for ease and comfort while eating. A bridge can be anchored to existing teeth or an implant.