What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
Our dentists can help restore your smile - and your oral health - by repairing structural issues such as damaged or missing teeth.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at Ellerslie Dental Studio will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are tooth replacements bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges should be barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between the upper and lower teeth.
At Ellerslie Dental Studio, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing and can be used on front and back teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings used to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the mouth's tissues, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. Preventive therapy will be recommended if the disease is caught in the early stages. Otherwise, treatment will depend on the type and severity.
A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes 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.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.