Restore your natural tooth functionality with services from Hill Crest Dental Centre. Broken teeth can disrupt the way you chew, and thus your overall nutritional health. It is essential that you address your dental issue as soon as possible before it worsens or becomes a painful condition. At Hill Crest, we return your smile to its original brilliance with our restorative services.
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers a tooth. When tooth structure has been severely compromised by large fillings, decay, or cracks, a crown is the most effective way of restoring the tooth’s strength, appearance, and function. Crowns can be made of different materials, like porcelain, zirconia, and gold alloys. They are fabricated in the dental lab and require two office visits to complete. They are bonded to teeth with dental cements and are very durable restorations, providing an excellent result as long as they are maintained with regular hygiene visits and proper brushing and flossing at home.
Missing teeth, if not replaced, can cause far more dental problems than just an unattractive smile. It is important to replace missing teeth because they help in chewing food, support the facial muscles, and are critical for speech. Missing teeth can allow adjacent teeth to shift, and spaces increase the opportunity for decay and gum disease to set in.
Dentures are removable artificial teeth used to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. They can be a treatment option to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all the teeth in the mouth. They are made of different materials like acrylic resins, metal alloys, and porcelain, and are fabricated by the dental lab to look as natural as possible.
Removable full dentures are of two types: immediate full dentures and conventional full dentures. Immediate full dentures are made by the dental lab before the patient’s existing natural teeth are removed and are fitted in the patient’s mouth on the day of the tooth extractions. As the tissues heal following the extractions, these dentures typically require a reline procedure in the coming months to provide a better fit. Conventional full dentures are typically made to replace existing dentures.
Partial dentures are removable dental appliances that replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. They typically have a metal framework that utilizes remaining teeth to provide retention and support to the artificial porcelain teeth set in acrylic resin.
Composite resin fillings, also called “white fillings” or “tooth coloured” fillings, are used to repair chipped, stained, and decayed teeth. They are also used to close up spaces between teeth to provide a cosmetic solution. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the colour of the teeth being restored to create a more natural appearance. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a gel and a bonding agent is then applied. The composite resin is placed in the tooth in layers and hardened with a special blue light. The filling is then trimmed and polished, resulting in a beautifully sculpted and natural looking restoration.
For patients who have larger areas of decay or have a large, older filling to replace, a composite resin filling may not be the best choice. Instead, a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown may be a better alternative.
Also, ask us about our root canal therapy services.
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are indicated for premolars and molars showing a moderate level of decay and structural breakdown. The back teeth have pointed or rounded projections on the chewing surfaces called the cusps. When one or more cusps are weakened by decay or fracture, an onlay can be used to restore their shape, strengthen the tooth, and prevent future damage. An inlay is used to restore a tooth when there is no cuspal involvement but the area of decay is large enough to compromise tooth structure.
Inlays and onlays are fabricated outside the mouth, in a dental lab, and are made of gold, porcelain, or composite resin. These restorations typically take two appointments to complete.
A dental bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge becomes a treatment option when healthy teeth are located on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth. These adjacent teeth can be used as supports for the bridge to attach to. Bridges are made from gold alloys and/or porcelain to provide functional strength, durability, and esthetics. By replacing missing teeth, a bridge can prevent the movement of surrounding teeth and in turn reduce the risk of decay and gum disease. It improves speech and restores smiles when it replaces front teeth, and the ability to chew when it involves molars.
Avoid the need for restorative services with regular preventative services.
If your conditioned has worsened or affected the jaw, you may need surgical intervention.
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