Restorative Dentistry

Bringing a Smile Back to Your Life

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with one of several filling materials: gold, amalgam, composite resin (white filling material) or porcelain. Each filling material has its advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist will work with you to determine which material is appropriate for you. Health funds consider this Minor Dentistry

Root Canals

Root canal therapy removes infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth. The hollowed-out tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling, and the tooth is "capped" with a crown for protection. Endodontists specialize in performing root canal therapy, though general dentists also often perform the restorative procedure.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can repair extensively decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns can be made of gold metals, silver metals, porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. In some cases, conservative dental veneers may replace the need for a dental crown.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges replace missing teeth with artificial replacements (pontic). The pontic is held in place by composite materials that are anchored to surrounding teeth. Where availability of the latest materials, technology and expertise varies among dentists, we strive to provide the best care possible.

Bonding

Bonding is the term used to describe the process of using composite resins to "glue" materials to the surface of a tooth for restorative purposes. Chipped or cracked teeth are typically repaired through bonding. An enamel-like composite material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making the crack or chip invisible. Health funds consider this Minor Dentistry

Dentures

Dentures are used to replace missing teeth or damaged teeth that cannot be otherwise repaired. Some Health funds consider these treatments as Major Dentistry. Full and partial dentures would be constructed from appropriate materials to replace teeth as confortably and effectively as possible. Where availability of the latest material, technology and expertise varies among dentists, we strive to provide the best care possible.

Implants

This involves replacing a missing or severely broken down tooth or teeth with an artificial tooth or teeth that are supported by titanium metal base . The titanium base is implanted into the jaw and then the tooth crown is placed over the top of this. Sometimes bone is placed around the implant to increase implant stability and to also bring the gums back to normal height.