Do you have missing teeth? Please see below for treatment options to restore the appearance and the function of your smile. We provides a comprehensive range of dental services. To book your appointment, contact our professional team of any Union Dental branch today!
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that seeks to correct dental problems while helping to restore health and beauty to your smile. These problems may arise due to external injury, trauma, natural defects or lack of oral hygiene. Some of the most common issues for restorative dental patients include:
Chips or cracks
Gaps in teeth
Recent technological advancements in this field have enabled our dentists to better diagnose and treat these cases with increased efficiency and improved aesthetics. Using high quality dental materials like composite resins and porcelain, we provide tooth restorations that not only look real, they feel and function like your own natural teeth!
Crowns And Bridges
Unlike removable appliances like dentures, we offer you the more permanent solution in crowns and bridges. These fixed dental devices are permanently cemented to your existing teeth and may only be removed by a dentist. While a crown serves as a tooth cap that sits directly on your damaged tooth, a bridge consists of one or more prosthetic tooth that fills in the gap left by missing teeth. The latter is typically anchored on each of the neighbouring tooth that “bookends” the gap.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown may be used to restore its shape, appearance or alignment. Ceramic or porcelain crowns offer aesthetically pleasing dental restorations that are robust and long lasting. Like crowns, porcelain bridges may be colour matched to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are strategically placed in the root of the missing tooth. The inserted implants are fused into the actual bone to form a root-like structure that anchor the prosthetic replacement tooth in place. Compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants present the more permanent solution for replacing one or more missing tooth. They also provide the most natural form of teeth replacement.
Whether from a functional or aesthetic standpoint, dental implants make a great option. Dental implants simply look and feel like real teeth – it’s virtually impossible to tell apart an implant-supported restoration from natural teeth. They also restore the original functions of your former teeth – like biting and chewing – so you no longer have to avoid certain types of food.