Restorative Dental Services
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your teeth.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at Saugeen Dental will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of teeth to attach bridges, cover dental implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They can help to restore the function and appearance of teeth. They can also help restore the appearance of a discolored or stained tooth to its natural state.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth.
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.
Further restoration will need to be completed such as a dental crown or filling to regain the functionality of the tooth.
After the procedure, with proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
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.
At Saugeen Dental, 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.