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Dental restoration is a service provided to our patients to restore or replace missing teeth or parts of tooth structure. Deterioration of a previously restored tooth, tooth fractures and tooth decay can all cause loss of the tooth structure. This can be restored with various methods in our restoration clinic. We offer the following services to meet your dental needs:

Fillings

Fillings are the most commonly used method to restore your teeth. Fillings may be necessary to fill the hole or cavity formed on the surface of the tooth. Failure to fill the cavity can worsen the problem and result in bone loss. There are different types of materials that may be used and your dentist will choose the one that will best suit your specific condition. Types of fillers include:

  • Amalgam: a mixture of tin, silver, mercury and other metals. It is the least costly and is easy to work with for the dentist.
  • Gold is a costly material, is harder for the dentist to work with, and takes a longer time for the procedure.
  • Composite resins (tooth-coloured fillings) may be used for aesthetic reasons, is easy to work with and less expensive than gold.
  • Ionomers are tooth coloured fillings often used for cavities between teeth or for small cavities.
  • Ceramics fillings require special equipment and are costly tooth-coloured fillings

Crowns

Crowns (tooth-shaped cap) are used to treat decayed or broken teeth which cannot be fixed with a filling. They are also used to cover a severely damaged tooth whose top part has been completely removed. Crowns restore the shape, size and strength of the teeth. Crowns work much like a healthy tooth but may require replacement if they loosen over time. The base of the crown is made of metal or porcelain and is covered with a layer of matching ceramic which gives an appearance of a normal healthy tooth. The teeth at the back of the mouth are sometimes made of gold crowns. You may require two or more visits to the restoration clinic to restore a severely decayed tooth with a crown.

Implants

An artificial tooth used to replace an extracted tooth is called an implant. An implant may be required when tooth loss occurs as a result of an accident or tooth decay. Implants are stable, look natural and protect the loss of jawbone. You must have healthy gums and enough jaw bone for the dentist to insert a dental implant. Implants are generally made of titanium and are placed into the bony socket to replace the missing tooth and then covered with a crown. You need to follow regular proper dental hygiene to prevent bacterial build-up on the implants and prevent further gum disease and bone loss.

Bridges

Bridges are false teeth that bridge a gap of one or more missing teeth. A bridge is fixed permanently in place by crowns on either side of the formed gap and replaces the false teeth in the gap. The false teeth are made of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these materials. A bridge helps in restoring your smile, and helps you to chew and talk properly; it also maintains your facial shape and the positioning of other teeth. You dentist may use any of the 3 types of dental bridges based on your condition. These include:

  • Traditional bridges include an implant or a crown placed on either side of the missing tooth with false teeth in the middle.
  • Cantilever bridges are used for the missing tooth having adjacent teeth only on one side.
  • Maryland bonded bridges or a resin-bonded bridge are plastic gums and teeth supported with a metal framework.

Dentures

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are available in two types; complete dentures are used for replacing all the teeth whereas partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth are present in the upper or lower jaw. You will not experience a change in appearance since the dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth. Dentures can improve your facial appearance as well as your smile. You will have to follow the instructions of the dentist regarding when to wear and remove the dentures and follow proper cleaning guidelines. It is recommended you remove your dentures before going to bed and soak them in a cleaning solution

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