What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes procedures that aim to restore the normal appearance and function of your smile. By repairing the structural issues affecting your smile, our dental team is able to help you to restore both the look and function of your smile while supporting your long-term oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at Downtown Dental will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
We offer a wide range of dental restorations to our patients, including implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals and more. Ask us about the kinds of services we can use to restore your smile at your next appointment with us.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that function quite similarly to a natural tooth's root. Our dental team places implants as part of the process of replacing a missing tooth in order to restore the appearance, structure and function of your smile.
A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Root canals, also called endodontics, are a procedure where your dentist removes diseased tissues from the interior of a damaged or infected tooth such as nerved, blood vessels and more.
By removing this decay and bacteria from the affected tooth, our dentist is able to help halt the spread of infections and prevent the need for an eventual extraction of a natural tooth from your smile.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The TMJ (or temporomandibular joint) is a hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This joint may develop a disorder that may contribute to a wide range of issues in your jaw and facial muscles. This includes stiffness, pain and reduced function.
Our dental team can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMD.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns are used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of your oral tissues, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament.
If the disease is caught in the early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row (called partial dentures) or an entire jaw of missing teeth (called full dentures).
This dental restoration allows patients with missing teeth to maintain the structure of their face, speak and eat properly.
At Downtown Dental, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack.
These fillings are able to withstand moderate pressure from the constant and normal stress of chewing and, as a result, can be used on either the front or back teeth without issue.
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.
These fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory and then permanently cemented to your teeth as a single piece to support its structure, alleviate pain and protect your smile from further decay.