Despite doing your best to take good care of your teeth and oral hygiene, most people will require restorative dentistry at some point in their lives. Normal wear and tear, natural aging or accidental trauma can mean you find yourself in the dentist’s chair through no fault of your own. If your smile has become damaged in any way, it’s important to have it restored for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Don’t let a damaged tooth disrupt your life or how you feel about your smile.
Our restorative dentistry in Parry Sound includes treatments such as tooth fillings, crowns (caps), bridges, root canals, tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal.
No matter how well you take care of your oral hygiene, there is always the possibility of developing a cavity. With restorative dentistry if one or more of your teeth is affected, don’t worry – our tooth coloured fillings provide the perfect fix. The damaged area of your tooth will be removed and filled in with a tooth-coloured composite resin that bonds right to the enamel of your tooth. Once hardened, your tooth will look and perform like new, with it’s natural strength preserved. Tooth fillings are a simple procedure and can be accomplished in one convenient appointment.
In-House Dental Crowns
A dental crown is one of the best ways to repair a weakened or broken tooth in your mouth. A crown is a cap that slides onto your tooth and restores its function and healthy appearance. Our crowns are fabricated in-house, saving you time and money while ensuring a perfect look and fit. To install crowns on your teeth, your dentist will gently shape your teeth to accept a snug fitting crown. Then an impression mold of your teeth is taken so that the crowns can be custom fabricated to look and fit perfectly with your existing teeth. A dental crown procedure can be done on single or multiple teeth at the same time, and generally takes two appointments to complete. Our dental crowns can last up to 10 years with a proper oral hygiene routine and maintenance.
Fixed bridges are a great way to replace a row of missing teeth. As the name indicates, a fixed bridge is made of prosthetic teeth that are attached to your neighbouring teeth – like a bridge spanning the gap in your smile. The procedure generally requires two visits to your dentist and will restore the functionality and beauty of your smile. Our fixed bridges can last up to 10 years with a proper oral hygiene routine and maintenance.
Inside every tooth is what is called the “dental pulp,” which protects the sensitive nerve that extends into the tooth. Sometimes this dental pulp can become harmed through trauma or tooth repairs such as cavities. If you are experiencing a constant tooth ache, a root canal might be a suitable treatment option for you. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure is actually almost painless, and works to eliminate pain, rather than cause it! Root canals are also a great way to potentially save a tooth that would otherwise require an extraction.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Extractions
If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, infected, decayed or posing a threat to neighbouring teeth, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction can also provide extra space in your mouth that is sometimes required to fit orthodontics or dentures properly. We always do our best to save your teeth, but sometimes it’s just not possible and a tooth extraction is the best way to restore your oral health.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars found way in the back of your mouth. These teeth tend to generally come in between the ages of 15-25 and often end up crowding the mouth, impacting on your other teeth and causing pain or alignment issues. Wisdom teeth can also cause jaw pain, headaches and can leave you prone to oral infections thanks to a gum flap that gets created, which traps plaque and food particles. We generally recommend having your wisdom teeth removed before they cause unwanted problems in your mouth. A wisdom teeth extraction procedure requires sedation and some recovery time afterwards.
Don’t wait find out more about Restorative Dentistry by calling Dentistry On The Bay @ 705-746-2772