Restorative Dental Procedures to help restore the beauty and function of your smile!
At our family dental office on St. Clair West, we provide several dental procedures to help restore the functionality of your teeth. This includes repairing damaged teeth or replacing ones that have fallen or been knocked out, which can affect your ability to bite, chew, or speak properly. Unlike cosmetic dentistry, which primarily focuses on the aesthetics of your teeth, restorative dentistry is used to keep your mouth healthy and functional.
The restorative dental procedures we provide include:
Most of us have experienced a cavity at some point in our lives, and the most common solution to these cavities is dental fillings. This procedures involve the removal of the decayed part of the tooth and then "filling" the area with a composite material. Fillings can also sometimes be used to repair cracked teeth or teeth worn down from misuse (teeth grinding, nail-biting, etc.) They are also used to even out tooth surfaces to improve biting and chewing.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure involves placing an artificial tooth, made of ceramic or other durable materials, to fill the space where your natural tooth was. Dental bridges help eliminate any gaps in your smile, restore a functional bite, preserve your speech, and stop other teeth from shifting into the open space. They can last a lifetime if you maintain optimal oral hygiene and visit your dentist for routine check-ups.
If you have a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth, a dental crown can help restore your tooth's proper size, shape, and strength. In simple terms, crowns are usually hollow caps that are created in the shape of your tooth and cemented in place. They come in customized shapes and colours based on your personal preference and on our dentist's recommendation. Crowns can be fused to metal implants for long-lasting durability and a natural appearance that blends well with your natural teeth.
If you are in need of restoring your smile, talk to our Humewood Dental team about restorative dentistry procedures that will help your teeth and gums look, feel, and work their best!