Restorative dental encompasses, fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers and its primarily used to restore your natural teeth and smile as well as to prevent potential future oral health issues and complications.

Restorative dentistry is important for the following reasons:

  • Replacing missing teeth makes it easy to take care of and maintain good oral health. Through the maintenance of oral health, we can prevent plaque build-up and further wear on surrounding teeth that that can lead to future health complications.
  • Filling cavities and empty spaces within the mouth or using crowns to protect damaged teeth can also prevent further wear to teeth as well as ensure that teeth stay properly aligned. Teeth alignment is important to maintain the structure and health of your mouth and jaw.

Restorative dentistry treatment options:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Implants

Fillings

The most common way for your dentists to treat a cavity is to remove the decay within the tooth and then fill the tooth with one of several different materials available. The types of filling materials are most often porcelain or composite resins. Many of these materials blend in with the surrounding tooth structure for a more natural appearance.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crown is a covering to protect an existing tooth. Dental crowns can be used to improve the way in which a broken or decayed tooth looks and feels. It can also make the tooth stronger and help preserve the tooth allowing it to last longer. Dental crowns are most often made from porcelain or a mix of porcelain and metal.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are primarily used to cover a broken or decayed tooth when a filling isn’t a viable option for tooth restoration. Crowns offer a great way to protect teeth and can greatly improve the appearance of broken or irregularly shaped tooth and they can last many years if cared for properly.

When you might need a dental crown?

  • To protect weakened tooth (From decay of physical trauma)
  • To restore broken tooth/teeth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling (In the absence of enough tooth to support the filling)

Bridges

As the name implies, a bridge covers gaps that can be caused by missing teeth. Bridges are most often made up of two or more crowns placed on pre-existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is anchored by the crown as is made up of a false tooth or teeth the fill (or bridge) the gap between the two points.
Bridges are an excellent solution for people with missing teeth who are either not viable or are unwilling to dental implants. Porcelain bridges are also an affordable option and are an effective solution.

Benefits of bridges

  • Improve your smile
  • Improve your speech and ability to chew
  • Assist in maintaining the shape of your face
  • Prevents further wear on remaining teeth by distrusting bite force in the mouth. This also leads to a reduction in stress and tension on remaining teeth

Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is commonly a very thin layer very similar to a shell made from porcelain or composite materials in the colour of teeth. Veneers are used to cover the surface of a tooth to improve its overall appearance, they are particularly useful for addressing common issues such as spaces between teeth, misshapen teeth or permanently stained teeth. Veneers tend to be used as a cosmetic solution to improve the look and feel of your mouth and smile. There are many different types of materials used in veneers and they can last anywhere between 10-20 years making them a durable and effective solution to several cosmetic and functional dental issues.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

When fitted correctly, veneers can very quickly transform a person’s smile and offer the perfect solution for those who want to enhance the look and feel of their mouth.

Veneers can help with:

  • Worn down teeth (chipped and broken)
  • Irregular or misaligned teeth
  • Reduce space between teeth

Dental Implants

Dental Implants provide a great alternative to dentures to replace missing teeth. With lots of advancements made in the field of dental restoration. Implants are becoming an increasingly effective and reliable solution for missing teeth.

If you would like to find out if any of these restorative dental solutions might be right for you. Our team of dental professionals is ready to help. We can book a consultation and examination to help understand your needs and desired outcomes and we can work with you to find the best solution for you. Contact Booval Dental today!