Dental Restoration in Estevan
The consequences of tooth decay and gum disease can be detrimental to your oral health. Luckily, with dental restoration your smile can be repaired and protected against further damage. Take a look at your dental restoration options below.
Bacteria wears down the enamel of your teeth over time, resulting in a small hole that can put your entire tooth at risk. To stop the bacterial damage from spreading to the inside of your tooth, we fill this hole with a composite material.
If the biting surface of your tooth is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, a crown may be a great solution. This appliance is attached to the top of the tooth, giving it a beautiful natural appearance while protecting it from further damage. It essentially acts as your tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns are sculpted uniquely just for you in a lab and can be made out of porcelain, metal, or both. A lot of people prefer porcelain crowns due to their natural appearance and strength. If your tooth doesn’t have enough strength to hold a filling, you’ll be required to get a crown instead.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are created in a laboratory to perfectly fit your unique mouth, jaw, and tooth shape. They protect and strengthen teeth more severely damaged by cavities. While inlays are placed alongside your tooth, an onlay goes overtop the biting surface and can withstand greater pressure.
A bridge is a great solution for replacing missing teeth, maintaining face shape, and alleviating stress on your bite. Natural-looking artificial teeth are attached to the surrounding teeth and gums to create a literal “bridge”. Since a bridge relies on the strength of your existing teeth, it’s important to keep up with your preventative care routines and checkups. Bridges can be made from gold, porcelain, alloys, or a composite of these materials.