What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care can include any procedure with the aim of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile.
Our dentists can help you restore your smile and oral health by repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth.
Depending on your unique needs, the dentists at Mount Pearl Dental can help choose the right restorative treatment option for you.
Dental crowns are caps made of porcelain placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns can be used for several procedures, including attaching bridges, covering dental implants or preventing a cracked tooth from worsening. They can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that your dentist bonds to existing teeth or dental implants with the goal of replacing a section of missing teeth. Since they are custom-made, bridges are hardly noticeable and can restore your teeth's natural contours and the bite between upper and lower teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth (partial dentures) or a whole jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). Dentures allow patients to maintain their facial structure, talk and eat properly.
A root canal is a procedure where diseased blood vessels, nerves and tissues in the interior of a tooth are removed. By clearing out the decay and bacteria, your dentist can help bring the spread of infection to a halt, preventing the need to extract the tooth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings that dentists use to repair cavities in cases where the damage exceeds the capabilities of a standard dental filling. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
At Mount Pearl Dental, we repair dental issues such as cavities or tooth damage like a crack using composite (tooth-coloured) fillings. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the stress of chewing and can be used on the fronts and backs of the teeth.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, 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.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Your jaw is connected to the temporal bones of your skull by a hinge called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The disorder affecting this joint can lead to a number of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and create treatment plans for patients with TMJ Disorder.