Restorative Dentistry in Milton, ON
Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth. At Denali Dental in Milton, we offer various procedures under Restorative Dentistry including dental crowns, dental implants and many more.
The most common type of dental restoration. Teeth can be filled with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored plastic materials called composite resin fillings.
If a tooth needs filling or has been chipped or cracked, then there’s a good chance you will need a dental crown installed to reshape the tooth. Dental crowns are made from either porcelain or metal or a combination of the two. Porcelain is the most popular material as it closely resembles the natural colour of teeth and is extremely durable. Partial dental crowns are used when a tooth or a series of teeth don’t require a full dental crown but are too far gone for a simple filling. Often called onlays, a crown helps restore strength to a weakened tooth. Partial crowns also help prevent tooth decay and keep the structure of your teeth intact.
If you have missing teeth, including front teeth, a dental bridge can help restore the look and function of your teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing tooth or by dental implants. Dental bridges are permanent and cannot be removed. There are various types of dental bridges and your dentist will be able to recommend if any of them will work for you based on your specific case.
Dental implants are a great dental treatment option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Since they are attached to your jaw bone, implants work and look just like real teeth. Dental Implants are a permanent and comfortable solution for missing teeth and they form a strong foundation for the tooth while maintaining your jaw healthy and strong. We offer free dental implant consultation so you can discuss all options with the dentist and get informed about the procedure and costs involved with dental implants.
Dentures are basically a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made of acrylic resin sometimes combined with metal attachments. Complete dentures replace all the teeth; partial dentures are considered when some natural teeth remain and are retained by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth. Dentures can be a very convenient and affordable option if you are not looking to undergo implant surgery. Dentures need to be replaced over the course of time as the jaw alignment gradually changes.