Restorative Dental Services
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care consists of any procedure that is designed to restore the optimal function and appearance of your smile.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile and oral health.
Depending on your oral concern, the dentists at Southwood Dental will determine the ideal restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns are used to attach bridges, cover dental implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They can also be used to help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the bite between the upper and lower teeth.
A root canal is a procedure in which your dentist removes diseased blood vessels, nerves, and tissues from the interior of a tooth. By removing the decay and bacteria, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction.
Partial dentures are artificial teeth that are used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. These dentures provide patients with missing teeth the opportunity to eat and speak properly while maintaining their facial structure.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. During the early stages of the disease, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
At Southwood Dental, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing and can be used on front and back teeth.