Restorative dentistry helps repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, wear or trauma. If you have ever had a filling or a crown, you’ve experienced restorative dentistry. At our office we offer high quality restorative dentistry in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
Common Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Fillings and crowns are probably the most familiar restorative procedures to the majority of patients. When a dentist places a filling, the decayed tissue is removed from the tooth and is replaced with glass ionomer, ceramic porcelain or a composite material that matches your tooth enamel. Crowns are made to match exactly/closely the shape of the original tooth and are placed over the tooth if it is severely cracked or damaged. They are also placed after a tooth has undergone a root canal procedure. Crowns are used to regain strength and improve appearance.
Bridges and/or partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Full dentures replace all of the teeth. This could be the case for the upper or lower jaw and in some cases, both. Bridges replace a smaller number of teeth, usually one to four in adjacent positions. These are prosthetic teeth anchored to adjacent teeth using a crown.
Dr. Poulin provides treatment in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. We will do everything we can to help you keep your teeth even if they have become severely decayed or damaged. If teeth are irreversibly damaged or have to be removed, replacement options include: implants, bridges, partial or full dentures. If you need restorative dental procedure or check up appointment.