Damaged teeth due to decay, infection, or trauma can be restored with modern technology. Teeth restoration improves your smile, teeth functioning, and oral health.
Dental bonding is the process of bonding tooth-colored resin to the teeth to mask imperfections. It is one of the most popular dental procedures as it is painless and can be completed in a couple of visits at our dental clinic. It is non-invasive and cost-effective.
Some of the most common bonded restoration procedures include:
Inlays and onlays are dental procedures to restore damaged or decayed teeth with fillings and crowns. Inlays and onlays procedures enhance your dental aesthetics and prevent tooth decay and damage, making your teeth just like new.
Inlays: This procedure restores the area between the cusps of the tooth.
Onlays: This procedure involves the replacement of the damaged biting surface or cusps of the tooth.
Inlay and onlay procedures can be completed in a couple of appointments.
During the first visit, we examine your teeth and give them a thorough cleaning. This removes most of the decay and damage from the affected site(s). Next, we take tooth impressions that are sent to the lab to model the inlays or onlays. Porcelain is the most popular material, but dental composite resin or gold can also be used. In the following visits, inlays or onlays are placed on the damaged tooth. Minor adjustments may be required to ensure proper fit.
Dental crowns are made with ceramic and are placed on a damaged tooth to restore its shape. Crowns restore the form and strengthen and enhance tooth function.
Dental crowns are available in different materials such as metals, dental composite material, porcelain, or a combination of porcelain and metal.
A missing tooth needs immediate attention as the gap can cause the adjacent teeth to shift. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental bridges, prosthetically designed and held in place by attaching to the adjacent teeth. This procedure requires no more than two appointments with your dentist.
Before the dental bridges are fixed, we prepare the adjacent teeth for the bridging. Recontouring involves removing a small amount of enamel, around 1mm, from the neighbouring teeth for cementing the dental crowns. Then, impressions are taken and sent to the lab to fabricate the crown, pontic, and bridge. Until the next visit, the dentist covers the prepared teeth and the gap with a temporary bridge. During subsequent visits, the temporary bridge is replaced with the new custom-made porcelain or metal bridge that is cemented to the adjacent teeth.
A popular treatment for missing teeth, dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium posts and surgically implanted into the jaw bone. They are permanent replacement teeth that do not shift and can be brushed and flossed like regular teeth.
Dental implantation requires healthy bone for supporting the implant. Dental implants also prevent bone loss which is seen as the most common side-effect of tooth loss.
The implant procedure has two parts: the titanium post implanted into the jaw bone and the crown that replaces the missing tooth.
Dental implants are recommended for a badly damaged tooth that is still intact or for a missing tooth. There are several steps involved in the implantation process, and these steps depend on the number of dental implants.
Why do you need a dental implant?Dental implants are permanent options compared to other dental restoration procedures. They enhanced chewing ability, protect the jaw bone, prevent further bone loss, and improve your smile and self-confidence.
Partial dentures are a removable option for your missing teeth. In certain cases when multiple teeth are missing and fixed options such as implants, or bridges are not the patient’s choice then we suggest partial dentures.
Our dentists prepare your remaining teeth for rests which are small modifications similar to your existing grooves in teeth. These rests act as a support, so metal frameworks of the plate can remain stable. Partial plates when maintained properly can support the damaged teeth for a long term. They can also be considered as a temporary option before opting for a fixed restoration.
Partial dentures are made of highly polished and durable cast metal. They need regular maintenance at home and often some repairs (relining) as tissue keeps growing and creates a negative space underneath the denture. There are other permanent options available with us to replace multiple missing teeth in an arch without extracting the remaining healthy teeth for a complete denture.
Most of us have been embarrassed by bad breath. Improper oral healthcare and the foods that we eat can lead to bad breath (halitosis). But talk to your dentist if you have chronic halitosis.
Common causes for bad breath:
Bad breath can easily be treated when the underlying cause is diagnosed. At Glenridding Dental Clinic, Edmonton, our dentists examine you for any dental issues and discuss your lifestyle and other prevailing medical conditions. With this in mind, your dentist will recommend a treatment for your bad breath.