Restorative Dentistry in Coquitlam
Restorative dental procedures include fillings, bonding, bridges, and crowns. These procedures are used to treat and protect damaged or decaying teeth and are important for several reasons; they help to maintain your oral health, protect the integrity of your teeth and gums, and ensure that you can smile with confidence. Regular dental exams allow us to identify problems and treat them as and when they arise.
Dental bonding is a type of resin that is applied directly to the tooth. It is a simple and cost-effective solution to hide less severe tooth imperfections such as cracks, chips, or discolouration. Your dentist will apply the resin to the tooth and shape it to match the surrounding teeth. They will then harden the resin with ultraviolet light and smooth it out for a natural look.
Dental implants are an ideal choice for patients who wish to replace damaged or missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution compared to other restorative procedures such as crowns or bridges, which need to be replaced over time.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-four dental implants are a revolutionary procedure that is designed to provide a patient with fixed, fully functioning teeth. They are also known as implant dentures or snap-in dentures, and offer the advantage of being fixed as opposed to removable dentures.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing or damaged teeth and are a good option to restore a confident smile. A dental bridge can help restore the bite of a patient who has missing teeth, while also ensuring that the remaining teeth do not shift out of place.
Dental fillings are commonly used to repair decayed, cracked, or broken teeth. Fillings can be made of different materials, including gold, porcelain, dental amalgam, composite resin, and ceramics.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to fill larger cavities in the teeth that have come about as a result of tooth decay. Unlike fillings, where the amalgam or composite material is soft and must be hardened within the cavity of the tooth, inlays and onlays are formed as a single solid piece created in a dental lab. They are formed to fit perfectly inside the gap.
If you have missing teeth, it is important to fill the gap so the surrounding teeth don’t shift out of place and cause misalignment. While a dental bridge is often used as a longer-term solution for missing teeth, a denture is a removable dental device that can be used to fill either one or several missing teeth.