What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure aimed to restore your smile's normal function and appearance is considered restorative dental care.
Our dentists at LightHouse Dental Cobourg can help identify and repair structural issues such as damaged or missing teeth, then determine which restoration would fit your needs - and help restore your oral health.
Depending on your problem, your dentist can recommend restorative treatment options to replace missing teeth and protect your existing natural ones.
A crown can be placed on top of a tooth to restore its function and appearance. These porcelain caps are used to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening and can be attached to bridges. They can also cover dental implants, or help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth.
Custom-made bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that can be bonded to dental implants or existing teeth to replace a section of missing teeth. These restorations can be used to help restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
Composite (tooth-coloured) tooth fillings are used to to repair damage to teeth, such as a crack or cavity. Fillings can withstand moderate pressure put on teeth due to the continual stress of chewing, and may be used on both front and back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
These artificial teeth can replace one missing tooth, several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). Dentures to replace missing teeth can help patients to maintain facial structure, and speak and eat properly.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings used to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
A root canal is a procedure where 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 halt the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If the disease is caught in the early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.