Prior to any treatment being perform, a detailed treatment plan, including options and associated fees/estimate is outlined and presented to you, our client. An effort is made by all staff members to ensure that you understand the goal of the treatment, different alternatives, as well as any possible risk.
Restorative dentistry refers to procedures that replace diseased or broken tooth structure. These procedures include tooth-coloured fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers.
Tooth-coloured fillings are made of a resin based material and are bonded directly to your tooth, replacing the decayed or missing portion. Unlike amalgam/silver fillings they do not contain mercury and are safe, and durable for smaller restorations.
If a very large portion of a tooth is missing, it is sometimes best to replace it with a more durable restoration made of metal, porcelain or a combination of materials. These are what we refer to as inlays/onlays and crowns. They are generally tooth coloured in visible areas but on back molar teeth may have some metal under the porcelain to help increase the strength. Our dentists will outline the options with you.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and involve placing a crown on the teeth to either side of the space connected to porcelain teeth that fill the space. These are permanently bonded in your mouth and will require the same care as your natural teeth.
Veneers are like porclain facings (similar to false fingernails) that are placed over the front of a tooth to replace broken or chipped edges or to change the shape of the teeth and make them appear straighter. These are also permanently bonded to the tooth.