Restorative dentistry centres on the procedures performed to bring the mouth back to full functionality.
Even if proper preventative practices have been taken, it is possible that restorative treatments still may need to be given.
Inevitable causes, like accidents and genetics, may mean you need restorative procedures at some time in your life.
Preston Supreme Dental provides safe, effective, and state-of-the-art restorative dentistry services for patients residing in Preston and its surrounding areas.
Restorative Dentistry Services offered by your trusted Preston dentist
There are a variety of situations that can go wrong in the mouth, which is why your Preston dentist works hard to make sure that any possible issues are dealt with or prevented early.
The most common problems include cavities, which are filled to avoid further decay; missing teeth that are replaced with dental implants, bridges, or dentures; and broken teeth, which can be strengthened and protected with crowns or caps.
The most common way to manage a cavity is for your Preston dentist to remove the decay and fill the tooth with one of several different materials.
These filling materials include gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, tooth-coloured plastic, or composite resin.
When you have a missing tooth, you tend to look for quick solutions.
A missing tooth can affect your appearance as well as your outlook in life. Dental implants can be the solution to your dental dilemma!
Dental implants are metal, screw-like posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as replacements for tooth roots.
They fuse with your bones in a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration allows your bones to grow and cling to your implants.
Because dental implants fuse with your bones, they provide steady and strong support for your replacement crowns and/or bridges.
They also fill in spaces left by missing teeth, stopping bone degeneration in the mouth.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation is the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
- Lost teeth due to decay or trauma
- Injured or fractured teeth
- Severely worn out teeth as a result of long-term acid erosion or tooth grinding
- Jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring bite adjustments
If you’re considering full mouth rehabilitation, visit your trusted Preston dentist today!
Bone grafting is a procedure that surgically replaces missing bone to repair extremely complex bone fractures that pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal correctly.
Some small or acute fractures can be treated this way, but the risk of failure is higher for large fractures like compound fractures.
Dentures are removable replacements for teeth that are missing.
While dentures take some time getting used to, and will never feel the same as natural teeth, the latest dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
There are two types of dentures: the full and partial dentures. Your Preston dentist will help you choose the type of denture that are best for you based on your needs and the cost involved.
Inlays and Onlays
When a tooth is damaged too extensively to be treated with a simple filling — but not damaged enough to need a full-coverage crown, the best option for restoring the tooth may be inlays or onlays.
Inlays and onlays are “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are made outside the mouth, and then bonded to the tooth by your Preston dentist.
This is opposite to “direct” fillings, which are applied directly to the cavity by your Preston dentist, in one office visit.
Inlays fit within the little points or cusps of a back tooth. Onlays cover one or more of these cusps. Either way, the procedure for placing an inlay or onlay is the same.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns cover a damaged tooth above the gum line. If a tooth is missing a large amount of structure above the gum line, a crown would typically be the best restoration choice.
Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to return to their natural function.
When crafted from today’s high-tech porcelains, crowns are indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth’s original looks.
Crowns can also be used to replace a missing tooth. This is done using bridgework, which occupies the space of the missing tooth and requires at least three crowns.
Two of those crowns will be placed over healthy teeth, called abutment teeth, on either side of the missing tooth.
The two crowned abutment teeth support the third crown, called a pontic, placed in between them If many teeth are missing, more crowns will be needed to close the gap between the abutment teeth.
Restorative Care by your Preston dentist
Visit your Preston dentist today!
We are located across from Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Our GAP FREE Promotions for New Patients
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
No Insurance: $150 Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for NIB, CBHS and HCF
We are located across Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)