What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes any procedure designed to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
By repairing damaged or missing teeth and other structural problems, our dentists aim to restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, our Rockland dentists will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns are used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from further damage. They can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Since they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the bite between the upper and lower teeth.
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 stop the spread of infection, preventing the need for an extraction.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one missing tooth, several in a row (partial dentures), or a whole jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure and talk and eat properly.
At Pacifica Dental, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair cavities or tooth damage, like cracks. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing, used on front and back teeth.
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 lab and are then permanently cemented to the tooth.
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.