Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. Restorative dentistry includes solutions such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, fillings and dentures.
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, completely encases a natural tooth (or dental implant), effectively replacing the entire visible portion of the tooth/implant.
Crowns are used…
A crown is a very reliable and predictable way of restoring a tooth. It will look, feel and function like a natural tooth.
A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to the adjacent teeth. The neighbouring teeth on either side would be prepared to accomodate a crown. The bridge then consists of the two crowns and the replacement tooth all in one unit.
In other words, the false tooth is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
The space left from a missing tooth can also be restored using a dental implant. Click here for detailed information on dental implants, which are also done here at the practice.
A Veneer is a very thin layer of material placed (permanently) over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth
or to protect from damage to a tooth's surface. A small amount of enamel is first removed from the front of the tooth/teeth and replaced with the porcelain veneer.
Veneers can be used to dramatically or very subtly change the appearance of your teeth, giving you your desired smile.