As the name suggests, restorative dentistry refers to the practice of restoring damaged or diseased teeth so that they function properly and look more attractive. It might sound a little intimidating but restorative dentistry is nothing more scary than the everyday dental procedures that we’re all familiar with; fillings, crowns, bridges, and implant crowns.
If you’re experiencing problems with your teeth and want to gain a better smile, eliminate niggling pains and be able to eat the foods you enjoy, read on because at Dentist@330 we have the solutions for you.
White Composite Fillings
Most of us have had fillings at one point during our lives but gone are the days when fillings were steel grey and extremely noticeable. White composite fillings are much more subtle thanks to being made from a resin mix which is shaded to match the colour of your teeth.
Fillings are the simplest way of dealing with a cavity in a tooth that is otherwise problem free. Cavities are caused when the acids from certain foods and drinks gnaw away at the tooth’s enamel and your dentist will fill that hole so infection-causing bacteria can no longer get to the pulp of the tooth. We offer white composite dental fillings in Melbourne at our Mount Waverley practice.
Do you have a tooth that is cracked, discoloured, decaying, in poor shape or broken? If so you might want to consider dental crowns. A crown is simply a cap that fits over an existing tooth to make it look more attractive. If your tooth is fairly prominent most dentists will use a porcelain crown and if it is a molar they will usually use metal or a combination of metal and porcelain. Dental crowns are a simple way of regaining your smile and your confidence.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to lose a number of teeth either through decay or through an accident a bridge will make all the difference to your appearance. A bridge covers the gap where your teeth are missing by attaching to the remaining teeth or to crowns that have been added to hold the bridge. However a bridge is not just for cosmetic purposes and if you’re missing teeth you should talk to your dental bridge Melbourne specialist because missing teeth can actually change the shape of your face. This occurs when the remaining teeth start to shift in your mouth due to the extra gum room; not only will the teeth become crooked but you may also experience problems chewing food.
If you’ve lost one tooth or a number of teeth in different areas in your mouth implant crowns will help restore your smile. An implant crown comprises of a titanium post which is inserted into the bone where the tooth is missing, and a crown which is then attached to it. Your dentist will first fit a temporary crown and once the post has successfully fused with your jawbone it will be removed and a permanent crown attached in its place. The great thing about implant crowns is that they are custom made to match your other teeth meaning that it can be difficult to tell which your real teeth are and which are implants.
Do you have concerns about the condition of your teeth and feel that one of the above restorative dentistry techniques could help you? If you think you might need a bridge, filling, implant or tooth crown,visit our dental practice in Mount Waverley and let us help determine your best course of treatment.