What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at James Bay Dental will determine a suitable restorative treatment option for you.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
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 worsening.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are are custom-made and bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth.
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 non-surgical gum therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease and may involve surgical treatment.
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 halt the spread of infection, alleviate painful symptoms and prevent the need for an extraction.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
Dental Fillings, Inlays & Onlays
At James Bay Dental, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack.
When the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling, we use inlays and onlays to repair cavities. They are custom porcelain fillings made in a dental laboratory and then permanently cemented to the tooth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Replacing missing teeth is important for your oral health and quality of life. Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one missing tooth or several in a row (partial dentures), or a whole jaw of missing teeth (full dentures).
The two types of dentures include conventional and immediate. They allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure.