What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care consists of any procedures designed 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 Thorncliffe Dental Centre will determine the ideal restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps 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 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. Bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between the upper and lower teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one missing tooth or several in a row, or a whole jaw of missing teeth. Dentures allow patients with missing teeth to talk and eat properly and maintain their facial structure.
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, we have an on-staff denturist who is proud to provide partial, full, and implant-supported dentures to patients in the Toronto area.
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.
Treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease in circumstances that are not able to be resolved with periodontal therapy.
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings can be used on front and back teeth and can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.
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 laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
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 while preventing the need for a tooth to be extracted.
Our board-certified endodontist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of damage or disease that affects the interior of a tooth, specifically the root canals, pulp chamber, and root.