Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring and repairing damaged teeth. Whether you have a large cavity, an infected tooth, or a broken tooth due to dental trauma, restorative care at Ivory Dental Studio can help you eliminate pain, prevent further complications, and get your smile back. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and see how Dr. Harjit Gill can help you smile proudly once again in Niagara Falls.
To begin the consultation, your dentist in Niagara Falls will perform a comprehensive oral exam to assess your oral health, the damage to your teeth, and the best way to restore your smile and your oral health. There are lots of treatments available, and the right one depends on your own unique situation.
Then, you’ll get a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Gill and our dental team will schedule you for your necessary follow-ups, and you’ll get the treatment you need to restore your smile. In some cases, we may be able to start your treatment on the same day, such as in the case of a dental emergency.
Dental fillings are a simple way to treat cavities. In the filing process, Dr. Gill will remove any decayed enamel, then fill your tooth with a metal or composite material. This filling replaces the cavity, restores the tooth, and keeps it strong. In turn, this stops the progression of the cavity and allows you to eat, chew, and smile naturally.
If you have a toothache, it could be an infected tooth. Tooth infections occur when a deep cavity or dental trauma destroys the outer layers of your tooth, exposing the vulnerable “pulp” inside the tooth. Once it’s infected, this pulp starts to die. In a root canal, your Niagara Falls dentist will remove the infected pulp, fill up your tooth with an inert material, then cover it with a filling or crown to protect it from further damage. This saves your tooth and relieves the pain of a toothache.
Crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses. They are designed to completely cover up damaged teeth, restoring their natural shape and appearance. Because the crown totally covers up the remaining tooth material, it provides excellent protection against future tooth decay and dental trauma. Crowns are often used to treat deep chips or broken teeth, after root canal therapy, and to treat deep cavities.
Bridges replace one or more of your missing teeth. They use two dental crowns, which attach to healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Between these crowns, one or more false teeth (pontics) are suspended. This fills up the gap in your smile, and restores your ability to chew, speak, and smile normally. Bridges last longer and are more convenient than partial dentures, and are usually less expensive than dental implants.
Partial dentures are made from a metal and plastic framework that holds several false teeth. They attach to your remaining healthy teeth, which hold your partial dentures in place. Partial dentures are usually the most cost-effective way to replace one or more missing teeth.
Full dentures, on the other hand, are used when you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. This is because they require any remaining healthy teeth to be pulled. They consist of a full set of false teeth in a gum-colored acrylic base, which restore the upper, lower, or both rows of teeth.