Damage to your teeth from decay or injury weakens their structure and leaves them vulnerable to infection or further decay. We use modern dental restorations to repair the damage and restore the appearance of your teeth. Restorations also protect the damaged tooth from further damage and decay.
Fillings are one of the most familiar dental treatments. When tooth decay causes a hole in the enamel of a tooth, a cavity can form. Over time, the cavity can grow deeper until it compromises the health of the tooth. A filling repairs the hole and protects the tooth from further damage. We provide tooth-coloured fillings that blend with your smile.
A crown restores an cracked or damaged tooth that can’t be restored with a filling. Crowns fit over the top of the damaged tooth and completely restore it. Crowns are made from various materials including metal, porcelain, or ceramic.
Inlays and Onlays
Sometimes a tooth is too badly damaged to be repaired with a filling, but not badly enough to require a crown. In such cases we use special restorations called inlays or onlays. These restorations are produced in a dental laboratory and cemented into place in the damaged tooth. Inlays and onlays provide structural support to strengthen your tooth. Onlays are used to restore the biting portions of your tooth (the cusps) so they are made to be strong enough to resist the pressures of biting and chewing.
A dental bridge is used to restore a missing tooth or multiple adjacent missing teeth. It gets its name from its shape: the bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth that are attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Bridges are designed to resemble your natural teeth so they blend naturally with your smile.