What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring your smile's normal function and appearance.
By repairing structural issues such as damaged or missing teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile - and your oral health.
Our dentists at Greentree Dental can determine the right restorative treatment option for you depending on your problem.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns may be place atop teeth to restore their function and appearance. These porcelain caps are used to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, cover dental implants or attach bridges. They can also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that we can use to replace a section of missing teeth. Custom-made bridges are bonded to dental implants or existing teeth and are barely noticeable. They can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
Full Mouth Restoration
If you and your dentist find that you require multiple dental procedures, our dental team can create a full-mouth restoration plan to ensure each procedure helps contribute to your goals for your smile.
A full-mouth restoration plan is a coordinated approach to achieving your individual dental goals, which may include treatment for dental trauma, disease, poor oral hygiene and/or side effects from medications. With this type of customized plan, we can coordinate these procedures to take place within fewer appointments.
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.
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). They allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and talk and eat properly.
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. Otherwise treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
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 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 to help treat pain and discomfort.
Tooth-coloured dental fillings are used to repair a cavity or damage to a tooth such as a crack. These fillings are able to withstand moderate pressure due to the constant stress of chewing, and may be used on front and back teeth. If only one tooth is decayed, this procedure can be completed in as little as one hour.