Although not classified by the American Dental Association as an official specialty in dentistry, restorative dentistry is, in fact, one of the most common services that patients seek out when seeing a dentist in NW Calgary. Simply put, restorative dentistry or teeth restoration is a collective term used for treatments that repair or replace damaged and missing teeth.
Teeth can deteriorate over a period of time due to poor dental habits, disease, age or just wear and tear. You’ve probably heard of car restoration where an old and broken vehicle is brought back to its former glory by replacing its parts, cleaning, repainting and other methods. Tooth restoration is similar in principle in the sense that it aims to return the teeth to its functional state and improve its appearance. Although restorative dentistry will aim to retain as many of your original teeth as possible, using replacements and other external components are likely to be used as well.
Here are some examples of restorative dental services that we can offer you here at Hamptons.
Fillings are used to treat cavities and gaps in the teeth by filling in space with resin fillings the same color as the tooth. Some also opt for decorative fillings such as gold or silver. Keep in mind that fillings are not only for aesthetic purposes but are also important for dental health, since tooth cavities are vulnerable to plaque and other bacteria.
Crowns and Implants
False dentures are no longer the only option for patients who have missing teeth. Restorative dentistry now offers dental implants where small metal posts are used to replace the roots in the bone socket. These posts are then covered by crowns, also known as caps.
Patients may still opt to replace missing teeth with dentures, a removable appliance that can be used to replace several teeth or the entire set of teeth.
If you are interested in restoring your teeth to enhance their function and appearance, then we will be happy to discuss your options with you. Our dentists will examine your dental condition and let you know if the service you are interested in is right for you! Rest assured that our priority is to retain your original teeth as much as possible in order to minimize replacements and their associated costs.
Worried that you might not be able to afford restorative dentistry? We will also walk you through our financing options to help you determine the best way to achieve the beautiful smile you want without going beyond your budget.