At Herongate Dental Clinic in Ottawa, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile is referred to as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, the dentists at Herongate Dental Clinic can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, our dentists will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns can help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance. These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth and used to prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating, attach bridges or cover dental implants.
Custom-made, natural-looking bridges replace a section of missing teeth. They are bonded to dental implants or existing teeth, and can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth. Plus, they are barely noticeable.
Fillings are used to repair cavities or tooth damage such as cracks. While composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are popular for their durability, natural appearance and ability to be placed on front or back teeth, silver amalgam fillings are more durable and more economical, though they are mainly reserved for back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth, which replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth. These allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly. They also prevent misalignment and help patients smile confidently.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes a standard dental filling will not be sufficient because tooth damage is too extensive. This is where inlays and onlays can help. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Diseased, tissues, nerves and blood vessels need to be removed from a teeth before they cause more severe oral health issues. To accomplish this, your dentist completes a root canal to remove bacteria and decay. This can help stop the spread of infection.
Periodontal Maintenance (Gum Therapy)
Gum disease can infect the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, alveolar bone, cementum, gingiva and periodontal ligament. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will recommend non-surgical preventive gum therapy (periodontal maintenance). Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that joins your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in this joint may cause numerous issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and create a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.