Professional Dental Restorations in Oshawa
Restoring your smile is our passion at Clearbrook Dental. Our Oshawa team of dentists and staff strongly believe in helping you and your family receive comprehensive and reliable dental care. We provide restorative dentistry with modern technology, such as CEREC® scanning, to help make treatments more efficient and effective.
Whether you need treatment for a cavity or a complete smile makeover, we can help you achieve improved dental function and oral health. Call our dental office to schedule your appointment today!
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Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry provides an effective solution for tooth loss and other dental health problems that affect your bite. With professional care, you can enjoy a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile even after gum disease or tooth loss. Restorative dentistry also enhances dental structure, protects natural teeth, prevents tooth movement, and helps maintain natural facial features. Additionally, restorative dentistry helps promote your overall health, minimizing risks of developing complications with diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and certain cancers. Our available restoration services include:
Dental implants typically consist of titanium posts that fuse with natural tissue and bone once surgically placed into the jawbone. This bonding process, known as osseointegration, allows your implants to become a permanent part of your jawbone. Once fused, the implant posts create a new, permanent tooth root. Dental implants can support anything from a single tooth to an entire arch of missing teeth.
At Clearbrook Dental, Dr. Michael Landzberg, our Periodontist, places and restores dental implants at our office. If we discover that your jaw has weakened or shrunk due to tooth loss, we typically recommend bone grafting to help increase your chances for successful implant treatment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Whether you’re missing one or many teeth, you can completely rebuild your smile with dental implants. We often recommend these versatile tooth replacements for their ability to replace both the root of the tooth and the crown. Dental implants can provide many benefits, such as restored oral health and dental function, jawbone preservation, and improved speech, chewing, and digestion.
The Dental Implant Process
Although the implant treatment process varies from person to person, it typically includes the following phases:
Planning – To begin, we evaluate your smile and oral health situation to determine whether you’re a good candidate for implants. We then plan the placement of the implant posts with the right type of prosthetic they’ll support. If you require a sinus lift or bone graft beforehand, we plan for that.
Placement – Following your treatment plan, our surgeon places your implants. Depending on your needs, you may have multiple posts placed at once, or we may schedule more than one procedure to complete placement.
Healing – After implant surgery, you need time to rest at home to allow your gums to heal correctly and for osseointegration to take place. This fusing and healing process can take several months or more to complete.
Completion – Once completely healed, we invite you back to our office to attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture to your implants. If your restorations get damaged or worn, we can replace it without the need for surgery.
Traditional restorations use natural teeth, suction, or adhesives for support. Implant-supported restorations, however, are just that; supported by dental implants. Regardless if you’re missing one tooth or many, we can use dental implants to help restore your smile completely. Our implant-supported restorations include:
- Crowns supported by a single implant post to replace one missing tooth. Implants crowns help restore a tooth from root to crown.
- Bridges that consist of two or more crowns attached to two dental implants. Implants bridges are a great way to restore several missing teeth in a row.
- Dentures supported by four to eight dental implants. These restorations can restore all teeth missing in a smile. Dentures are a great way to replace teeth lost in the lower, upper arches, or both.
Why You Need Fillings
Tooth decay can occur at any age. Fortunately, composite fillings provide efficient treatment and effective protection for your teeth while also helping to preserve the aesthetics of your smile. Typically, anyone with tooth decay can benefit from dental fillings. Our dentists keenly inspect your teeth for signs of tooth decay and other dental problems when you visit our practice for bi-annual dental exams. We may recommend composite fillings to help restore your smile if we discover any signs of minor decay or damage.
Inlays, Onlays & Crowns
Inlay and onlay restorations help treat teeth when a cavity is too large for a filling but not enough to need a crown. Inlays and onlays are made outside of the mouth, using a single piece of porcelain. They help replace the specific pieces of tooth enamel lost due to decay removal.
Onlays cover more than an inlay but not as much as a dental crown. The primary distinction between onlays and inlays is that an onlay will cover the cusp of your tooth, whereas an inlay only fills the area between the cusps. Crowns cover the entire structure of your tooth, from the top to the gumline.
If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, we may recommend a bridge. Traditional bridges use neighboring healthy teeth on either side of the gap for support. Filling this space helps restore teeth, your ability to eat and speak normally, and keep your remaining teeth in place.
How do Dental Bridges Work?
Even a single missing tooth, when left unattended, can have numerous consequences for your dental health and quality of life. Traditional bridges help replace as many as three teeth in a single gap. Sometimes referred to as pontics, the prosthetic teeth are suspended between two crowns that are placed over your neighboring healthy teeth to support the bridge and anchor it in place.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been used for centuries to replace teeth. However, today’s dentures use safe materials and lifelike designs to help produce long lasting and natural-looking tooth replacement. If you have multiple teeth that need replacing, a denture may be the right choice for you.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth on your lower or upper jaw. They feature an acrylic base with replacement teeth made of porcelain or ceramic.
Partial dentures work well if you have some healthy teeth left. Partial dentures anchor to your teeth by clasps made of metal or acrylic, helping give stability without the need for suction or adhesives.
Caring for Dentures
Removable partial or full dentures require gentle care to keep them clean, free of stains, and looking their best. Here are a few tips to help you take good care of your dentures:
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
- Handle your dentures carefully to avoid damage
- Rinse your mouth after taking off your dentures
- Brush your dentures at least once daily
- Soak your dentures in clean water overnight
- Schedule regular dental checkups to allow our dentist to correct any loose fit
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment can help ease the pain associated with inner tooth infections. This straightforward procedure is designed to help reduce pain and save your natural tooth when possible. While a root canal aims to protect your damaged tooth, extraction removes it completely. Our dentists evaluate your situation to determine which procedure will best suit your needs.
The Root Canal Therapy Process
During a root canal procedure, we remove the infected nerves and pulp tissue. We then thoroughly clean and seal the inside of the tooth. Without proper treatment, the tissue surrounding a decayed tooth can become infected and form an abscess. If left untreated, a tooth's infection can lead to more serious health problems.
Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, certain dental problems may call for tooth extraction. Reasons that can require tooth removal include:
Orthodontic Treatment - Sometimes, extraction is needed when there isn’t enough space in your smile to hold extra teeth, which causes crowding. To help prepare for successful orthodontic treatment, we may perform an extraction to align your teeth properly.
Infection - Tooth decay or damage can extend to the pulp, allowing bacteria in the mouth to enter the pulp, causing infection. This can often be corrected with root canal therapy, but extraction may be best if the condition is severe.
Wisdom Teeth – Most jaws cannot house third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. Because so, these teeth can often grow in crooked and impacted. This can cause pain and possible development of gum disease or infection. To help protect your oral health, we can safely remove them, including impacted wisdom teeth.
Advanced Gum Disease – If severe gum disease has caused your teeth to become loose, it is often best to extract the teeth. If this situation pertains to you, we provide many options to help replace your teeth!
Caring for Smiles of All Ages with Restorative Dentistry!
Whatever your restorative dentistry needs, our team helps deliver professional dental care through comprehensive services, respectful communication, and patient education. Schedule your appointment at our Oshawa dental office by phone, online, or in person.
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