Dental restorations are the core of general dentistry. Restoration focuses on treating damage caused by decay and restoring teeth to their previous shine. Charlottetown Dental Clinic offers many types of restoration for your teeth, so you can be healthy and happy.
A filling is needed when the damage done by decay causes a cavity to form in the surface of your tooth. The decay is removed by our dentist and then a filling is cemented into the cleared space. The filling is made of porcelain and shaped to maintain or improve the biting surface of your teeth.
Crowns are made of porcelain and are used to replace the majority of the tooth structure. When the tooth is damaged or experiences severe decay, it is reduced to the best-supporting structure and then a crown is placed over it, creating a barrier that protects your tooth from further decay and damage.
An inlay is a more durable and long-term dental restoration than a filling. Like a filling, the decay is removed and the space filled, but first an impression is taken of the space. That is sent to a lab where the inlay is created. This allows for a superior fit and greatly reduces the recurrence of decay in the same area.
An onlay functions much the same way as a inlay, but covers a greater area of the tooth.
A dental bridge is a special type of restoration for when you lose a single tooth. A dental bridge consists of a replacement artificial tooth and the two adjacent teeth being prepared as crowns. The replacement tooth is then cemented to the two adjacent teeth, creating a "bridge".