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Have you been looking for a dental restorative treatment? Restorative dentistry improves oral health and function by repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Didsbury Smiles Dental can help you with it. Consult our dentists, and get help and recommendations on which dental restoration might be the right fit to restore your beautiful smile.

Types of Dental Restorations

Dental fillings

A cavity develops when bacteria eat through your enamel and create holes. Dental fillings are typically used to treat smaller cavities.

Your dentist will remove the decayed area of your tooth during this procedure, then replace the hole with a composite material that matches the color of your tooth. This serves to impede the spread of tooth decay and lowers the possibility of further harm.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are used by dentists to fix big cavities and fractured teeth. A crown, which is often referred to as a cap, covers your entire tooth.

Your dentist will need to remove some of your natural teeth in order to place a crown. They will modify your tooth (shave a portion of it down), then cover it with a crown.

Dental bridges

A single lost tooth or a row of missing teeth can be replaced by a dental bridge. Dental crowns are placed on either side of the artificial teeth to form a dental bridge. Your natural teeth on either side of the gap will be shaped by your dentist. The bridge will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Your natural teeth are covered by crowns, while artificial teeth fill in the gaps between them.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a tiny, threaded post that replaces a missing tooth root. Your implant will work just like a natural tooth once your dentist attaches a crown to it. Implants don't involve changing your original teeth, unlike conventional crowns and bridges. Implants are regarded as the gold standard for tooth replacement by many dentists.

Inlays and Onlays

Sometimes a cavity is both too big and too small for a typical filling or a crown. Your dentist might suggest an inlay or onlay in this situation. These specialized restorations fit like puzzle pieces into your natural tooth structure. Your dentist sets them with durable bonding materials.

Onlays are comparable to inlays. An onlay covers at least one cusp whereas an inlay fills the space in between your teeth's cusps.

Composite bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic surgery that improves your smile by using a tooth-colored composite resin. This treatment can be used to fix chipped teeth, fill in gaps, or alter a tooth's shape and color.

What Causes the Need for Dental Restorations?

If you have cavities or dental decay, damaged or broken teeth, or missing teeth, you might require restorative dentistry.

How is a Dental Restoration Made?

To make room for the intended restorative materials and to eliminate any dental decay or structurally weak areas of the tooth, the preparation process typically includes digging into the tooth with a rotary dental handpiece and dental burrs.

How Do Dental Restorative Treatments Work?

Your dentist can frequently begin the dental restoration process the same day after assessing whether a dental restoration is necessary and choosing the appropriate type of treatment.

Cleaning the problematic tooth and eliminating any tooth decay are often the first steps in dental repair operations. The dentist replaces the eroded area with one of the aforementioned materials after properly cleaning the area. The final step is to secure the restoration in place, sometimes with a high-intensity light after making sure the material is applied accurately and uniformly.

What are The Benefits of Dental Restorations?

For patients of all ages, restorative dentistry offers a variety of advantages. For instance, it could

Restore dental health
Enhance chewing ability
Reduce pain
Reduce the risk of future tooth problems
Make your smile more attractive

Process of Fixing a Broken Tooth with a Dental Restoration

Your dentist will go over your options for dental restoration after thoroughly examining your damaged tooth. Your dentist will prepare your tooth and begin the dental restoration as soon as you are ready. Your tooth will soon regain its stability and strength. Additionally, your dentist will make sure that it is shielded from harm and illness in the future.

How Long Do They Last, and When Do They Need Replacing?

The typical lifespan of a dental crown is between 10 and 15 years. The normal lifespan of dental bonding is four to eight years. Veneers made of porcelain should last 15 to 20 years.

Why choose Didsbury Smiles Dental for your Restorative Dentistry?

Didsbury Smiles Dental is here to serve all of your dental needs, including restorative dentistry. We understand that you need help from a professional to get the dental care you want and deserve. Let us be that professional for you! When you call us for dental restoration, we'll be standing by, ready to serve you and your family to ensure that your oral health is protected.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can be done about my missing teeth?

One of the most popular ways to resolve missing teeth is with dental implants. Dental implants are a very dependable tooth replacement option that feels and looks natural. If you require a permanent option to replace one tooth or several teeth, consider dental implants.

2. What can be done to treat my cavities?

Cavities and other oral abnormalities can be found during routine examinations before they create bothersome symptoms or more serious issues. Your chances of stopping tooth decay in its tracks and reversing its early effects are better the earlier you seek treatment. You usually won’t need significant treatment if you address a cavity before it starts to hurt.

The severity of your cavities will determine how they should be treated. Options for treatment include

  • Fluoride treatment
  • Filings
  • Crowns
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions

3. Can a restorative dentist repair a broken tooth?

Yes, a restorative dentist can help you repair a broken tooth. Your dentist will examine your condition and might suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Bonding
  • Root canal
  • Filings
  • Dental sealants

4. Can a chipped tooth be fixed with restorative dentistry?

Yes, a chipped tooth can be fixed with restorative dentistry. Crowns and veneers can both be used to repair chipped teeth. The dentist may suggest one treatment over another, though, depending on the severity of the injury. If the tooth is still in reasonably good shape, a veneer might be sufficient. A dental crown is usually necessary for a deep chip or crack.

5. Should I have my teeth extracted instead of trying to save them?

In general, it’s always better to keep your tooth than to have it pulled. Your natural teeth are more durable, perform better, and are simpler to maintain than dental implants.


When should I see my dentist?

Make an appointment with a dentist if you have teeth that are decaying, damaged, or missing. They can help in regaining the health, functionality, and attractiveness of your smile.

Additionally, you should go to the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups. In between appointments, make sure you maintain appropriate oral hygiene at home. Call your dentist right away for more information if you have a dental restoration that tastes terrible or feels "wrong".

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