Repair and Restore with Restorative Dentistry In Toronto
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Restorative dentistry can repair and restore the natural look of your smile. With restorative dentistry treatments, you can smile with confidence again! Our general dentists, Drs. Reyes, Pham and Pahota, can help you get your oral health back on track.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
If you are suffering from a small cavity, we will recommend removing the decayed portion of tooth and replacing it with white filling material, as they tend to require less tooth preparation than amalgam restorations. These fillings will still require diligent hygiene to prevent a recurrence of decay.
If the area of decay is larger and comes close to the tooth nerve, our dentist may recommend a root canal and a dental crown instead.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, removes the infected nerve tissues of a tooth and fills the emptied nerve canal. The treatment area is carefully and thoroughly numbed with local anesthesia. While it is common for patients to have some mild soreness in the jaw after the procedure, widespread dread about the root canal is likely due to people erroneously associating the pain the tooth is in before treatment with the treatment itself. If you have an infected tooth, it is important to act quickly to treat it before it becomes abscessed, which can lead to other health complications.
In rare cases, Dr. Reyes and associates may have to refer you to an endodontic specialist if you have complex root anatomy or if you experience a recurrent infection.
Same-Day Dental Crowns
Our Toronto dentist office offers full-coverage dental crowns, made from luminous porcelain and Zirconia materials. Dental crowns are designed to look like whole, natural teeth. These tooth-shaped "caps" are fitted over and cemented onto what remains of your natural tooth after it has been reshaped by a crown build-up. It is possible that the reshaping process may encompass slight removal of healthy tooth structure surrounding your large cavity, but our dentists make every effort to preserve as much of your tooth as possible.
Dental crowns offer more aesthetic results than leaving your reshaped or root canal treated tooth without a crown. Crowns also stabilize root canal treated teeth, which tend to become brittle after their nerve is removed. Crowns are also used to top off dental implants.
Our Toronto practice offers metal-free dental bridges crafted from porcelain and Zirconia to replace your missing teeth. A dental bridge is a replacement prosthetic that fills the gap where one or more teeth are missing, giving you a functional chewing surface and covering up the gap in your smile so that it looks whole again.
Placement of your dental bridge will take multiple visits. Teeth on either side of the gap have to be prepared for crowns which will support your bridge. The preparation process results in some loss of some healthy enamel, but without a tooth replacement like a bridge in the area left by your missing teeth, your remaining teeth could begin to drift into the empty space. One of the caring dentists at North Shores will take an impression of your teeth and our team will send it to the lab, where your permanent prosthesis will be made. After receiving it, we will carefully fit it for you and cement it into place.
Diligent oral hygiene is necessary to prevent leakage of bacteria into the teeth that support your bridge. Bridges also usually need to be replaced over time.
Are you missing one or all of your teeth? Dr. Reyes is a general dentist with implant training. Dental implants are titanium posts implanted in your jaw that act as artificial “tooth roots”, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture. Dental implants can give you a stable foundation from which to smile, eat, chew and talk, and stimulate bone regeneration in your jaw.
While the success rate of dental implants is between 95-98%, dental implants do require minor surgery and jawbone alteration and in rare cases, can cause nerve damage or be rejected by the body. As with all restorations, diligent oral hygiene is necessary to prevent complications.
Dental Implant Restoration
Problems with dental implants are rare, but they do happen. If you notice your dental implant has loosened, is causing your gum to swell, or the crown on top of your implant is cracked, call Dr. Reyes right away! A dental implant can’t fix itself and if you try to treat it yourself, you could end up causing more damage to your mouth.
Have you lost an entire arch of teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Are you going to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save? Dr. Reyes may be able to replace them with fixed dentures, which are supported by dental implants. Many patients find implant-supported dentures to offer comfort and convenience advantages over traditional dentures.
Full and Partial Dentures
For patients missing all their teeth, we offer traditional dentures to give you back the function, feel and appearance of your natural teeth. For optimal aesthetics, we also offer flexible smile replacements for partial areas of missing teeth. If you already have dentures, but hate the way they fit, we offer an implant retainment option for greater stability. We can even retro-fit your existing dentures to snap into place!
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Loss of your natural teeth, whether due to an accident or as part of the aging process, can be traumatic and affect your outlook on life. With the help of full mouth rehabilitation, there are many options to restore your smile even if you have suffered extensive tooth loss.
At North Shores Dental, our dentures are custom-made for each patient. However, as your mouth changes and adjusts to dentures, they don't adjust to your mouth. This means that as time goes on your dentures may begin to feel too loose or too tight, and you might experience chafing or irritation on your gums.
Our in-house denturist offers services to fix these issues and any others you experience while wearing your dentures. If your dentures no longer fit correctly, are damaged or are causing your discomfort, call our Toronto dental office today to schedule an appointment.
Not sure which restorative dentistry procedure is right for you? Call North Shores Dental today to schedule your consultation with Drs. Reyes, Pham or Pahota to learn more about your best dental path forward.
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