Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If the condition of your teeth is keeping you tight-lipped, then it may be time to contact your Burnaby dentist or cosmetic dentistry clinic. Before you schedule a consultation, consider these 4 restorative procedures that can restore your smile.
- Fillings and Crowns
A dental filling is a restorative dentistry procedure used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay and otherwise damaged tooth surfaces. Dental fillings are typically porcelain, silver amalgam or composite resin. Crowns, also known as caps, are used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a decayed tooth, or replace a pre-existing crown.
Dental bridges are similar to implants and dentures in that they are used to replace one or more missing teeth. There are several different types of fixed dental bridges, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. A resin-bonded bridge is often used to replace front teeth, provided that the gums are healthy and the surrounding teeth do not have dental fillings.
- Full and Partial Dentures
Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are placed about 8 to 12 weeks after your existing teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are more advanced and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. Partial dentures are similar to bridges and consist of one or more replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base.
- Dental Implants
Many patients choose dental implants as an alternative to traditional dentures or bridges. Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw without disrupting the surrounding tissues or adjacent teeth.
Here at North Burnaby Dental Group, our dentists will develop a customized treatment plan to fit your specific dental needs. Contact our Burnaby office today to get back on track to a healthier, vibrant smile.