Beautiful Dental Restorations in Edmonton, AB
If your teeth are cracked, decaying, or deteriorating, there are ways for Terra Losa Dental Clinic in Edmonton, AB, to help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and deserve. Restorative dentistry can not only improve your self-confidence with better aesthetics, but also improve your oral functionality in day-to-day activities, such as speaking and eating.
The dental restorations we do at our dental office will give you a better future, as you’ll regain the usage of all your teeth while preserving the existing natural ones. Below are some of the types of dental restorations we do here at Terra Losa Dental Clinic.
Dental fillings are the most common type of restoration done and people of all ages get them. When you have a cavity, our dentists will drill away the decayed parts of your tooth and fill it in with either gold, silver amalgam, or composite resin. Silver amalgam is traditionally used and is more resilient, but is very conspicuous, while composite resin is weaker but blends right in with your teeth. Most people prefer to get composite resin over silver amalgam and gold since it does not draw attention to your filled teeth.
Crowns are a type of dental restoration used to make a tooth uniform with the surrounding teeth. Usually, it is a tooth that is misshapen, small in size, weakened, or discolored. A crown goes over the problem tooth in order to give it the appearance of blending in with the other teeth. This type of dental restoration can also be used to hold bridges in place or to cover dental implants.
The dentists at Terra Losa Dental Clinic in Edmonton, AB, will give you a bridge if you have one or missing teeth that create a gap in your mouth. Bridges are not removable and are either anchored onto crowns or put into the designated space permanently. These can be made out of gold, alloys, or porcelain and will help restore your smile while preventing your existing natural teeth from moving out of position.
Implants are typically done together with crowns. This type of dental restoration is needed when you suffer tooth loss and need to regain jaw functionality. Traditionally, bridges and dentures were used in the event of missing teeth. Nowadays, implants are an alternative choice to restoring missing teeth. Implants are metal posts that go directly into your bone socket where the missing tooth is. Then, a crown is placed on top so no one can even tell you have a tooth missing.
Dentures are similar to bridges but usually have more replacement teeth and are also removable, while bridges aren’t. This type of restoration is used to not only replace missing teeth, but tissue as well. Partial dentures are used to replace just a few missing teeth while complete dentures replace all teeth in your mouth.