At Driftwood Dental in Smithers, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and inlays and onlays.
Restorative dental care encompasses all procedures with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile.
Our dentists at Driftwood Dental can help fix structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth – and in the process, restore your smile and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, our dentists can determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to restore their appearance and function. Used to attach bridges, prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating or to cover dental implants, crowns are commonly used restorations. They can also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are custom-made, natural-looking tooth replacements that can restore the natural contour of teeth, as well as the bite between upper and lower teeth. They are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Bonus: because they are made precisely for the patient's mouth, they are barely noticeable.
Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are used to repair tooth damage, such as a crack or cavity. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, and can be used on both front and back teeth.
When damage to a tooth is too severe for a standard dental filling, our dentists at Driftwood Dental use these tooth-coloured porcelain fillings. Inlays and onlays are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth.
If you are missing more than a few teeth, your dentist will use partial dentures, which are designed to be worn every day and removed at night. A partial denture prevents other teeth from shifting position to fill spaces left by any missing teeth.
Consisting of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or a tooth replacement (such as a dental crown), dentures can be removed for sleeping and cleaning. They allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to talk and eat properly. You'll once again be able to enjoy a full, healthy diet, including chewing vegetables.
Gum disease can infect the mouth, including the periodontal ligament, bone, cementum, alveolar bone, gingiva and gums. If the disease is caught in its early stages, our dentists will recommend non-surgical preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
During a root canal, your dentist removes diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves from the inside of a tooth. By removing bacteria and decay, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection immediately and prevent the need for an extraction later. This procedure can effectively relive your tooth pain due to infection - and save your smile.
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