Restorative Dentistry in Surrey, BC
Teeth are essential to our lives in many ways, so when one is damaged, broken, or lost, it can cause many issues. Preserving and restoring your natural bite and smile is one of our top priorities, which is why we perform a variety of restorative dentistry procedures for our patients. The recommendations and treatment plan our dentists create with you will depend on your needs, budget, and goals.
Our dentists may be able to repair tooth cracks, chips, and other damage with dental bonding. Dental bonding uses a white-coloured composite resin that can be shaded to match your natural tooth colour. The resin is applied to the tooth, shaped, and hardened with a special light. Dental bonding is highly durable and can be a very affordable way to complete minor tooth repairs.
Dental implants are an excellent means to achieve teeth that look, feel, and operate like a natural tooth. Highly secure, they provide a solid biting and chewing surface that does not shift. Many people also choose dental implants due to their low maintenance; a normal daily dental hygiene routine and annual oral examinations and dental hygiene appointments keep dental implants in good shape.
Dental bridges are orthotic devices that can replace one or more missing teeth. The pontic (false tooth) is supported on either side with an attachment to the remaining natural teeth or to a dental implant. In addition to creating a new biting surface, dental bridges can help maintain the shape of the face and prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of place. With excellent dental hygiene practices and regular oral examinations, dental bridges can last for many years.
Composite Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are preventative dental treatments that protect your teeth and overall health. At Evergreen Dental Centre, we offer composite dental fillings, which can be matched to the shade of your natural tooth so the filling is nearly invisible on your tooth. Our goal is always to keep you comfortable throughout the filling process, and with our modern tools and techniques, fillings can be completed in a quick appointment in our dental offices in Surrey.
How Cavities Form
Cavities are small holes that develop in the tooth enamel, the protective coating on the outside of your teeth. When the tooth enamel is compromised, bacteria can begin to make its way into the tooth, and there is a risk of infection, which can spread from the tooth to other parts of the body. To prevent infections and reduce the likelihood of performing a root canal treatment later, it’s important to repair cavities as soon as possible. Repairing cavities as they form protects both your dental and overall health.
Dental Fillings for Cavities
Booking routine oral examinations is an important first step to catching cavities before they become problematic. Using x-ray technology and a visual examination, we will look for weak spots in the tooth enamel and recommend dental fillings for cavities. When you come in for a filling, we’ll provide you with a local anesthetic to numb the area, prepare the tooth, and fill it with composite resin material. If you have questions about dental fillings or if you are anxious about dental work and you’d like to know more about sedation dentistry options, reach out to our team today.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are designed to protect and strengthen the biting surfaces of the molars after a tooth has been cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged or compromised. These dental restorations are fully customized to your teeth and provide you with a solid bite and beautiful smile.
Partial Dental Crowns
Inlays and onlays are often called partial dental crowns because they work in much the same way as full dental crowns. The main difference is in the span of the coverage; whereas full crowns cover the tooth on all sides down to the gumline, inlays and onlays are designed to cover only the occlusal (biting) surface of the molars. Inlays are laid between the cusps (ridges) of the molars, while onlays may also include one or more of the cusps. Your dentist will help determine the best restorative option based on the damage to your tooth or teeth.
Professional Dental Restorations
Our professional dental restorations, including inlays and onlays, are designed and created in collaboration between our experienced dentists and a professional dental laboratory. It’s our goal to help you get restorations that are beautiful, functional, and durable. We create a close match to your natural tooth so you will barely know your restoration is there at all.