Everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful, painless smile. Restorative dentistry helps us to give you just that, reducing or eliminating any issues that are causing you dental pain and discomfort.
Using today’s advanced dental techniques
The dentists at Trillium Dental will work with you to restore one tooth, several teeth, or provide you with a full set of custom-fitted dentures. From dental bridges to extractions, from crowns to implants, and more, our dentists and staff are committed to helping your mouth feel, look, and function better.
Restorative dentistry procedures are important in maintaining your overall oral care, helping you to prevent plaque build-up and the problems plaque can cause. Filling empty spaces in your mouth will also help keep your teeth properly aligned, and prevent any further damage. At Trillium Dental, we also know how missing teeth can affect more than your health, and we are here to support you with methods that will also result in improved appearance and self-esteem.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you may need a bridge. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by one or more missing teeth, where one or more artificial teeth are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. Bridges are very durable and can last a lifetime with extra care and by practicing good oral hygiene.
Our dentists will use a bridge to replace your missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Here’s how it works: a dental bridge usually consists of two bridges for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and secure the false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, composite resins or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges can also be supported by natural teeth and by implants.
Bridgework is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and esthetics.
It is important that a missing tooth is replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated properly and in a timely manner, the teeth surrounding the gap will begin to shift inward. Since teeth use their neighbors for support, if one is missing they begin to fall and shift into the open spaces. This may worsen your bite due to changes in pressure and can eventually result in problems with the jaw such as TMJ.