Restorative Dentistry in Alberta
Despite our best efforts at maintaining oral health, sometimes we need the help of a dental professional. Treating minor dental problems can usually prevent them from becoming serious issues later. Fortunately, Village Lane Dental Centre provides various treatments for patients with complex dental needs.
Serving Alberta and surrounding communities, Dr. George Chao and his dedicated team treat the issues that can arise in smiles over a lifetime with quality and expertise.
Composite Resin for Natural-looking Fillings and Tooth Bonding
The first line of defense in protecting our teeth is with cavity treatment. Village Lane Dental offers composite resin fillings, which are a mixture of glass and plastic that is perfectly color-matched to the shade of natural teeth. The aesthetics of teeth are not diminished with these fillings, and teeth are protected from further decay.
Tooth bonding also uses composite resin to repair teeth that have been chipped, worn down or discolored. Bonding facilitates a beautiful restoration with minimal alternations made to the structure of teeth.
Preserve Teeth with Porcelain Crowns
Larger cavities are treated with partial crowns, also known as porcelain inlays and onlays. Porcelain is stronger than tooth enamel and can be matched to blend with natural tooth color. After the dentist has removed decay, an impression of the tooth is used to design a prosthetic that beautifully restores the dental structure.
Decay that advances into the inner chamber or pulp of the tooth usually causes toothaches. Not only is this a painful condition, but it is also a serious threat to a person’s health. This infection can cause abscesses that endanger neighboring teeth. Also, it can circulate to other vital organs in the body. Root canal therapy is how dentists remove the infection without extracting sacrificing the tooth.
After, root canal therapy, the treated tooth is capped with a porcelain crown. Crowns are molded to the specific dimensions of the original tooth, and they provide an appealing restoration that preserves bite function.
Dental Implants, Dentures, and Partial Bridges for Beautiful Restorations
Unfortunately, not all teeth can be saved, but modern dentistry offers excellent alternative treatments for tooth loss. By far, dental implants provide smiles with restorations that look and feel the most like natural teeth.
Dental Implants are titanium posts placed in the jaw bone that act like tooth roots to support a porcelain crown. Full chewing function is restored, and the crowns are beautifully designed to enhance smiles. Implants also assist in preserving the health and volume of the jaw bone.
A less invasive solution to tooth loss is a denture appliance. These restorations are made of a tooth-colored, aesthetic porcelain, and they provide many of the same functions of natural teeth. They can either be clasped onto neighboring teeth or attached to gums using an adhesive paste.
Finally, fixed bridges are a way to replace a tooth or a row of teeth with a permanent prosthetic. Bridges are supported by adjacent teeth, and they consist of porcelain crowns matched to neighboring teeth for both a natural and functional restoration.
Call Village Lane Dental Centre for Smiles that Look and Feel Great
Village Lane Dental Centre is prepared to restore beauty and function to smiles whether it be with a simple filling or a prosthetic crown. Dr. George Chao and his excellent team of professionals provide quality and conscientious care. They serve Alberta and surrounding communities with the finest dentistry available.