Restorative Treatment

By: Kingsway Dental Centre  27-08-2015
Keywords: restorative treatment

Despite being preventable, dental decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents. Patients of all ages are at risk, however. In fact, many senior patients see a rise in dental decay due to decreased dexterity making brushing and flossing more challenging. Caries happens when bacteria feed off the food particles in and around your teeth, creating an acidic environment and ultimately destroying your tooth enamel. You can avoid caries by eating a healthy diet, brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once daily, having a professional teeth cleaning and exam with your dentist twice yearly. Dental Sealants Dental sealants are a clear plastic coating we place over your teeth in order to protect the deep grooves on the chewing surface of your tooth where bacteria are likely to collect but are difficult to reach with your toothbrush. Dental sealants can last up to five years, are cost effective, and maintain the integrity of your teeth through prevention. Dental Restorations Most people, at one time or another, have the need for a dental restoration. Dental restorations do just what the name suggests and restore the health of your tooth. When you come to us every six months for your preventative appointment, we completely examine your teeth, gums, and bite, making sure that everything is healthy and free of cracks and decay. If we notice something at your dental exam that you should know about, we will discuss it with you right away. Composite Restorations When our dentists review your digital dental x-rays, they will look for any signs of decay. If we detect decay, treating it sooner than later will be beneficial since caries does not heal on its own. One decay is in your tooth, it attracts more bacteria, leading to a bigger cavity. Seeking treatment right away gives your tooth the best possible chance for success. First, Dr. Haymour, Dr. Everett Postill, or Dr. George Laschuk will gently remove any decay and sterilize the area. Next, we will prepare the tooth for the composite material that we use to fill in the area where we removed the decay. Once your tooth is ready, we apply the composite material in layers and cure it with a special light that hardens it, giving you a stable, protected surface for chewing. Then, once we fill your tooth completely, we will polish and shape it, restoring its structure and appearance. Other Restorative Options If you have deep decay or the structure of your tooth is in jeopardy, you may need treatment that helps to stabilize your tooth structure, such as a dental crown. Your dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment for your condition.

Keywords: restorative treatment

Contact Kingsway Dental Centre

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from Kingsway Dental Centre

27-08-2015

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

We do not always need to extract wisdom teeth, but if they erupt (come in) only partially, come in at


27-08-2015

Periodontal Treatment

At Kingsway Dental Centre, we focus on prevention to keep you healthy and work with you to restore your dental


27-08-2015

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the most comprehensive treatments to make dramatic changes to the appearance of your smile. Dental


27-08-2015

Complete and Partial Dentures

Are you missing teeth and looking for a reliable tooth replacement option to restore the appearance and function of your


27-05-2015

Dental Crowns

Have you ever experienced pain when biting into something? Then you know how easy it can be to damage and


27-05-2015

TMJ Treatment

Does your jaw click and pop? Do you frequently have sore facial muscles? If so, you may require TMJ treatment


27-05-2015

Dental Bridges

At Kingsway Dental Centre, we know the importance of a healthy and complete smile. When you have missing teeth, taking


10-03-2015

Root Canal Therapy

No one likes to hear that they need a root canal, but root canals are often necessary if your tooth


10-03-2015

Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Jim Haymour is skilled at a number of oral surgery procedures. From extractions to gingival sculpting and biopsies, we


10-03-2015

Children's Dentistry

At Kingsway Dental Centre, we welcome your entire family to our office, and that includes your small children. We begin


06-02-2015

Dental Hygiene Services

While diligent home care can take you a long way toward preserving excellent oral health, professional dental hygiene appointments remain


06-02-2015

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to cosmetically improve the appearance of


06-02-2015

Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Teeth Whitening Do your teeth look stained or discoloured? Maybe they are just not quite as white as you