Restorative dental procedures contribute to your overall oral health by resolving problems in your teeth as they arise. Many restorative procedures aim to treat, protect, strengthen and beautify damaged or decaying teeth.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Many of the most common restorative dentistry procedures are performed by general dentists. 123Dentist has an extensive network of dentists in Canada who offer restorative treatments. Find your local dentist and develop a personalized treatment plan today.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
This restorative technique is an option for full, permanent teeth replacement. In an All-on-4® dental implant procedure, four to six dental implants are installed to hold a full arch prosthesis. This is a more permanent solution than full or partial dentures.
When tooth decay is not severe enough for a root canal, dental bonding may be used to repair and seal the tooth. Bonding is inexpensive and less invasive than other restorative procedures but may be less durable over time.
With dental bridges, damaged teeth or missing teeth can be replaced by a false tooth, usually held in place by a crown on the nearest tooth or teeth. Dental bridges can fully restore the functionality and look of the natural teeth.
Dental crowns are used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. After preparing the natural tooth in question, a crown is placed over it to protect the remaining tooth material and restore the look, feel, and function.
Dental implants are a permanent option for replacing teeth, especially when tooth decay becomes extensive and requires teeth to be extracted. An artificial tooth is implanted with a titanium post that integrates with the bone of the jaw.
Dental fillings are used to fill cavities before tooth decay has an opportunity to spread. Although metal amalgam fillings may be used, tooth-coloured fillings made from composite resin can provide support and strength to the remaining tooth structure and an aesthetic effect.
Dental Inlays & Onlays
Often used as a long-lasting alternative to fillings, crowns, or other dental restorative procedures, dental inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental laboratory and bonded onto the teeth to protect a damaged tooth from further decay.
VENLAY® Bite Correction is used to create a full restoration for the teeth, jaw, and face using several systems developed by Dr. Sam Muslin. VENLAY®s are applied directly over the natural teeth without grinding them down.
Find a Dental Professional Near You
If you think dental implants, bridges, or other restorative procedures might be right for you, take the first step by finding your nearest dental clinic. The 123Dentist network includes dental clinics across Canada that offer dental restorative treatments, as well as cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening. Find a dentist near you and book an appointment to begin exploring options to restore your smile.
What is All-on-4®? All-on-4® dental implants is a technique often used for full, permanent arch replacement. Just four dental implants are required to hold each arch in place. When many teeth are missing or need to be replaced, this can be a practical solution to replace all of the teeth at once. A Different […] Learn more about: All-on-4 Dental Implants
CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scanners are used by some dentists to create advanced 3D dental images of the head and neck. They’re often used in planning dental procedures, such as for dental implants, root canals, and other treatments, because they provide a full and detailed view of all of the areas of the mouth and jaw. Learn more about: CBCT Scanner
The CEREC crown system allows dentists to design and manufacture dental crowns directly in the dental office setting. It uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to develop well-fitted dental crowns that can be cemented in place in a single dental appointment. Learn more about: CEREC Crowns
A powerful resin often used to repair chips, cracks, or spaces between teeth. Learn more about: Dental Bonding
An artificial tooth, typically ceramic, held in place by using nearby teeth as anchors. Learn more about: Dental Bridges
An artificial tooth, often made of ceramic, made to replace a broken or missing tooth. Learn more about: Dental Crowns
Replacement for missing tooth, usually involving a titanium post anchored to the jawbone, and a ceramic crown. Learn more about: Dental Implants
Inlays and onlays protect and restore large portions of the decayed tooth, much like a large filling. Learn more about: Dental Inlays and Dental Onlays
Extremely strong porcelain shield bonded to teeth to repair discolouration, chips, cracks, or gaps. Learn more about: Dental Lumineers
A thin plastic coating that fills in the grooves of molars and premolars, preventing decay. Learn more about: Dental Sealants
DIAGNOdent technology is used by dentists to detect dental caries (cavities) in the teeth. The tool can help dentists locate and diagnose very small cavities so that preventative treatment can be applied early on, often allowing dentists to save the natural teeth before decay spreads. Learn more about: DIAGNOdent
HealOzone technology creates and uses ozone to destroy bacteria on the teeth, treating dental caries and preventing cavities and tooth decay. The tool is very non-invasive and provides remineralization to strengthen the natural teeth after the procedure. Learn more about: Healozone
Many dental practices use intraoral cameras to look closely inside the mouth. Intraoral cameras allow dentists to capture images of the teeth and mouth for patient records. These tools often aid in patient education, allowing dentists to show patients close-up images of diagnosed issues. Learn more about: Intraoral Camera
Painless laser system used to prepare teeth for a filling by destroying germ cells. Learn more about: Laser Cavity Preparation
A painless, drill-free variety of procedures that improve healing times, reduce appointment times, and require less anaesthetic. Learn more about: Laser Dentistry
Variety of procedures for conditions such as impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, and removal of oral lesions, among others. Learn more about: Oral Surgery
Treatment for diseases that attack below the gum line, breaking down the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues. Learn more about: Periodontics
Procedure whereby the top of a tooth is removed, the roots are sterilized, and the tooth is capped with a crown. Learn more about: Root Canals
When are VENLAY® Restorations Used? The VENLAY® Bite Correction system is used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry as an alternative to surgical corrections or dental appliances such as retainers. It is bonded directly over the tooth enamel, making it a non-invasive procedure. More About VENLAY® VENLAY® Bite Correction was designed and trademarked by Dr. […] Learn more about: Venlay Restoration and Venlay Bite Correction
The removal of the last molars to grow in, sometimes requiring minor surgery. Learn more about: Wisdom Teeth Extraction