Our dentists are experienced with a range of restorative procedures
At Cedar Tree Dental, Dr. Tina Alexander and Associates offers a wide range of restorative services including fillings, crowns, root canals, dental bridge treatments and more. If you require a full or partial restoration of one or more of your teeth, our dentists are experienced with a range of restorative procedures that will have your teeth looking new again in no time.
Fillings are used to restore your tooth’s shape and size after having a cavity removed, or to fill in areas caused by over-brushing or natural defects in your teeth. White fillings are light-cured and fully set before you leave the office.
Fillings can be completed using several different materials — however, they are typically applied using one of two different materials.
Composite (or white fillings) are the most common and can be matched to your tooth colour.
Amalgam, the silver coloured fillings, are not as common today but are still a great choice for certain areas of the mouth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a liquid placed on specific teeth to stop cavities from growing larger or spreading to nearby teeth. It is an antibacterial solution that remineralizes the damaged areas, although it does have a dark staining effect.
SDF works well for young children, especially with baby teeth, who cannot sit for longer appointments or tolerate traditional fillings. Adults can also benefit from this type of application, depending on the size and location of the cavity.
A crown is like a little cap, placed on a damaged or cracked tooth that has been weakened by a root canal or that has broken down too much for a filling. They are used to restore shape and size for a tooth that has been worn away, or to replace the crown of a tooth where a dental implant has been placed.
Additionally, crowns can also be used to change a tooth’s shape, size and colour for more aesthetic reasons. They are created to look and feel like natural teeth.
Crowns can be made of several types of materials including porcelain covering metal, full porcelain (or ceramic crowns) or even gold! Crowns can be made to match the colour of the natural tooth, ensuring the crowned tooth is virtually indistinguishable from its neighbors!
If you’re looking for a dental crown dentist near you, please contact us to make an appointment with a member of our team. We offer different dental crown options that make a permanent crown for a front or back tooth an affordable choice.
A bridge does exactly what the name implies — it bridges a gap in your teeth. There are crowns at each end, called abutments, that anchor the bridge in place. Joined to these are one or more solid lab-made teeth to replace what’s missing, called a pontic.
Each tooth is created with the same anatomy and colouring to match exactly and give the illusion of a full set of teeth. A bridge can provide either a functional or an aesthetic change by helping you bite together, speak and/or smile!
In addition to completing dental bridge work that involves new bridges and tooth replacement devices, we also carry out a full range of repairs, restorations and modifications for existing bridges. For a dental bridge treatment near you that’s provided by skilled, compassionate professionals, please get in touch.
If you’re missing more than one tooth, especially in different areas of the mouth, a partial denture might be the right option for you. Partial dentures are a lower cost option for replacing multiple teeth and can be worn all day, even when eating.
These removable teeth replacements are typically made of metal and acrylic, designed to mimic your own teeth in shape and colour as well as provide form and function. If there are changes to your natural teeth, partial dentures can usually be adjusted and even have teeth added to them if needed.
A root canal always sounds scary, but it’s actually a straightforward procedure! Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. This can be due to a variety of causes including deep decay, repeated procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip.
An injury to a tooth may have no visible signs but can still cause pulp damage. If left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. The dentist will remove the pulp, clean and shape the canals and then fill them and seal it in place. A crown is usually recommended afterwards, as the tooth is now weaker and may require extra protection.
Looking for a dental clinic near you to help you restore your smile? At Cedar Tree Dental, Dr. Tina Alexander and Associates offer restorative services in Victoria to help patients feel confident about their smile again.
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