Dental Restoration is a collection of services that are designed, as you might think, to restore damaged teeth. These are all relatively simple procedures, many of which you have probably heard of - such as fillings and crowns.
Over time, our teeth become worn and damaged from regular usage. Exposure to the outside in combination with the consumption of coloured foods and beverages and smoking can lead to the decay of the teeth.
The following single-session services are all offered to Dr. Mendo Davidson’s clientele in Halifax:
Cavities are small holes that form in the enamel of your tooth. This can be remedied by removing the decay and filling the hole with a new material like porcelain or metal.
If a tooth has already had a number of fillings or is highly decayed, a crown may be necessary. A crown is a dental restoration that completely surrounds the existing tooth, preventing further damage from severe cavities.
When the biting area of the tooth is damaged, we can fix it by neatly bonding a piece called an “inlay” over the damaged area - restoring your tooth to good health. Inlays are used when damage is more extensive than to justify the use of a filling, but too extensive that a more complete restoration would compromise the structure of the tooth.
This is similar to an inlay, but is used when damage is more extensive. It covers more of the tooth, but is often preferred to a crown for its ability to maintain existing tooth structure.
A bridge is a method of replacing a missing tooth. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are prepared as crowns. These teeth act as the supports or “abutments” of the bridge. The bridge consists of crowns for the abutment teeth which are connected to the replacement for the missing tooth (called the “pontic”). The bridge is permanently cemented onto the supporting teeth, and the result looks and feels just like a natural tooth.