Like anything exposed to the elements, over time, your teeth can show signs of damage. Not only can this negatively affect your appearance, but also cause pain and difficulty with speech and chewing. At Aurora Dental Clinic in Fort McMurray, we can restore your teeth to their natural form, function, and beauty.
Cavities are small holes that form in the enamel of your tooth. These can be fixed by removing the decayed tissue and then sealing the area with a metal, acrylic, or porcelain filling.
A crown may be necessary when a tooth has already had a number of fillings or is highly decayed. A crown is a cover placed on the tooth to protect it from further infection or damage.
If the biting surface of your tooth has been damaged, we can fix it by neatly adhering something called an “inlay” over the damaged area. This protects the biting surface and keeps the tooth healthy.
Similar to an inlay, an “onlay” is used to cover a larger surface area of the tooth. This is usually done to prevent further damage. This method is often chosen over a crown, as the existing tooth structure can be maintained, allowing a more natural feel.
When a tooth is extracted, your dentist can replace it with an artificial tooth. This replacement tooth is then held in place and supported by two adjacent teeth through the use of a dental bridge.
For more information about our dental restoration services, or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us at any time.