Restore Your Smile With Expert Care
The term “restorative dentistry” refers to the integrated management of oral health issues and restoration of the teeth to a functional and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Mine Dental provides many convenient procedures in one office, saving you time and money.
Type of Restorations:
- Composite Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Onlays
- Porcelain Inlays
- Porcelain Bridge
Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material – in this case, composite resin – is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gaped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings in lieu of porcelain veneers.
The process for porcelain restorations usually takes 2 visits. In the case of crowns It involves making a smaller version of the tooth by reducing 1-2 mm depending on the material being used all around. This is followed by an impression or mold, which is usually sent to a lab for them to indirectly fabricate the restoration.
A dental porcelain (also referred to as a ceramic) is a material used to create a restoration that matches the color and texture of the tooth. This material is used in crowns, bridges, or veneers to provide a life-like aesthetic that is resistant and long-lasting.
Inlay and Onlays are indicated as a stronger version of a regular filling. They are more esthetic and last a lot longer (about 10 years) In particular onlays are the first step before a crown. The tooth that is a bit week but not enough to recommend a crown will benefit from an onlay.
Inlays and onlays are a conservative alternative to full-coverage tooth restoration methods like dental crowns. A restoration is deemed an ‘inlay’ when the material is bonded to the center of the tooth. On the other hand, a restoration is considered an ‘onlay’ when the damage requires coverage of the biting surface of the tooth.
The last restoration is the Bridge: which is the only fixed option to replace missing teeth aside from implants. It involves exactly the same process as the crown and it usually involves at least 2 of the adjacent teeth to the one missing.
A dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns used to ‘bridge’ a gap created by one or more missing teeth, essentially replicating the aesthetic of your natural smile. The bridge is anchored to the teeth using an abutment, contains one or more fake teeth, and is supported by either your natural teeth or implants.
Mint Dental Cares About Your Oral Health
At Mint Dental, we pride ourselves in restoring our patients’ smiles. We understand that everyone has different needs, so we provide costume and personalized treatment options to fit your specific situation. Call our office or book online, and let us go over the options available for you!
Your Smile Is Worth It