At Brooks Landing Dental in Nanaimo, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile would be classified as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
The dentists at Brooks Landing Dental can diagnose your issue and determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps placed on top of teeth and used to attach bridges, prevent a cracked tooth from worsening or cover dental implants. They can restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth, as well as return a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
These natural-looking tooth replacements are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. They are custom-made and can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth. Bonus: they are barely noticeable.
Diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves must be removed from inside a tooth to prevent more serious oral health issues. To accomplish this, your dentist performs a root canal to remove decay and bacteria. This helps stop the infection from spreading.
Composite (tooth-coloured) and silver amalgam fillings are used to repair cavities or damage to teeth, such as cracks. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, and can be used on front and back teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to fix cavities when damage to a tooth is too extensive for a standard dental filling. These tooth-coloured porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Full & Partial Dentures
These artificial teeth are used to replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). Dentures allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can infect tissues of the mouth, including the alveolar bone, cementum, gingiva, periodontal ligament and gums. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will recommend non-surgical preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joining your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Disorder in this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder, to alleviate pain and teeth grinding.