Restorative Dental Services
At Vic West Dentistry in Victoria, 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 is classified as restorative dental care.
By missing or damaged teeth and other structural issues, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at Vic West Dentistry will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are used to prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating, attach bridges or cover dental implants. These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance, or to change the shad of a stained or discoloured teeth to look naturally white.
Custom-made bridges can restore then natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth. As natural-looking tooth replacements, they are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Plus, they are barely noticeable.
Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are used to repair tooth damage such as a crack or cavity. Popular for their ability to tolerate moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, they can be used on both front and back teeth. They are also durable and easy to care for.
Full & Partial Dentures
These artificial teeth can be used to replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They enable patients who are missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly.
Inlays & Onlays
Standard dental fillings may not be sufficient to repair extensive damage, and that's where inlays and onlays come in. The tooth-coloured porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Diseased nerves, tissues and blood vessels need to be removed from inside a tooth. To accomplish this, your dentist completes a root canal procedure. Removing bacteria and decay helps stop the spread of infection and prevents the need for an extraction later.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy - non-surgical
Gum disease can infect the tissues of your mouth, including the alveolar bone, gingiva, periodontal ligament, cementum and gums. If caught in its early stages, non-surgical preventive therapy will be recommended to treat this disease. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of disease.
Botox® is injected into facial muscles to release neurotoxins, which prevent the muscles from contracting and help them to relax. This purified protein allows our dentists to help treat headaches and jaw pain, as well as provide release from clenching and grinding.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joining your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in this joint can lead to a number of issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and create a custom treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.