What is Restorative Dentistry?
How much tooth damage can we restore?
Depending on the damage done, there can be a full reversal of tooth damage or partial.
If teeth have been exposed to an acidic environment for a short time, then the natural buffering of saliva will help prevent tooth damage. However, the longer the duration of teeth in acidic conditions and the higher the frequency then this leads to irreversible damage to tooth enamel and decay forms.
If you have chipped your tooth, a simple filling maybe all that is required.
The more damage the tooth has been subjected to ,the more protection it needs to prevent it from fracturing further.
The longer you leave any damaged teeth untreated, the worse the situation may become. If in any doubt, call us for advice or to book in a consult to discuss your options.
Bridges are an implant-less tooth replacement method. It is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth, by crowning or capping neighbouring teeth either side of the gap in the mouth, to house a faux tooth that will replace your missing tooth/teeth.
Read on for more information on our Dental Bridges.
Dental Crowns and Caps
Crowns or caps can be described as crash helmets for teeth that are badly damaged or fractured. Crowns encapsulate the whole tooth to restore strength and therefore function to the tooth.
Read more about our approach to Tooth Crowns and Caps.
Implants are titanium or zirconia screws that are placed into the jaw They are a very stable choice for replacing missing teeth. The crown or tooth component is then screwed into the implant to complete the missing tooth.
Read more on our approach to Dental Implants.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are exactly that, they either are laid into the tooth cavity or laid over the tooth cavity. they are used when a filling isn’t appropriate, they can rebuild teeth that have lost their structure from trauma or decay.
Instead of being placed as a normal filling onto your tooth, the inlay or onlay is custom fabricated by our creative dental ceramists in the laboratory. A dental impression is required of the tooth cavity then, once made, is permanently cemented into place.
Like crowns, both can be made out of different materials including porcelain, composite or gold. To determine which is more appropriate for you, our dentist will evaluate your situation and discuss all options.
Restorative Dentistry guide to costs and options
Are there other options to restorative dentistry?
There really is no option to restorative dentistry. If something is broken you fix it, or risk further problems later one. Ultimately in the mouth if a tooth is fractured and causing it to be lost, more pressure is applied to the remaining teeth. These teeth will manage for the short term but eventually they will become overpowered and they themselves will fail too.
Is restorative dentistry expensive?
No but neglect is!
Issues that are not dealt with early enough will turn out to be more troublesome and likely costing you more time and money. Prevention is better than cure, but if you encounter dental problems early on, being proactive is the answer.
Reach out to us today for a discussion on your dental issues. Time is a very significant factor in restoring any damaged teeth back to full function, so don’t delay… call or book an appointment with one of our dentists today!
Are payment plans available?
Always, and we have several dental payment plans available to you. For smaller amounts up to $1000 you can apply for Zippay.
Above $1000 Zipmoney is available.
We are also signed up with Denticare . Ask us about spreading the cost and take the worry away. These are available to you make treatment much more affordable for your child’s orthodontic treatment or that crown that you’ve been needing to have.