What is Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is more than simply improving the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. We improve the health, appearance, and function of your teeth with our professional restorative dentistry treatments.
Our advanced restorative procedures can correct problems arising from tooth decay, natural defects, trauma, or injury.
Fitting crowns and bridges
A dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap that we fit over an existing tooth. A crown can be used to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth. It can also be used to improve the appearance of the tooth by giving it the appropriate size, colour, and shape.
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. This devise ‘bridges the gap’ in your teeth and holds a false tooth in place, restoring your smile.
Root canal/Endodontic treatment
If a tooth has become badly infected or decayed, a root canal treatment – otherwise known as endodontic treatment – can save that tooth where your only other option might be an extraction. A root canal treatment is carried out when the pulp of a tooth has become infected.
We will administer a safe and effective local anaesthetic to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. The infected tissue will be removed from the centre of your tooth. Your tooth is then filled and sealed to provide protection from further infection.
Dental fillings are used to repair cavities and restore a tooth’s strength and structure. A tooth that is worn or cracked is best restored with a dental filling.
Previously, dentistry made use of amalgam fillings that were silver in colour. These are not only unsightly, but contain mercury which is potentially toxic. At Crestmead Dental, we use composite dental fillings that are free of toxic metals and match the colour of your teeth.
If you are experiencing toothache or any other discomfort in your mouth, please make an appointment to see our expert team as soon as possible.
After a thorough examination, we will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment