Restorative dentistry is utilized to rehabilitate and improve the function and structure of your dentition. It is often used in cases where teeth are compromised in some way or when a patient is looking for aesthetic improvements.
Able’s Dentists Are Proud To Offer The Following Restorative Treatments
Your Able dentist can restore the look and function of a damaged tooth through the insertion of a crown, which is fitted over it like a cap. While crowns can be created from several materials, your Able dentist will use porcelain for the most natural look. Full gold crowns are used, in some instances, for back teeth.
One-visit crowns are exactly as described. Your Able dentist can create a crown restoration in a single visit, eliminating multiple appointments – and the need for a temporary crown – normally required to achieve the same outcome. The process uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create a result with which you’ll be impressed.
We use composite resin fillings, also called white fillings, they give the tooth a more natural look as compared to conventional silver amalgam fillings. White fillings are used to repair teeth affected by decay or fractures to restore your tooth’s function and look.
Your Able dentist will remove the affected portion of the tooth and rebuild the area with a white filling. White fillings are not a permanent solution and may need to be replaced; however, they are durable and will last for many years to come. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold immediately following placement of a white filling, but such discomfort fades shortly as your tooth adapts to the new filling.
Inlays are more conservative than crowns, because less tooth structure is removed during their preparation. While not always permanent, inlays will last you for years.
At your first appointment, your Able dentist will make impressions of your prepped tooth so the laboratory can create your custom porcelain inlay. Your dentist will shape the tooth surface and install the temporary inlay. At your second appointment, your porcelain or gold inlay will be cemented into place and adjusted to ensure a proper fit and bite.
Porcelain veneers recreate the colour, texture and brightness of your tooth’s enamel. They can also fill in gaps and straighten crooked teeth. Your Able dentist will ensure your veneers are custom made for your needs. Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth by your Able dentist. They replace large, defective fillings and repair teeth damaged by decay trauma.
Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth by your Able dentist. They replace large, defective fillings and repair teeth damaged by decay or trauma.
Porcelain veneers are designed to cover the surface of the tooth. Able Dental’s veneers consist of a thin layer of durable dental porcelain, and can be used to:
- Restore function and appearance of damaged, crooked or uneven teeth.
- Improve your smile by whitening and brightening your teeth.
Root canals tend to have a bad reputation, but our patients report that the procedure is no more painful than having a cavity filled.
At Able Dental Group, our dentists are personally invested in your comfort and care. We do all we can to make your experience with us a good one, and we begin even now—by helping you learn more about root canals and what to expect when you come into any of our offices.
When a tooth is damaged and decayed, root canal therapy is the best way to relieve discomfort and prevent future pain or infection. We want to save your tooth, ease your pain, and prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or damaging your jawbone. Even more serious complications may arise if a root canal is not performed.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
Based on your dentist’s recommendation, you can ease any stress you may experience during a root canal through requesting nitrous oxide or another form of sedation. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, we treat your root canal using the following steps:
- We remove the damaged part of your tooth.
- We clean the infected area.
- We apply a sealant that prevents further infection.
- We fill the tooth with medicated dental material for reinforcement.
- We place a natural-looking porcelain crown over the damaged tooth.
When the procedure is over, you may feel tenderness for a few days. Over-the-counter pain medications can relieve any symptoms you may experience.
We offer two different whitening options, the first is our in-office professional whitening which is done right here in-office. It begins with a protective layer to the gums to minimize the contact of the whitening gel with the gums. Then the whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth every 8 minutes up to 4 applications. You’ll notice your desired shade within the first week. This works best with at home tray to maintain your beautiful white smile.
Our second option is take home whitening trays, where we then take impressions of your teeth to produce a custom-fit mouth guard like structure, which are far more effective than your typical boil and bite whitening trays. You then apply the whitening gel to the mouth guard and wear them for typically for 10-15 minutes each evening until you’ve reached your desired shade. You will continue doing an application every 2-3 weeks to maintain your beautiful white smile.