Restorations in Waterloo for a Healthy Smile
At Trillium Dental Centre, we provide restorative treatments to promote oral health and help preserve your natural smile by using advanced technology and artistic techniques. Our goal is to maintain the function and integrity of your teeth and improve your overall oral health. We continuously pursue new techniques and innovations in dental care, expanding our services and abilities so that we can provide you with the professional care you deserve.
Our Waterloo dental team takes your oral health and comfort seriously. We believe that excellent dentistry involves a balanced combination of art and medicine, and our goal is to provide you and your family with a lifetime of happy, healthy, beautiful smiles. Call us today and schedule a consultation!
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restoration treatments can improve the aesthetics of your smile as well as dental function. Our advanced treatment plans are designed to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, decayed, discolored, or even missing. A successful treatment outcome depends on your comfort and satisfaction, and each visit should provide improvement. We design your restorations to promote and enhance your overall health, all in a relaxing, warm environment.
The longevity of your teeth depends on the health of your gums and bone, and restorations should be designed with this in mind. With optimal oral health established first, restorations connect and distribute bite force evenly, preserving the supporting structure.
Sedation and Advanced Technology for Your Comfort
Our highly-trained Waterloo dental team offers a variety of sedation dentistry options to improve your dental experience. Sedation alleviates anxiety, allowing for more dental work to be completed during your visit safely and efficiently. Different levels of sedation can be used depending on your needs and the number of procedures necessary. Before administering any sedative, we analyze your full medical history and discuss every aspect of your treatment, so you feel confident and relaxed.
We also use advanced technology like digital imaging, lasers, and intraoral cameras. With innovative methods and a caring team, you benefit from shorter treatment times, less frequent visits, and quicker healing. Using these techniques also allows us to treat children safely and effectively, making dental care convenient and comfortable for the whole family.
Options for Dental Restorations
Restorative dental treatments can repair damage and help prevent future complications. Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible while correcting any functional or aesthetic defects. We plan and design restorative care that encourages periodontal health using top-quality materials. From simple cavities to missing teeth, we can create a restorative treatment plan that will enhance your oral health and keep you smiling with confidence.
Composite Fillings, Inlays & Onlays
Many adults will experience a cavity that requires a filling more than once in their lifetime. Treating most cavities is a simple procedure that involves removing the decay and filling the space with a composite material that reduces further deterioration and strengthens the tooth. Inlays and onlays are used for larger areas of decay, using sculpted material that matches the shape and color of your tooth. Along with dental bonding, these treatment options are the least invasive way to correct damage.
Protect Foundational Oral Structure with Crowns
Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices used to strengthen damaged teeth and can improve a tooth’s appearance, alignment, and shape. They replace the entire visible surface of a tooth like a fitted cap, providing protection and supporting normal bite function. Crowns are commonly used in root canal therapy, implants, and bridges to fortify the remaining root structure. This allows you to retain important tissue and ligament connections that support healthy bone stimulation and keeps your facial features looking youthful.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals have come a long way in terms of efficacy and downtime, and don’t necessarily adhere to the rumors of pain and invasiveness. A root canal is designed to eliminate the decay that has built up within your tooth. White enamel is the hard first layer of the tooth structure. Underneath are layers of dentin and nerves, which supply the tooth with the blood it needs to function.
The roots of your teeth are filled with pulp, and when this tissue becomes infected, it can be very painful and lead to other problems like discoloration and swelling. Root canal treatment eliminates the infected pulp and replaces it with a special bacteria-fighting compound. A custom restoration completes the procedure and saves your tooth.
We have extensive experience and training in this treatment, providing you with a great way to preserve your natural dentin. We start by creating a small hole in the top of the tooth to access the infection. We skillfully and carefully remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the roots. Even if your roots are small or curved, we can successfully perform the treatment. We will then fill the roots with a professional-grade material and finish by placing either a filling or crown.
Baby Root Canals (Pulpotomy)
Sometimes, children will need a miniature version of a root canal to maintain the health of a baby tooth to avoid extraction. Early loss of primary teeth can cause alignment problems or affect the eruption of permanent teeth. The procedure itself is very similar to a regular root canal treatment and we take extra time and care to create a warm and friendly environment for your child. We want this to be a pleasant experience for them and to show them the tremendous benefits of saving their tiny pearly whites.
While the goal of most dental professionals is to save and restore your natural teeth whenever possible, sometimes complications make removing the tooth a better solution. Whether wisdom teeth are the cause of your issues or damage from decay is beyond restoration, extraction can put you on the path to a healthier smile.
Extractions may be necessary before dental implant treatment or to create space so alignment can be corrected. Whether you need a simple or complex extraction, our experienced team can perform these procedures right in our office.
Traditional Restoration Treatment Options
If you are missing one or more teeth, the most immediate concern is replacing it as soon as possible. You can choose a traditional restoration, such as a crown, partial denture, or full denture. Each of these prosthetic options involves minimal treatment time and is often the most economical choice for immediate replacement.
Traditional dentures can be used for a full arch of teeth. This removable prosthetic uses a combination of dental adhesive and natural suction to secure in place. Dentures use porcelain teeth beautifully matched to the enamel on neighboring teeth and can restore chewing function.
Partial or Fixed Bridges are a convenient and economical restoration option. Fixed bridges prevent teeth from shifting, and they restore chewing function. They also are matched to neighboring teeth providing an appealing and natural-looking restoration.
Traditional restorations don’t address the missing tooth root, which can have more long-term consequences. Without the root in place, there is no stimulation to the bone, resulting in the loss of bone density and mass. This bone loss can cause changes to the oral structure, alignment issues, and an aging appearance. Dental Implants use titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the entire tooth structure from root to crown. A porcelain crown is then securely attached to the post. This restoration option addresses the missing root and helps preserve the health of the jaw bone while also renewing full function and aesthetics.
Advanced Restorations for Tooth Replacement
Sometimes more intricate treatments are necessary to restore broken, cracked, worn down, or missing teeth. Trillium Dental Centre provides comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan designed just for you. We understand how personal such problems can be, so we work closely with you to provide the right solution and adjust for sensitive areas or dental anxiety.
We offer traditional tooth replacement options like dentures and partials, along with a more advanced range of treatments available using implant-supported restorations. Implants offer stability and a high level of performance, and they provide a permanent solution that looks and feels very natural.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Implant treatment is very versatile, and almost any prosthetic option can be accomplished, from single crowns to dentures and bridges. A full row of teeth, whether upper or lower, can be replaced to manage and treat facial trauma. Whether you require an extraction, have old restorations that need repair, or wear a denture that fits incorrectly, our practice recommends dental implant treatment as a way to restore a confident smile.
Implant-Supported Bridges: Traditional bridges require the use of anchor teeth, which must be adjusted and fitted with crowns. With implants, two posts can be placed and topped with crowns with a third crown suspended between them. There are many variations with this option, making implant-supported bridges an effective restorative option that improves oral health and function.
Implant Dentures: Regular dentures rest on top of the gums secured with adhesive and suction. Implant dentures use 4 or more posts per arch to securely fix your denture in place for a more comfortable and confident fit.
Trillium Dental Centre provides implant support for full and partial dentures. Depending on your case, we can even apply All-on-4, where a complete dental arch is supported on four well-placed implants, which speeds your healing time so you can get back to smiling with confidence.
Expert Treatment for Your Unique Needs
Don’t let dental issues stop you from enjoying your favorite foods or confidently interacting with the world. Our Trillium Dental Centre team helps you recover the full beauty and function of your smile, using quality materials to provide comprehensive treatment for damaged or missing teeth. To learn more about your options for dental restorations in Waterloo, call our office today and schedule an appointment!