Restorative Dental Services
At Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry in Vancouver, we offer a range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, inlays and onlays, gum therapy, and root canals.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile would be classified as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentist can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentist at Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry will identify the right restorative treatment option for you.
Fillings are used to repair tooth damage such as a crack, cavity or fracture. Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are popular since they blend in with your natural teeth and can tolerate moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing. Silver amalgam fillings may be more durable and economical, but are typically reserved for back teeth.
Diseased tissues, nerves, and blood vessels need to be removed from the interior of a tooth. To accomplish this task, your dentist performs a root canal. By removing bacteria and decay, your dentist can help stop infection from spreading, prevent the need for an extraction and relieve pain. This procedure can save your tooth, and protect your oral health.
Crowns can be placed on top of teeth to help restore stained or discoloured teeth to their natural function and appearance. They can be used to prevent cracked teeth from further deteriorating, cover dental implants or attach bridges.
Bridges are custom-made natural-looking tooth replacements which are bonded to dental implants or existing teeth to replace a section of missing teeth. They can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can infect the tissues of the mouth, including the gingiva, alveolar bone, gums, periodontal ligament and cementum. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will likely recommend preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will vary depending on the type and severity of the disease.
Inlays & Onlays
The dentist at Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry uses these tooth-coloured porcelain fillings to repair cavities in teeth that are damaged too severely for a standard dental filling. Inlays and onlays are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.