Restorative Treatment at Dental Vitality

“Restorative Dentistry”, is a professional term used by dental experts to describe the various ways they can help you in replacing your damaged or lost teeth.

Restorative dental treatments mainly aim at two areas:

1) To restore the dental health and function of your teeth.

2) To restore the beautiful smile and the overall appearance of your teeth.

When a tooth is cracked, chipped, broken or decayed, it needs to be restored so normal chewing function and appearance is maintained. We have several options to replace lost tooth structure.
All our products are TGA approved, our laboratories are in Australia and maintain Australian Standards. We have not used Amalgam (mercury) in this practice since 1990.
Dr Thomas and Dr Sharon introduced to the practice methods to safely control the removal and replacement of Amalgam restorations, this is available if you wish to have your metal filling replaced.

We keep it real!

At Dental Vitality, our goal is to protect your natural teeth by restoring your cracked, chipped, broken or decayed tooth back to its original self to maintain the perfect chewing function and your beautiful appearance. We have quite a several options falling under our restorative dental treatment, some of the common ones include:

  • Cavity fillings.
  • Root canals.
  • Crowns/caps.
  • Dental implants.
  • Dental bridges.
  • Dentures.

Benefits of Dental Restorative Treatment.

There are many benefits to restorative dental treatments, some of the major advantages include:

  • Restores function. Restorative dental treatment can restore the original function of your teeth. This means you can chew and talk easily and comfortably without any fuss or uneasiness.
  • Avoids any pain. Restorative dental procedures help you eliminate any kind of pain or discomfort due to cavities or infections. Through this process, you can easily fix the problem through root canals or fillings or simply remove the affected tooth if required.
  • Improves your looks. Through restorative dental treatments, you can gain back your beautiful smile in full confidence enhancing the overall appearance of your teeth.
  • Protects jawline bone strength. Replacing the damaged or decayed tooth with new dental implants will not make your teeth look better but also saves your jawline bone strength. Else, the jawbone that held the decayed or lost tooth before will become weak. Dental restorative procedures replace the decayed or lost tooth by safeguarding the bone density of the jawline.

All of our products are approved by TGA and our laboratories are in Australia that strictly adheres to all Australian standards. At Dental Vitality we always take enough time to chat and discuss our service options with our customers to decide and recommend the best treatments that suit needs, money and conditions. Talk to us today to learn more about our services or to book a consultation.

Tooth Replacements

Replacing one or more missing teeth

Replacing missing teeth is often a challenge. Several treatments are available and Dr Thomas and Dr Sharon will provide guidance on the best option for you, taking into account function, aesthetics, longevity and value.

CEREC ™ CADCAM

We are fortunate to be one of a few practices in Canberra to have a CEREC milling machine on site. This elaborate piece of technology constructs a porcelain filling while you wait via high-tech computer software and a skilful operator. Depending of the size or design of the porcelain it may be an Onlay, Inlay, Veneer or Crown.

These restorations are very strong, tooth coloured and help protect the tooth from further breakages.

Because they are created on site and do not contain metals they are more economical than a laboratory produced crown.

A Crown (commonly called a 'Cap')

A Crown, either Gold or Porcelain fused to Gold (PFG), is still considered to be the ‘gold standard’ in dental restoration. Taking 3 appointments and the expertise of an off-site laboratory, this option combines strength, aesthetics and function.

Dental Veneers

Used to cosmetically enhance your smile. After some preparation of the tooth surface a thin layer of Porcelain or Composite resin can be bonded to your teeth. This technique may be used to change the shape of an ‘odd’ tooth or close a gap. This technique is also popular for changing the shade and shape of the front teeth.

Implants

The replacement of a single missing tooth with an implant has become a popular choice because they look, feel and function like your own teeth. Several teeth can be replaced with an implant bridge and implants can also be used to stabilise a denture.

While this is an involved procedure, this option does not require adjacent teeth to be damaged. A referral to a specialist is required for the implant, and when completed the restorative crown is made by us using a specialist laboratory.

A Fixed Bridge

This was the best option to replace missing teeth prior to implants. Unfortunately, healthy tooth structure covering the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth is destroyed in the process. So while it is still a viable option, it’s no longer considered the treatment of choice. Generally 3 appointments are required as the Bridge is fabricated from gold and porcelain in a laboratory.

Removable Partial Denture

A Partial Denture is a viable, conservative and economical option for replacing missing teeth. As the appliance is removed to sleep it is susceptible to loss and damage so having a spare is smart. This option takes about a fortnight to fabricate in a laboratory.

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