Restorative Dental Services
At Southwood Dental Studio in London and Aurora, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, inlays and onlays, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile would be considered restorative dental care.
When we repair structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists at Southwood Dental Studio can restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, our dentists will identify the appropriate restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are placed on top of teeth to restore a tooth's function and appearance. These porcelain caps can help restore a stained to its natural appearance. They are also used to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, attach bridges or cover dental implants.
Bridges are custom-made natural-looking tooth replacements that replace a section of missing teeth. Bonded to existing teeth or dental implants, they restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth. A plus: they are hardly noticeable.
Inlays & Onlays
When damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling, inlays and onlays are used to repair cavities. These tooth-coloured porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Leveraging CEREC® technology, our dentists create and place restorations such as inlays and onlays as well as porcelain crowns in a single appointment, to help restore your smile. No temporaries, no impressions - just metal-free, tooth-coloured restorations in one easy visit.
Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are used to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing, and can be used on front and back teeth. Composite fillings are very discreet, while silver amalgam is more durable.
Diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves inside a tooth need to be removed. By completing a root canal to remove the bacteria and decay, your dentist can help stop infection from spreading and prevent the need for a tooth extraction later. Root canals should cause a patient little pain or discomfort.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Tissues of the mouth, including gingiva, gums, cementum, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament can become infected with gum disease. If this disease is detected in its early stages, preventive non-surgical therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment will depend on the severity and type of disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that joins your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause many issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
Full & Partial Dentures
Full dentures replace an entire jaw of missing teeth, and partial dentures serve as one or several consecutive missing teeth. Dentures allow patients with missing teeth to maintain facial structure, and to speak and eat properly.
Our dentists use Botox to provide therapeutic treatments for patients who experience TMJ pain or headaches, or to prevent damage to teeth. The Botox is injected into facial muscles to relax them, relieving stress and pain in the jaw and other areas. This may be an ideal option for patients who experience recurring jaw or TMJ pain despite wearing a night guard.