At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre in Ottawa, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure which aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile would be categorized as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentist at Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, your dentist will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can infect the tissues of the mouth, such as the gums, alveolar bone, cementum, periodontal ligament and gingiva. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will recommend non-surgical preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge connecting your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in this joint can cause many issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentist can detect, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder that is designed to stop clenching and alleviate jaw pain.
Crowns can help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance. These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to restore their appearance and function. They can also be used to cover dental implants, attach bridges and prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating.
Custom-made bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants 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. Plus, they are barely noticeable.
At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre, composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are used to repair cavities or damage such as cracks in teeth. These fillings are able to withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, and can be used on both front and back teeth.
Depending on the size of the cavity and the patient's level of anxiety, most small-to-medium sized cavities can be filled without anesthetic using dental lasers.
During a root canal, your dentist removes diseased nerves, tissues and blood vessels from the interior of a tooth. The tooth is filled with medicated dental materials, which restores its function.
By removing bacteria and decay, your dentist can help stop infection from spreading and prevent the need for an extraction in the future, which can lead to more complex dental issues that may be challenging and costly to repair.
Lasers allow us to perform a number of procedures efficiently and effectively. From whitening teeth to placing dental implants, treating gum disease, cold sores and completing root canals, soft tissue procedures, we offer a range of treatments in this area.