Comox Restorative Dentistry
If you’re in need of restorative dentistry services, our team at High Tide Family Dental is here to help. From tooth fillings and crowns to dental implants and bridges, we can provide you with the treatment you need to restore your smile.
A healthy mouth equals a healthy body. Taking proper care of your teeth helps maintain and improve your overall well-being. We’re dedicated to complete health care and comprehensive dental treatment. If you have an accident or need major oral health surgery, we will be able to help you find a treatment plan that works for you and your budget.
We offer a variety of restorative dentistry procedures, including:
Have a cavity? Cavities or dental decay are very common and something we deal with daily. Once the decay is cleaned away we place a white composite filling material so your teeth will look great after the fact. We can also use this material to fix chips on any tooth. If you have a chip or decay on a front tooth we can match the shade of the filling material perfectly to give the highest aesthetic result. To prevent tooth loss and the need for more complex restorative treatments, we recommend regular check-ups with your dentist. Learn more about our general dentistry services, including dental hygiene and x-rays.
If you have deep grooves or pits on the chewing surfaces of your molars, we can seal them with a white flowable composite material that will prevent bacteria and plaque from accumulating and causing tooth decay. This restorative dental procedure does not require freezing and is quick and easy.
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are often used to replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth structure remaining or to protect a broken or weakened tooth from further damage. A crown can come in white colour or a gold colour depending on what the dentist recommends and what you prefer. A crown will mimic the natural tooth in shape and colour. Creating a crown for your tooth is a two-part procedure, the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab and a temporary crown is placed. After the dental lab has fabricated the perfect crown, it is then inserted and glued in with very strong permanent dental cement. A crown should be cleaned like any other tooth in your mouth. A crown is a great way to restore a tooth that is weak or missing structure.
A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the space where the tooth is missing. The crowns are connected to a synthetic “pontic” tooth that fills the space of the missing tooth.
The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared, an impression is sent to the dental lab and they create a prosthetic that covers each adjacent tooth with a crown, and a “fake tooth” or pontic replaces the gap. This is a great way to make sure that when you lose a tooth, you can not only have proper aesthetics but avoid drifting your other teeth. A missing tooth can also be replaced with a denture or a dental implant. When you meet with one of our restorative dentists, they will discuss treatment options with you, and determine if bridges and implants, or another form of restorative dentistry are right for you.
Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth is located. After the implants have healed, a dental crown is then placed on top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. Implants are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth and they act as stand-alone teeth so you can clean and floss them like regular teeth. Implant crowns are a great way to replace a missing tooth especially when the site is in a visible aesthetic zone. If you are missing a tooth, dental implants are the best way to fill the space!
Think of a “fake nail for your tooth”. Veneers are very thin, custom-made shells that are made of tooth-coloured materials (porcelain, composite resin) and are designed to cover the front surface of teeth; a veneer is used to restore a tooth when a full-coverage crown is not necessary. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of stained, chipped, crooked, or misaligned teeth. The process of placing veneers is very simple. The teeth are prepared, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab, and the veneers are fabricated. The veneers are then bonded to the teeth with a strong dental adhesive.
Veneers are a great way to change the appearance of your smile. A lot of your favourite Hollywood celebrities have veneers; many of those perfect smiles were created with the help of a great dental team! If you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a great option for you.
We understand that dental emergencies can be frightening and overwhelming. Have you ever had a toothache at the start of a long weekend with no pain relief in sight!? This is just one example of a dental emergency. There is no reason to fret, we have got you covered. As your dental health care provider we are always here for you. If you are having a dental issue that cannot wait until your next appointment, simply call the office and explain your situation to our front desk staff, they will assist you with an in-office appointment ASAP. If an emergency arises after hours, just give our voicemail a call, the dentist’s phone number will be listed and they will be available to talk to patients about a TRUE DENTAL EMERGENCY outside of office hours. Sometimes a toothache can start when you’re on vacation or out of town, if this happens, reach out to us. It can be as simple as reviewing your health history and prescribing a medication that could help you out until you return to the office.
At High Tide Family Dental in Comox, we are dedicated to your complete oral health
From general dentistry to restorative dentistry procedures, we can help you find the best treatment plan for you and your budget. We also offer cosmetic dentistry; taking care of all your dental issues. Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment!