What is Restorative Dental Care?
Procedures that aim to restore your smile's normal function and appearance fall under restorative dental care.
The dentists at LightHouse Dental Chatham can help restore your smile and your oral health by repairing structural issues such as missing or damaged teeth.
Our dentists will determine the appropriate restorative treatment option for you depending on the nature of your issue.
Used to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, these porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to restore their appearance and function. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or return a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural shade.
Custom-made bridges are made to replace a section of missing teeth. Barely noticeable, they are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants. These natural-looking tooth replacements can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
Tooth-coloured composite fillings are used to repair damage to a tooth, such as a crack or a cavity. These fillings from LightHouse Dental Chatham are designed to withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing and can be used on front and back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures can be used to replace a singular missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). These artificial teeth help patients who are missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and speak and chew properly.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings used to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes diseased blood vessels, nerves and tissues from the interior of a tooth. By removing the decay and bacteria, your endodontist can help halt the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If the disease is caught in the early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.