Restorative Dental Care
The main aim of restorative dental procedures is to bring back the natural function and appearance of your teeth, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. Through repairing structural issues such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists at LightHouse Dental Kingston can help restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.
Depending on your specific dental needs, our dentists will determine the best restorative treatment option for you. This may include options such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, or even dental implants. Each of these treatments is designed to address specific dental problems and restore the health and function of your teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a type of prosthetic teeth that are used to replace missing teeth, whether it be just one or multiple teeth in a row (partial dentures), or a full jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They enable patients who have lost teeth to preserve their facial structure, and to speak and eat properly.
A root canal is a dental treatment that involves removing infected or damaged nerves, blood vessels, and tissues inside a tooth. This procedure helps to stop the spread of infection and preserve the tooth, avoiding the need for extraction. The dentist will clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and then fill it with a special material to help prevent future infections.
Crowns, also known as caps, are dental prosthetics made of porcelain material that are used to cover damaged or decayed teeth to restore their function and appearance. They can be placed on top of a tooth to hold a bridge in place, cover a dental implant, prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, and also to improve the appearance of a discoloured or stained tooth. Crowns are custom-made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, giving you a natural-looking and fully functional smile.
At LightHouse Dental Kingston, we utilize composite (tooth-colored) fillings to fix cavities or tooth damage such as cracks. These fillings are able to withstand the pressure of chewing, and can be placed on both front and back teeth. They provide a natural-looking solution for teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury. Many people choose to replace their silver fillings with white composite fillings for better aesthetics and a more natural looking smile.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth.
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 and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.