There are many reasons why teeth may need restorative treatment. The most common reason is decay, followed by fractured teeth, and old restorations needed replacement. If one of our doctors recommends that a tooth needs to be treated, several options may exist to restore the tooth to health and function. For many cavities and fractures, a white plastic restoration is usually recommended to replace the missing and diseased tooth structures. The restoration is tooth coloured and is bonded to the tooth, restoring strength back to the tooth that a metal silver filling can not achieve. Bigger cavities, fractures, or older restorations may require a stronger material, including porcelain restoration, to restore the teeth back to normal health and function.
Many times, teeth need treatment before pain develops. If a tooth starts to develop pain, it may be able to be saved, but the treatment time and cost typically increase due to the complexity of the necessary procedures. Preventative and early interceptive treatment is, many times, always more ideal, more conservative and less traumatic to the tooth.
In addition to restoring teeth to normal function, some patients opt to perform restorative treatment to enhance the appearance of chipped, spotted, discoloured, or gapped teeth. At the Tooth Doctors, we use modern materials that match the shade, translucency, and texture of your teeth depending on how much tooth structure need to be replaced. Our goal is to have the end result appear as if no treatment was performed. This can be achieved through a variety of restorative procedures can do wonders for your self-confidence, since smiling will come naturally to you with the improved appearance of your teeth.