At Hilltop Dental, our Duncan dentists offer a wide range of restorative dental services including crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays, root canals, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dental care focuses on procedures that aim to help restore the normal appearance and function of your smile.
By fixing missing or damaged teeth or structural problems, our dentists at Hilltop Dental can help restore your smile - and your oral health.
Our dentists will diagnose your issue and determine the best possible restorative treatment option for you.
These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to help restore their appearance and function. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants, prevent a fractured tooth from worsening, or attach bridges. They can also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its original pristine appearance.
During a root canal, your dentist removes a damaged root, including diseased tissues, nerves and blood vessels from the interior of a tooth. By eliminating the decay and bacteria, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and prevent the need for a tooth extraction.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that we use to replace a section of missing teeth by bonding to dental implants or existing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can help restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
At Hilltop Dental, we examine teeth for any signs of cavities, then use composite (tooth-coloured) and amalgam (silver) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings should withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing and can be used on front and back teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
When damage is too extensive for a standard filling, tooth-coloured porcelain fillings called inlays and onlays are used to help repair cavities. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
The tissues of the mouth, including gums, cementum, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone and gingiva can become infected. This is known as gum disease. If detected early, your dentist will recommend preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
When the temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) - the hinge that connects the temporal bones of your skull to your jaw - becomes misaligned, it can lead to a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and create a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.