At Country Club Dental Centre in Nanaimo, we offer a range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile is considered restorative dental care.
By fixing missing or damaged teeth and other structural problems, the dentists at Country Club Dental Centre can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, our dentists can determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Crowns are porcelain caps applied to the top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Used to attach bridges, prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating or cover dental implants, crowns can help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
These custom-made, natural-looking tooth replacements are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges can restore the natural contour of teeth, as well as the bite between upper and lower teeth. Plus, they will likely be barely noticed by many people.
Fillings are used to repair cavity or tooth damage, such as a crack. Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are popular for their natural appearance and can withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing. They can be used on front and back teeth. Silver amalgam fillings are typically used for their durability, and reserved for back teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Some teeth are too severely damaged for a standard dental filling, and inlays and onlays must be used. These tooth-coloured porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Partial dentures are artificial teeth that replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth. They allow patients who are missing teeth to maintain their facial structure and to speak and chew properly.
They are removable and consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink-coloured plastic base, which is connected by a metal framework and holds the denture in place. They are typically used when one or more natural teeth are present.
A partial denture can prevent other teeth from shifting position to fill spaces left by missing teeth and causing misalignment issues. It takes planning to fabricate a partial denture that delivers effective aesthetic and functional results.
Botox® can be injected into your facial muscles to help treat headaches and jaw pain, and provide relief from jaw clenching and teeth grinding. This purified protein releases neurotoxins, preventing muscles from contracting and helping them to relax.
Diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves need to be removed from the interior of a tooth. To accomplish this, your dentist typically performs a root canal. Removing bacteria and decay prevents infection from spreading and prevents the need for an extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can infect tissues in the mouth, including the gingiva, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum and gums. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will likely recommend non-surgical preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joining your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in this joint can lead to a number of issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder to alleviate pain and other symptoms such as teeth grinding, jaw clenching or dizziness.