At Montague River Dentistry in Montague, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any dental procedure with the goal of restoring the normal function and appearance of your smile is classified as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems in your mouth such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentist can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentist at Montague River Dentistry will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures help patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly. These artificial teeth can replace one missing tooth or several in a row (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures).
These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, or to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants or attach bridges.
Bridges are custom-made natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to dental implants or existing teeth to replace a section of missing teeth. They can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth.
Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are used to repair tooth damage such as cracks or cavities. These fillings can tolerate moderate pressure due to the continual stress of chewing, and can be used on front and back teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes, tooth damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. Custom-made inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings our dentist uses to repair cavities. They are made in a laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth.
Our dentist uses CEREC® technology to create and place porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in a single dental appointment. These restorations can help restore your smile without the need for temporaries or impressions.
Diseased nerves, blood vessels and tissues need to be removed from the interior of a tooth. To accomplish this, the dentist performs a root canal. By removing bacteria and decay, the dentist can help stop the infection from spreading.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can impact the tissues of the mouth, including the gingiva, alveolar bone, gums, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If your dentist detects the disease in its early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, the type and severity of the disease will determine treatment methods.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joining your skull's temporal bones to your jaw. The disorder of this joint can lead to a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including significant pain. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.