At La Vita Dental Centre, we know that the smile you have is not always the smile you want. If you are considering restorative dentistry to repair or rejuvenate your smile, it can be hard to figure out which is the best option for you. So we’ve created this overview of our most requested restorative dentistry procedures to help you decide.
A crown is fake hollow tooth that is placed over the top of a tooth that may be cracked, broken or compromised by cavities. In preparation for your crown, the underlying tooth will be reduced down to accommodate the new fitting. Crowns can be made from natural looking porcelain or precious metals.
Bridges are used to fill the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth. A false tooth, or pontic, is created to match your existing teeth and is held in place by affixing crowns to the teeth or one or both sides of the gap. Getting a bridge will not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but will prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and restore full chewing and speaking functionality.
Dental implants are a fantastic solution to replace one or more missing teeth without affecting the integrity of the surrounding teeth. Secured into the jaw with a titanium post, dental implants are the most resilient option. Implants look completely natural and can be cared for in exactly the same way as you care for your other teeth.
Sometimes, removing tooth decay means removing a portion of your tooth. If this is the case, the La Vita Dental Centre team can create a porcelain inlay or onlay that will be completely indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth.
If you are considering restorative dental work, contact the La Vita Dental Centre team now to schedule an appointment in our Kitsilano office.