At our Slave Lake clinic, 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 procedure which aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile is classified as restorative dental care.
When our dentists fix structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, your smile – and your oral health – are restored.
The dentists at Slave Lake Dental can diagnose your issue and determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating, crowns are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. These porcelain caps can also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
Veneers are thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain. Your dentist will create an impression of your teeth, from which a custom veneers will be made to closely match your natural teeth. Veneers can restore crooked, worn or discoloured teeth, leaving you with a more uniform smile.
Custom-made bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that your dentist bonds to existing teeth to replace a section of missing teeth. They can restore the natural contour of teeth, as well as the bite between upper and lower teeth. Bonus: they are barely noticeable at a casual glance.
Our dentists can create and place porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in a single appointment using CEREC® technology. No impressions, no temporaries - just tooth-coloured, metal-free restorations that help to restore your smile in one easy visit.
At Slave Lake Dental, our dentists use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to fix tooth damage such as cavities or cracks. These fillings are popular as they can endure moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, and may be used on front and back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
These artificial teeth are used to replace one missing tooth or several in a row (partial dentures) or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). Full and partial dentures allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew.
Inlays & Onlays
Custom-made inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings used to fix cavities when extensive damage prevents our dentists from using a standard dental filling. They are made in a dental laboratory, then cemented to the patient's tooth as a single piece.
Diseased nerves, tissues and blood vessels need to be removed to prevent more serious dental issues. To accomplish this, your dentist performs a root canal, removing bacteria and decay to help stop the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease can infect the mouth and surrounding tissues, such as the gums, alveolar bone, gingiva, cementum and periodontal ligament. If this disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will recommend non-surgical preventive therapy. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge connecting your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in your joint can cause several issues with your facial muscles and jaw, including pain. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and provide a custom treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
When injected into the facial muscles, Botox® releases neurotoxins, preventing the muscles from contracting and helping them to relax.
Botox id a purified protein that can help our dentists treat headaches and jaw pain, and provide relief from teeth grinding and clenching.