What are my restorative options?
When it comes to restorative dentistry in our Burnaby, BC dental office, we make recommendations based on your individual needs. Each dental restoration performs a specific purpose, and they are not typically interchangeable. Of course, if you have multiple options available, we will explain each and help you make a decision that works best for you, your health goals, and your budget.
Restorative Dentistry Treatments
Fillings – The tooth-coloured fillings we use in our office are for repairing teeth after mild to moderate instances of decay. We can also use composite, the material used in fillings, to make small cosmetic repairs to teeth including filling in narrow gaps, chips, and reshaping teeth.
Crowns – A dental crown provides more protection than a filling by completely encasing your remaining tooth structure after damage due to significant decay, cracks, fractures, or after root canal therapy.
Inlays and Onlays – Inlays and onlays are custom fillings made from porcelain and cover more of the tooth structure. They seal the tooth and blend in with the colour of your smile.
Dental bridges – Dental bridges are designed to replace a missing tooth by filling the gap in your smile. An artificial tooth anchored between two crowns can keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting toward the gap left after an extraction or tooth loss.