At our dental office in Maple Ridge, we offer a range of restorative dental services including crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, 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 classified as restorative dental care.
By repairing structural issues such as damaged or missing teeth, our dentists at Alouette Dental Centre can help restore your smile — and your oral health.
Your dentist can assess the problem and determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Post-Op Dental Care
Following tooth extractions and dental surgery it is important that you follow these care tips.
Post-Op Dental Care Tips
These porcelain caps are placed atop teeth to restore their appearance and function. Crowns are used to attach bridges, prevent a cracked tooth from worsening or to cover dental implants. They can also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are custom-made, natural-looking tooth replacements which are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. These restorations are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth.
Our dentists at Alouette Dental Centre use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair cavities or damage to teeth, such as cracks. These fillings are able to withstand moderate pressure due to the continual stress of chewing.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth designed to replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They help patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. These tooth-coloured porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
During a root canal procedure, your dentist removes diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves from the interior of a tooth. Your dentist can help stop the spread of infection by removing bacteria and decay. This may also prevent the need for an extraction later on.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
The mouth, including the gums, alveolar bone, gingiva, cementum and periodontal ligament can be infected by gum disease. If this disease is detected in its early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Otherwise, treatment methods will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. The disorder of this joint can lead to a host of issues with your jaw and facial muscles, including pain. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
Botox® is a purified protein that can be injected into facial muscles. The neurotoxins that are released prevent the muscles from contracting, helping them to relax. Our dentists can use Botox to help treat headaches and jaw pain, and to provide relief from grinding and clenching.