Ask your dentist at Chapman Mills Dental how we can restore the normal function and appearance of your smile with our full range of dental services offered at our Ottawa clinic — from fillings and bridges to gum therapy and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure with the goal of restoring your smile's normal function and appearance is considered restorative dental care.
By fixing structural issues such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile — and your oral health.
Depending on your problem, our dentists at Chapman Mills Dental will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
These porcelain caps are attached to the top of teeth to restore their appearance and function. Crowns are used to cover dental implants, attach bridges, or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
For patients who are missing teeth, bridges can be a natural-looking tooth replacement bonded to dental implants. They can also be used to top existing teeth. Custom-made bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth, in addition to the bite.
Composite tooth-coloured fillings are used to repair tooth damage such as a crack or cavity. These fillings are able to withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing. They can be used on both front and back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures allow patients who are 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.
Inlays & Onlays
Your dentist at Chapman Mills Dental can use inlays and onlays to repair cavities if 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.
During a root canal procedure, your dentist removes diseased nerves, blood vessels, and tissues from the interior of a tooth. By eliminating bacteria and decay, the dentist can help stop infection from spreading and prevent the need for an extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If the disease is caught in the 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 the temporal bones of your skull. The disorder of this joint can cause a host of issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
Botox® is a purified protein that can be used in dentistry. When injected into the facial muscles, it releases neurotoxins, preventing the muscles from contracting and helping them to relax. Using Botox, our dentists can help treat jaw pain and headaches and provide relief from clenching and grinding.