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A Comprehensive Guide to Restorative Dentistry

by | Jun 18, 2024 | Family Dentists in Geelong

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a crucial aspect of dental care that focuses on diagnosing and performing procedures necessary to restore the mouth to its full functionality. At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we offer a variety of restorative dental treatments designed to repair and rejuvenate your smile, ensuring long-lasting oral health and aesthetics.

Crowns and Bridges: Restoring Strength and Function

Crowns and bridges are fixed solutions designed to address damaged or missing teeth. These prosthetic devices can return your smile to its natural state, both functionally and aesthetically.

  • Crowns: Used when a tooth is damaged or fractured, crowns cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are crafted to match the colour of your natural teeth, providing a seamless look.
  • Bridges: When one or more teeth are missing, bridges can fill the gap with artificial teeth. Anchored by crowns on either side, bridges prevent teeth from shifting and help maintain the integrity of your bite.

Same-Day CEREC Crowns: Convenience Meets Technology

Gone are the days of waiting weeks for a crown. Thanks to CAD CAM technology, same-day crowns, also known as chairside or CEREC crowns, are becoming increasingly popular.

  • CAD CAM Technology: Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) enable the creation of ceramic crowns in just one visit. This technology ensures precise fitting and natural-looking results, saving you time and ensuring you leave the office with a fully restored tooth.

Dentures: Comprehensive Solutions for Missing Teeth

Dentures are a versatile solution for missing teeth and supporting tissues, available in two primary types:

  • Complete Dentures: These are used when all teeth are missing. Complete dentures can restore function and aesthetics, allowing you to eat and speak confidently.
  • Partial Dentures: When some natural teeth remain, partial dentures fill the gaps, maintaining tooth alignment and preventing remaining teeth from shifting.

Gum Treatments: Ensuring Healthy Foundations

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we offer various treatments for gum disease, which can progress through stages from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis if left untreated.

  • Nonsurgical Treatment: Scaling and root planing involve scraping and removing plaque and tartar from teeth and root surfaces. This deep cleaning helps prevent bacteria from reaccumulating.
  • Surgical Procedures:
    • Pocket Reduction: This procedure is necessary if gum tissue doesn’t fit snugly around the tooth. By folding back the gum tissue, your dentist can remove bacteria and smooth damaged bone areas, promoting gum reattachment.
    • Gum Grafts: For receding gums, gum grafts can cover exposed roots, reducing sensitivity and protecting against decay while preventing further gum recession and bone loss.

Dental Implants: The Gold Standard in Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. These metal screw-like posts are surgically placed in the jawbone to support various dental prostheses, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants offer unmatched stability and can also serve as orthodontic anchors, ensuring optimal oral health and functionality.

Book Your Restorative Dentistry Appointment Today

At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we use premium quality equipment to manufacture and style our dental restorations, ensuring they are custom-made and lifelike. If you have teeth that are worn, damaged, or compromised by cavities, we can restore them with our comprehensive range of restorative dentistry services.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile. Call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online. Visit us at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane, Geelong.

Additional Resources

For more information about restorative dentistry and its benefits, you can explore these external Australian references:

  1. Australian Dental Association
  2. Better Health Channel – Dental Care
  3. Healthdirect Australia – Dental Crowns and Bridges
  4. Australian Government Department of Health – Oral Health
  5. Mouthhealthy – Restorative Dentistry

Restore your smile and boost your oral health with the expert care and advanced treatments available at Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants. We look forward to helping you achieve the best possible dental outcomes.

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