Restorative Dentistry

We at York Dental Clinic are committed to provide personalized family dentistry to meet your needs. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your dream smile, and also keep your teeth healthy and functional. We offer a wide array of restorative and cosmetic services

Dental Fillings

Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay or abrasion/erosion which leads to wearing off of tooth structure. In our office we primarily use composite or tooth-colored fillings which are virtually not detectable. Composite fillings, unlike traditional amalgam or silver fillings are not only more pleasing esthetically, but they also bond directly to the tooth structure.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a  procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to thetooth to restore or improve person’s smile. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. Bonding can be used to
  • Build up teeth and fill gaps between them.
  • Used on a broken tooth to restore it to size.
  • Painted over a stained tooth to make it match the colour of your other teeth.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are used to restore root canal treated and severely damaged teeth due to decay or fracture. Crowns are fabricated in the lab using porcelain, gold or metal. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay. Crowns also improve the tooth’s look, shape, and alignment.

Dental Bridges

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth/teeth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration which is used to replace one or more missing teeth to adjacent healthy teeth. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite and prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap. Bridges can be constructed from gold, porcelain and metal, or all ceramic. Ceramic bridge color is made to match your natural tooth color. Material choice will depend on structural requirements, wear, and esthetics.

Dental Implant

In recent years dental implant is the best method to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a metal (titanium) screw that is attached to the bone, once the bone integrates around the implant and tissue heals, a crown is attached to it.
Root Canal

A root canal becomes necessary when the decay on the tooth reaches the pulp of the tooth or due to an external injury, the tooth is severely damaged and does not heal. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own. Sometimes fracture can lead to the need for a root canal as well. In addition to being painful, untreated infections can reach the root tip leading to bone resorption and compromising the immune system

Symptoms of pulp infections may be: Lingering sensitivity to hot/cold.

• Sensitivity to sweets.
• Throbbing pain waking patient at night.Pain, especially when biting.
• Swelling.
• Bad taste in the mouth.

A root canal procedure includes cleaning out the infected pulp, disinfecting the canals and filling the void with a rubber like substance to prevent further infection. A crown is always ecommended to restore the tooth, and to strengthen the tooth structure.

Complete & Partial Dentures

Dentures are a “replacement” option for missing teeth. There are 2 types of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain.

A complete denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base that rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed.

It is important to note that life with an upper denture, a lower denture, and especially both, is a major lifestyle change when compared to natural teeth. Dentures impact the type of food you are able to eat, your self-confidence in social situations, and even your self-esteem.

Reasons For A Full Denture

• All teeth missing in the same arch.
• Restore chewing ability.
• Restore a natural looking smile.
• Economical alternative to other procedures.

An upper full denture will almost always feel better than a lower full denture. In order to dramatically improve the fit of a lower full denture, we frequently suggest using dental implants as a retentive mechanism. Two dental implants placed in the lower jaw can help anchor the denture and significantly improve comfort.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction becomes a necessity when a tooth is severely damaged and beyond repair. In case of crowding, sometimes extractions are needed to make more space for proper alignment of teeth.