From basic exams to root canals
There are circumstances that call for special measures to restore your teeth. A badly deteriorated tooth or one or more missing teeth will require partial or complete replacement. Kanata North Dental Office is an Ottawa family dentistry known for dental restorations that restore both function and appearance.
Depending on your unique case, crowns, bridges, implants or dentures may be recommended.
A crown is a permanent covering to restore a badly deteriorated tooth and ensure its longevity and good working condition.
When Do I Need a Crown?
Crowns are typically used in the following situations:
A crown is placed over the entire tooth and protects it from breaking further. The process takes only two sessions over a two-week period.
Although the Canadian Dental Association suggests that crowns last for about ten years, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Regular checkups with Dr. Assad and proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, will help maintain healthy bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. It will also prevent gum disease and the formation of cavities on the edges of the crown.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth, or more often, to replace two or more missing teeth. It is a precisely built dental prosthesis that fills the space left by missing teeth.
Why Should I Get a Bridge?
How Is It Done?
The cost of a bridge depends on the number of teeth it replaces. In general, the cost of a bridge is similar to that of a crown and covers the replacement tooth (pontic) and the treatment for the adjacent teeth.
Bridge restorations are a traditional dental procedure that has been around for decades. They are generally long-lasting.
Implants are designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Although they are man-made, they have the feel and look of natural teeth.
Implants are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. An implant replaces a tooth and preserves the remaining bone. It stimulates the bone cells to remain active after the natural tooth root is removed. Implants maintain the way your face looks by preserving your natural bone.
The procedure requires multiple sessions over several months. The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for implants, i.e., can your bone receive an implant and hold on to it. This requires taking X-rays and reviewing your medical history for a proper evaluation.
If you are a candidate, an implant will be surgically inserted into the bone and will be allowed to heal for four to six months. A transitional restoration will be put in place for the healing period during which the bone will grow around the implant and fix it firmly in place. Following the healing period, a crown is secured over the implant and will act and feel as a natural tooth.
Periodontal disease, injury and tooth decay can all cause the loss of your natural teeth. Dentures are then used to replace your missing teeth.
With improved technology and up-to-date materials, dentures can now appear more natural and be more comfortable to wear.
Complete Dentures, Overdentures & Partial Dentures in Ottawa
Kanata North Dental Office produces three basic types of dentures: complete dentures, overdentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures cover the entire jaw. Partial dentures, with their metal framework, replace multiple missing teeth. Overdentures use precision dental attachments to hold the dentures down. These attachments can be placed in the tooth roots that have been saved, or placed into dental implants designed to receive them.
It may take some time to adjust to your new dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but this will go away as you get accustomed to your dentures. Keep in mind that although removable prostheses are never like having your natural teeth, they are an option to be considered as a last resort.
Dr. Assad provides emergency repair service for dentures in case of breakage and is pleased to perform minor adjustments, tightening and relines. These services are usually completed within 24 hours.