Restorative Dental Services
At Dr. Rachel Navaneelan & Associates in Cornwall, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, implant-supported dentures, gum therapy, and TMJ treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile would be classified as restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
The dentists at Dr. Rachel Navaneelan & Associates can determine the right restorative treatment option for you based on your issue.
Crowns can help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance. These porcelain caps are used to cover dental implants, attach bridges or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance.
Custom-made bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. They can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth. Plus, they are barely noticeable.
Fillings are used to repair a cavity or tooth damage, such as a crack. Composite (tooth-coloured) fillings are a favourite as they match the shade of your teeth and can withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing. They can also be used on front and back teeth. Amalgam silver fillings are popular for their durability and affordability, though they are mainly reserved for back teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
These artificial teeth are used to replace one missing tooth or several consecutive teeth (partial dentures), or an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). They enable patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and to speak and chew properly - important for maintaining confidence and quality of life, as well as eating a full, healthy diet including nutritious vegetables.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to repair cavities when teeth are damaged too severely 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.
Diseased nerves, tissues and blood vessels need to be removed from the interior of a tooth. To accomplish this, your dentist performs a root canal, removing bacteria and decay to stop the spread of infection and prevent the need for tooth extraction.
Implant-supported dentures are attached to implants in the jawbone and can tolerate the force generated by chewing and biting better than conventional dentures. Candidates for these types of dentures need healthy gums, good oral care routines and enough jawbone, though bone may be rebuilt to a degree, if required.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge connecting your jaw to your skull's temporal bones. Disorder in this joint may cause a number of issues with your facial muscles and jaw, including painful symptoms. Our dentists can detect, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.
Botox® is injected into facial muscles, where neurotoxins are released to keep the muscles from contracting and helping them to relax. Our dentists use this purified protein to help treat jaw pain and headaches, in addition to providing relief from grinding and clenching.
Using CEREC® technology, our dentists can create and place porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in one dental appointment to help restore your smile. No time-consuming or messy temporaries or impressions - just tooth-coloured, metal-free restorations in one easy visit.