At Westlake Dental in Lloydminster, we offer a broad range of restorative dental services including laser treatments, root canals, dental fillings, gum therapy, and more.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile is considered restorative dental care.
By fixing structural problems such as missing or damaged teeth, our dentists can help restore your smile – and your oral health.
Depending on your issue, the dentists at Westlake Dental will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
Waterlase Laser Restorative Dentistry
Waterlase Laser Dentistry™ uses a highly concentrated laser light, combined with a gentle spray of water, to provide restorative procedures such as dental fillings and tooth preparation, deep cleaning, reshaping or contouring gums, regenerating nerves, blood vessels and scars, and more.
Diseased blood vessels, tissues and nerves need to be removed from the interior of a tooth before they cause further damage. By removing bacteria and decay, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction in the future.
At Westlake Dental, composite (tooth-coloured) fillings repair a cavity or tooth damage such as a crack. These fillings are popular as they can withstand moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing, and can be used on front and back teeth.
These porcelain caps are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns are used to cover dental implants, prevent a cracked tooth from further deteriorating or attach bridges. They may also help to restore a stained or discoloured tooth to its natural appearance.
Custom-made bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. They can restore the bite between upper and lower teeth, as well as the natural contour of teeth. Bonus: they are barely noticeable.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes damage will be too extensive for a standard dental filling. This is where inlays and onlays come in. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory, then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece. Inlays fill space in between cusps in the centre of a tooth, while onlays cover one or more cusps, or the entire surface of a tooth.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is a serious condition that can infect tissues of the mouth, including the gingiva, gums, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. If the disease is detected in its early stages, your dentist will recommend preventive non-surgical therapy. Otherwise, treatment will depend on the type and severity of the disease.