At Kingston Park Dental Centre, we offer a range of restorative dental options that meet your individual needs. Restorative dentistry can give you back confidence in your smile, the ability to eat foods you enjoy and a healthy oral environment. Missing teeth have an impact on not only your appearance but on your overall health. Without that tooth in place surrounding teeth can shift, causing gaps and making decay more likely, bone loss and damage can occur, and the area can become more apt to periodontal disease. Dr. Train and our professional staff would be pleased to discuss the benefits of restorative dentistry with you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Dentures are artificial teeth used to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. Often made of hardened porcelain or acrylic resin, they are made to look as natural as possible. In addition to improving your overall appearance dentures help with chewing, restore normal speech, facial muscle support and help avoid the shifting of surrounding teeth.
An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held. A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serves as an anchor for the new tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.
A crown is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth creating a tooth surface to protect, cover, seal and strengthen your tooth. Crowns are used in many different scenarios as they are effective and often allow us to save a tooth rather than turning to implants. A crown may be the solution to saving that tooth; Dr. Train will evaluate your needs depending on your oral health and the condition of your teeth.
Situations where a crown may be the solution include:
It is never too late to straighten your smile! Orthodontics has come a long way. Braces used to consist of a steel band that went around each individual tooth like a ring. The wire that pulled the teeth into line was attached to a little bracket that was on the front of the steel bands.
The metal bands have been replaced with brackets that are bonded directly to the front of the teeth. These brackets are much smaller, less noticeable and more comfortable. We treat adults too!
Orthodontics and Children
The size and shape of your child’s teeth and how they fit together are inherited traits. So are malocclusions. Malocclusion is the dental term that literally means "bad bite". Orthodontics correct these malocclusions to bring your child's teeth into proper alignment. Correcting your child's bite through orthodontic treatment can improve their dental health and has the added bonus of boosting self-confidence and creating a terrific looking smile. If your child requires orthodontic treatments we recommend starting between the ages of 10 and 14. Early treatment can prevent more extensive and costly treatments later when your child becomes an adult.