When a tooth is damaged with a cavity for example, it can be reconstructed with an inlay or onlay.
The dentist then takes an impression, and the prosthetist makes the ceramic part that will come to rest onto the tooth. This prevents from doing an invasive treatment such as cutting the tooth. Inlay or onlay makes it possible to just replace the missing part of the decayed tooth.
The ceramic part will then be glued on by the dentist. This technique has many great advantages over composite or amalgam fillings. It is much safer and the risk of recurring decay is significantly reduced. The aesthetic result is more natural.
➳ The least invasive solution in case of tooth decay
➳ More sustainable and stronger than a simple composite filling
Veneers are thin ceramic layers that are glued onto the teeth.
They are very effective for making aesthetic corrections such as closing a gap between teeth, improving a tooth shape, repairing a dental fracture and making your teeth whiter.
The new gluing techniques make veneers a reliable and efficient treatment in the long-run.
When a tooth is too damaged (by caries, wear, fracture or following a root canal treatment…) and can no longer be repaired by a filling or by an inlay or onlay, a crown might be a solution.
A crown, made by the prosthetist, is like an aesthetic ceramic hat that covers the tooth and restore its strength by protecting it.
When it is not possible to have an implant to replace a missing tooth, , we can create a bridge. The bridge will use the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth to recreate a tooth.
Thanks to high-quality ceramic, it is a permanent aesthetic solution to replace one or more teeth. It is best not to use a bridge if the adjoining teeth are healthy, as this may cause damages.
When several teeth are missing and the use of implants or bridges is not possible, or in temporary replacement before completing implants, we make full or partly-removable dental appliances to restore aesthetics and enable chewing.
Tooth whitening is a way to brighten your teeth in a sustainable way over time.
It can be done at home with dental trays to wear at night for two weeks, or at the dental clinic in two sessions of 45 minutes.
Tooth whitening can only be done when teeth and gum are healthy. This is why it is important to check beforehand the absence of caries and carry out dental cleansing.
Periodontics treats all diseases related to the gum and bone around the tooth.
The diseases that affect this periodontium are called periodontal diseases and are:
It is an inflammation of the gum around the teeth due to the presence of sever tartar or plaque. The gum is then red, swollen and bleeds while brushing. This inflammation is reversible after 10 days with good dental hygiene and regular monitoring at the dental clinic where the practitioner will perform a descaling.
It is a genetic or environmental condition with the inflammation of the gum and the bone that surround the teeth.
Tobacco use greatly aggravates periodontitis, as does poor oral hygiene as tartar will accumulate along a bone-free tooth.
The bone around the tooth will gradually disappear and, in an advanced stage of the disease, the tooth becomes mobile and may fall out.
This disease is irreversible as to this day, there is no known cure to regenerate lost bone. However, there are ways to stop this phenomenon and stabilize periodontitis.
It is possible to restore enamel and dentin lost due to carious lesion, small fracture or simply dental wear with composite resin in one session at the dental clinic – unlike a treatment with ceramics that requires the intervention of the prosthetist.
The different shades of composite resin ensure aesthetic restorations of the teeth.
When the central part of the tooth called the pulp is affected by a deep decay or a dental fracture among others, we will perform an endodontic treatment.
This treatment consists in removing the nerve fibers present in the roots of the tooth, then disinfecting the tooth and closing it so as to keep it permanently on the dental arch.
DENTAL TRAY & BRUXISM
Bruxism, a squeezing or grinding of teeth, is responsible for early tooth wear.
In some cases, wearing a night disocclusion dental tray helps to protect teeth and prevent wear while relieving pain in the temporomandibular joints.