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Healthy and beautiful teeth play a crucial role in boosting self-confidence and attracting others. At Smile Dental Arts Centre Smile Dental Arts Centre, Your One of the best Markham Dental practices!, we proudly offer a comprehensive restorative dentistry service to help you achieve and maintain the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch restorative treatments tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re dealing with cavities, chipped or cracked teeth, missing teeth, or any other dental issue, we have the expertise and advanced techniques to restore your oral health and enhance your smile’s aesthetic appeal.

Air abrasion

Air abrasion

Air abrasion is a dental technique used for removing decay or preparing teeth for various dental procedures. It is a conservative and precise alternative to traditional drilling methods. Instead of using a high-speed dental drill, air abrasion relies on a stream of abrasive particles, such as aluminum oxide or baking soda, propelled by compressed air to remove the targeted tooth material.

Here’s how air abrasion works:

  1. Preparation: Before the procedure, the dentist will prepare the patient by placing a rubber dam or a protective barrier to isolate the tooth being treated, ensuring the surrounding areas remain unaffected.
  2. Air Abrasion Device: The dentist uses a specialized handheld device that delivers the abrasive particles to the tooth’s surface. This device is connected to an air compressor that generates a controlled flow of compressed air.
  3. Abrasive Particles: The abrasive particles are commonly mixed with a gentle stream of air and directed towards the tooth at high speed. The abrasive used is generally fine and harmless to both the tooth and surrounding soft tissues.
  4. Tooth Material Removal: As the abrasive particles strike the tooth surface, they gently abrade and remove the decayed or damaged areas of the tooth. The dentist can precisely target the affected areas, leaving healthy tooth structure intact.
  5. Suction and Isolation: During the procedure, a high-volume suction system is used to remove the debris and excess abrasive particles from the mouth. This ensures that the patient does not inhale or swallow any abrasive material.
  6. Restoration: After the decay or damaged area is removed, the dentist proceeds with the necessary restoration, such as placing a filling or performing other dental procedures like bonding or sealant application.
Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, have been widely used in dentistry for many years. They are a mixture of metals that dentists use to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Here’s how amalgam fillings work:

  1. Preparation: First, the dentist numbs the area around the affected tooth with local anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. Then, they remove the decayed portion of the tooth, leaving behind a clean and stable cavity.
  2. Mixing amalgam: The dentist prepares the amalgam filling by mixing a powdered alloy of metals (usually silver, tin, copper, and sometimes mercury) with liquid mercury. The mixing process creates a soft and malleable material that can be easily shaped to fit the cavity.
  3. Placement: The dentist places the soft amalgam into the prepared cavity, ensuring that it fills the space completely. They may use specialized tools to pack the amalgam tightly and shape it appropriately.
  4. Hardening: Over time, the soft amalgam filling hardens and sets as a result of a chemical reaction called “trituration.” This process occurs quickly, and the filling becomes solid and durable within a few hours.
  5. Finishing: After the amalgam has fully hardened, the dentist trims off any excess material and polishes the filling to ensure it fits well with the rest of the tooth’s surface. This step enhances the aesthetics of the filling and ensures a smooth biting surface.

Amalgam fillings have been favored for their strength, durability, and relatively low cost. However, they have become less popular in recent years due to concerns about the presence of mercury in the filling material. While the American Dental Association and other dental organizations consider amalgam fillings to be safe, there has been a shift towards using alternative materials such as composite resin fillings, which are tooth-colored and blend in with the natural teeth. Composite fillings have the advantage of being mercury-free and offer a more aesthetic option for tooth restorations. Nonetheless, amalgam fillings are still used in specific cases where their properties make them a suitable choice. It’s important to discuss with your dentist to determine the best filling material for your individual needs and preferences.

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

A composite filling is a tooth-colored dental restoration used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, chipping, or fractures. Unlike amalgam fillings (silver fillings), composite fillings are made of a mixture of plastic resin and small glass particles, which gives them their tooth-like appearance. They are also known as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings.

Here’s how composite fillings work:

  1. Preparation: Similar to other types of fillings, the dentist begins by numbing the area around the affected tooth with local anesthesia. Then, they remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, creating a clean and stable cavity.
  2. Application: The dentist applies the composite filling material in layers into the prepared cavity. Each layer is typically hardened using a special curing light, which activates the chemical reaction in the composite material and causes it to set quickly.
  3. Shaping: After all the layers have been placed and cured, the dentist shapes the composite material to fit the contours of the tooth. They may use dental instruments to sculpt the filling and ensure a proper bite.
  4. Polishing: Once the filling is shaped correctly, the dentist polishes the composite to achieve a smooth and natural appearance. This polishing process helps the filling blend in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth’s surface, making it virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth enamel.

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacements that mimic the structure of natural teeth. Composed of a titanium post, an abutment, and a custom-made dental crown, implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for the restoration. They serve as permanent replacements for missing teeth, offering unparalleled stability and aesthetics.

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Crown cups

Crowns (Caps)

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of dental restoration that covers and encases a damaged or weakened tooth. It is like a “cap” that is placed over the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Here’s how the process of getting a dental crown typically works:

  1. Evaluation: Your dentist will examine your tooth to determine whether a crown is necessary. Crowns are typically recommended for teeth that have significant decay, large fillings that have weakened the tooth structure, cracks, fractures, or teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.
  2. Tooth preparation: Before placing the crown, the dentist needs to prepare the tooth. This involves removing any decayed or weakened areas and shaping the tooth to create enough space for the crown to fit over it properly.
  3. Impression: Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, where the crown will be custom-made to fit your tooth precisely.
  4. Temporary crown: While the permanent crown is being fabricated, your dentist will place a temporary crown over your prepared tooth to protect it. The temporary crown is usually made from a temporary material and is not as strong as the final crown.
  5. Crown placement: Once the permanent crown is ready, you will return to the dentist’s office for the final fitting. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and try in the permanent crown to ensure a proper fit and alignment. Once everything looks good, the crown is permanently cemented onto your tooth using dental adhesive.

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Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: conventional dentures and immediate dentures.

  • Conventional dentures: These are made after the remaining natural teeth have been removed, and the gum tissues have healed, which usually takes several weeks. They offer a more precise fit compared to immediate dentures.
  • Immediate dentures: These are made in advance and can be placed immediately after the natural teeth are removed. While they offer immediate tooth replacement, they may require more adjustments over time as the gums and bone heal and change shape.

Partial Dentures: Partial dentures, as the name suggests, are used when a person is missing only a few teeth but still has some natural teeth remaining in their upper or lower arch. They are designed to fill the gaps left by the missing teeth and are held in place by clasps that grip onto the adjacent natural teeth. Like complete dentures, they also consist of a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial teeth.

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Empress® Restorations

Empress® Restorations

Here are some key features and benefits of Empress® restorations:

  1. Aesthetics: Empress® restorations are known for their excellent aesthetics and natural-looking appearance. The material closely resembles the translucency and color of natural teeth, making it an ideal choice for front teeth restorations.
  2. Strength and Durability: Despite its lifelike appearance, Empress® is a strong and durable material. It can withstand the forces of biting and chewing and has a relatively low risk of chipping or fracturing.
  3. Biocompatibility: Empress® restorations are biocompatible, meaning they are well-tolerated by the body and generally do not cause any adverse reactions or allergies.
  4. Precision Fit: Empress® restorations can be milled using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, which allows for precise shaping and fitting of the restoration to the tooth.
  5. Conservative Tooth Preparation: In many cases, the preparation of the tooth for Empress® restorations can be more conservative compared to traditional metal-based restorations, preserving more of the natural tooth structure.
  6. Stain Resistance: Empress® restorations have good stain resistance, helping to maintain their appearance over time.

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Fixed Bridges

Fixed Bridges

A typical fixed bridge consists of two main components:

  1. Pontic: The pontic is the artificial tooth or teeth that fill the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. It is designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a natural-looking appearance.
  2. Dental Crowns: Dental crowns, also called abutments, are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap. These teeth are called abutment teeth, and they serve as anchors to support the pontic. The crowns are cemented onto the abutment teeth, holding the pontic in place securely.

The process of getting a fixed bridge typically involves two or more dental visits:

  1. Evaluation and preparation: During the first visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to determine if a fixed bridge is the right solution for you. If it is, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing a small portion of the enamel to make room for the dental crowns. An impression of your teeth is taken to create a custom bridge that fits your mouth perfectly.
  2. Temporary bridge: While your permanent bridge is being fabricated in a dental laboratory (usually takes a few weeks), your dentist will place a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums.
  3. Final placement: Once the permanent bridge is ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for the final placement. The temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is carefully checked for fit and appearance. If everything is satisfactory, the bridge is permanently cemented onto the abutment teeth, completing the restoration.

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Porcelain Inlays

Inlay Restorations

Here’s how the inlay restoration process typically works:

  1. Tooth preparation: Just like with any dental restoration, the dentist begins by numbing the area around the affected tooth with local anesthesia. Then, they remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, leaving a clean and stable cavity that is specifically shaped to accommodate the inlay.
  2. Impression: After preparing the tooth, the dentist takes an impression of the cavity using a dental putty or digital scanning technology. This impression serves as a mold for creating the custom-made inlay.
  3. Custom fabrication: The dental laboratory uses the impression to create a custom inlay that precisely fits the prepared cavity. The material used for the inlay can vary, but ceramics and porcelain are commonly chosen for their aesthetic appeal and natural color, which can closely match the surrounding teeth.
  4. Bonding the inlay: Once the permanent inlay is ready, the dentist removes the temporary restoration and checks the fit and color of the new inlay. If everything looks good, the dentist permanently bonds the inlay into place using dental adhesive. This creates a strong and durable bond between the inlay and the remaining tooth structure.

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Onlay Restorations

Onlay Restorations

Here’s how onlay restorations work:

  1. Evaluation: When you have a tooth with a significant amount of decay or damage, your dentist will examine it to determine if an onlay is a suitable treatment. Onlays are typically recommended when the tooth structure is compromised, but the damage doesn’t require a full dental crown.
  2. Tooth preparation: The dentist begins the procedure by numbing the area around the affected tooth to ensure your comfort during the process. Then, they remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth, creating a clean and stable cavity.
  3. Impression: After preparing the tooth, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and its surrounding teeth. This impression is used to create a custom-made onlay that precisely fits the prepared cavity.
  4. Temporary onlay: While the dental lab fabricates the permanent onlay, the dentist may place a temporary onlay to protect the tooth until the final restoration is ready.
  5. Fitting the onlay: Once the custom onlay is ready, you return to the dentist’s office for the final fitting. The dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before permanently bonding the onlay to the tooth.
  6. Bonding: The dentist uses dental cement to bond the onlay to the prepared tooth structure. The bonding process ensures a secure and long-lasting attachment.

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