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Tooth Restoration at Diggers Rest, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham

Tooth Restoration - Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham - Diggers Rest Dental House
Tooth restoration refers to techniques that are used to repair, restore and save a tooth. Teeth can become damaged for many reasons including dental caries or decay, trauma and infection. Our team at Diggers Rest Dental House provides many dental solutions to help restore your teeth and improve your oral health.

Who Needs Tooth Restorations?

Over time, inadequate oral hygiene can cause dental problems like cavities and damage to teeth. Lifestyle, trauma, age, and even diet can also interfere with the health of teeth. Fortunately, dental treatments have advanced so that we can treat and save teeth and, in most cases, restore both the appearance and function of your teeth.

Tooth restorations may include dental fillings, dental crowns, bridges and even dental implants. When you come to Diggers Rest Dental House for dental restorations, our goal is to restore your teeth and your oral health. Our philosophy is to ensure your teeth restorations are created with strong foundations, which will support the dental restoration for a long time while you enjoy improved oral health. Our team of dental professionals will work with you to create a customized restorative treatment plan that works.

Our Happy Patient

Grace B.

So incredibly impressed with this place. Such a professional but friendly vibe the staff make such an effort to turn something that can be an anxiety provoking experience into an enjoyable one. Thank you so much for looking after my teeth and smile!

Grace B.

Indirect and Direct Restorations

Tooth restorations may be created directly in your mouth while you wait or outside your mouth and then placed into your tooth. The type of restoration used will depend on the extent of tooth damage and the type of dental solution you choose.

Direct restorations

mainly include dental fillings. Used to repair a cavity in a tooth, a special material will be placed into the hole to strengthen the tooth structure and protect the tooth from further damage. The filling material may be created with dental bonding, resin or gold and will be chosen according to your specific needs. This type of restoration is often done in one office visit.

Indirect restorations

are created outside of the mouth. First, an impression or mould of your teeth is taken, which will be used to create the restoration. An indirect restoration may be a dental inlay, onlay, crown or bridge. Other indirect restorations include dental veneers and dentures.

With this dental solution, your tooth will be prepared for the restoration and you may be fitted with a temporary while you wait. Once ready, you will return for an office visit and the restoration will be cemented to your tooth. If you are receiving a dental implant, the implant post will first be placed into the jawbone and the restoration will be fitted to the post when your mouth is healed.

Creating and Fitting Tooth Restorations

Each tooth restoration is custom made for each patient. Direct restorations are created with a soft material that will naturally take the shape of the cavity or hole it is filling. Indirect restorations are created in a lab by a skilled dental technician, and the materials may include composite resin, porcelain, silver, gold, cobalt-chrome or glass ionomer cement. The indirect restoration will be placed on your prepared tooth when you return for an office visit. However, if you choose CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic), your restoration can be created and placed on the same day to save you time.

Caring for Tooth Restorations

Brush your teeth at least twice each day, taking special care around your tooth restoration
Floss each day or clean between teeth with an intraoral water flosser
Maintain a healthy diet while limiting foods with too much sugar or simple carbohydrates
Use a dentist-recommended mouthwash for added protection against infection
Maintain regular dental checkups so any problems can be found and treated early
Schedule regular professional dental cleanings to remove dental calculus and to add another layer of early detection for dental problems

Our Happy Patient

Georgina L.

Great dental experience and extremely friendly staff. Lovely practice.

Georgina L.

Risk Factors with Dental Restorations

Tooth Restoration - Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham - Diggers Rest Dental House

Risk Factors with Dental Restorations

Risk factors for dental restorations are dependent on the type of restoration you have and the extent of damage before you received the restoration. For example, deep or extensive cavities may have led to nerve damage, requiring the need for a root canal treatment in the future. Some complications may include weakened tooth structure if the damage to your tooth was extensive prior to the restoration. Our team of expert dentists will help mitigate the risks with proper treatment and care.

Dental implants are higher risk restorations, due to the procedure that includes oral surgery. Some risks may include infection, flap breakdown, peri-implantitis or destructive inflammation or failure. These risks are higher in patients who do not follow guidelines or for those who smoke. Our dentists have helped thousands of patients with dental implants and can greatly mitigate risks. We will do a full exam to ensure you have the structure and jawbone integrity to support a dental implant and will help you maintain and care for them with regular dental checkups

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

How Much do Tooth Restorations Cost?

Tooth restorations vary greatly in price and will depend on how many teeth need repair and the type of restoration you choose. A restoration may cost hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars, and our team will be transparent about costs from your first visit. We recommend our patients also check with their health insurance to see what services will be available to them. If cost is an issue, always talk to us, first. In many cases, we are able to help with affordable monthly payment plans because we believe all patients should have access to dental care.

Do You Need a Tooth Restoration?

If you need tooth restoration or you need your overall oral health restored, call us today for a dental exam and assessment. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and your budget and restore your oral health with compassion and skill.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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