Restorative technology within dentistry is an exciting field which continues to develop. Dr. Karen Man prides herself on remaining at the cutting edge of progressive materials and techniques with an emphasis on evidence based practice. From simple procedures such as fillings and crowns to complex full-mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Man and her team will provide you with truly excellent dental care.
Thanks to technological advances in biomaterials, dental fillings can now be done very conservatively, maintaining as much healthy tooth structure as possible. With the use of metal free, tooth colored filling materials, it is possible to restore damaged tooth structure seamlessly to its former glory. It is important, regardless of whether they are healthy or filled, to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental visits to ensure the long term health of all your teeth.
Occasionally, loss of significant tooth structure necessitates the use of a more extensive restorative option. In these cases, Dr. Man will be able to repair and rebuild your tooth using esthetic, high strength materials such as porcelain and zirconia. These materials can be matched to your tooth color to fit seamlessly as part of your beautiful smile. A crown, commonly known as a “cap”, is a cover for the tooth, which can be used to protect, strengthen and often improve the esthetic appearance of a damaged or unsightly tooth. It can be used beneficially in a variety of scenarios including where there has been damage to a tooth by decay, fracture or trauma, where a tooth was poorly formed during development, or where one or more teeth are poorly shaped or positioned and orthodontic treatment is not indicated.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation is the repair or reconstruction of most or all teeth along with the replacement of missing teeth. This procedure is necessary when teeth are damaged due to decay, trauma, or excessive wear. Missing, damaged, and unevenly worn teeth can cause problems with function and occlusion, not only affecting speech and chewing, but also leading to damage and pain in the jaw joints and musculature of the head, neck, and back. Though the procedure can be complex, Dr. Man will be able to provide you with all the details required and find an individual solution that provides the best results for you. Treatment may include a combination of fillings, crowns, veneers, implants, and whitening – all specifically designed to restore a functional, healthy and beautiful smile.