Restorative Dentistry

Inlays and Onlays

What are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are restorations that are fitted to a cavity in a tooth and bonded in place. As a very experienced cosmetic dentist, SmileBay dentist uses porcelain inlays and onlays made from a very durable material that he will perfectly match to the color of your natural teeth.

For larger cavities, inlays and onlays are stronger and more durable than a regular filling. They may be used to restore a broken tooth, to replace an existing large filling or when the damage is not severe enough to require a crown.

Replacing old amalgam or "silver" fillings

Many people are concerned about their old fillings and are having them replaced. We can remove and replace your old "silver’ fillings with dental inlays and onlays, restoring your teeth to their natural beauty. Besides being an undetectable tooth-color, the composite materials used for onlays and inlays is far superior to the old amalgam fillings. The final result is as strong as the natural tooth.

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that “cap” entirely over a tooth or dental implant. Dental crown can be used to restore a badly damaged tooth to its original appearance and physical integrity. A dental crown is typically needed for tooth with large decay, root canal treated, cracked or even to improve cosmetic appearance of a tooth.

They are indirectly fabricated from different materials including full metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal crown, full porcelain Emax or Zirconium crown. The zirconia crown exhibits superior durability and versatility and is used as implant restoration.

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Dental Bridges

An essential part of restorative dentistry is the use of dental bridges to fill gaps between the teeth.

A dental bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. We use dental crowns for the dental bridges that are made from durable material and are aesthetically color-matched to your other teeth.

Why A Dental Bridge?

A typical dental bridge consists of a filler tooth (also called a "pontic") that is attached to two surrounding crowns. Once complete, this dental bridge structure is bonded to the teeth adjoining the gap. Gaps can cause chewing problems. If even one tooth is missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This changes the way your teeth fit together. A poor bite may cause other problems such as TMJ. Your teeth may become harder to clean which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to fill gaps between teeth and a bridge is one of the best ways to accomplish that. There are other options that can be employed instead of bridges, such as dental implants. Dental implants are frequently the preferred solution because they prevent boneloss in the jaw, also called resorption (something that dental bridges do not stop). Still, if a dental implant is cost-prohibitive, a dental bridge is the next best thing. In SmileBay Dental Surgery, we can examine your mouth and discuss the options that would work best for you.

A dental bridge has many advantages including:

  • Improve jaw, bite and chewing function.
  • Improve your speech.
  • Reposition the surround teeth as gaps can cause other teeth to shift out of place.
  • Improve the internal structure of your mouth which in turn will create a youthful aesthetic appearance.

Our highly trained and experienced dentists can usually complete this treatment in two visits. Dental bridges can be made from using metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials which can last for approximately 10-20 years with great care. When porcelain is used, we match the bridge to your natural tooth’s color so no one will even notice that you have a porcelain bridge.

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Dentures

ThermoSens Dentures

ThermoSens dentures,commonly known as flexible dentures are suitable for full and partial denture wearers. It is made of Thermo Plastic material and is monomer and acrylic free as no liquid chemicals are added to the ThermoSens materials during the process; making it suitable for patients prone to allergic reactions or other sensitivity problems.

ThermoSens dentures are more aesthetically pleasing, comfortable to wear and durable. With various tooth colour options and clear clasps, the denture blends in perfectly, giving a more life-like appearance. ThermoSens colour holds up to even the harshest liquids and food the mouth can endure ensuring minimal discolouration over time, whether a patient is a heavy coffee or tea drinker, a smoker or enjoys acidic drinks.

The thermoplastic base will ensure that, if dropped, the impact is absorbed rather than disbursed, thus avoiding a fracture or separation, making the denture exceptionally strong and virtually unbreakable.

ThermoSens has less than 1% volume shrinkage rate and its rigid body allows a thinner denture; making it lightweight and extremely comfortable and you can wear your dentures with a secure fit day after day.

Full or Partial Denture

Denture is an appliance worn to replace lost or missing teeth. There are various types of dentures and our dentist will find the perfect solution depending on a patient’s needs. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and could be attached to your other natural teeth with metal clasps.

A complete or full denture is one which replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. This provides support for your cheeks and is able to even prevent premature wrinkles around the lips and corners of the mouth. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.

Custom Full or Partial Dentures That Look And Feel Like Your Own Teeth

Our full and partial dentures are custom-made using quality materials that last. We ensure that they are the right shape, the correct bite, color and size for a natural look so that changes in appearance will be hardly noticeable. After a denture consultation (schedule your consult online now) with our doctors, we will recommend the type of denture that will work best for your mouth, your expectations and budget. A main cause of denture problems is poor alignment and poor bite. We will ensure your dentures are properly aligned, either with each other or with the remainder of your natural teeth.

If you have lost or missing teeth, denture is a perfect solution. It will enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Our dentures can drastically improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face.

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Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

Perfect is what’s natural or real, that is your natural tooth!

Sometimes your tooth might get infected as a result from decay or injury. Root canal treatment (also called RCT or endodontic) can save your natural tooth and prevent dental extractions.

The centre of your tooth is the pulp, which consists of blood and nerve supply. If the pulp get infected through decay or injury, RCT is needed to eliminate the diseased pulp.

Root canal treatment in Smilebay Dental

Our dentists are committed to delivering the highest quality of root canal treatment while embracing the full complement of latest technology. With the innovation of rotary endodontic system, root canal treatment can be performed with improved efficiency and predictable outcome.

Our in-house 3D Cone Beam CT scan and digital Xray provide sharp, contrasted images with the lowest radiation exposure for accurate diagnoses and precise measurement of the root canal system.

We use Apex Locator to measure root canal precisely and minimize the amount of Xray taken.

Your safety is our top priority. Our dentists use rubber dam during endodontic procedure, thus, a physical barrier is created to protect you from endodontic instruments. A germ-free environment is our top priority and rubber dam in place will keep bacteria out of root canal and increases the likelihood of success. Our dental team provides comprehensive and meticulous care to preserve your tooth.

What happens during the treatment?

  • Tooth will be numbed with local anaesthetic
  • An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber
  • The root canal system is cleaned mechanically and chemically
  • Intracanal medication applied inside root canal
  • The root canals are filled
  • The tooth is checked at later visit and permanently filled or covered with a ceramic or metal crown.

Root canal treatment usually takes two visits to complete, but may take more or fewer visits depending on the problem.

What happens after the treatment?

When your root canal treatment has been completed, a permanent restoration will be needed to protect your tooth. A crown maybe needed to provide extra support and strength to your tooth. Continue to practice good dental hygiene to prevent further decay.

What are the alternatives other than root canal treatment?

The alternative is to have the tooth out and replace with dental implants, dental bridges or dentures. Once infection occurred in the pulp, we do not recommend to leave the tooth untreated.
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