Make an appointment at False Creek Dental Centre in Vancouver and find out why we’ve been the region’s choice for ethical and uncompromising dental care. Our team is proud to offer a full suite of restorative practices. Contact us today to speak to our team.
If you’re considering tooth fillings, one of the options available to you is composite fillings. These fillings are made of long-lasting plastics that will match the natural colour of your teeth. Your friends and family will never even notice your composite fillings. Our team has years of experience matching composite fillings to your natural teeth and polishing them to a natural shine!
One of the other major advantages of tooth-coloured fillings is that they are compatible with sealants, which allows the False Creek Dental Centre team to craft composite fillings and work with sealants in a single sitting, preventing further decay. Another benefit associated with tooth-coloured fillings are their ability to bond to other structures easily.
Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are compatible with sealants, allowing your dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting and thus preventing further decay. There are other advantages to composite, tooth-colored fillings such as, most importantly, its ability to bond to tooth structures.
Crowns & Bridges
If your tooth has lost much of its structure, a crown (also known as a cap), might be the best choice for you. There are many different kinds of crowns, including full porcelain and full metal crowns. Your False Creek Dental Centre dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type to you.
Crowns can also be used to attach a bridge if the surrounding teeth’s structure isn’t strong enough. A bridge is a dental device that replaced one or more missing teeth. Similar to crowns, bridges are completely customized to your individual mouth and can be made of many different materials, including porcelain or metal.
Crowns and bridges are crafted to match the colour, height, texture and overall appearance of your existing teeth. Some studies show that crowns and bridges can last as long as a decade, but by practicing proper oral hygiene and scheduling regular check-ups at False Creek Dental Centre, you can prolong their life.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are lab-made restorations (like crowns) that are placed on teeth when the cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling but not extensive enough to require a crown. This restoration is cemented or bonded to the tooth. Inlays can be made of several different materials, including gold, porcelain and composite resins. Porcelain, composite and gold inlays and onlays are alternatives to fillings and are very strong compared to regular white fillings. Onlays and inlays are a very preventative option to creating a restoration that can last longer than a conventional filling, yet conserve more tooth structure than a crown. Our dentists will explain when an inlay or onlay is a viable treatment option for you.
Replacing Your Teeth
The field of dentistry has come a long way in a very short time, but the loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem for many people. Currently, there are several ways to replace lost teeth. One of the most versatile and cost-effective ways is a set of removable dentures. Removable dentures can replace some or even all of your teeth. At False Creek Dental Centre, we’ll work with you to help you understand everything you need to know regarding dentures.