At Kanaka Creek Family Dental in Maple Ridge, we can restore the appearance and structural integrity of your smile with dental fillings, dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and more.
Restorative dental services include treatments that restore the function and appearance of your natural teeth, and preventing existing problems from getting worse. We'll always err to the least invasive treatment possible.
A filling is a dental treatment that restores the function and structural integrity of a tooth that has a cavity. To treat the cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
Fillings were traditionally made of silver amalgam, but at Kanaka Creek Family Dental we use only white composite materials. Our patients prefer white composite fillings because they blend in better with the colour of the teeth.
Dental crown restorations cover, or cap, the entire surface of a tooth. They are usually applied in cases where the damage to the tooth is so extensive that less invasive restorations, like fillings, inlays and onlays are not an option.
Dental crowns can be used to protect an already weak or cracked tooth from breaking, to attach a dental bridge, or to cover a dental implant.
Dental inlays and onlays are dental restorations that provide additional structural support to the tooth without requiring the removal of too much of its natural structure. They are often used when a crown would be too extensive for the amount of damage present.
Inlays are used to repair damage located between the cusps of the tooth, while onlays (also called partial crowns), which are larger, can also cover one or more of the cusps.
Root canal therapy, otherwise known as endodontic therapy or treatment, is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth. It results in the elimination of the infection and protects the tooth from further microbial invasion.
Root canals have a bad reputation, but with modern dental technology, they are no more uncomfortable that a filling procedure.
We look forward to opening our doors in Fall 2019 and helping care for the smiles of the Maple Ridge community. In the meantime, stay up to date on news about our new dental practice, and tips and advice for good oral health.