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Restorative Dental Okotoks

Restorative dental care is a branch of dentistry that focuses on repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth. These procedures help improve oral health and function. Common dental restorations include crowns, bridges, and implants.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

  • Improved oral health
  • Better Oral function
  • Pain Reduction
  • Tooth Decay prevention
  • Gum Disease prevention
  • Improved chewing function
  • Restoring bite

In addition, restorative procedures can improve the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps caused by missing teeth. If you are considering restorative dentistry, contact us today.

Dental implants Okotoks

Dental implants are the top-quality solution for missing teeth. Instead of a natural root, a titanium post is used, which is screwed into the bone. After several months of healing, a crown is placed on the post, performing all the functions of a natural tooth. Crystal Smiles’ restorative dentists in Okotoks use modern materials and follow the international implantology protocols strictly to ensure the longevity of dental prostheses.

The success of implant engraftment is highly individualized and depends largely on the human body. The main contraindications for dental implants include:

  • Impaired tissue regeneration.
  • Blood disorders.
  • Presence of malignant tumors.
  • Age – under 18 years.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Insufficient bone.

It is important to distinguish between permanent and temporary contraindications. For example, in cases of bone insufficiency, a course of calcium supplements can be taken, and after a few months, the implant process can proceed.

Implantology is one of the most expensive dental services and naturally many people have a fear, what will happen to the implant in about 10 years? If we talk about the warranty, many implants have a 10-year warranty, hence the fear that the implant lasts only for 10 years. This is actually a misconception. If we talk about the average longevity, the reality is, it’s more like 30 years. With proper care (e.g. using an irrigator to improve the blood supply to the gum) and good immunity in general, dental implants last a lifetime.

Dental crowns and bridges Okotoks

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth to prevent further fracture. This can happen for example if a significant part of the tooth may have a filling. It is much more sensible to prevent a tooth fracture, because a fracture could lead to extraction and a number of other negative consequences and of course expensive post-operative treatment.

Dental bridges are somewhat similar to implants, but unlike the latter, they are fused crowns that are attached to neighboring teeth. In the absence of a tooth it is an excellent alternative in Okotoks and most importantly very affordable in contrast to implantology. However, it is necessary to understand that behind the affordability there are a number of disadvantages, for example, depulpation (removal of the nerves of neighboring teeth) or the longevity, which with proper care is 5 to 15  years. 

Dental bridges can be an excellent solution when it is impossible to add an implant, for example, in the case of bone insufficiency. It is also common to have 2-3 adjacent teeth damaged. Instead of placing 3 implants it makes more sense to use a bridge.