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Restorative Dental Services, Including Dental Implants in Ladner

Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile whether you need fixed bridges or dental implants. Serving Ladner and other communities nearby, Acqua Dental Centre provides restorative dental services to manage tooth decay, infection, breakage, and more. Thanks to modern technology and improved techniques, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing our professional dental team will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment.

Explore our restoration dental services by choosing one of the following services, including:

Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today, and call our clinic to book an appointment.

Composite Fillings

When your tooth is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures, we use a composite (tooth-coloured) filling to repair it. First, we remove the decayed or affected portion of the tooth, then fill it with a durable composite filling to last many years. Since composite fillings are tooth coloured, they can be closely matched to the colour of your existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in the more visible areas of your teeth, or in front teeth.

However with most dental restorations, this dental solution is not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. You may want to consider composite fillings if you have:

  • Worn teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Decayed teeth

Crowns (Caps)

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original size and shape. A crown strengthens and protects tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. With an array of several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-coloured crown) is the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. While highly durable over many years, they may eventually need to be replaced like most dental restoration. Crowns are ideal dental solutions if you have:

  • Decayed, broken, or fractured teeth
  • Fractured or large fillings
  • Tooth with a root canal

Dental Implants

When you are thinking of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are a great, fixed solution compared to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide both excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Natural looking, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or a periodontist; a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. While they are strong, stable, and durable over many years, on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear. Some reasons for dental implants include:

  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
Implant

Dentures and Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue, made to closely resemble your natural teeth. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, whereas partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Additionally, a partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

A complete denture may be either immediate or conventional. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, you will go without teeth. On the other hand, immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after your teeth are removed, thus preventing you from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

See some reasons for dentures, including:

  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Complete denture - loss of all teeth in an arch
  • Partial denture - loss of several teeth in an arch
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues

Empress® Restorations

To enhance the health and functionality of your natural teeth, consider important restorations, such as dental veneers, crowns, onlays, inlays, and bridges. One of the world leaders in dental ceramics, Empress® has been dedicated to creating natural-looking restorations for almost 2 decades, leaving patients with a spark;ing smile. The Empress® restoration products are renowned for their strength, durability, and exceptional optical properties. Some of the advantages associated with Empress® restorations, include:

  • Metal-free
  • Ease of application
  • Excellent polishing properties
  • Shades match the other teeth
  • Many levels of translucency available

Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and an excellent way to replace missing teeth is to have a dental bridge. The most popular type is a traditional bridge, usually made of porcelain fused to metal because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of 2 crowns that go over 2 anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Even though, dental bridges are highly durable, you may still need replacement or need to the bridge to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Consider a fixed bridge to:

  • Maintain facial shape
  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance

Root Canal Therapy

When the nerve of your tooth is affected by decay or infection, you need root canal therapy. In order to save your tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside your tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed later. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what they don’t realize is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for your adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime. However on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections. You might need root canal therapy when:

  • Injury or trauma to your tooth
  • Decay has reached your tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside your tooth or at the root tip

Onlay Restorations

Similar to inlay restoration, an onlay restoration is a custom-made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-coloured porcelain. Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. Permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist, an onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. You can utilize onlays to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration. After a few years, since onlays are not always permanent, you may someday require replacement. Here are some reasons for onlay restorations, such as:

  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Large or fractured fillings
  • Broken, decayed, or fractured teeth

When you are ready to book an appointment, or if you are experiencing severe toothache pain, give us a call immediately.

Gentle Solutions to All Your Dental Needs

Gentle Solutions to All Your Dental Needs

Creating beautiful smiles for all ages to last a lifetime

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Acqua Dental Centre

#128-5811 No. 3 Road

Richmond, BC, V6X 4L7

 Hours

Monday - Tuesday 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Sunday Closed

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