Restorative Dentistry

Dental Crown – Restoring Damaged Teeth

If you’ve damaged a tooth but not lost it, Dr. Ranu can use a crown (also called a cap) to restore its shape, appearance and function. A crown, is a hollow, artificial tooth that is cemented into place to fully encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. It’s often used after you have a root canal, a large filling or, as mentioned, a broken tooth.

The crown, or cap, restores the tooth while protecting it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of a discoloured or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth and typically last for about 10 years or longer with proper care.

Talk to Dr. Ranu about which materials are best suited to your needs.

           Dental Crown Before                                   Dental Crown After

Dental crown before           Dental crown after

Treatment & Procedure

Dental Implants

Are you embarrassed by missing teeth when you eat, talk, smile or laugh? Are ill-fitting dentures holding you back? If so, a simple dental implant procedure can provide you a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions as naturally as the original.  A dental implant also helps maintain jawbone health, and gets you feeling confident again. It’s nearly like getting back your natural teeth.

Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone where they act to anchor replacement teeth. Implants look and feels like a natural tooth. This allows dental you to chew, speak, and smile just like you did before losing the tooth. Most importantly, a dental implant can prevent the future erosion of bone and preserve your bite and smile, as you grow older.

If you’re considering Dental Implants as an alternative to bridges, partials or dentures contact Dr. Ranu for a free consultation. At our Family Dental on Broadway clinic in Orangeville, Dr. Ranu strives to give you a healthy smile.

Dental Implants can be installed in under 50 minutes and the process is nearly pain-free with a success rate around 99%.

More on Implants. 

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing more than one tooth then a bridge can be used to replace up to two side-by-side missing teeth and give you back a natural smile. Caps or crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the open space and the missing teeth are connected to the crowns and held in place. Not only will your bridge look natural, but you will have trouble distinguishing which teeth are bridged and which aren’t. Keeping your bite stable will ensure that your teeth remain strong and healthy.

A dental bridge is made with a metal or ceramic substructure for strength with porcelain on top so that it looks just like a natural tooth. Dr. Ranu will prepare or shade the teeth that will hold the bridge. The teeth are then shaped on the top and sides to allow the bridge to fit comfortably with your bite. An impression of the shaped teeth is sent to the lab where the bridge is made. A temporary bridge is placed to cover your prepared teeth until your permanent bridge is ready.

At your insertion appointment the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is checked for fit, bite accuracy, colour and aesthetics. Once all necessary adjustments are made, the bridge is cemented in place.

Dental Dentures

These are not your Grandpa’s dentures. You know, the kind that looked fake and would slip and click when grandpa tried to talk. Tremendous technological improvements in dentistry allow us to make dentures better than ever. The Family Dental on Broadway team has over 20 years of experience serving Orangeville residents, and we’re producing impressive results with our denture treatments.

Dentures are the most economical way to replace several missing teething still get a natural looking appearance.

A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces some or all of your missing teeth in the upper or lower arches. Dentures are made of either plastic, metal or a combination of the two and the teeth on a denture are made of plastic. In the case of a partial denture, where some of your natural teeth remain, metal clips on these teeth will help secure the denture in place.

Complete dentures rest only on the tissue for support and stability where as partial dentures can rest on the teeth as well as the tissue for support; as long as the teeth are strong enough.

Making a denture takes several steps and will take approximately 4-5 appointments, each a week apart, and will be completed in approximately 1 month. Dr. Ranu will examine your mouth to determine the best denture type and design for you. Then preliminary molds will be taken for planning and to make a special impression tray which is designed to create an accurate final impression for your dentures. Some minor modifications to the teeth will be made for a partial denture prior to the final impression.

The final impression will be used to make a special bite determination tool which records how your teeth should fit together and determines the aesthetic positioning of your teeth. Your teeth will then be set in wax for try-in so that your bite and aesthetics will be confirmed. Once everything looks good your denture will be made and given to you at your final appointment.

Dental Fillings

Even with good oral hygiene habits, your teeth may be more susceptible to decay due to biological and lifestyle factors. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria collects on one of the surfaces of a tooth, and by feeding on the same sugars that we eat, produces an acid by-product which erodes tooth enamel away and produces a hole or cavity. Cavities can occur anywhere the bacteria are not sufficiently cleaned away. The longer the bacteria are left to produce acid, the larger and more painful the cavity will become.

Understand that dental decay is a serious issue. If left untreated, decay can become a serious threat to your dental hygiene and cause you a significant pain. When you experience this pain we recommended that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Ranu as soon as possible. who will solve your problem with tooth fillings.

         Dental Fillings Before                                    Dental Fillings After

dental fillings before              dental fillings after

The average filling can be expected to last 7-10 years before needing replacement. As fillings get closer to the centre of the tooth, the risk of root canal arises.

Family Dental On Broadway is an amalgam-free dental office. Dr. Ranu uses natural tooth-coloured composite resin fillings, rather than amalgams (that contain mercury and may be dangerous to your overall health). Composite fillings are made from durable plastic and require a minimal amount of tooth preparation. Our special, holistic composite fillings contain no BPA (bisphenol A), meaning our fillings won’t subject you to the potentially harmful effects of false hormones believed to be in BPA.

And if you’re concerned about your existing fillings, Dr. Ranu is experienced at removing amalgam with an environmentally and health-friendly process, then replacing them more modern and natural looking composite fillings.

Root Canal Fillings

The purpose of a root canal treatment is to eliminate pain, not create it! Root canal treatment is a way of keeping a tooth, once the live part (the pulp) has become irreversibly damaged. The procedure painlessly removes the damaged pulp, under local anaesthetic, and removes any infection that may be present. The pulp is a mixture of nerve fibres and tiny blood vessels that can become very inflamed (giving tooth ache) or die off (causing an abscess). This can happen either in the presence of tooth decay or after a heavy blow to the tooth.

Once the canals have been cleaned and shaped they are filled with a special filling material. This work is usually carried out over two visits of up to 90 minutes a time.

By allowing your tooth to stay in its place your other teeth will remain aligned. Keeping your natural tooth also means you do not have to replace it with an artificial tooth. As long as the tooth is restored properly the tooth will function normally and last just as long as any other natural tooth.

Studies have demonstrated that root canals are very successful. In a 10 year period, less than 10 percent become re-infected and need another treatment. Often it is the restoration of the tooth afterwards that is more critical. On back teeth, it is vital to have a crown placed after a root canal procedure to prevent the tooth from breaking. On the other hand, if the tooth’s structure is compromised before the root canal is completed there is very little chance for long term success. Every effort will be made to ensure a tooth can be adequately restored before root canal treatment is recommended. In some cases it may be necessary to extract a tooth instead.

Inlays and Onlays

If your teeth have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown, dental inlays and onlays allow Dr. Ranu to conserve more of the your original tooth structure.

Inlays and onlays are made from tough, hard-wearing materials which last up to 30 years and can help to strengthen your teeth by up to 75 percent. A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.

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