A restoration is commonly called a filling. It replaces the damaged part of the tooth and restores its function. A filling is made of composite (white filling), or amalgam (silver filling). A composite filling also restores the natural appearance of the tooth, increasing the confidence to speak, smile, and laugh freely.
An inlay or onlay is a customized tooth structure made out of porcelain or composite. It looks like a big white filling or a partial crown. It restores the tooth, giving it back its function, size, shape, and color.
A dental crown is a customized tooth made out of porcelain, metal, or both. It looks like a hat that entirely covers the natural tooth in order to protect it, and restore its function and appearance.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth, improving the function and appearance of the mouth, and preventing teeth misalignment, and gum and TMJ (joint) problems. A bridge is customized and uses the teeth on each side of the missing one for support (abutments). There are 3 kinds of bridges: the conventional bridge, the butterfly bridge, and the bridge attached to implants.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment where a bleach solution is applied to the teeth, bringing out a whiter, brighter smile.
A veneer is a cosmetic treatment. It consists of a composite resin that is bonded to the surface of the tooth, or a customized thin shell made out of porcelain that covers it, improving the appearance of the mouth and creating a glamorous smile.
An endodontic treatment is commonly called root canal. During the treatment, the canal of the tooth is cleansed from all pulp (nerve and blood vessels) debris and infection material. It is then prepared, sealed, and filled to prevent an infection.
An orthodontic treatment is a way to straighten the teeth into a better position. It improves their health, function, and appearance. It also treats and prevents gum and TMJ (joint) problems. An orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of the mouth, creates a beautiful smile, and increases self-confidence.
A periodontal treatment is commonly called gum treatment. At Centre Dentaire Rosemère, we offer different periodontal treatments, depending on the present condition of the gums.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium. It is placed in the bone, and replaces the natural root. Once integrated, a crown is attached to it to mimic the natural tooth, restoring and improving the function and appearance of the mouth, and preventing teeth misalignment, bone loss, and gum and TMJ (joint) problems.
An occlusal splint is commonly called night guard. It is a customized appliance that fits over the teeth to protect them and protect the dental work from chipping, cracking, or breaking. It also helps relax tense, sore, or painful neck, head and jaw muscles and joints.