Restorative Dentistry is the facet of Dentistry aimed at repairing damaged or missing teeth. It includes procedures such as: fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers, root canals, dentures, implants, and more. At Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg we want you to be
confident about your smile and we will do our best to come up with a personalized plan that will ensure you have a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.
Dental fillings are used to repair teeth that were damaged by decay, trauma, and wear. Although there are numerous materials that can be used for fillings, Dental composite resins are by far the most common. Composite resins, also known as white fillings or bonding come in different shades to match the variety of colors found in natural teeth. These white fillings can be used in both front and back teeth and are long lasting. Our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg will gladly discuss the different filling materials available and recommend the best one for your particular circumstance.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. The goal of denture treatment is to help patients regain function ( eating and talking ) and aesthetics. Dentures can be used to replace one tooth, several in a row or even a whole jaw of missing teeth. The type of denture a patient may require depends on numerous clinical factors including: number and location of missing teeth, length of time teeth were missing, aesthetic and functional expectations, and more. If you are interested in replacing missing teeth Our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg will gladly discuss the different options available to restore your smile.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes teeth are damaged to such an extent that a routine filling may not be sufficient to provide a long lasting solution. In such a situation and Inlay or onlay may be considered. These are lab made custom-fitted porcelain or metal restorations that are cemented to the tooth. These restorations are considerably stronger than routine fillings and exhibit superior longevity.
A root canal is a procedure used to treat diseased nerves of teeth. Each tooth has its own nerve that is contained inside the tooth’s root, this is what allows teeth to feel temperature and the occasional sensitivity to sweets. There are numerous reasons why a tooth’s nerve can become diseased including: trauma, decay, extensive fillings, and more. When the nerve of a tooth becomes diseased it often results in substantial sensitivity to temperature and/or bite. If left untreated a diseased nerve can cause an infection resulting in severe pain and swelling. Removing the nerve from the root of a tooth ( a root canal) or removal of the tooth itself are the only treatments for a diseased nerve. Although root canals have a bad reputation, when done properly and in a timely manner they feel no different than having a filling albeit more time consuming. If you are experiencing pain and think you may need a root canal our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg will gladly determine if this is the correct treatment for you and discuss the procedure in depth so you can be relaxed and comfortable during your care appointment.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders can cause an array of issues that include jaw, ear pain and headaches. Our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg can diagnose and create a customized plan to assist with your TMJ issues to get you back to feeling your best.
Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Healthy gums are very important for overall dental health. Gum disease can result in loosening of teeth, bad breath, bleeding gums, and early tooth loss. Detecting gum disease early is important because it allows for early intervention thus minimizing damage to the oral tissues. Regular visits for Dental Hygiene with a Registered Dental Hygienist is key to ensure that any disease is detected and managed early. If you are concerned you might have gum disease our expert Dentists and Registered Dental Hygienists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg will gladly help ensure your gums and teeth are in good health.