Ponciano Dental, Your Midtown Toronto Dental Clinic, Restores Smiles To Its Natural Beauty & Function!
Your teeth have many important uses, such as for eating and speaking properly. Restorative dentistry repairs oral tissues and enhances your dental health.
Dr. Ponciano is intimately involved in the decision-making process for restoring your teeth. After examining and investigating your dental history, she will reach a diagnosis and can produce an effective treatment plan.
Crowns & Bridges
Why Get A Dental Crown?
A dental crown or a cap is a cover that is placed over a tooth to protect a weakened tooth from further fracturing. A Porcelain crown can also be used to replace a discoloured or badly shaped tooth or protect a tooth that has had a root canal. They are very resilient and can last for several years, although they, like most dental restorations, will need to be replaced at some point.
Why Do You Need A Dental Bridge?
Bridges are false teeth used to fill gaps where a tooth has fallen out in order to improve the look and function of the teeth. They are made from porcelain and usually have a metal substructure.
Bridges are most effective for people who have only a few missing teeth because they are anchored to surrounding natural teeth. They are a cost-effective solution to reconstruct your smile and eliminate the negative effects associated with tooth loss. Dental Bridges are very durable and may last for several years but due to natural wear just like crowns would need to be replaced due to wear. If you’re thinking of having a dental bridge or a crown, give our helpful team a call today to see if it’s a good fit for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium-based artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. An artificial tooth reconstruction is applied to the implant until it is in operation, and it looks just like the real teeth. Because of their dependability, convenience, appearance, and affordability, dental implants are becoming a more common choice. The list of benefits continues to grow and some include:
- Better alternatives to dentures
- Prevents bone loss
- Matches the natural look and function of your teeth
- Easy to care for
- A permanent solution to tooth loss
- Can replace single or multiple missing teeth
Let Dr. Belinda Ponciano determine if dental implants are a choice for you. Whether you are self-conscious because you have lost teeth, tired of dentures, or don’t want to have strong tooth structure removed to make a bridge, Dr. Ponciano will describe the dental implant process in more detail and answer all of your questions during your appointment. We also offer full or partial dentures as a cheaper alternative. Book your FREE consultation today!
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” They are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, and are ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
At Ponciano Dental, we offer two types of partial dentures – removable and fixed. A removable partial denture consists of replacement teeth anchored to a pink or gum-coloured plastic base, which is connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place by attaching to natural teeth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. This appliance should be removed when not being used.
Are There Other Alternatives To Dentures?
Dr. Ponciano provides dental implants that can be used as a permanent solution to replacing a single tooth or several teeth, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of natural teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for the procedure.
Speak to Dr. Belinda Ponciano, she would be happy to discuss the treatment options available to you and assist you with a payment plan that fits your budget.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Teeth-colored dental fillings are used at Ponciano Dental to treat patients who have cavities, broken or cracked teeth. The use of dark amalgam fillings are not only unflattering, but they can also place teeth at risk of fracturing. These metal fillings corrode and spread with time, causing broken or missing teeth as well as further decay and are unmistakably unnatural in appearance.
Silver fillings will corrode and leak metal ions into natural tooth structure over time, giving your teeth a dark, almost black look.
Due to the advancements in technology Amalgam fillings have been phased out in favour of white, tooth-colored composite fillings. Dr. Belinda Ponciano uses composite fillings that are tooth-colored and similarly mimic the natural colour of the teeth. Even up close, they can be difficult to detect.
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