Thanks to advances in dental technology, there are now a plethora of ways to restore and reinvigorate your smile. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know which restorative dental treatment options are right for you.
In this article, we will discuss the various ways in which Professor Ironside and his team at Ironside Advanced Dental can help you achieve a beautiful smile.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses explicitly on the functionality, strength, and integrity of your teeth and smile.
As we age – or if we have suffered from certain health conditions – we can oftentimes end up with brittle, weak, or missing teeth. This can affect the appearance of your smile but can also impact your speech and how well you can chew your food. These factors combined can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing and lead to a lower quality of life.
Using some of the most advanced and effective restorative dentistry techniques, Professor Ironside employs the use of crowns and bridges as well as the latest dental implant technology to restore both function and aesthetics for his clients.
Replace Missing Teeth
One of the most common restorative treatments that we perform here in our state of the art practice in Sydney’s CBD is to replace missing teeth.
Missing teeth can cause a host of other health issues, from gum disease to tooth decay and even teeth shifting. If you are missing a single tooth, or even a few teeth, we may recommend that you consider a dental implant.
A dental implant is made from strong, biocompatible titanium and involves a surgical procedure to insert the implant into the jaw bone. The dental implant acts as a replacement tooth root for the missing tooth and stimulates bone growth in your jaw, helping to prevent further bone loss.
Once dental implants are inserted, dental crowns are used to replace the lost natural teeth, restoring not only the look and feel of your smile but also the full functionality of your smile. As dental implants are incredibly stable and durable and act like natural teeth, you can enjoy your favourite foods again without having to worry about the strength of your teeth.
For a long term solution to restoring your smile, dental implants are an ideal solution.
Crowns and Dental Bridges
If you have a gap in your smile, or you have broken, chipped or weakened teeth, then our transformative crown and bridge treatments might be right for you.
Dental crowns are a conventional dental treatment that involves the use of a tooth-coloured porcelain cap that replicates the natural tooth, being bonded to the existing tooth to restore functionality and appearance.
Professor Ironside often sees patients who have had a root canal treatment and have been left with weakened teeth. In this instance, crowns can be an ideal solution to strengthen the natural tooth and provide durability for longer.
Dental crowns can also be fused together with prosthetic teeth in a series, and then connected to the existing teeth on either side – this is known as a dental bridge and is a brilliant way to restore more significant gaps in the smile.
Restorative Dentistry Sydney
Whichever restorative dentistry treatment may be suitable for you, it is always worth noting that any invasive procedure carries risks and it is therefore vitally important to seek the advice of an experienced prosthodontist.
With over 30 years of experience in restoring smiles, Professor Ironside is one of Australia’s leading prosthodontists and his team at Ironside Advanced Dental regularly invests in the latest technology and materials to provide clients with only the highest quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
If you would like to find out more about your restorative dentistry options or would like to book your consultation, please contact us here or call (02) 9267 3495.