Restorative Dentistry

Our prosthodontic specialists have completed advanced training in diagnosis, treatment planning, oral disease prevention, implant, cosmetic & reconstructive dentistry.

We are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of your natural teeth using veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants or dentures.

With advanced skills and knowledge we are able to provide our patients with the most functional and aesthetic outcomes from single tooth to full mouth restorations.

Cerec – One Appointment Crown

CEREC restorations are the latest form of porcelain restorations being made by utilizing a new technology called CAD-CAM (Computerized Assisted Design- Computerized Assisted Milled). We feel that this can be an appropriate solution for the restoration of some posterior teeth, but for front (anterior) teeth, conventional crowns using the artistic skills of our technicians is generally recommended for high-end aesthetic outcomes.

The process of using CEREC includes the following one-appointment steps: a tooth is prepared to receive a crown/inlay or onlay, removing decay if present. An optical image impression is then taken using an infrared wavelength to produce a digital image of your teeth and gums; this image is subsequently converted to a format that the computer understands. An image is generated on a computer screen for the specialist to use in designing the required restoration. After the design has been approved, the computer information is sent to the adjacent milling station which will cut the restorative material to the design specifications.

After the restoration is assessed for fit, colour and harmony with the adjacent dentition, the CEREC restoration is then permanently joined (cemented or bonded) to the tooth. This is all accomplished within one appointment from start to finish and all within the dental office.

Cosmetic Bonding Procedures

At Imperio we can restore broken or decayed teeth to full beauty and function. One of the easiest and least expensive ways of doing this is with composite bonding.

Bonding uses tooth-coloured materials to replace missing tooth structure or hide cosmetically unappealing minor defects in a tooth — chips, discolouration, and even minor spacing irregularities. Bonding materials are called “composite resins” because they contain a mixture of plastic and glass, which adds strength and translucency. The composite actually bonds, or becomes one, with the rest of the tooth once cured.

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What makes a smile beautiful? This is a complex question. Some of the qualities of a lovely smile are immediately identifiable: tooth colour, shape and alignment are a few of the most important ones. If your smile can use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers can sometimes be used to address these problems.

You may already know that a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, a veneer is a wafer-thin layer of porcelain that convincingly replaces natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface since dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough.

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Crowns & Bridgework

Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.

A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. This is in contrast to a dental veneer, which only covers a tooth’s front surface and needs natural tooth structure to support it. Therefore, if a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line, a crown would be the restoration of choice.

Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today’s high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth’s original appearance.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you’ve spent a long time living with dental pain or feeling insecure about some missing teeth, isn’t it time to make a change? Full mouth reconstruction will not only help you feel better about how you look, but it will also improve your dental health. A full mouth reconstruction doesn’t just replace missing or broken teeth, it also restores function, comfort and aesthetics. The end result is a mouth that looks and works the way you need it to!

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Tooth Coloured Fillings

If you could have fillings that matched the natural colour of your teeth so well that nobody could tell the difference, would you choose them over metal?

We thought so! Both scientific studies and clinical experience have shown that tooth-coloured restorations (fillings) are safe, reliable and long-lasting.

Where appropriate, not only do tooth-coloured fillings offer an aesthetic alternative to “silver” (dental amalgam) fillings that’s hard to match — they may also allow for a more conservative treatment method that preserves more of the tooth’s structure.

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