Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Robert Cegielski Vancouver Cosmetic Dentist

“Cosmetic dentistry is a multifaceted approach to the enhancement and harmonious blending of facial form, function, contour, and colour”

From single tooth treatment to full mouth rehabilitation

Filling Replacement

Silver filings, also called amalgam fillings, carry with them a number of health concerns, including the presence of mercury which can be released in small amounts when chewing. Whether or not this mercury leeching is harmful to a patient’s health is still under debate, however silver fillings have several other disadvantages.

Cracks and Decay
Because metal fillings show as opaque on dental x-rays, they can potentially block the dentist from seeing problem areas underneath the filling. If decay goes undetected, it can potentially lead to tooth structure loss and more invasive treatment, such as a root canal.

At Pier Dental Centre we offer the replacement of old silver fillings with non-metal resin fillings (white fillings), which are safer, long lasting and match the colour of natural teeth. These fillings can be done within one appointment. This is typically done for fillings of small to moderate size.

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Inlays and Onlays

For teeth with more extensive damage or decay, such as a crack or fracture, a porcelain inlay or onlay can be used to strengthen the tooth and restore it’s natural appearance. Porcelain, being similar in compressive strength to natural enamel, provides a longer duration of use with this type of restoration.

Inlays and onlays are crafted in a dental lab using a mold created from an impression of the patient’s teeth. Once the porcelain inlay or onlay is prepared, it is bonded to the tooth by the dentist and then polished to create a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish.

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Advance Cosmetic Dental Treatment and Smile Design

Tooth discolouration, thin or translucent enamel and problems with tissue symmetry are common problems for patients who are dissatisfied with their smile. In cases such as these Dr. Cegielski will create a unique treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs. Typical treatment plans will involve advanced bonding techniques and natural shading of the porcelain, resulting in a beautiful and long lasting smile.

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

In some cases, damage to one’s teeth is generalized and severe and requires full mouth rehabilitation to get back to a healthy and functional state. In these extreme cases involving severely worn, damaged or decayed teeth, the patient’s quality of life is usually greatly affected.

Treatment may involve any number of dental techniques including dental implants or bridges to replace missing or broken teeth, dental crowns, inlays, onlays or porcelain veneers.

Dr. Cegielski’s experience and knowledge with these treatments and techniques can restore quality of life for his patients, as well as restore a beautiful and function smile.

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