Dental Restorations
in Barrie
What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry aims to restore and replace damaged or missing teeth, promoting better oral health and functionality. This type of dentistry includes various procedures, such as crowns, bridges, and implants, which are tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Despite the importance of oral cancer screenings, most insurance companies do not cover this essential service. In fact, some insurance providers have cited the newness of the screening technology as a reason for denying coverage.

At our practice, we believe in going above and beyond for our patients’ health and wellbeing. That’s why we offer complimentary oral cancer screenings as part of our commitment to cancer prevention. We firmly believe that every patient deserves the highest level of care, regardless of insurance coverage or any other barriers that may stand in the way.

Partner with us for your restorative dentistry needs and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll receive comprehensive, compassionate care every step of the way.

Who needs restorative dentistry?

You may need restorative dentistry if you have:

Cavities/tooth decay.
Damaged or broken teeth.
Missing teeth.

What’s the difference between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is aimed at enhancing oral health and functionality, while cosmetic dentistry is focused on enhancing the visual appeal of your smile.

There are dental procedures that provide functional as well as cosmetic advantages, which is referred to as aesthetic restorative dentistry. Dental crowns, for instance, can improve chewing functionality while also creating a more uniform smile.

Why is restorative dentistry important?

Restorative dentistry offers the greatest opportunity for long-term oral health. By repairing damaged or decayed teeth, your dentist can fully restore the functionality of your smile. This not only enhances your ability to eat, speak, and chew, but also improves your overall oral health.

What are the types of dental restoration?

Various types of dental restorations are available to meet your specific oral health requirements:


The process of bacteria consuming your tooth enamel and causing a hole is known as a cavity. Dental fillings are typically used to treat smaller cavities.

In this procedure, the decayed area of your tooth is extracted by your dentist and then filled with a tooth-coloured composite material. This approach halts the progression of tooth decay and minimizes the likelihood of additional damage.


To treat large cavities or fractured teeth, dentists may employ dental crowns, also known as caps. Crowns cover the entire tooth.

Your dentist will have to shave down a part of your natural tooth enamel to install a crown. They will alter the tooth by shaving it down and then place the crown over it.

Inlays and onlays

Occasionally, a cavity may be too large for a filling but too small for a crown. In such cases, your dentist may suggest an inlay or onlay. These personalized restorations fit into your natural tooth structure like a puzzle. Your dentist will bond them in place permanently.

Inlays and onlays are comparable. While an inlay fills the space between the cusps of your teeth, an onlay also covers at least one cusp.

Root canal therapy

At times, a cavity or crack may extend deep enough into your tooth, reaching the pulp. If bacteria penetrate the pulp, it can cause a painful infection. In such situations, root canal therapy becomes necessary.

During this treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp, including the tiny nerves and blood vessels inside your tooth. Then, they clean and disinfect the inside surfaces of your tooth thoroughly, filling the canals with a rubbery dental material called gutta percha. Finally, they seal the tooth with a filling to prevent bacteria from entering.

In most cases, individuals who undergo root canal therapy also require a crown to provide additional strength and support.


In certain instances, a cavity or crack may extend deep into your tooth, reaching the pulp. If bacteria infect the pulp, it can cause severe pain. Root canal therapy becomes necessary in these circumstances.

During this treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp, including the tiny nerves and blood vessels inside your tooth. They then clean and disinfect the interior surfaces of your tooth thoroughly before filling the canals with gutta percha, a rubbery dental material. Finally, a filling is placed to seal the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering.

In most cases, individuals who undergo root canal therapy also require a crown to provide additional strength and support.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a small, threaded post that serves as a substitute for a missing tooth root. When your dentist attaches a crown to the implant, it functions similarly to a natural tooth.

Your dentist can restore dental implants with crowns, bridges, and even dentures. Implants, unlike traditional crowns and bridges, do not require any alteration of your natural teeth. Many dentists consider implants to be the finest option for tooth replacement.


Dentures are a conventional option for replacing missing teeth. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures can replace several teeth in different areas. Dentures are supported by the gums, with the underlying jawbone providing additional support.

Implant-supported dentures are another option that you can consider. These dentures are similar to traditional dentures, but instead of being supported by the gums, they are attached to dental implants. This provides greater stability in comparison to traditional dentures.

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No Referrals

Georgian Mall Family Dental is one big, happy family and we would be delighted for you to join us in caring for your dental needs – no doctor referral required. We offer a warm and welcoming environment that will immediately help you feel at home, and our diversified team of specialists can take care of any and every dental procedure you may need.

Open 7 days a week

Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie
We are located on the Upper Level inside Georgian Mall,
across from Sportchek