Restorative dentistry is the process of covering up or capping a tooth, strengthening or improving its appearance. Crowns are placed for a number reasons:
Not enough tooth remaining to support a filling
Attach a bridge
Protect weak teeth from fracturing
Restore fractured teeth
Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
Cover a dental implant
Materials used range from gold, porcelain, ceramic or a combination.
These things done every day can help you have a beautiful & healthy smile.
Brush your teeth thoroughly twice or more a day
Clean between your teeth using floss once a day
Eat a well-balanced diet
Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings
The fear of losing our teeth is something many of us experience. Dental implants are the permanent way for you to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants can provide a permanent and esthetically pleasing alternative to bridgework or dentures. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or a denture.
Even if you brush and floss every day, you may not completely remove plaque, especially around the gum line. This can create toxins which irritate the gums and bone and the bacteria can cause periodontal disease.If you notice any of the following signs, see your dentist immediately:
Gums that bleed easily.
Red, swollen or tender gums.
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
Pus between the teeth and gums when the gums are pressed.
Persistent bad breath or bad taste.
Permanent teeth that are loose or separating.
Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
Any changes in the fit of partial dentures.
If your dentist determines you have a periodontal disease he will prescribe appropriate treatment or refer you to a periodontist.
A root canal is usually necessary when the nerve is damaged or diseased. This damage can come from bacteria from a cavity, gum disease, infection or injury.
A root canal is done through a small opening in the crown of the tooth and the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned out. Once the tooth is cleaned, the tooth is medicated and temporarily sealed.
The dentist will determine if the tooth will need a crown or filling.
Oral surgery is the extraction of a tooth. Having a tooth pulled doesn’t have to be traumatic. An anesthetic is used to numb the area.
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