Restorative Dental Care
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
When tooth decay causes a hole (cavity) to form on the surface of a tooth, a filling becomes necessary. Fillings can prevent further decay and help to restore a tooth back to its normal function.
Composite resins or tooth-colored fillings provide durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth and are a good choice for people who prefer their fillings to look more natural.
It is simply the process of cleaning the inside of the tooth to remove A root canal is a treatment used to repair or save a tooth that becomes infected or becomes badly decayed.infection and prevent a tooth abscess. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and medicated, it is carefully sealed, first with a rubber sealant and then with a custom made crown.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted prosthetics used to restore damaged or replace missing teeth. Crowns - also known as caps - are placed over a tooth or implant to restore its natural shape, size, strength, and appearance. Bridges are used to fill in gaps lefts by missing teeth. They are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and are cemented in place.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They are placed directly into the bone just like the roots of teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Complete and Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures; complete and partial. Complete Dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some of the natural teeth remain.
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged from trauma, disease, or due to excessive crowding in the mouth.