In certain cases, keeping your smile healthy means not preserving a tooth, but removing it entirely. While this may seem counterproductive, often the oral health concerns impacting a tooth mean your oral health depends on the immediate removal of a tooth. What should you know about dental extractions? Is the process comfortable?
Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry
Last week, we discussed how a dental filling can be used to treat tooth decay. In addition to dental fillings, we also offer a more substantial restoration known as a dental crown. What does placing a crown involve? What damage or oral health concerns can we address using one?
Last week, we discussed how an aching tooth could be a warning sign of a cavity. Should you develop tooth decay, how can we fix the issue? With a composite dental filling, we can provide a lifelike solution in a single visit. How does a filling repair the tooth? What can we expect from this… Read more »
Last week, we looked at dental implants for replacing lost teeth. However, they are not the only option for restoring your missing teeth. In fact, for the loss of one or more teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. We offer two different options at our office. What kind of bridge of you need?
Losing a tooth, or more than one, can be embarrassing. In addition, the issue can lead to trouble communicating clearly, difficulty eating, and even lead to jaw joint problems, such as TMJ disorder or bruxism. To improve your quality of life, you need to have your missing teeth replaced. Fortunately, we can do so with… Read more »
Do you have an aching tooth? When you have pain in or around your smile, you should see your dentist. If the pain is serious, then you may even need an emergency visit. Discomfort is a warning sign that something has developed. Your toothache could be saying that your smile is in danger and requires… Read more »
When a cavity forms, you need a restoration to prevent the issue from growing worse and threatening the health and stability of your tooth. In order to treat the decay, we may recommend a dental filling. If we decide this is the best choice for you, what can you expect? How do we place dental… Read more »
While our goal is to preserve your natural teeth, sometimes maintaining good oral health means doing the opposite. With wisdom teeth or severe infections, removing the tooth may be essential to prevent damage from occurring or infection from reaching surrounding teeth. When do you need an extraction? Will removing the tooth be comfortable?
When a tooth is chipped, or develops a fracture, then you need a restoration. Instead of just a simple filling, you may benefit from a more substantial (but also lifelike in many cases) restoration. Dental crowns can be used to completely reshape a tooth and address a number of serious complications and damages. Would you… Read more »
In the past, we’ve blogged about how dental bonding and other treatment options can repair chipped teeth. But what about dental fractures? Often less noticeable and in some cases, more serious, a dental fracture requires immediate treatment to help protect the tooth from complications. Do cracked teeth need crowns? Will your tooth also require endodontic… Read more »