It is almost certain everyone will have to deal with the most basic of dental maladies, cavities. If left unaddressed, cavities can cause much more widespread tooth decay and oral pain. When a cavity is removed, ensuring the infected portions of the tooth no longer remains, it can leave an open space that not only threatens the structural integrity of the tooth but can make it easier for infection. A composite resin or amalgam filling fixes this by replacing the lost tooth structure.
Maybe you are active in a sport where it is likely to be impacted in the mouth. A simple mouthguard will help protect your teeth. Another common condition is known as bruxism, where people clench and grind their teeth, accelerating tooth wear and tear.
- Customized Mouth Guards – individually designed by your dentist to allow for unobstructed breathing and speaking while worn, the comfort and protection is worth the investment. If you experience teeth grinding while asleep, a special mouthguard, known as a bite splint or bite plate, can be provided to prevent tooth damage.
Partials are used when a person is missing some or all their teeth on the top or bottom arch. Partials allow a person to eat and speak better while helping build self-confidence.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY (RCT)
Root canal therapy is treatment to the inside of the tooth. This treatment is specifically for the nerve or pulp the tooth. RCT removes the inflamed and/or infected tooth nerve and replaces it with a sterile material for tooth preservation. Once the RCT is completed on a tooth, a crown is recommended.
TEETH EXTRACTIONS/ORAL SURGERY
Extractions is the removal of a tooth that cannot be saved by a filing or by root canal treatment (RCT).
Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by an experienced implant dentist. Other options such as dentures or bridges can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.