Restorative dentistry can help improve the appearance and overall health of your smile after experiencing tooth loss or damage from disease, injury or other causes. It is important to seek proper treatment for lost or damaged teeth in order to prevent further damage and relieve difficulties with eating or speaking. There are several restorative options available to patients depending upon their overall health, doctor's recommendations and personal preference.
Some of the restorative treatment options available include:
- Full and partial dentures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Mini dental implants
- Inlays and onlays
- Full mouth reconstruction
Our doctors are fully trained and experienced to replace lost or damaged teeth with the restorative treatment that best suits your needs. Your doctor will discuss the differences between these treatments with you and help you decide which option is best for you. We perform all of our restorative dentistry services with the highest level of care to help you improve the health and appearance of your smile.
Please feel free to call us and schedule a consultation to learn more about our restorative dentistry procedures.
Root canal is a surgical procedure used to both diagnose and treat conditions within the dental pulp, the soft core of the tooth. The dental pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and tissue and stretches from the crown of the tooth to the root of the jaw bone. Cracked or infected teeth can cause severe damage to the dental pulp and may cause it to die. A root canal removes the damaged pulp and helps save decayed or infected teeth.
The dental pulp may become damaged as a result of decay, cracks, chips, trauma or repeated dental procedures. Damage can cause severe toothache, increased sensitivity to hot or cold, or discoloration, swelling or tenderness of the gum. Dental pulp damage can also eventually lead to bone loss, drainage problems and swelling that spreads to other areas. Timely treatment of this condition is necessary in order to avoid these complications.
A root canal procedure involves a deep cleaning of the inside of the tooth in order to remove bacteria, decayed nerve tissue and other debris. A hole is drilled into the tooth to allow your doctor to reach the inside with a root canal file. After being cleaned, the tooth is sealed and then filled at a later appointment. This restores the health of the tooth and helps prevent against future infection and contamination.
Despite the common belief that a root canal is a painful procedure, most patients report the procedure to be no more painful than other dental procedures. You can take anti-inflammatory pain medications to help reduce pain after a root canal. Root canal procedures have a success rate of over 95 percent and are a permanent solution that often goes unnoticed by others.