Dental implants are a well trusted way of replacing lost teeth as they are fixed in your jaw bone so they function more like a natural tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single or several teeth to hold a fixed bridge or they can be used to secure removable partial and full dentures. They can replace teeth lost by a disease or teeth that may have been knocked out due to trauma for example when playing sports. Dental implants are ideal for replacing lost teeth. Before deciding on dental implant treatment, your dentist will take a complete medical and dental evaluation and develop a plan. This is to ensure you do not have any health conditions that could make surgery inadvisable.
A dental crown or a cap is a cover that is placed over a tooth to protect a weakened tooth from further fracturing or deteriorating. A crown could also be used to replace the discoloured or badly shaped tooth or protected tooth that has root canal treatment done. Lastly a new crown is necessary to simply replace an old worn-down or defective crown.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Bridges are fixed in that they are cemented on the supporting teeth or in some cases fixed on an implant that has been placed next to the missing teeth. Replacing the missing teeth will restore your ability to properly chew and speak besides it’s cosmetic advantages. In addition, the space caused by the missing teeth may allow the surrounding teeth to shift into that space. This shifting could cause a misalignment in your bite that can result in problems with your jaw joint. These shifted teeth are harder to clean making them more susceptible to gum disease decay or even additional teeth loss.
If you’ve lost your teeth whether by injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you have options to replace them. Dentures can solve this situation. When all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a full denture is a good treatment for replacing them. The first step in creating a full denture is to take impressions and accurate model of your mouth. The lab use this model to make the denture base. Then creates a wax replica of the final denture called a wax up. You’ll try the wax up and can correct any changes to the fit of the base and the color shape and placement of the teeth. We then send it back to the lab and they process it to create the final denture. When the denture is ready, you’ll try it again and will make any necessary adjustments. Full denture allows you to eat and talk when your natural teeth are missing and they support your lips cheeks for a more attractive appearance.
When the tooth has a cavity or you need to replace a worn filling, natural looking restoration can be a beautiful choice. White fillings have several advantages over silver fillings. They are bonded to your tooth, making it stronger than if we used a silver filling. We don’t have to remove as much tooth structure as with a silver filling and the bonding agent used can insulate your tooth from extremes hot or cold. White fillings can be a great choice to give you a healthy teeth and a beautiful natural-looking smile.
Root canal therapy is the treatment in which your dentist removes the bacteria infection that has entered your tooth pulp or nerve chamber. There are several reasons why your tooth may become irritated and inflamed such as deep decay, big fillings, trauma to the tooth, a chipped tooth or even repeated dental work. Please keep in mind that the longevity of your tooth and its root canal depends in large part on your oral hygiene and diet. So be sure to maintain your teeth with proper brushing and flossing
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth and erupt after all the other teeth. Wisdom teeth usually don’t cause problems. However, if there isn’t enough space for them to come through they become impacted. This is when they squeezed against the next tooth, causing pain and swelling. If one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing problems, you may consider them having removed. You will usually need to have an x-ray before you have a wisdom tooth removed, so that your dentist can see its position or any decay associated. This procedure is normally done under local anesthetics.