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Restorative dental procedures consist of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect your mouth. Our Vancouver, WA dentists specialize in restoring smiles. Dr. Daniel Wilson specializes in dental implant restorations and surgery. IV sedation dentist, Dr. Rick Furman specializes in restorative dental procedures.
Cascade Dental can restore teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, broken, cracked, or missing. Restoration of your teeth requires the removal of decay and treatment of oral diseases. Once the decay is removed your teeth can be restored to previous structure and function.
A dental crown is crafted to repair a tooth that is damaged, decayed, or cracked. Crown restorations act as a permanent covering that fits over your original tooth. Ultimately, a crown restores your tooth to ultimate form and function. Materials used to create a dental crown including acrylic resin, porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials.
Often, a dental implant the best option to replace missing teeth. Dental implants restore the form and function of your teeth. Even better, dental implants act the same as your natural tooth. Implants replace the tooth and root as the implant is fused with your jawbone.
When teeth are lost, it is important to fill the space with a restoration. For one thing, surrounding teeth can drift into the open spaces. Tooth movement into open spaces can cause occlusal bite problems. Also, opposing teeth can supra erupt into the open spaces.
Consequently, esthetic problems will gradually become worse. The natural teeth that move into open spaces can become hard to clean, causing gum issues. As a result, your risk of tooth decay increases, which can lead to more tooth loss.
Dentures replace teeth on the mandible or maxilla jawbone. Conventional dentures are removable and available as partial and complete dentures. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology provide patients with several options to replace missing teeth. Most importantly, your prosthesis improves the overall function of your mouth.
The process of tooth decay starts with plaque and bacteria building up on the tooth structure, creating acid. This acid begins to erode the hard protective coating on the tooth, also known as the enamel. Once the acid breaks through the outside layer of the enamel, the decay spreads faster due to the softer nature of the underlying layer, called the dentin.
If the decay is allowed to expand through the dentin, it can penetrate the interior of the root, requiring additional procedures to remove the infected tissue. A range of external damage can result from this decay as well, such as cracking or fractures, and can result in losing the tooth entirely.
It is essential to detect and address issues of tooth decay early in the process to prevent these consequences. Regular visits to your dentist, good oral hygiene, and a proactive attitude towards your dental health will help minimize this risk.
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