Restorative dental procedures consist of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect your mouth. Our dentists 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. Restorative dental procedures put you on the path to better overall health.
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 your missing tooth or multiple 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.
Most beneficial, your smile stays cleaner and brighter with dental implants. Comparatively, implants are known to stand the test of time when compared to bridges or dentures.
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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