Common Restorative Dentistry Procedures (RDTs)
Dental fillings are designed to restore teeth with cavities or minor fractures, such as decay or erosion. Your dentist will first remove decayed or damaged tooth material before cleaning out the affected area and filling any cavities with dental materials such as composite resin, amalgam, or porcelain fillers.
Dental fillings can be a great option to repair damaged teeth and prevent further dental problems. Fillings can restore the shape, function, and strength of damaged teeth caused by trauma or decay. The fillings prevent decay, damage, and pain and enhance the look of your teeth. Consult your dentist if you are experiencing dental discomfort or pain.
A dental crown is a custom-crafted cap that fits over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, and function. Crowns may be made of materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal (or combinations thereof).
Dental crowns restore damaged or weakened teeth’ shape, size, and strength. They also improve the tooth’s appearance and are a safe and durable option for those with large fillings, root canal treatment, or cosmetic concerns. If you have a damaged tooth, speak to your dentist to determine if dental crowns are a suitable option for you.
Dental bridges are devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth anchored with dental crowns onto adjacent healthy teeth or implants and artificial supports attached by dental bridges.
The dental bridge is a simple, non-invasive solution to missing teeth. The bridges restore a patient’s smile and enhance their ability to speak and chew. They also help to maintain the shape and position of the mouth, preventing other teeth from moving. Dental bridges can be a cost-effective and safe option for those who cannot undergo implant surgery. Speak to your dentist if you are missing teeth to find out if dental implants or bridges would be a good option.
Implants are titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth by being surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once healed, crowns, bridges, or dentures can be attached securely. Long-term tooth replacement solutions use this implant as support.
Dental implants are a stable and permanent solution to missing teeth. They look and feel like real teeth, can function as normal teeth, and maintain the shape of your mouth. They also promote bone growth which helps to prevent the bone loss that is associated with toothlessness. Dental implants can be a great option to restore a smile, improve dietary habits and enhance satiety. Speak to your dentist if you have missing teeth to see if implants would be a good option.
Dentures are removable dental appliances replacing missing teeth and supporting tissues. They may replace all or some teeth, typically consisting of acrylic resin or metal construction.
Dentures can improve your confidence, smile, and digestion. Modern dentistry makes it possible to create dentures that are comfortable and look natural. Dentures can help maintain the structure and shape of the mouth, and they can prevent other dental problems. Dentures can be a safe and effective option to restore a smile, improve the ability to chew food and digest it, and maintain the mouth’s structure.
Root Canal Therapy
This procedure is used to treat infected or severely damaged teeth. A dentist will first extract any infected pulp from your tooth before cleaning and disinfecting its root canal, sealing it with dental material, and placing a crown to protect and restore it.
The root canal treatment has several advantages for preventing further tooth damage. It can help prevent infection by removing the infected pulp or cleaning the canals. It can also help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with an infected tooth. The root canal is an effective and safe way to relieve pain and prevent future damage.