A dental crown is a full coverage fixed restoration, also called a cap, can be used to restore a decayed or a severely damaged tooth. It is most commonly used after a tooth getting a root canal treatment to protect it from fracturing. It can also be used to improve the bite and function for a proper chewing and speaking.
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A filling is a way to restore a tooth affected by decay or damage back to its normal function and shape. Our Dentist will first remove the decay, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where the bacteria can enter, a filling can also help to prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, composite resin (tooth-colored) and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and sometimes zinc).
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can be used to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are surgically placed in the jawbone. A period of healing is then required to allow the implants to bond with your bone. After a healing is complete, our Dentist will place the dental implant crown, which fits on top of the implant screw. When performed by an experienced dental specialist, dental surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Root canal therapy is related to a treatment of the pulp and the tooth's surrounding tissues. With tooth decay, fracture, or periodontal disease, bacteria is introduced to these areas and can cause sever damage. The infected pulp will be removed, the canals will be cleaned and filled with a medicated material. The tooth will then get a restoration, such as a crown.
A bridge is a fixed full coverage restoration, that is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and match your natural teeth and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the missing tooth area. They are used if you are missing one or multiple teeth in a row and can be placed on either your natural teeth or dental implants. They last for many years with a proper hygiene and restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.