Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or too broken down to be restored with a filling. Your jaw muscles are the strongest muscles in the human body; therefore, your teeth are subjected to tremendous pressure. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat. Crowns prevent this, as well as making for a nice smile. In order to prevent cracked and decayed teeth, take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily. If you are experiencing any tooth pain call us immediately to schedule an appointment.
There are different types of dentures, but they all share a common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost over time. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly. Don't let dentures hold you back from your daily routines - call us for a fitting today!
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, we then work to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. Implants are an alternative to partial dentures and cause no discomfort or difficulty in eating. Call us today for a free consultation.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is used to treat neglected cavities that have infected the tooth, which can be very painful. By the time the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own and must be treated. Symptoms of tooth infection often include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, and pain when biting or applying pressure. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. In order to prevent infection, call us to schedule annual checkups and cleanings. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms previously mentioned, call us and schedule an appointment.
This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge is designed to look like the missing tooth, and uses its two neighboring teeth for support, hence its name. It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible. Call us today for further questions and consultation.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint, or more simply, the space where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage and muscle are also present in this area. If something goes wrong, a great deal of trouble can result, such as:
Dental treatments for the condition may include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, or filling gaps between teeth. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.