What is a Root Canal?
Restorative dentistry is the study of the management of the oral health and restoration of functional and aesthetic usage of the teeth and their supporting structures.
Essentially, restorative dentistry, to us, is making sure your mouth is the absolute healthiest it can be. We believe that when you need to have a treatment done to restore function- it will also restore aesthetic levels.
Do you need a root canal treatment, are weary of us opening up the tooth, and what it will mean for function and appeal of the smile? What about the possible missing gap in the smile? Don’t worry about it!!
But first, let’s talk about exactly what a root canal is. Sometimes a cavity or decay can spread to the interior soft tissue of the teeth. This part can become infected and will have to be removed. The soft tissue was once used to help grow the teeth, but now that your teeth are fully grown, the interior can be extracted with no issue. You may not need to have a tooth extraction for a small broken tooth.
We are professionals who use dental implants to put your mouth back to the way it was, and sometimes even better! A tooth implant will not be an issue when it comes to eating, talking, or smiling!
In addition to teeth implants, we can do other types of restorations:
- Dentures: A full mouth solution to tooth loss. Can be either removable appliances or installed through the All on 4 method.
- Dental Bonding: Easiest and quickest solution to having a small break or chip in the teeth. Resin composite is used to fill in the missing part of a tooth. Must still have an overwhelming majority of the pre-existing tooth.
- Porcelain Crowns: A type of cap that is placed over the tooth, like an actual crown. Great option for tooth break and chips.
- Bridges: A dental appliance that uses the surrounding teeth to fill in a missing tooth. The bridge uses the surrounding structures for support.
- Veneers: Mostly a cosmetic approach to improving the appearance of teeth using thin sheets applied to the exterior of the tooth.
We can look at your current dental treatments and evaluate the appliances. It may be time for an upgrade or a repair. Questions? Contact us through our About Us page.