As many as 18 million Americans have restored their smiles with either a crown, bridge, or dental implant. These dental treatments often fall into the category of care called “restorative dentistry.” Restoring teeth back to health and function helps people to live comfortably and free of dental pain.
Replacing teeth with crowns, implant crowns, bridges, and fillings are common and effective methods of treating damaged and unhealthy teeth. If left untreated, tooth decay will affect the health of your mouth and possibly your overall health. These restorations can eliminate secondary health issues caused by failing teeth, such as periodontal disease.
Root canals are performed when decay has reached the inner layer of the tooth where the nerve is located. The tooth can be sensitive to heat or cold, painful while chewing, or symptoms could present as a toothache. If the decay has reached the nerve then the tooth can no longer receive a filling for treatment but will require a root canal. The nerve of the tooth is then removed and replaced with a material that stabilizes the tooth. The tooth will no longer have sensations or pain. In most cases, the tooth that required the root canal will need a crown due to the tooth becoming brittle when the nerve of the tooth was removed. The crown will help to prevent the tooth from breaking or chipping.
Not only will our educated, experienced staff help you look and feel better, they will work to restore your confidence and health in the short and long run, so your smile lasts a lifetime.
If the thought of having dental work completed makes you anxious or uncomfortable, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and non-conscious sedation to help alleviate your concerns and make your dental experience as enjoyable as possible.
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