Restoring Teeth with Natural Colours
With careful attention to detail, composite (white) fillings can be matched to your natural tooth colors and can be bonded directly onto your tooth surface. Unlike amalgam (metal/silver) fillings, composite fillings conduct less heat and electricity, require less destruction of natural tooth structure, are less likely to crack a tooth, and can be used to cover exposed roots by bonding directly to the tooth’s surface.
Dental crowns are a way to restore damaged and fractured teeth that can’t otherwise be fixed with a dental filling. They can also be used to cover discolored and root canaled teeth to provide the support the teeth need while also helping to improve their esthetic appearance and protect them from future harm. No, crowning a tooth doesn’t make it royalty, but a dental crown can help that tooth keep working hard in your mouth for a long time.
Sometimes you really want that smile but just don’t want to wait. For those who want that brilliant smile fast, veneers might be the option for you. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or resin placed on top of your teeth which hide stains and give your teeth new contours and color. Veneers can be used to remake your smile by making teeth look straight and white, hiding crooked teeth and masking disturbing stains.
Solving Dental Pain – Root Canals and Extractions
Whenever a cavity gets large enough to infect the nerves inside a tooth, a root canal is one way to keep the tooth instead of losing it through an extraction. The infected nerves and blood vessels are removed and then canal is filled, sealing the inside to decrease the risk of another infection happening. Keeping your natural tooth helps maintain function like eating and chewing, and also preserves the bones in your jaw that support your teeth.
If a tooth is broken down too much, it may need to be removed rather than letting the infection spread beyond the tooth through your jaw bone into the rest of your body. Whenever a tooth is lost, you lose some ability to chew and eat and the bone that once supported the tooth slowly begins to fade away. Don’t worry though; there are lots of different ways to replace missing teeth.