A dental filling treats tooth decay and can prevent further damage, reduce the risks of pain and infection, and help maintain overall dental health. A filling is typically an in-office procedure. The steps may vary, depending on the filling’s location
The dentist applies a numbing gel to the gums. Once this has taken effect, they inject a local anesthetic into the gum.
Using a drill or another specialized tool, the dentist removes the decayed area of the tooth.
They then fill the hole with composite filling material in the tooth and then cures it with a special light cure.
Lastly, they polish the filling and may adjust it so that the person’s bite feels normal.
After having a filling, a person may experience mild sensitivity or discomfort. Anyone who experiences more significant pain or sensitivity, or signs of an infection, such as a fever or swelling, you should contact our office immediately
Crowns provides extra protection of the tooth that are fragile due to having large Cavity, severe worn down. cracked, weakened and a root canal treated tooth, because the tooth is more fragile.
With a traditional crown, you will need to visit your dentist’s office twice.
The dentist examines and prepares the tooth that needs the crown. This might involve taking X-rays of the tooth. They also may take a mold of your tooth or mouth beforehand.
Your dentist will file down and remove part of the outer layer of the tooth.
An impression will be made of your trimmed tooth and the surrounding teeth.
The dentist will put a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it.
They send the impression to a lab that makes the crown. This step may take several weeks.
When the crown comes in, you’ll return for the second visit, so your dentist can cement the crown to your tooth.
Traditional dental bridge
A traditional dental bridge consists of a false tooth or teeth being held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the abutment teeth. A traditional bridge is the most popular type of dental bridge and can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth.
Cantilever dental bridge
Although similar to a traditional bridge, the pontic in a cantilever dental bridge is held in place by a dental crown that is cemented to only one abutment tooth. For a cantilever bridge, you only need one natural tooth next to the missing tooth gap.
Maryland dental bridge
Similar to a traditional bridge, Maryland dental bridges employ two natural abutment teeth, one on each side of the gap. However, while a traditional bridge uses dental crowns on the abutment teeth, a Maryland bridge uses a framework of either metal or porcelain that is bonded onto the backs of the abutment teeth.
Like a traditional bridge, a Maryland bridge can only be used when you have a natural tooth on each side of the gap caused by the missing tooth or teeth.
Dentures (Full, Partials & Immediate)
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the procedure itself.