Category: Restorative Dentistry

What Is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Keeping up with good hygiene at home and maintaining a strict schedule of visits to your dentist can help you avoid most dental issues, including cavities (which affect a large majority of people). However, prevention isn’t always guaranteed, and even when you take good care of your smile, you may still develop a cavity in… Read more »

Treating Different Kinds of Tooth Fractures

A fractured tooth is one that has been structurally damaged, i.e., cracked or fractured. Restoring the tooth, however, depends on the type and severity of the fracture. In some cases, the tooth may need extraction and replacement to prevent damage to the surrounding gums and jawbone. Today, we explain a few of the ways a… Read more »

Why Dental Crowns Work So Well

Because your teeth cannot repair themselves when damaged or threatened by disease, modern dentistry focuses much attention on creating effective, discrete man-made solutions to reinforce weakened teeth. As a custom-designed, fabricated replica of your tooth, a dental crown can offer a wide range of benefits in a number of different circumstances. Today, we explore some… Read more »

Should You Upgrade Your Filling to a Tooth-Colored One?

As our knowledge of dental health has progressed over the years, so have the techniques and materials used to treat common dental issues. For instance, cavities were once most commonly treated using durable metal amalgam fillings, which could effectively withstand the immense pressures of biting and chewing. Today, however, most people prefer tooth-colored fillings for… Read more »

3 Ways a Dental Crown Can Save Your Smile

Dental crowns are popular for several reasons. They’ve been around since the earliest forms of dentistry, and they continue to give patients a second chance after suffering tooth damage or severe decay. Today’s dental crowns come in a variety of materials and purposes to suit every patient’s unique needs. From complete cosmetic improvement to restoring… Read more »

What Everyone Should Know About Root Canals

For most people, visiting the dentist isn’t much of an ordeal, but when told that they need root canal treatment, many patients will still hesitate or wonder if there is a better alternative. The good news is that root canal therapy’s bad rap is undeserved. The procedure is typically quick and minimally invasive, and in… Read more »

Common Questions About Tooth-Colored Fillings

The thing about cavities is that nearly everyone will experience at least one of them in their permanent teeth. But today, treating a cavity is typically simple, involving little more than cleaning and filling the cavity to restore and protect the tooth. With tooth-colored fillings, the result is not only a stronger and healthier tooth,… Read more »

Why Tooth Extraction Might Be a Good Idea

For many people, wisdom tooth extraction is more than a good idea—it’s a necessity to stop the impacted molars from damaging the rest of their smiles. Sometimes, though, extracting a tooth that isn’t impacted is also a good idea, such as if the tooth is damaged or extremely infected, or if it’s lost support due… Read more »

Make Your Tooth New Again with a Dental Crown

Your teeth can’t repair themselves when they’re damaged. But today’s dental crowns can make teeth like new again, protecting them so they can continue to perform their duties. In many cases, crowns are crafted to closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth, serving the dual purposes of restoring and cosmetically improving your smile at the same… Read more »

3 Common Questions About Root Canal Treatment

If you’ve never had root canal treatment (RCT), or if it’s been awhile since you have, then it’s natural to have questions about the procedure before signing up for it. For some people, the prospect of root canal treatment is a scary one, thanks to rumors that have plagued the procedure for decades. The good… Read more »