Category: Restorative Dentistry

Why Is A Root Canal Needed For Some Cavities And Not Others?

Cavities continue to grow, and continue to cause harm, until you undergo the appropriate restorative dental treatment. In some cases, a person can count on proper care in the form of a dental filling, which is placed after the decayed portion of their tooth is removed. In other cases, an individual can find themselves in… Read more »

Get A Filling Sooner Than Later

It can be disappointing to hear from your dentist that you need a dental filling. That disappointment could lead to some procrastination, which ultimately can lead to worsening problems for your smile. If your dentist recommends that you treat a tooth with a filling, it is best to do it sooner than later. Specifically when… Read more »

Important Reminders About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is an incredibly common condition. The commonality of it can sometimes lull people into thinking it is not an important or serious issue. However, tooth decay can cause severe problems for your smile and your overall health when left untreated. Preventing tooth decay is often as easy as practicing good oral hygiene every… Read more »

Options For Replacing Teeth

Losing even just one tooth can be detrimental to your smile. It can affect the appearance as well as your abilities to bite, chew, and speak. Losing more than one tooth amplifies these negative effects. Replacing a tooth restores these abilities, your appearance, and protects your smile’s overall health. If you have lost a tooth… Read more »

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Tooth

For a long time in movies and television, ‘root canal’ were two words used to conjure up a scary dental appointment. The fact of the matter is that modern dentistry has made root canal treatments (also known as endodontic treatment) much more conservative and much less scary. A root canal treatment can be the last… Read more »

Why Do I Need A Dental Filling?

You probably do your best to defend against cavities. You watch what you eat and drink. You drink plenty of water. You brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. You visit the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. You are vigilant about your smile’s health because… Read more »

The Importance of Restoring A Tooth

You only get one smile. Once your baby teeth have fallen out and your permanent teeth have emerged, that’s it. No teeth will grow in afterward. Your teeth do not repair themselves or regenerate like bones or skin. If the enamel of your tooth is broken or eroded, it will not heal. While this may… Read more »

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatments are common, but if you have never experienced the treatment, the words “root canal” may make you feel nervous. The nervousness may stem from decades-worth of the words, “root canal” being used as a punchline in television shows and movies often to refer to a painful dental procedure. However, the truth is… Read more »

Treating Tooth Decay At Different Stages

With vigilant oral hygiene, regular dental exams and cleanings, and mindfulness about what you eat and drink, you can usually prevent tooth decay from attacking your teeth. Prevention is important because once tooth decay starts to progress in your smile, it will continue to worsen until you address it. Addressing tooth decay requires different treatment… Read more »

Correcting Cosmetic And Dental Concerns With A Crown

Dental crowns are effective protectors of vulnerable teeth. By covering your tooth above the gum line, they can keep it safe from harm, and avoid any functional concerns. It can be easy to focus so much on the way crowns offer restorative dental health support that you fail to see how they can offer cosmetic… Read more »