Category: Restorative Dentistry

How to Tell if Your Root Canal Needs Therapy

Your dental health isn’t static. Your teeth can be perfectly healthy during one routine visit, and during the next, you may learn that a tooth is decaying and needs immediate treatment to restore it. Depending on the extent of the decay, you might be able to treat it by filling the cavity it caused in… Read more »

Fixing a Cracked Tooth Isn’t Difficult – But It’s Important

You might not always know that you’ve cracked a tooth, especially if it occurred gradually instead of instantly, such as from accidental trauma. However, the resulting discomfort of the damage will eventually make it obvious, and treating it will become increasingly more important. For some tooth cracks and fractures, though, fixing the damage might seem… Read more »

What Happens When a Tooth Filling Fails?

When you have a cavity, it’s natural to wonder what might happen if you don’t treat it soon. After treating it, though, you should be able to continue about your daily routine without worrying about it anymore (beyond protecting it with good hygiene practices). However, some patients still have trouble due to a failure of… Read more »

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 »