Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

The Reality Of Undergoing A Root Canal Treatment

Many patients are familiar with a root canal as a dental procedure, but may be unaware of why it is sometimes necessary. A root canal treatment is not for minor cavities – decay needs to have reached your tooth’s pulp to require this procedure. It takes time for this to occur. If you keep up… Read more »

Quiz: What Takes Place During Cavity Treatment

When you experience a cavity, your dentist has no choice but to remove the portion of your tooth where decay is located. This is necessary because the damage of a cavity is permanent, and total removal is required to save the remaining tooth structure. In order to address this loss, your dentist will offer a… Read more »

Using A Dental Filling To Address A Cavity

A dental filling is used after a cavity is removed to restore your tooth. Unfortunately, there is no way to save the portion of your tooth upset by spreading decay, and your dentist must remove it completely. To make up for this loss of material, a filling is put in place. By using composite resin,… Read more »

Is It Time To Replace Your Dental Crown?

Your dental crown should provide protection and support for a tooth for many years. Your tooth will need that extended care. Once damage that requires restorative dental work occurs, the harm is essentially permanent. If you start to notice your crown looking worn down, or if it feels as if its fit is less secure,… Read more »

Early Cavity Treatment With A Dental Filling

When it comes to cavity treatments, timing matters. Once tooth decay forms a cavity on your tooth, its spread will continue until something is done about it. When your dentist steps in early, they can remove the isolated area of decay, and restore what had to be removed with a dental filling. That filling can… Read more »

How A Dental Crown Protects A Damaged Tooth

Dental damage poses a unique problem for patients – your teeth will not heal on their own. A bruise will fade over time, and a bone, after receiving necessary care, will recover properly. Unfortunately, a cracked or seriously chipped tooth will not repair itself over time. If the structural integrity of your tooth is threatened,… Read more »