Tiny canals within your tooth may become infected and lead to the pulp inside your tooth also becoming infected as well. A dentist or an endodontist can perform a root canal to clean out and then fill the tooth either a filling or a crown.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of teeth and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth that have been discolored due to disease or certain medications, and to improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an esthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Crowns are used when teeth have been badly damaged by decay or wear and cosmetic fillings are no longer an option. In these cases, a crown or a cap must be used to save the tooth. Crowns can also be used on either side of a gap, so that a bridge can be constructed to replace one or multiple missing teeth without having to use a dental implant. There are several types of crowns: Full Metal, Metal with Porcelain Joints, Porcelain or Cast Glass. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The dentist will recommend which one will be the best suited for each situation.
A bridge replaces one of more natural missing teeth by bridging the space between two teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is essentially involved with improving your smile. There are a variety of procedures that can help in improving your smile.
Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. They are typically best placed in the front portion of your lower jaw. Implants are great for replacing missing teeth. It is important that you have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth for the implants to be attached to. Implants are not only used to replace one tooth, but rather people missing most, if not all, of their teeth benefit greatly as well. Implants are increasingly being used to replace certain types of bridges and removable partial dentures.