Both Composite Resin (tooth colored) and Amalgam (metal) fillings are done in our office.
A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to a normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. There is a variety of reasons for placing a crown.
-to support a large filling where there is not adequate tooth remaining
-to create a bridge across a space where teeth are missing
-to protect weak teeth from fracturing
-to restore broken teeth
-to covered misshapen or discolored teeth
-to place a functioning tooth on a dental implant
Typically, crowns are made of porcelain fused to metal, all porcelain or full cast alloy (gold). Both the appearance and function are considered when choosing the most suitable crown material. Crowns are cemented in place and maintained with normal brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings.
Root canal therapy treats a diseased or damage nerve (pulp) in the tooth. Common causes and symptoms of a tooth requiring a root canal may be
-Trauma such as a physical blow
-Irritation caused by deep decay
-Pain or throbbing
-Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Without treatment, infection can occur and result in loss of the tooth. Root canal therapy replaces the diseased or damaged pulp with a permanent material that will keep the tooth functional and maintain your smile.