Mount Vista Family Dental offers Restorative dentistry in Vancouver, WA
Crowns are used to restore severely damaged teeth due to fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay. Crowns also improve the tooth’s look, shape and alignment.
Crowns Are Used to:
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay
- Protect a tooth from fracture
- Cover a discolored or unattractive tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Anchor a bridge
A root canal becomes needed when tooth decay is so badly neglected it reaches the tooth pulp. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own. Sometimes tooth trauma such as a fracture can lead to the need for a root canal as well. In addition to being painful, untreated infections can reach the root tip and compromise the entire immune system.
Symptoms of Pulp Infections May Be:
- Sensitivity to hot/cold
- Sensitivity to sweets
- Pain, especially when biting
- Bad taste in the mouth
A root canal procedure includes cleaning out the infected pulp, disinfecting the canals and filling the void with a rubber like substance to prevent further infection. Sometimes a crown is recommended to restore the tooth’s shape and look and to strengthen the tooth structure.
Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. After removing the decay and cleaning the area the dentist adds filling material. Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite. Other fillings can be made from traditional amalgam (silver colored) gold and silver.
Composite fillings, in addition to being more esthetically pleasing, bond directly to the tooth surface unlike traditional fillings.
How does restorative dentistry help?
If you have damaged teeth that are holding you back, restorative dentistry can help. It’s not just about vanity; it’s about confidence and oral health. Many people don’t understand that missing teeth can cause other dental issues, such as bone loss and misaligned teeth. We can these missing teeth, as well as broken teeth, to keep your mouth healthy. Call today to find out more about restorative dentistry in Vancouver.
What does restorative dentistry do?
Restorative dentistry repairs or replaces broken or missing teeth. There are many was teeth can get damaged, from tooth decay to fracture or total tooth loss. One of the most common ways to fix a broken tooth is through fillings that are made from composite resin, gold, or silver amalgam. When the decay or fracture is too large and a filling will not work, crowns can be used to cap the tooth to increase its solidity. Crowns can also be used to hold a bridge in place, which are false teeth made to bridge gaps between natural and missing teeth. Other tooth replacement options include dentures, which not only replace missing teeth, but also the surrounding tissues; and implants, which can be used to replace the roots of the teeth in conjunction with crowns to reform the entire tooth structure.
The benefits of restorative dentistry.
Mount Vista Family Dental is here to provide restorative dentistry in Vancouver. Restorative dentistry not only improves the health of your mouth and helps protect you from bone loss, but it also improves the way you feel and eat. One loss can be painful, so not only will you suffer from tooth pain but also jaw pain. Misaligned teeth, due to tooth loss, can be painful too. It can be difficult to eat with broken teeth and may even limit your diet due to the fear of breaking or losing more teeth, as well as the pain from chewing certain foods. Restorative dentistry restores your ability to eat normally as well smile. Generally, your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you.
Get help with missing or broken teeth.
If you have broken or missing teeth you already know how difficult they can make life. Not only are you less likely to smile in photos you may also suffer from daily pain, as well as worry about more broken or lost teeth. The damage caused by bone loss in your jaw can also cause more teeth to be lost, which is why it is very important to have regular dental checkups. Having restorative dentistry performed on your teeth will improve your life and your health. It can protect you from future issues and ensure that your tooth loss is not being caused by some other underlying illness.
If you are ready to have a healthier smile and want to eat all of the foods you love and enjoy again it’s time to schedule an appointment with us. Our trained professionals will evaluate your case and give you the options that will work best for your tooth loss. Call today for a consultation about restorative dentistry in Vancouver, WA and you could be smiling brighter in no time.