Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

Need Tooth Extraction? Here’s How to Know

Sometimes, it’s easy to tell something is wrong with one or more of your teeth, and that seeking dental treatment as soon as possible is probably a good idea. However, knowing exactly what’s wrong, or how best to treat it once you’re at your dentist’s office, isn’t so easy. For example, many people can experience… Read more »

How to Stop a Root Canal from Getting Infected

Most of the talk about preventing tooth decay involves stopping it from ever developing. However, tooth decay remains the most common oral health concern for most patients of all ages, and when it develops, the more pressing concern is preventing it from becoming more severe. If it does, then the decay that started in your… Read more »

Why More People Have Tooth Fillings than You Know

Some concerns that your teeth can develop may be more common than you realize. For example, if you notice that your teeth are stained, you can feel better knowing that you’re not alone, and most people experience tooth stains at some point in their lives. The same can be true for cavities, which are a… Read more »

When Is Tooth Extraction an Appropriate Option?

The good news for most patients who develop tooth decay, or experience a broken or fractured tooth, is that there’s often a way to successfully save the tooth with a custom-designed restoration. However, tooth damage, decay, and other compromising situations can sometimes be more severe than a custom restoration can address. To avoid allowing the… Read more »

A Closer Look at the Decay in Your Tooth

Many people recognize that tooth decay can be a significant threat to their oral health. However, knowing of the threat and recognizing it when you have tooth decay aren’t always the same. Unfortunately, underestimating the seriousness of tooth decay is a common reason why it’s allowed to progress so significantly for many people. To help… Read more »

What to Do When a Tooth Breaks

Sometimes, dental health concerns aren’t exactly obvious. For instance, if you develop tooth decay or gum disease, you might not notice it right away, and therefore, you may not realize that you need treatment for it. However, when a tooth breaks, the damage is usually noticeable, and you may likely know the moment it happens…. Read more »

Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work Better, Too?

For patients who experience cavities (a product of tooth decay), the most common treatment is often to clean and fill the cavity with biocompatible material. These days, that material often consists of composite resin, which can be tinted to match the color and shade of your tooth structure, unlike metal fillings. In addition, to their… Read more »

A Few Considerations About Tooth Extraction

When you need restorative dental treatment to address a problem with your tooth, you might expect that the right custom restoration can save your tooth no matter what the problem is. However, despite the advanced nature of restorative dentistry today, there are still concerns that can’t be effectively resolved by placing a tooth filling or… Read more »

Fixing a Fractured or Broken Tooth

Despite the fact that they’re the strongest and most resilient parts of your body, your teeth aren’t completely immune to suffering damage. In fact, fixing a worn down, fractured, or broken tooth is a common goal of restorative dental care, and this type of damage can occur for a wide variety of potential reasons. Fortunately,… Read more »

When a Tooth Develops a Cavity

Sometimes, cavities can seem like a mystery. They’re the most common chronic oral health concern, which means most people will experience one at least once in their lifetimes. Yet, they’re also among the most highly preventable concerns, which means there are definitive (and often easy) ways to prevent them from ever developing. Today, we take… Read more »