Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

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 »

What Makes Tooth Extraction Necessary?

With a wide range of options for restoring teeth that are damaged or that exhibit tooth decay, many people can save their healthy, natural tooth structure even under severe circumstances. Because of this, the need to extract a tooth can sometimes be a surprise. Tooth extraction is the deliberate removal of all of a tooth’s… Read more »

The Importance (and Infection) of a Root Canal

A healthy, natural tooth can be more complex than it seems at first. For example, the part of the tooth you can always see is known as the tooth’s crown, and it’s supported by the root underneath your gum tissues. The crown itself has many layers, from the resilient enamel that surrounds it to the… Read more »

How Well Does Your Bridge or Denture Mimic Your Teeth?

One of the best things about modern dental restorations is their ability to closely resemble the appearance of your healthy, natural teeth. Whether your goal is to fix a tooth that’s been damaged or compromised, or replace one or more teeth that have been lost, a custom-made restoration can help you regain your smile’s health… Read more »

What to Remember About Modern Tooth Fillings

A large majority of people (at least 90%) will experience tooth decay at some point in their lives, or already. However, not as many people realize how advanced modern treatments for tooth decay have become, especially fillings designed to treat the most common cases of cavities. Today, we examine a few things you should remember… Read more »

What to Keep in Mind When You Need Tooth Extraction

In many ways, losing a tooth is almost always a bad thing for your smile and oral health. However, when tooth extraction becomes necessary, removing the tooth could be the best thing for your long-term oral health. While there are many potential reasons for needing to extract a tooth, it’s important to remember that your… Read more »