Category: Restorative Dentistry

4 Reasons You Might Need A Dental Crown

Your teeth each have a hard outer shell made up of enamel. Unlike with your skin, bones, or other parts of your body, if the enamel of your teeth is damaged, it cannot regenerate. Damaged enamel exposes the sensitive inner areas of your tooth to be exposed to bacteria and the elements. This can lead… Read more »

I Broke My Tooth! What Do I Do Now?

An instant can change everything. If you have ever been in a car wreck or any type of accident, you know how quickly things can go from fine to catastrophe. Breaking a tooth may not be as traumatic as some accidents, but it can feel like an emergency in the moment. If you have broken… Read more »

The Importance Of Restorative Dentistry

You probably do your best to protect your smile. You brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once, stay mindful about what you eat and drink, and visit your dentist at least every six months to prevent any problems from arising in the first place. Unfortunately, even with this vigilance about… Read more »

When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Advances in modern dentistry provide several treatment options that make it easier to save a tooth. When a dentist is faced with a heavily damaged tooth or one severely infected, they will consider all available treatment options to try to save the tooth. A dentist’s priority is always the health of the entire smile and… Read more »

How Do You Fix A Cracked Tooth?

Maybe you’ve been there before: you bite down on something and you hear a crack! Or maybe your tooth gets damaged in an accident. The problem with a damaged tooth is that it will get worse the longer you procrastinate treating it. The pressure from biting and chewing your food, or even grinding your teeth… Read more »

Do You Need A Full Or Partial Denture?

When a patient loses one tooth, we may suggest a bridge or possibly a single tooth dental implant. But what about cases where several teeth, or all of them, are missing? In these situations, we may recommend a denture. We two very different options available. Do you need a full or partial denture?

When Is A Dental Bridge Right For My Smile?

When you have one or more missing teeth, the idea of replacing them can become daunting. While the choice may be intimidating, it is important for a your tooth or teeth to be replaced. A missing tooth not only lives a visual void in your smile’s appearance, but it can also impact your smile’s abilities…. Read more »

Why Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a procedure where your dentist removes your tooth from your mouth. During an extraction, the tooth and its roots will be permanently extracted from the bone. A dental extraction is a last resort for your dentist, and it is a procedure not performed unless it is absolutely necessary to protect your… Read more »

Protecting Your Tooth With A Filling

Prevention is the most important part of dentistry. The second most important part is regular checkups, which can provide early treatment of problems. Tooth decay can usually be prevented with good oral hygiene, mindful nutrition, and regular professional cleanings. Even with our best effort, tooth decay can still occur and cause cavities in our teeth…. Read more »

Extraction As A Last Resort

Your dentist’s main priority is to do everything feasible to save your tooth. However, there are some circumstances where that is just not possible, and a tooth must be extracted. Wisdom teeth extractions are common due to overcrowding or infections that wisdom teeth can cause. Some extractions are the result of an injury caused by… Read more »