Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is decayed, fractured, broken, or severely worn. Composite fillings are very aesthetic restorations since they are available in natural shades matching tooth color. Fillings do not last forever so it is essential that you visit the dentist regularly for further examinations. Fillings can develop cracks or can simply wear down due to chewing forces. The dentist will monitor the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are permanently cemented over a tooth, in order to restore the tooth's strength, shape and size, and improve its appearance. Crowns are used to restore teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or fractures. Extensive decay, injury, or root canal therapy are other situations when a crown is recommended.
A dental bridge is a set of 3 or more artificial teeth that get permanently cemented onto the teeth adjacent to the space created by a missing tooth/teeth. Its main function is to replace the missing tooth and restore its function and appearance.
Complete & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace teeth in the situation where some natural teeth remain. The natural teeth are used as anchors for the partial denture. When no natural teeth remain, a complete denture is used to replace all the teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is required when nerve tissue inside the tooth degenerates or becomes infected. During the procedure the canals within the tooth that hold the nerve and blood supply must be cleaned and disinfected. Root canal therapy can save the life of your tooth, preventing the need for extraction.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions can be performed for several reasons including severe tooth decay or infection, tooth damage due to breakage, bone loss, impacted wisdom teeth, and removal of teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to do everything we can to save teeth, and extractions are usually considered when other treatments have been exhausted.
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Mount Carmel Centre: 3930 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario