Category: Restorative Dentistry

When a Cavity Can’t Be Treated with a Tooth Filling

Tooth decay is still a common problem for people of all ages, but the cavities they form aren’t always as big of a threat as they used to be. That’s only true when cavities are treated with modern, personalized restorative treatment, which often takes the form of a customized tooth filling to restore a cavity-stricken… Read more »

3 Things to Remember About Filling a Cavity

Filling a tooth cavity is something that many people will have to do at some point in their lives. The tooth decay that causes a cavity to develop is the result of actions by different types of oral bacteria inhabiting your mouth. Fortunately, decay is highly preventable, and if a cavity does develop, you have… Read more »

Why Tooth Extraction Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

One of the most important benefits of keeping up with good dental hygiene and professional dental care is the ability to preserve all of your healthy, natural teeth. Unfortunately, tooth loss can occur for many different reasons, some of which are preventable and some of which are not. In some cases, the loss of a… Read more »

When a Dental Crown Is Needed Most

A dental crown is one of the most recognizable forms of restorative dentistry. That’s partly because they’re also one of the oldest forms of restorative treatment, and partly because today’s crowns are so lifelike in their design that they can accomplish much more for your smile than ever before. However, not all situations that involve… Read more »

What Is Root Canal Treatment For?

Tooth decay is a common threat, but for most patients who experience it, it’s often treated before it becomes a serious one. If it’s still mild or moderate, then you may be able to fill the cavity the decay has caused and protect the rest of your tooth structure from it. However, tooth decay isn’t… Read more »

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Popular for Treating Cavities

One of the reasons why tooth fillings are popular is because they’re often the most effective solution for restoring a tooth that’s affected by a cavity. As a product of tooth decay resulting from oral bacteria buildup, cavities affect a majority of people at least once in their lives, and tooth fillings are the typical… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Just Extract a Damaged Tooth

When a tooth becomes damaged, especially if it’s severely compromised, it can seem like the simplest solution would be to extract the tooth and replace it with an undamaged prosthesis. After all, the tooth won’t heal itself over time, and if it’s lost any of its natural structure, it won’t grow back. However, there are… Read more »

The Difference Between Partial and Full Crowns

Dental crowns are common enough that most people recognize the basic concepts of what they do. However, unless you’ve had one placed recently, you might not realize just how much today’s modern dental crowns can do, or the wide variety of choice you have when it comes to restoring your tooth. From choosing the right… Read more »

Treating Decay when It Reaches Your Root Canal

When you have a tooth that’s affected by a cavity, filling the cavity with tooth-colored composite resin can be the most conservative way to treat it. However, this is only effective when a cavity affects the main, visible part of your tooth, known as the crown. In more severe cases, the decay may affect much… Read more »

Need a Filling? Learn Why It Should Be Tooth-Colored

Cavities are common for all people, and because of that, treating cavities is one of the most frequent reasons for visiting the dentist (aside from checkup and cleaning appointments). While cavities can often pose a serious threat to your oral health, the good news is that treating them can often be much simpler than you… Read more »