Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

What’s the Point of Extracting a Tooth?

Restoring a tooth can sometimes seem complicated. If the tooth is severely fractured or broken, or if it’s in the grips of severe internal tooth decay, then it might seem like simply removing the tooth from the equation would be the easiest way to save your smile. However, that isn’t always the case, and typically,… Read more »

Is a Crown Your Tooth’s Best Option?

Restoring your tooth can mean a lot of different things, depending on what kind of concern you have with your tooth structure. For many people, however, it means addressing significant damage or harm to the tooth, and the right restoration is often a custom-designed dental crown that can restore all of the tooth’s structure. With… Read more »

What Happens When a Tooth Decays?

Some dental concerns don’t need to be addressed until they develop. For instance, chronic teeth-grinding or other problems with your bite function aren’t typically things you can avoid with routine preventive care. Fortunately, that routine can help you prevent the most common oral health concerns, such as tooth decay and the formation of cavities. Tooth… Read more »

How Do You Decide if a Tooth Should Be Extracted?

When a tooth exhibits a serious problem, like extensive damage or infection in its natural structure, extracting the tooth can seem simpler than treating and restoring it. Yet, because it results in the loss of all of the tooth’s natural structure, tooth extraction is typically only a good idea if the tooth can’t be saved…. Read more »

What if Your Tooth Is Severely Damaged?

There are ways to save teeth that experience a wide range of concerns, including severe damage to its structure. In some cases, tooth damage can be a more immediate concern than other common concerns, such as chronic tooth decay, because it can pose an immediate and serious threat the tooth and your oral health if… Read more »

Could Root Canal Treatment Cure Your Severe Toothache?

You may know several different ways to relieve a minor toothache with at-home remedies, but most of them have one thing in common – they don’t address the root cause of your tooth’s pain. Therefore, most toothaches require a professional diagnosis and treatment to fully alleviate them and stop them from coming back. In severe… Read more »

Why Tooth Fillings (and Cavities) Are So Common

Some oral health concerns develop because non-preventable issues, such as congenital malformations of certain oral structures, or the misalignment of your teeth. Others might seem to be unpreventable because they occur so commonly, but are actually the result of things that could be prevented with consistently good care. Cavities, which are the product of tooth… Read more »

Conditions that Might Be Addressed with Tooth Extraction

The good thing about modern dental care is that, in most cases, there’s an effective treatment option to address most types of concerns and help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure. Whether your tooth becomes infected with decay or structurally damaged, the right restorative treatment can often effectively restore its health,… Read more »

When Your Tooth Needs a Dental Crown, and How It Helps

Modern dental treatment is most effective when it can address all of your tooth’s concerns in the most conservative manner. For many people, that means placing a custom-designed, lifelike dental crown over a tooth that’s been damaged, compromised by infection, or requires extensive cosmetic improvement. Today, we examine a few times when a dental crown… Read more »

Why Some Teeth Need Root Canal Treatment

Because it’s the most common concern for healthy, natural teeth, treating tooth decay is a frequent reason for needing restorative dental treatment. The good news, however, is that tooth decay can be successfully treated, and often, with minimally invasive solutions like tooth-colored fillings. However, more serious forms of tooth decay affect more of your tooth’s… Read more »