Fillings are used to restore the function of the tooth. The dentist drills into the tooth to remove the cavity and replace it with a composite (white) filling.
How long do fillings last? Fillings typically last 10 to 15 years.
Are they painful? Dental fillings are used to relieve pain. Your dentist will first numb the area being treated. After that, its basically pain free.
Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth.
A Crown is important to protect a week tooth from decay to break or to hold a tooth together. A bridge is use to replace missing teeth making it easier to eat and speak properly.
There are a number of reasons why a patient might need a tooth pulled and this procedure is very common. Patients often need an extraction because of decay, infection or just overcrowding.
Tooth extraction is performed by your dentist and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. Removing visible teeth is a simple extraction. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure.
Also known as Endodontic Therapy, is used to remove infected pulp of a tooth to eliminate infection. By doing so, the tooth is protected from invasion.