Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is the preferred treatment once the nerve of a tooth becomes irreversibly damaged due to trauma, repeated chemical or mechanical injury, or a cavity that has spread to the pulp of the tooth. Since teeth cannot heal themselves, once the nerve damage is too extensive, there are only two options: root canal therapy or extraction. If left untreated, a painful dental abscess will form, often accompanied by swelling. This condition can worsen and become a life-threatening situation.
The words “root canal” strike fear into the hearts of many people and conjure up images of horror movie-quality, nightmarish treatment. With today’s modern dental techniques, a root canal can be performed painlessly and in only one visit. For those patients who are anxious, see our Sedation Dentistry page to see how we can make your visit easier and more relaxing.
Full & Partial Dentures
Not only do missing teeth cause oral health issues, they also result in a more aged appearance, as lack of cheek and lip support create a “sunken in” look. Removable partial or complete dentures can restore your smile and help you improve your quality of life.
Complete dentures are a prosthetic replacement for all of your teeth. If your teeth are unsalvageable and need to be removed, then an immediate complete denture may be your best option. If you have any healthy, stable teeth, a partial denture can be made that hooks or clasps to these remaining teeth for support. Either denture type can be very useful, and our knowledgeable team will help you determine what’s best for you.
Dental Crowns & Fixed Bridges
If you have unsightly, broken, stained, or significantly decayed teeth, dental crowns can help you regain a natural-looking smile.
Crowns, also commonly called “caps” or fixed bridges, are used to protect teeth and replace tooth structure that has been lost due to severe decay or physical trauma. They can also be used to dramatically improve your smile if you have spacing issues, crowded, crooked or uneven teeth. Not only do crowns protect individual teeth, they also help to preserve or improve your jaw’s alignment.