Getting dental fillings is easy and painless and standard procedure for general dentistry, but some of our clients here in Ottawa are still worried about them. Fillings are synthetic and not a natural part of our teeth. It’s fair to worry that adding a filling means your tooth isn’t in perfect condition, but that doesn’t mean that it’s in a really poor condition either. Your tooth is simply more vulnerable now and needs additional support and protection.
Crowns are a great way to cover a damaged tooth, provide it with extra strength, and restore it to its normal shape. The name “crown” is very fitting because crowns are applied to teeth like headwear for all the aforementioned reasons.
Patients who have a missing tooth surrounded by two healthy teeth are candidates for dental bridges. The idea behind dental bridges is that a pontic (false tooth) is used to replace the missing tooth. This false tooth is held in place by a bridge which uses the neighboring healthy teeth for fixation and support.
Endodontics is a specialty in dentistry dealing with the center of teeth. Not all dentists are qualified to treat issues with the pulp, which is why you might sometimes be referred to an endodontist. Here at SmilEra Dental Studio, Ottawa, ON we have the expertise to care for the entirety of each tooth, including the pulp.
A person living with tooth loss may experience a variety of challenges. He or she may feel less confident due to the gaps in their smile. It may also be difficult to eat certain foods or to speak clearly. That is why we offer several tooth replacement solutions at SmilEra Dental Studio, Ottawa, ON. Whether you are missing one or more teeth, we can help restore your full, functioning smile.
Dental extraction is one of the dental procedures that patients dread hearing about. The thought of someone pulling out and removing one of your teeth can be unbearable, and rightly so. Perhaps knowing more about the procedure itself, its indications, and how to prepare for it can make it a little easier to tolerate for those seeking dental extraction.