Many people, when faced with dental infection or severe damage, start to feel overwhelmed with the prospect of undergoing restorative treatment. Our Glendale dentists know that, with so many treatment options out there, it can be tough to figure out exactly what type of restorative care is right for you. That is why, in this short article, we’re giving you more information about treatments that are commonly used to address serious dental damage.
The number one priority in any case of severe dental damage is to stop any ongoing infections and enamel deterioration. If your tooth has been damaged down to the dental core, our team may recommend that you undergo root canal therapy; this treatment allows our dentist to go into the tooth and clear away all of the diseased and damaged material (including the dental roots, hence the name root canal).
The next step is to restore damaged teeth, so that your smile looks whole and healthy, and functions optimally again. Our dentist uses a number of materials and treatments to restore and rebuild teeth:
Dental filling: if a small part of your tooth structure has been removed due to cavity, you may be able to restore you tooth with a simple and quick tooth-colored filling.
Dental bonding: repair cracked or chipped enamel with composite resin. Dental bonding is also used to improve dental aesthetics.
Dental crown: our office provides CEREC dental crowns, which means that we can design, craft, and place your dental restoration right here in our office, in just one appointment. These porcelain crowns are personalized for the patient.
Dental implants: patients who are dealing with tooth loss should undergo tooth replacement treatment as soon as possible; this is critical for maintaining the appearance as well as the health and stability of your smile. Dental implants are state-of-the-art replacement teeth that are permanently embedded in the patient’s jawbone.
The important thing to remember is that no smile is beyond health. No matter what type of oral health issues you’re dealing with, our Glendale dentists are here to provide you with the treatments you need to smile confidently again. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn more!