Restorative Dentistry refers to the care of patients who require restoration of dental and oral tissues and executed by a dentist or oral surgeon.
The specialty is to help care for the elderly and those with special medical needs, along with people with learning difficulties for which proper management is also important to provide treatment for people who need dental care complex. The disciplines of operative dentistry, periodontics, fixed and removable prosthesis (including implants) and endodontics are involved. Our dentists will give you options.
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay, fracture or vascular injury. You can not feel any pain in the early stages of infection. In some cases, your tooth may darken in color may mean the nerve of the tooth is dead (or dying). This would need a root canal treatment performed by your dentist.
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection can spread through the root canal system of teeth. This eventually can lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflammation of the area in which the accumulation of pus can cause swelling of tissues around the tooth. Symptoms of an abscess can range from dull to severe pain and the tooth may be tender to the bite. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection spread to surrounding tissues and the tooth may have to be removed.
Infected teeth abscess
Access and pulp removal
Ramifications of extreme difficulty
Root canal treatment is a specialized procedure and time consuming. Most cases of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time. The root canal is cleaned and implements ready to leave the root filling. A temporary filling is placed in the tooth and let it rest.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth for a permanent restoration program.
Ask today to Dr. Luis Manuel Cabrera, experienced in this type of treatment, if you are a suitable candidate for dental endodontics..
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining portion of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the form of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a cap (commonly).
The crowns are ideal for a restoration of teeth that have broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a variety of other reasons, for example:
- You may have discolored fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the teeth.
- You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect what remains of the tooth.
- You can help hold a bridge or denture in place.
Fitting a crown requires at least two appointments. During his first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, an impression or mold is made of teeth, and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. In the subsequent visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is placed, adjusted and cemented into place.
The crown will be to match the teeth as closely as possible. The shadow of neighboring teeth will be recorded to ensure that the color looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.
Bridges or dentures
When missing teeth on each side of a bridge space is an ideal way to replace missing teeth. This is called a bridge because it bridges the open space.
When a tooth is lost or more can lead or move by what is necessary to put a replacement tooth as soon as possible. The space of missing teeth can cause several problems. The teeth can block in space for no change its bite can cause pain in the jaws, gum disease or decay (due to hygiene more difficult).
Bridge is used to replace one or more teeth. The teeth on each end of the space are used as anchors (abutments). The bridges cannot be removed by the patient. As with other types of crowns (CAPS), a bridge can be metal or porcelain, or a combination of these two.
If you have any questions about this or any other procedure, please contact our dentists.