A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires treatment for decay, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material
A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Alternate treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal is filled in to prevent any further infection.
Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still sometimes necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures.
A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support, hence the name.
Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to take the place of missing teeth. A crown, also referred to as a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth.
A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that a periodontist or oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw.
We have ample experience treating kids, and creating a fun environment for them to have their dental treatment completed. We recommend that parents bring their kids by their first birthday to monitor the proper eruption of their dentition, and to properly educate parents about their children’s oral health.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw meet.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the last molars, or ``third molars`` that develop on each side of the jaws. Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20.