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Category Archives: Restorative Dentistry

Fixing a Chipped Tooth: Why and How

Your teeth are strong — they have to be, to put up with a lifetime of wear and tear. But sometimes, acidic foods, poor dental hygiene, injury to the mouth, or just overstress can cause a tooth to break. A chipped tooth may not feel as serious as a painful cavity, but it should be seen right away by a dentist. The sooner you fix a chipped tooth, the better. Here are the reasons why you should get a chipped tooth repaired, and how it can be done. Risks of Chipped Teeth There are many reasons to fix a chipped tooth. First, and most important, a chipped tooth can lead to further damage if the...

A Root Canal Isn’t as Terrifying as You Think

A root canal treatment is one of the most dreaded procedures in a dental office. Never mind the mind-numbing pain that the cavity is causing, people prefer to dread the procedure that brings pain relief over the pain itself. Technology has changed in the past few years and with it comes new and improved methods. The root canal is one of the most common things a dentist does in a day’s time. So why do people fear these simple processes so much? The main reason why this procedure gets a bad rap is because of storytelling. When someone had a bad experience, they feel compelled to share it with...

The Basics of Root Canal Treatment Shared by Our Emergency Dentist

Root canal treatment is a method of dealing with serious problems that often develop in human teeth. Using this technique, a dentist can save the base of a tooth and, in conjunction with a crown, return the affected area to its normal appearance. Understanding the Human Tooth The enamel of a tooth is known for its hardness and durability. However, the inside of a tooth is comprised of soft nerve tissue, known as pulp. The pulp is contained within in each of the two roots that hold the tooth in place and supply it with blood. Since the nerve is not necessary for the proper functioning of a tooth,...

How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay?

Molars are subject to tooth decay, because their surfaces are grooved. The grooves are difficult to clean through brushing, especially for children. Plaque then accumulates in these fissures, resulting in decay of the molars. Dental sealants can be applied by a cosmetic dentist to prevent decay in the grooves of molars. Sealants are usually confined to the surfaces of molars, and, when combined with fluoride treatments, are procedures for preventative dentistry. Are adults candidates for sealants? If an adult has teeth subject to decay and grooved molars that have not received fillings, sealants...

What Is Restorative Dentistry & How Will It Benefit You?

The main term in restorative dentistry is the term restore. Restorative dentistry is a field that focuses on restoring alignment, bridging gaps and putting the sparkle back into a person’s original smile. Our Charlotte emergency dentist can perform a broad number of restorative procedures that can help you to get the smile that you once had. This field of dentistry is the right one for you if you would like to get your smile back after your teeth have suffered:   Accident damage Decay Warping Crowding Staining   Types of Restorative Procedures   Dentures and partial dentures are some...

Missing Teeth? Find Out What the Best Option for You Is from Our Charlotte Emergency Dentists  

There may come a time where we have to experience the unfortunate event of losing our teeth prematurely. This may cause a great deal of insecurity in our social lives, causing us to hide our smiles, or simply avoid going out in public altogether. Luckily, there are options in the Charlotte area for people who are missing teeth to regain their smile and rebuild their confidence. Implants Dental implants are frames that are surgically placed into the upper and/or lower jawbone, functioning as a foundation for prosthetic teeth. Because implants are a surgical procedure, it’s important that the patient...

Is Root Canal Therapy For You? Learn More About It from Charlotte Emergency Dentists

You may have heard the term “root canal therapy,” and you may be wondering what that entails. Chances are high that you heard a friend or family member discuss the procedure as something that his or her dentist suggested or performed. If your Charlotte dentist has recommended a root canal, then you have some serious issues with your tooth. The good news is that root canal therapy can help you to preserve your tooth so you do not have to get rid of it.   What Is Root Canal Treatment? A root canal procedure is a procedure during which Charlotte dentists remove the nerve and the pulp from...