For Damaged Teeth
Once the pulp is removed and the interior of the tooth is disinfected, the hollow of the tooth is filled with a sealant material to ensure that debris stays out, and to add reinforcement to the tooth’s function. The access hole through which the procedure is performed is closed up with a filling, or capped off with a crown. While the tooth may become brittle over time, affixing a crown can protect the rest of the tooth from further damage.
This procedure restores the functionality of the tooth, allowing the patient to keep as much of their own teeth as possible, and eliminates the pain resulting from the damage of the tooth. Additionally, the procedure is less costly than restoration alternatives that may require bridges, dentures or implants. Good oral hygiene will help preserve the root canal work, as well as averting the contributing factors that may make such procedures necessary down the road.
Bridges in Chicago, IL are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants.
Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances. Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.