A root canal can immediately end the pain of a tooth that's infected at its core, allowing the majority of the natural tooth to remain under a dental crown. That's considered healthier for the patient (you) because missing teeth can cause a host of problems, including shrinkage of the bone in your jaw, a problem with your bite, shifting teeth, and a gap in your smile. However, about 5% of root canals eventually fail and the pain comes back.
Dental crowns are appliances used to cover significant tooth damage that cannot be rectified using a filling. Crowns are hollow and slip down over the tooth and bond to the outside. Different crown materials are available and the best choice depends on a wide variety of factors including the location of the tooth involved, the severity of the tooth's damage, and personal preference. Metal alloy crowns are one of the material options.
You have probably seen the funny videos that go viral on the web of people after they have their wisdom teeth removed. Seeing the effects of the sedation wearing off and their mouths full of bloody gauze is entertaining, but is it something that everyone will have to go through at some point? Do wisdom teeth really need to be pulled? Fortunately, not everyone will have to get their wisdom teeth extracted.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Are they crooked, stained, or misaligned? Fixing crooked teeth can be costly and time-consuming and may require years of orthodontic work. Another option you may want to consider is using veneers. Veneers are a dental tool that can instantly change the appearance of your teeth. The procedure involves bonding a thin layer of material to the outside of your teeth to give them a completely new appearance.
You may not have been born with the perfect set of teeth, but you can change this with the use of cosmetic dentistry. There are a variety of dental procedures that can be completed to help improve your smile. The first thing you should consider is what you want to change and if you're an ideal candidate for any of the procedures. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to inform you what will or won't work for you.