Your teeth are exceptionally strong and perform some different essential tasks. To keep your teeth strong and healthy, it is important that you take good care of them. While the enamel may be the hardest substance in the human body, this does not mean it is impervious to damage. It can be faced with cracks, fractures, and decay, all of which can allow bacteria to enter the sensitive inner layers of your teeth. Once bacteria are inside the tooth, they quickly multiply and irritate the pulp. When this happens, a painful infection occurs. We can eliminate the infection, restoring your oral health, with a root canal.
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If your teeth are damaged, treatment is required as soon as possible. Severe damage, when it goes untreated, can leave you susceptible further damage and painful tooth infections. In many cases, damaged teeth can be treated and restored, while still enabling them to stay in place. However, if the damage is too severe, saving those teeth may not be possible.
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You may have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, called TMJ disorder. TMJ is a misalignment of the sensitive jaw joints. This can cause muscles to become stressed, which irritates nerves and leads to symptoms that range from mild to severe. For conservative, effective treatment, your dentist can create a custom oral appliance to correct jaw alignment and relieve nagging symptoms. If you suffer from TMJ symptoms, consult with your dentist to determine whether an oral appliance will relieve your pain.
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Dentures and Partials
If you’re missing one or more teeth, discuss a partial or denture with your dentist. These prosthetic dental devices are more comfortable and lifelike than ever before with options like implant retention and hidden clasps. Dentures replace all teeth on the upper or lower arch, and partials replace multiple missing teeth on one arch.
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Crown and Bridgework
Also called a bridge, crowns and bridgework replace one tooth or a few teeth in a row. Bridges are fixed, non-removable appliances. A bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth with crowns attached to the ends. The crowns fit onto natural, healthy teeth to secure the bridge in place. Bridges restore a complete smile and all the related benefits of aesthetics and function. Bridges may also be retained by dental implants.
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