Cavities are one of the most common dental issues. They are small pits that form on the surfaces of your teeth as a result of tooth decay. Fillings are one of the most common treatments for cavities. We use a composite resin material to essentially fill in the cavities, restoring the health of the affected tooth and preventing further damage. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that bonds to your tooth enamel. It is free from metals and mercury and blends in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth. .
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Crowns are a treatment used to restore teeth affected by damage or larger amounts of decay. They are small caps that are made to encase the entire crown of your natural tooth, providing it with protection from further harm and infections while restoring its strength. In addition to preserving a damaged tooth, crowns also help to anchor fixed bridges in place.
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CEREC crowns cost the same as traditional crowns and might even help you save up on an additional trip to the dentist. The technology used to get the impression also spares you from having to deal with that gooey mess of marking.
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A bridge is a traditional treatment used to replace a missing tooth. A fixed bridge is the most common type of bridge used. This restoration consists of a false, or pontic, tooth that fills in the space left behind by your missing tooth. The restoration also has two dental crowns, which help to anchor the pontic tooth by fitting on the teeth adjacent to the empty space.
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Dental implants are an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts to provide support for ceramic crowns. The posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone then fuses to the posts, stabilizing them in your jaw. With dental implants, your replacement teeth are more secure and more natural in appearance. They are also a long-term solution to tooth loss. In addition to restoring the functions of your teeth and the quality of your smile, the posts also restore the stimulation to your jawbone, helping to keep your jaw strong and healthy.
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Dentures are a traditional treatment for replacing missing teeth. A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth while a partial denture replaces a section of missing teeth. This restoration consists of false teeth in a base that is made to rest directly on your gums for support. Dentures and partials today are made to look much more realistic. This helps to improve the quality of your smile, in addition to restoring the functions of your mouth.
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In some cases, tooth damage or decay can allow bacteria to get into the inner layers of the teeth. This can lead to a painful infection. Without treatment, an infection can lead to serious health consequences. Root canal therapy is performed to eliminate the infection while preserving the tooth in its socket. This treatment involves removing the pulp and nerve from the infected tooth and disinfecting the interior. The tooth is then provided with a crown to provide additional protection and restore strength to the treated tooth.
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While restoring damaged teeth is always the preferred solution, it is not always possible. When your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair, an extraction becomes necessary. Extracting a very damaged tooth helps to prevent more serious oral and overall health issues from developing. Following your tooth extraction, we can replace the tooth to restore the functions of your mouth.
With restorative services, we can help to restore your oral health as well as your quality of life. Call El Paso Modern Dentistry at (915) 213-0055 today to learn more.