Just as the name suggests, restorative dental procedures are designed to restore damaged teeth to closely resemble your natural teeth. If you’re missing teeth in time it will not only impact the look of your smile but also the health of your remaining teeth as they can more easily move out of alignment, be more prone to decay, disease and being worn down from overuse.
In our modern and welcoming practice, A2Z Dental Clinic provide the following Restorative Procedures:
- Dental Fillings
- CAD-CAM Technologies
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Root Canal Therapy
- Broken or Chipped Teeth Treatments
Please call us to discuss A2Z Dental Clinic’s restorative dentistry services in more detail.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Treatments aim to alleviate the pain of a dead or dying tooth nerve, and at the same time help save your tooth. Trauma, tooth decay, advanced gum disease could all be reasons for a tooth’s nerve to die.
If you experience intense tooth ache, root canal therapy may be the only option to safe your tooth.
The dental root canal is a small channel inside each of your teeth, containing nerves, blood vessels and other tissue. If your tooth’s nerve begins to die off, bacteria can move in, usually causing a painful toothache. Due to the dying tissue, your body’s natural defence mechanisms find it difficult to reach into the area and combat the bacteria, hence root canal treatment is one way to clear up this infection.
The Root Canal Process
Your root canal procedure begins by taking x-rays with our in-house digital machine, to give us a detailed understanding of your situation. We then remove all the infected pulp from your tooth. To soothe and completely cleanse your tooth we apply a temporary antibacterial filler to the area for a short period of time.
The final stage of your treatment, once the infection has been removed, involves filling the bacteria-free root canal and restoring its natural appearance with a dental filling. In most cases it is advisable to protect the root filled tooth with a dental crown.
Thanks to local anaesthesia you will very rarely feel any pain during root canal treatment. When the local anaesthesia wears off, you may have some very mild discomfort for one to two days. This can be cared for with over-the-counter pain relief.
While root canal treatment is very effective, it may not always be possible and if an extraction is the only option for a troubled tooth, the extracted tooth could be replaced with a dental implant.
To find out more about root canal therapy, or to arrange an appointment, contact the friendly A2Z Dental Clinic team today.
Fixing Chipped or Damaged Teeth
The treatment for a chipped tooth depends on the extent of the damage and where the tooth is in your mouth.
If just a small piece of enamel has chipped away, it may require only a filling.
If your front tooth is damaged, we may recommend dental bonding with a tooth-coloured resin. This is a simple process that involves sculpting an adhesive material onto your tooth, shaping and hardening it to restore your tooth back to its natural appearance.
If you have a very badly damaged tooth, it may need to be restored with a dental crown.
It is important to have the damaged tooth assessed and treated as soon as possible. Contact us today to discuss your needs.