A root canal is a tooth treatment that attempts to save a decayed or infected tooth. The nerve and pulp of the
tooth is removed and the area is sealed to prevent an abscess. Your tooth or teeth may be damaged due to
tooth injury or filling problems, or because of other things.
Symptoms of problems that may require a root canal include severe toothache, swelling,discoloration, tooth
sensitivity, and more. The procedure may be some what painful, and afterwards, the tooth may be sensitive
for a while. Your dentist will explain how to care for your teeth following the procedure.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or
removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth - covering the tooth to restore its shape and
size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the
entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace missing teeth. Your dentist may recommend
complete (full) dentures or partial dentures, depending on how many natural teeth you have lost. Dentures
can be created to match your existing teeth, so they are not very noticeable.
However,getting used to dentures can take a little practice, particularly when it comes to eating and
speaking. Dentures must be brushed daily, just like your regular teeth. Your dentist will tell you how to do this.
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