Your teeth are essential for your overall health and well-being. They help you eat, speak, and smile. But over time, your teeth can become damaged or lost due to cavities, gum disease, or other factors. If you have missing or damaged teeth, there are some dental procedures and treatments that can help you restore your smile and oral health.
Here are some of the most common dental procedures and treatments:
Dental implants: Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. Once the implants are in place, a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to them to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and durable option for replacing missing teeth.
Crowns: A crown is a cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, and function. Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain, or a combination of both.
Bridges: A bridge is a fixed dental appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. Bridges are made up of crowns that are attached to adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Root canals: A root canal is a procedure that is used to treat a tooth that has an infection in the root. During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected pulp from the tooth and fills the space with a material that prevents further infection.
Fillings: Fillings are used to repair small cavities in teeth. Fillings can be made of amalgam (a mixture of silver, mercury, and other metals), composite resin (a tooth-colored material), or gold.
Dentures: Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be full (replace all of the teeth in the mouth) or partial (replace some of the teeth in the mouth).
Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of aligners to gradually move teeth into their correct positions.
Wisdom teeth extraction: Wisdom teeth are the four molars that are located at the back of the mouth. They often erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can cause problems, such as crowding, impacted teeth, or gum disease. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, your dentist may recommend that they be extracted.
If you are considering any of these dental procedures or treatments, it is important to consult with us and call to discuss your individual needs and options. Emicare is a leading dental practice that offers a wide range of dental procedures and treatments. Our team of experienced dentists can help you restore your smile and oral health.
In addition to the procedures and treatments listed above, several other things you can do yourself can help you maintain your oral health:
Preventative care: This includes regular dental checkups and cleanings, as well as professional dental cleanings and exams.
Oral hygiene instruction: We can teach you how to brush and floss your teeth properly, and how to use other oral hygiene tools, such as mouthwash and dental picks.
Diet counseling: We can help you develop a healthy diet that can help to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Fluoride treatment: Fluoride is a mineral that can help to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. We can recommend that you have fluoride treatments applied to your teeth.
By following our advice and taking care of your teeth at home, you can help to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.