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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that improves the appearance (and not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and bite. Millidge Place Dental Clinic provides a variety of high-quality cosmetic treatments as part of our wide body of dental services.
Different Procedures Used in Cosmetic Dentistry
The most common types of procedures that we use as a part of cosmetic dentistry in Saint John are:
· Dental Implants: They replace the roots of the lost teeth. A dental implant along with a crown built on the implant replaces a missing tooth.
· Dental Bonding: : Bonding provides a successful attachment between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel.
· Dentures: Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed.
· Dental Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain shells which fit over the surface of the teeth.
· Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening lightens the colour of the tooth by either changing the intrinsic colour or by removing and controlling the formation of extrinsic stains.
Are you experiencing severe toothache? One of your tooth nerves might be affected WITH decay or infection. Millidge Place Dental Clinic – Dr. Murray Holburn offers root canal therapy in Saint John to give you relief from such issues. Root canal therapy is performed to save the tooth, decayed pulp and nerves, and the bacteria are removed. This resulting space is now filled with medicated dental materials so that the tooth can be fully functional.
Mostly people believe extraction is a good option over root canal. But it should be realized that removing the tooth could also affect the adjacent teeth, thus resulting in more cost and more dental issues. By performing a root canal, the tooth can be saved and restored to its full function. Root canal therapy can last a lifetime and only on certain occasions, the teeth might have to be re-treated if there are new infections affecting the teeth.
Below are some of the signs which can possibly lead to a root canal therapy:
Blister on the gums
Swelling or tenderness
Sometimes no symptoms
Root canal therapy can be done when:
The tooth decay is severe and the root pulp is affected
The tooth is infected, abscess is developed within the root, or at the root tip
There’s injury to the tooth
Root canal requires more than one appointment. Initially, an X-ray is performed to diagnose where the issue is. This is followed by giving a local anesthesia on the affected tooth. The next step involves pulpectomy, where the damaged pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and decay are removed. The space created is then cleaned, disinfected, filled, and sealed using a permanent filling or a temporary crown. A second appointment will be required to replace the temporary crown with a permanent crown.
For more information on root canal therapy, questions related to cosmetic dentisty, or to book your appointment at our clinic in Saint John, please contact us.