Taking care of your mouth is essential for keeping it healthy. The ADA recommends brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. The ADA also recommends routine dental visits at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. This care is integral for preventing serious oral health issues from developing. Even with proper care, sometimes issues can still develop. These issues affect not just the health of your mouth, but your quality of life as well. At State Street Dental, we can provide you with the treatments you need to restore your oral health with restorative dentistry.
Root Canal TherapyRoot canal therapy is a treatment performed to restore the health of an infected tooth and preventing the need for extraction. A hole is drilled into the top of the tooth, and special tools are used to remove the infected pulp and nerve. The canals are then cleaned, and the entire interior of the tooth is disinfected. The tooth is filled with a material called gutta percha.
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Finally, a crown is placed on the treated tooth. The crown helps to protect the tooth, preventing a new infection and restores its strength so that it can function normally. A tooth treated with a root canal lasts for many years, and can even last a lifetime.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are a modern solution for replacing missing teeth. This treatment involves the surgical placement of small titanium posts into your jawbone. These posts are then used to provide secure support for your replacement teeth. As you heal from surgery, your bone gradually fuses to the posts. This is a natural process called osseointegration. It stabilizes the posts within your jawbone, turning them into strong, secure replacement roots. Your replacement teeth are then secured into place on the posts.
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This treatment provides many significant benefits including greater comfort and incredible stability. It is also a long-term solution for tooth loss. The posts restore stimulation to your jawbone, preventing bone loss and keeping your jawbone strong and healthy.
CrownsThe teeth have many essential responsibilities and perform a variety of different functions every single day. Your teeth are the strongest substance in your body, which enables them to stand up to this use. While they are incredibly strong, they can still suffer physical damage and decay.
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Dentures and PartialsDentures are a traditional treatment used to replace missing teeth. When most people think about dentures, they typically think of the treatment used to replace an entire arch of teeth. Partials are a type of denture that is used to replace a section of missing teeth. Both of these treatments are removable. They are made from impressions of your mouth. Both dentures and partials consist of acrylic resin or porcelain teeth that are set into an acrylic base. The base is colored to match the exact color of your natural gums. The dentures offered today provide a much more realistic restoration to your smile.
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Periodontal TherapyPeriodontal therapy is a treatment used to restore the health of your gums after gum disease. It is performed to stop the progression of gum disease so that your gums can begin to heal. Periodontal therapy begins with a deep cleaning of your teeth, commonly called scaling and root planing. In many cases, you may also be recommended for periodontal maintenance. This is a series of regularly scheduled visits that help your gums to continue to heal following your initial treatment. Even after periodontal therapy, it is important to properly care for your mouth so that gum disease does not return.
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Restorative dental care allows us to help you restore the functions of your mouth, your oral health, and your overall quality of life. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, contact State Street Dental today at (971) 332-3020.