Dental procedures can seem intimidating, but at Smile Esthetics, we believe that knowledge is power. In this blog post, we’ll demystify some common dental procedures, including root canals, fillings, and dentures.
A root canal is a procedure used to treat an infected tooth. During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected pulp from the tooth, cleans the inside of the tooth, and then seals it to prevent future infections. This procedure can save a damaged tooth from extraction and alleviate pain associated with the infection.
Fillings are used to repair teeth affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The dentist removes the damaged part of the tooth and fills the space with a restorative material, such as composite resin or amalgam. Fillings help restore the tooth’s function and prevent further decay.
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Dentures help improve chewing ability, speech, and overall appearance.
We hope this information has helped clarify these common dental procedures. At Smile Esthetics, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the information and care they need to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about these procedures or any other aspect of your dental health, don’t hesitate to contact our office.
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