Implants are an excellent tooth replacement option if you have missing or severely damaged teeth. When a missing tooth leaves a space, surrounding teeth can move, potentially leading to further tooth loss. An implant is affixed to the jaw bone to simulate a tooth and root, keeping the surrounding teeth in place and restoring function.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are artificial structures that replace some or all of your teeth and are custom designed to fit the unique shape of your mouth. Dentures and partials restore speech and eating function.
Dental bridges are a more permanent alternative to partial dentures. The artificial structure is connected to two crowns placed over the existing teeth next to several missing teeth. The existing teeth are augmented for proper crown placement and to mimic the appearance of an entire row of teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy removes the decayed dental pulp (also known as the nerve). After the decay is removed and cleaned, the tooth is supported by the remaining healthy root. The tooth is then reinforced with a crown to prevent bacteria from entering.
Crowns, as opposed to veneers, cover the entire tooth and are a necessary step following any root canal procedure. Crowns can now be matched to the color of your natural teeth!
Bacteria that thrive around dental plaque cause periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This plaque eventually irritates the gums, allowing pockets of bacteria to form beneath the gum line. Periodontal treatment is the thorough removal of plaque and bacteria beneath the gum line, which may include placing antibiotics in the gum pockets to prevent future infection.
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At Willis Dental Care, our team can provide you with reliable and dedicated services to help you manage and restore your oral health. Give us a call today to learn more about this service.