Composite fillings are made out of a special dental resin, and they are an alternative to traditional metal-amalgam fillings. When it comes to filling cavities, composite fillings are much more aesthetically-pleasing than metal-amalgam. Composite fillings can be matched to the exact color of your enamel, so they look and feel just like a part of your natural tooth. For this reason, we exclusively use composite fillings at our office.
Root canal therapy is the best option for treating an infected tooth. If the hard outer layers of your tooth are destroyed by an oral injury or tooth decay, the “pulp,” which keeps your tooth alive, can become infected by bacteria. This results in pain, discomfort, and the eventual loss of your tooth.
To begin your root canal treatment, Dr. Sandhu will create a small opening in your tooth, remove the infected material, and then fill and restore the area. If you have a serious toothache, it may indicate that you have an infected tooth, and root canal therapy may be the right option for you.
Dental crowns are ideal for restoring and protecting damaged teeth. Unlike a filling, a crown is shaped like your tooth and is placed over the remaining enamel, covering it up and protecting it all the way down to the gum line.
Placing a crown over the damaged tooth ensures that the remaining natural structure is protected from further decay or damage. Crowns are commonly used to restore teeth with large cavities that can’t be filled, to protect teeth after root canal therapy, or to restore damaged or broken teeth. More rarely, dental crowns may also be used for cosmetic purposes.
We offer both full and partial dentures. If you are missing one or two teeth, partial dentures may be right for you. They consist of one or more false teeth that are held together by a plastic and metal framework which attaches to your remaining healthy teeth.
Full dentures are intended to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. They are only recommended if your teeth are seriously and irreparably damaged, because all of your remaining teeth must be extracted before your full dentures can be built and placed.