Nobody likes tooth decay. We can help you restore your teeth and keep them clean and healthy. Detecting tooth decay early is extremely important. As long as you take action immediately after noticing minimal decay, it can often be repaired. Delayed treatment may lead to severe decay that will need to be removed. At Ocean Dental Care in Oakville, Ontario, we’ll recommend treatment based on how severely your teeth have been damaged by the decay. We will always discuss your options with you before proceeding with treatment.
Fillings are used on teeth whose enamel has been dissolved by plaque buildup, which creates tiny cavity on the surface of the teeth. Ocean Dental Care certified dentists can remove the decayed portion of your tooth, and fill the space with metal or porcelain to stop the cavity from getting worse.
We might recommend a crown if your tooth already has several fillings — or contains a large amount of decay. This encircles (or “caps”) your tooth, protecting it and keeping it strong. Common material of crowns include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or pure white porcelain (which resembles a natural tooth).
The root of each teeth is known as 'root canal,' and there are soft tissues, nerves and blood vessels in the dental pulp within that tooth canal. The dental pulp can be harmed by tooth decay or trauma, causing an infection that can spread to the bone around your tooth and may lead to tooth loss if left untreated. In order to save the teeth, the dentist will first remove the dental pulp and then cleanse and shape the area that holds the pulp to hold a specialized filler that protects your tooth from infection and reduces any tooth sensitivity. Upon cleaning, filling and reconstruction of the root canal, the dentist will often put a crown on top of the tooth, which helps protect the mended root canal and looks and acts like a regular tooth.
Our dentists may suggest removal of the infected tooth and give you a bridge if your tooth is badly decayed. We are going to reduce the size of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth so the bridge can use these teeth as supports for an artificial tooth in the middle.
A partial denture can re-instate your biting and chewing capacities as well as retaining a beautiful smile and shape for your mouth when you have several teeth missing from various parts of your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable, and can be designed to use adjacent teeth as support or secure with implants, which are titanium screws permanently implanted in your jawbone. It is best to have a full denture if all of your teeth have been extracted, and the prosthesis that replaces your teeth, can be conventional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures.