Tooth decay is caused by acid which erodes tooth enamel. This acid is produced by bacteria in your mouth when you eat foods containing carbohydrates, like candy, potatoes, or fruits and vegetables. Acids that occur naturally in foods like citrus fruits can also damage your enamel.
Bridges and Crowns are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace missing teeth or even a section of them. Crowns are used to cover and protect single damaged teeth. Bridges are used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges or crowns will improve your appearance as well as your overall dental health.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Dentures come in two main types: full and partial. Full dentures replace top or bottom set of teeth while partial dentures replace a few teeth and fill in a gap in the natural teeth you still have.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth. They contain the soft tissue, the nerves and pulp of the teeth. When this tissue becomes infected or damaged, it must be removed. If not dealt with, it can cause an abscess (infection) that most often lead to an emergency dental visit.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth. Implants are anchored into the jawbone and topped with a crown. Implants may hold a single replacement tooth or serve as the anchor for a bridge or denture. Sufficient bone tissue is needed for the implant to fully integrate and gum tissue should be free of disease.