Dr. Halasz offers a wide array of restorative dentistry options. Common procedures including: crowns (caps), root canals, dental bridges, inlays, and onlays. At some point in your life, you may need to have some type of restorative dentistry care performed and Dr. Halasz can help.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is the restoration of infected or diseased teeth.
The following restorative procedures are performed in our office:
Dental Crowns (Caps)
Dental crowns are used to cover chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth. They are cemented or bonded into place and cover the damaged tooth to provide strength and structure. We match the color of your teeth, so your crown will have a natural look.
If you are suffering from a toothache, then it is likely that you have an infection inside of your tooth. Teeth that have cracks or cavities are very vulnerable to a bacterial infection. An infection is generally the pain that you are suffering from when you have a throbbing toothache. A root canal can provide pain relief and complete oral health.
The root canal is the main channel that runs through your tooth and contains nerves and blood vessels. If your tooth has decay, then it can reach the root canal. If this occurs, the nerve may become infected.Root canal therapy can remove the infection of the nerve, and completely cleanse the canal.
Root Canal Therapy
If you need to have root canal therapy, your therapy will begin by having your tooth numbed. Oral sedation and IV sedation are excellent options to help make your root canal therapy pain-free. Once the area is completely numb, until the diseased tissue is removed. This is diseased tissue. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and will be filed until it is smooth. For the last step, a dental filling is placed inside the tooth, so it will be protected from any future infections, disease or damage. After having a root canal performed, we recommend that all teeth treated should have a dental crown placed. This will strengthen the teeth and provide excellent function and beauty.
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to the natural teeth nearby. Dental bridges are permanently cemented. A bridge provides functionality and an improved appearance for the patient. It will also provide support to cheeks, lips, and the jaws.
How are dental bridges attached?
A dental bridge is typically cemented to the teeth that are located directly next to the missing tooth. Think of it as two crowns on each end with a replacement tooth in the middle. The bridge has to be precise, so an impression of the teeth will be taken and sent to the lab, where it will be created and constructed. The procedure can take two appointments to be fully completed.
The surrounding teeth around the bridge must be maintained and cleaned because the bridge relies on the surrounding teeth for support. It is also known as a fixed partial denture because it will fill the gap where any teeth are absent. The fixed dental bridge is cemented firmly into place and can only be removed by the dental professional who applied it.
Restorative Dentistry by Dr. Halasz
Dr. Halasz provides complete restorative dentistry options. Your oral health is our top priority. If you have lost one or several teeth, we can assist you in improving your oral health for beautiful teeth. The earlier that we can intervene, the sooner we can provide you with great results.
Contact our office today and schedule your appointment for any restorative dentistry procedures. Don’t suffer with an agony toothache. Make your appointment today!