Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, broken, or discolored teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means that a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage. Today, tooth colored fillings are both beautiful and durable.
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Your dentist at Walker and Kraus takes advantage of both modern technology and advanced dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective while taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth (the pulp) when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently files the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or, in some cases, a crown.
In some cases, injury or decay extensively damages a tooth, and an extraction is the only proper treatment to start you on the path toward regaining your dental health. We can remove your troublesome tooth and can give you the best treatment options for replacing that tooth to restore your beautiful smile.
Oral Cancer Screenings
As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% rate of cure after diagnosis.