Cavities form as a result of tooth decay. Throughout the day, as you eat, food particles collect in your mouth, getting stuck to the surfaces of your teeth, as well as between them. Your mouth is filled with oral bacteria that thrive on these food particles and reproduce very quickly. As they eat, they produce acids that are harmful to your enamel.
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A root canal is a procedure that is designed to remove an infection from the interior of your tooth, helping to avoid the need for the affected tooth to be extracted. An infection occurs as a result of oral bacteria entering the inner layer of your tooth. This can happen in a variety of ways. You may have a crack in your tooth that extends into the dentin.
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Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns combine the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain. The metal that covers your tooth is coated with ceramic, made to look like the rest of your teeth. It can even be stained and finished to blend in perfectly. However, a thin metal line often shows through the porcelain and may irritate the gums of those with allergies to metal.
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The idea behind a dental bridge is similar to an architectural bridge. Just as an architectural bridge spans the gap between two areas of land, a dental bridge spans the gap left behind by a missing tooth. It can be used to replace up to three missing teeth. The bridge consists of a pontic tooth (or teeth), that is affixed between two dental crowns.
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Dentures - Complete & Partial
Tooth loss has many different causes. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is gum disease. As your gums swell, pockets form between the tissue and your teeth. Bacteria fall into these pockets and attack the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in place, as well as your jawbone. Both structures grow weaker, and your teeth become loose, eventually falling out.
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Same Day Dentures
No matter what causes tooth loss, the results are often the same. Your appearance is affected. Eating becomes increasingly difficult the more teeth you lose. Because eating is impacted, your digestion and overall nutrition are affected. Speaking becomes a challenge, and others have a hard time understanding you.
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Inlays & Onlays
Cavities happen as a result of tooth decay, which is caused by oral bacteria. Oral bacteria are a natural occurrence in your mouth. They are easily controlled with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. However, when you ignore any part of your oral hygiene regimen, oral bacteria can be left to multiply unchecked. They feed on lingering food particles in your mouth.
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Gum disease starts as gingivitis. The symptoms – red, swollen, bleeding gums – are often overlooked, written off as being caused by vigorous brushing or flossing. Gingivitis is the result of a buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth, irritating your gum tissue. As your gums swell, they pull away from your teeth, and bacteria fall into the resulting pockets.
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