When the nerve of a tooth is compromised from decay or infection, root canal therapy is definitely needed. During a root canal, the living tissue inside the tooth (known as the pulp) is removed along with all the nerves, bacteria, and present decay.
A crown is essentially a cap that encases the entire surface of the tooth, allowing it to maintain its original shape and size. Additionally, crowns protect and strengthen the structure of the tooth.
Dentures are removable hardware that helps replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures come in two forms: partial or complete.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored plastic and glass mixtures that are used to restore teeth. Because they are colored, it helps the dentist to easily match it to the exact color of the surrounding teeth.
Any surgery that involves cutting or removing tissue from your mouth is considered oral surgery. This also includes tooth extractions and dental implants.