Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth.

Bonding uses either plastic or resin which is bonded to an existing tooth and removes very little of the original tooth. Bonding is a common solution for fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth, reducing gaps between teeth and hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth's surface. This procedure will improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile.

Endodontics involves dealing with the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Endodontists perform root canals which are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain. Ailments which may require endodontic treatment are inflamed/infected tooth pulp, severe sensitivity to hot and cold, tooth decay, chipped or broken tooth, swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth or repeated dental procedures on a tooth.

When teeth are heavily decayed they may be too weak to survive with just a filling. By placing a crown, a tooth may be given a new life. Even when a single tooth is lost a denture may not be required because a bridge can be made which spans the gap with a tooth attached to those next to the space. Sometimes when a single small tooth is lost at the front of the mouth a simple bridge can be made which has 'wings' that are glued to the back of the adjacent teeth. This results in less tooth being damaged by the drill.

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile which will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Also, you’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to tooth loss. Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition, they can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

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