Q. What can we do for my missing teeth?
A. Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures or only have one or two teeth missing. Conventional bridges are made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of precious metal bonded to porcelain. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base for strength. Implant retained teeth are a wonderful and durable way to replace missing teeth as well. Removable partials and dentures are also a way to replace missing teeth.
Q. What conditions lead to the need for root canal treatment?
A. Deep fillings and cavities, waiting too long on a toothache, force to the tooth, fractured tooth or gum infections can all lead to and result in root canal therapy.
Q. How do I know if I have gum disease?
A. Gum disease (gingivitis) will show itself as red, swollen gums that bleed when brushed or flossed. Many people are alarmed when they notice this bleeding and will then brush more gently, if at all. It is important that you continue to clean regularly and firmly in order to fight the condition.