Direct fillings, crowns, bridges
Implants are a common way to replace missing teeth. Implants are small titanium screws that get integrated into the jawbone. A crown is then attached to the implant for a resulting structure that looks and acts like the missing tooth.
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. A complete denture replaces an entire arch. A partial denture is held by any remaining teeth. An implant overdenture is held by implants.
Each tooth contains a nerve and blood vessels called the pulp. Root canals are performed when the pulp gets inflamed. This can be due to a deep cavity, a fractured tooth, or trauma. A tooth that requires a root canal can become painful, cause a localized abscess, or even a swelling of the face.
This covers all problems related to the bone and gums surrounding teeth. Periodontal treatment can include deep cleanings, gum grafts, and crown lengthening surgery (a procedure sometimes required prior to a placing a crown).
Many people grind or clench their teeth during sleep, a habit often related to stress. In certain cases, a nightguard is the best way to protect the teeth from the heavy burden of this parafunctional activity.