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When optimal dental health is your goal, it’s important to make every possible effort to preserve all of your teeth for as long as possible. Unfortunately, about 178 million Americans are missing one or more teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. This is mainly due to poor oral hygiene and not going to the dentist regularly for cleanings. One of the treatments that allows you to avoid tooth extraction is root canal therapy. Explore whether you may need to visit your Rigby, ID, dentist soon for a root canal to heal and restore your smile.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a restorative treatment that dentist’s use to save diseased teeth. A regular cleaning will clear up bacteria-filled plaque and film from around the outside of the tooth, while a root canal cleans the inside of the tooth. When there is tooth decay, the dentist removes the inflamed tissue, stops the infection, and fills the inner canals with a protective material.
Is a Root Canal Necessary?
A root canal is usually needed when there is intense tooth pain, throbbing, and swelling. When a tooth is painful, it means that the nerves inside of the teeth are being infected by bad bacteria. Another sign that you may need a root canal is if you start to notice strange boils or bumps on the gum line around the tooth. That may be a sign of a dental abscess.
Healing After a Root Canal
After your Rigby, ID, dentist finishes treating your tooth with a root canal, it is imperative that you keep a watchful eye over it. Inform your dentist of any concerns after the appointment and follow instructions closely. In a few weeks, you will return to the dentist to have a permanent crown placed over the affected tooth. The crown will provide much-needed protection.
Go in for a Tooth Consultation
The final word on whether you need a root canal will come from your Rigby, ID, dentist. Call TowneSquare Dental today at (208) 745-8704 to set up a tooth consultation with Dr. Richard George or Dr. Boone Allen.
Say goodbye to tooth loss and get a beautiful smile back with this long-term restoration.
Don’t you wish you had a smile that was as perfect or as close to perfect as your favorite stars in Hollywood? While you may just assume that this is completely out of reach, particularly if you are dealing with tooth loss, you might be surprised to hear that our Rigby, ID, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen, offer a cosmetic restoration that could give your smile that star-studded appeal.
We know that most people want to find an artificial tooth replacement that resembles a natural tooth. While you could choose to get dentures or a dental bridge, why not get the next best thing to a real tooth? Implants are small metal screws or posts that are meant to take the place of tooth roots.
An implant is truly the ideal way to fully restore how your smile functions. Think how great it will feel to be able to chew comfortably again. Not to mention the fact that an implant will fill that gap in your smile and give you a full, natural-looking smile again. Once you have an implant, your confidence in your appearance will soon return.
There are other benefits to getting dental implants from our Rigby, ID, dentists that you may not even realize. It can support your facial muscles, prevent teeth from shifting around and strenghten your jawbone.
Furthermore, once an implant fully bonds with the jawbone it is considered a permanent restoration. With the proper maintenance and care, an implant can last several decades or even the rest of your life. No other restoration lasts as long as dental implants. If you are a healthy adult who doesn’t smoke and is looking to replace one or more teeth then you could have what it takes to get implants.
Townesquare Dental in Rigby, ID, is ready to give you the cosmetic and restorative dentistry you’ve been looking for. Don’t let tooth loss have the final say. Call us today to schedule your consultation!
Restorative dental procedures help your smile remain healthy and strong. Rigby, ID, dentists Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen of Townesquare Dental discuss a few restorative procedures you may want to consider, including dental implants.
Tooth-colored cosmetic fillings look just like your tooth enamel, which means no one in Rigby but you will ever know you had a cavity. Composite resin, a flexible plastic-based material, offers an excellent alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Cosmetic fillings are available in the most common tooth shades and are strong enough to withstand years of wear and tear.
Bonding, one of the most versatile restorative procedures, is used to repair damage to teeth or hide little imperfections. Composite resin, the same material used for cosmetic fillings, is also used to bond teeth. Because composite resin is so flexible, it can be molded by hand into any shape imaginable. Bonding is a good choice if you want to repair a chip, lengthen a short tooth, improve the appearance of a crooked tooth or hide a crack or discoloration. Once the material is applied to your tooth, it's hardened with a curing light.
Crowns are an excellent option if you have a broken or fragile tooth. The hollow restorations are made of a variety of strong materials, including porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal, and offer excellent strength and durability. Slipping a crown over a tooth can also conceal imperfections and lengthen teeth.
Dental implants offer a comfortable, long-lasting solution to tooth loss. The implants, which act as artificial roots, are placed in your jawbone. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants actually become part of your jawbone. They're made of titanium, a biocompatible material that bonds easily to bone. A crown tops off the implant and fills the gap in your smile.
Would you like to find out if you can benefit from a dental implant or other restorative dental procedure? Call Rigby, ID, dentists Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen of Townesquare Dental at (208) 745-8704 to schedule an appointment.
Has a missing tooth left a noticeable gap in your smile? Closing that gap is simple with a dental implant. The dentists at Towne Square Dental in Rigby, ID - Dr. Richard George, Dr. Boone Allen and Dr. Nathan George - explain how you'll benefit from dental implants.
The perfect tooth loss solution
If you've lost one or more teeth, you may have considered bridges or dentures. Those choices can restore your smile, but they have one important drawback. Neither option replaces your tooth roots. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that creates an entire new tooth, starting with the roots.
After your implant is added to your jawbone, it will gradually fuse to your bone during osseointegration, one of the most important steps in the entire process. After the titanium implant osseointegrates, a crown will be connected to it to restore function and improve your appearance.
Why root replacement is so important
Your teeth have to be amazingly strong to tear and bite meat, crusty breads and crunchy carrots. Without stable roots, you wouldn't be able to eat these foods. Since your implant is securely attached to your jawbone, you'll never have to worry that your crown will slip when you bite into your favorite foods. In fact, dental implants offer superior comfort because they don't irritate your gums. Most people who receive implants in Rigby don't notice any difference between their implants and regular teeth.
Root replacement also helps you avoid bone loss, a not uncommon problem that can occur after you lose a tooth. Your tooth roots constantly press on your jawbone and are an essential factor in maintaining bone strength. When those roots no longer exert any pressure on the bone, it may eventually begin to shrink. As the bone recedes, some of your other teeth may become loose. A strong jawbone also helps support your facial muscles. If you experience bone loss, you may also that your face begins to sag, which can contribute to premature aging.
Close your gap with dental implants! Call Dr. Allen, Dr. Richard and Dr. George of Towne Square Dental in Rigby, ID, at (208) 745-8704 to schedule your appointment.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to affect your life. Regain a beautiful smile once more.
It can be so disheartening when you look at your once beautiful smile and the only thing you see is your tooth loss. Fortunately, our Rigby, ID dentists, Dr. Richard George and Dr. Boone Allen, are making it easier and easier to restore your missing teeth so that you can regain confidence in your smile.
Why dental implants?
This is one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth, particularly because it offers patients a lot of unique benefits that other tooth replacements like dentures or bridges don’t offer. Here are just some of the amazing advantages you’ll earn when you decide to get dental implants in Rigby:
- A Natural New Smile: An implant is designed to look and feel just like a real tooth. While pretty much anything you read will tell you that nothing is as good as a natural tooth, dental implants are a pretty good second best. Even the restoration that is placed on top of the implant is designed to match the color and shape of your smile to give you a new tooth that you won’t be able to tell apart from the rest of your natural teeth.
- Eat What Makes You Happy: People will say that dentures can give you back your smile but it’s often disheartening when someone wants to enjoy their favorite foods but finds that their dentures move or shift around while eating. Having to cut food into bite-sized pieces all the time can become annoying, but dental implants won’t shift around in your mouth. They stay put so that you can enjoy a fully functioning tooth that will be able to keep up with your healthy appetite.
- Natural Teeth Remain the Same: Other restorations often require that neighboring teeth to play some role in supporting the dental structure. To support a dental bridge, two teeth have to be filed down to wear dental crowns. But with dental implants, you won’t have to worry about affecting the health of your other teeth.
- The Strongest Foundation: You know how we mentioned that dentures can move around in your mouth? Dental implants certainly won’t. Since they are fixed to your jawbone, this is actually the most stable and unmovable tooth replacement you can get. Since implants are made from a biocompatible material like titanium, the body won’t reject the new restoration.
Nothing is better than knowing that you have a dental restoration that will look and feel just like a real tooth. If you are ready to find out if dental implants are right for you then turn to Townesquare Dental in Rigby, ID.