Recession of the gums also results in bone loss. The bone covering the root of the tooth is so thin that as recession progresses, the bone supporting the tooth is also lost. Over time, this will cause the tooth to become more mobile and could eventually cause it to be lost.
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We focus on improving the smile and appearance of the teeth. For some patients, a new smile may mean porcelain veneers or full mouth reconstruction. Other patients may only need small changes that can be achieved with tooth recontouring.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that's badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the canals are cleaned from the necrosed tissue and sealed. Without treatment the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Our doctor has many years’ experience restoring implants, which are a secure and functional option to replace missing teeth. They don’t rely on neighboring teeth and reduce bone loss and gum recession. Implants are strong and let you bite and chew with confidence, like you would with your natural teeth.
Crowns cover weakened or fractured teeth and bridges replace missing teeth. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Bridges are similar to crowns, yet they replace missing teeth by using the neighboring teeth to bridge the gap.