Why Should You Not Get Apprehensive About The Root Canal Treatment?

Written by bfcdental on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:16 PM


If you are suggested by your Dentist to get a root canal treatment done and you are being apprehensive about it, you need to get your facts right about the whole procedure. 
 
The Root Canal Treatment is similar to getting the regular fillings and can be done in two or three appointments. The time taken to complete the procedure also depends upon the condition of the tooth. 
 
Inside the tooth, there is a soft tissue known as the pulp. The pulp is present under a hard layer called the dentin which is covered with the white Enamel. The connecting tissues, nerves and blood vessels in the pulp help to maintain the health of the teeth leading to the growth of roots and tissues. 
 
When the pulp becomes infectious it becomes necessary to get the right treatment. Postponing the treatment will only aggravate the situation as possibly the infection can spread to the adjacent teeth. 
 
During the treatment, the infected pulp is removed cleaned and disinfected. After that, a rubber-like material called gutta-percha is used to fill and seal the hollow space left by the cleaning infected pulp. After that, a crown is used to restore the tooth that functions propitiously like a natural tooth.

Use of Single Tooth Implant for Restoring a Missing Tooth

Written by bfcdental on at 4:16 AM


A single tooth implant can come handy for restoring missing teeth and its root. There are many advantages of a single tooth implant in comparison with the other teeth restorative methods that can compromise the health of adjacent teeth. The implant provides a natural looking and functioning tooth. It also integrates with the bone giving it strength and preventing it from decaying. 
 
Bridges can cause deterioration in the teeth as it requires support from the adjacent teeth to stay intact. Gums, when receded around the Bridge, can expose the metal and bridge collar. On the other hand, implants are easier to clean and do not require any kind of cement to keep them affixed that has the possibility of wearing out.

How Are Implants Placed?

First of all, an anchor is placed to support the artificial tooth. This anchor is like a screw or cylinder that is inserted into the jaw bone. Once it is done, the anchor is left for to integrate with the bone and gums. After the healing process, a cap is attached to the anchor completing the foundation for the artificial tooth. In some implants, the cap is not required. A replacement tooth known as the crown is created by the dentist in the dental lab that resembles your natural teeth to the nearest level. This crown is fixed onto the abutment giving you a natural looking replacement for your teeth. 
 
Implants allow natural functioning of the teeth and augment a person’s smile and appearance.