Root Canal – a procedure performed to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth in an attempt to save the tooth. After an xray, the dentist will administer local anesthetic. He will then make a small opening in the crown of the tooth and clean out the root canals. The canals are then filled with material to seal them. A crown is often needed to restore the tooth to full function.
Fillings – a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. The dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area and fill the cavity with filling material.
Cleaning – a part of oral hygiene which involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Teeth Whitening – process of bleaching to make teeth look whiter. The materials used remove stains and other discoloration from the tooth surface.
Crown – cap or cover to put over a tooth to prevent a weak tooth from breaking or hold parts of a broken tooth together.
Bridge – false tooth that is held in place by the teeth on either side of the gap typically made from porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth.
Implants – artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When placed in the jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth (crowns).
Mini Implants – implant that is smaller than 3mm in diameter which works well in areas with good bone density and in small spaces.