Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are natural-looking and functioning artificial teeth. They may be used to cover a dental implant or a tooth that needs more support or structure due to damage or decay.
A bridge is used to fill a gap left by a missing tooth. The bridge keeps the teeth adjacent to the gap from drifting and causing pain, bite problems, and more. Bridges are permanent and are cared for just like your natural teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
When an infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy is necessary to treat the decay and remove the infected tooth pulp. Once the area is clean, the tooth is filled with a material designed to prevent infection. If the remaining tooth structure does not support normal function, a crown, or cap, may be used.
Implants are permanent tooth replacements that are inserted directly into the jaw. These are considered to be the best method of replacing missing teeth.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient’s knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Dr. Nicholson will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of dental care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing