For thousands of years, the work of the dentist consisted of basically nothing more than removing and replacing aching teeth.
Dental bridges are caps used to bridge the gap due to missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is used for putting an enamel cover on the two teeth that lie adjacent to the missing one, in the midst of which would sit a fake tooth.
Apart from Bill Murray in Little Shop of Horrors you would be hard pressed to find someone who actually enjoys their regular dental check ups.
When your dentist discovers that you have structural weakness in a tooth, he or she may suggest that you get either an inlay or an onlay. An inlay or an onlay is ideally the same type of procedure used to make your teeth stronger, allowing you to restore the integrity of any tooth that's been physically damaged or subject to tooth decay.
Teeth were designed to last a lifetime and when they don’t, it can be quite traumatizing. Not only is this loss detrimental to your smile and your self-esteem, but it can also cause you to lose your ability to chew your food properly; among other problems.
A crown is like a cap for your tooth that is cemented into place and covers the entire visible portion of your tooth.
Caries detection through the perfect supplementation of three competent procedures: Your trained expert eye, x-ray imaging, and the DIAGNOdent pen.