Discover the benefits of these dental procedures and when they are necessary.
It isn’t always easy to be able to tell when your smile needs a little extra special care. That’s why visit our Fitchburg, MA, dentist every six months is an important way to determine whether you are dealing with decay, gum disease, damaged teeth and other issues that may leave you needing restorative dentistry. Here, at our office, we provide an array of services including dental implants and root canal therapy.
What are dental implants?
If you are dealing with tooth loss the first thing you want to do is be able to find a restoration that will replace your missing tooth or teeth. Of course, some patients find it very important to have a restoration that actually acts similarly to real teeth. If this is the kind of restoration you are looking for then dental implants could be the best option for you.
Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth because they actually mimic the way real teeth function. An implant is made from a biocompatible metal (usually titanium), which means that when the implant is placed into the jawbone where there is a very small chance that the jawbone will reject it.
Once the implant has been surgically placed, the tissue and bone will meld together with the implant to become one. As you may be able to guess, this implant is now a strong, reliable foundation that is ready to support a dental crown or even full set of dentures (depending on your tooth loss needs).
What is root canal therapy?
If you are dealing with a damaged or infected dental pulp (a structure found inside the tooth that when damaged or injured can cause pain) then our Fitchburg, MA, general dentist will typically recommend root canal therapy to remove the dental pulp and clean out the tooth. A root canal is a great option for anyone whose decay or dental infection has spread to the inside of the tooth, and it can actually save a tooth from needing to be extracted in the future.
If you have questions about any of the dental services we offer then call Little Smiles and Big Smiles in Fitchburg, MA, today to learn more. We are here to give you a smile you’ll always be proud of.