A toothache is one of the most annoying pains a person can deal with. However, failure to have the tooth repaired can cause more concerns than pain. For instance, a cavity will continue to spread until the tooth is totally destroyed. In the process, the root pulp or surrounding gum tissue can get infected. An expert at dentistry in Providence RI can help by cleaning away any damaged dentin and filling in the void before the structure of the tooth is compromised.
Unfortunately, some people have a serious fear of dental procedures and may put them off until it is too late. This can lead to the loss of the tooth or the need for extractions. Extracting the tooth can cause further problems because it allows the remaining teeth to become loose and shift positions. One solution provided by experienced dentists is the use of an implant. An implant is an artificial root and crown. The root is anchored into the jaw, and a custom crown is created to replace the missing tooth. Alternately, the use of a bridge is possible. However, a bridge will fit loosely in the mouth and must be anchored to the surrounding teeth.
Another reason to consider Dentistry in Providence RI is the appearance of the teeth. The dentist has a variety of procedures that may improve a smile including teeth whitening, bonding and the placement of veneers. Whitening is a simple procedure where the dentist applies a layer of peroxide over the teeth. Once a little water is added to the solution, the peroxide begins a chemical change, and the cleaning process starts. The whole treatment should only take half an hour with the final results appearing in the next seven days.
Bonding and veneers are used to hide unsightly issues. For example, bonding can be used when the teeth are poorly shaped. Once the bonded material is in place, the dentist will shape the tooth to match the others. Veneers are a porcelain shell that is placed over the front teeth. Veneers are often used to hide severe stains or cover misshapen or crooked teeth. Visit Atwill-Conroy Dental Associates and discover how easy it is to get a great smile.