SIMA Dental has general dentistry services that will restore your oral health and bring back your beautiful, healthy smile.
When a tooth has been severely damaged by decay, breakage or other means and it cannot be salvaged, extraction is recommended. At SIMA Dental, we take every precaution to ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable during the extraction procedure. After the extraction is completed, you will be given instructions on proper home-care to promote swift, healthy healing.
When a tooth has a cavity, the decay is completely removed and an appropriate filling material is placed in the tooth to restore it. Composite resins are used in most fillings. This tooth colored material is comprised of plastic and ceramic or glass. Large fillings require that the composite be laid down in layers and cured or hardened with a special blue light. This ensures that the filling will be durable and will last.
Crowns & Bridges
Occasionally a tooth may require an extra-large filling. These restorations can render the tooth weaker, and therefore more likely to break at some point. A dental crown protects the tooth and provides stability. The same is true for a tooth which has had root canal therapy. The removal of the nerve of the tooth makes it brittle over time and more prone to break. A dental crown protects the tooth from breaking. Crowns are also used on the abutment teeth for dental bridgework.
Dental bridges are used to close the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth between teeth. The teeth on both sides of the space are used to hold the bridge. These two teeth are called the abutments. Artificial teeth, called pontics, are used to replace the missing teeth. The pontics are attached to crowns, which are cemented on the abutment teeth. Bridges restore your smile and chewing surface of the missing teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
Many people are not aware that they have gum disease (periodontal disease) until it is pointed out at their annual dental checkup. It begins when plaque buildup on the teeth turns into tartar. This substance is hard and a yellowish brown. It pushes the gum away from the tooth, creating pockets.
Your dentist will advise you of the extent of the gum disease and the best method to rectify the problem and promote healing.