Do you need a partial denture?

Do you need a partial denture? A partial denture is one or more replacement teeth supported by a metal frame. It is removable and usually held in place in the mouth by metal clasps. What to Expect Before making the partial denture, any existing dental work that needs...

Why root canal therapy is necessary

Why root canal therapy is necessary Root canal therapy is a way to remove infected soft tissue inside the tooth (known as the pulp) due to trauma or bacterial decay. Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot, and cold, pain, swelling or no symptoms at all prior...

Fillings, nothing more than fillings

Fillings, nothing more than fillings Teeth can form cavities when sugar combines with bacteria in the mouth to form acid, which weakens the enamel when proper flossing and brushing are not done to remove it. These cavities can continue to grow in size, and even become...

What to do about sensitive teeth

What to do about sensitive teeth If taking a bite of ice cream or having a sip of a hot cup of coffee causes you pain then you might have sensitive teeth. Sometimes the painful sensation is a result of a cavity or crack, but more often than not it is caused by worn...

The function of a dental bridge

The function of a dental bridge A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. There are different types, but all are made of gold, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of these. A conventional bridge is made up of 2 crowns linked by a replacement tooth. Other types of...