We work to maintain teeth through specialized procedures involving the center of the tooth, known as the pulp, and the surrounding tissues. With our advanced technology, we can provide a greater depth for diagnoses and treatments for more difficult cases.
This procedure is often needed for a tooth to be fitted with a crown. It re-contours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone of a tooth and provides necessary space between the supporting bone and crown. This prevents the new crown from damaging bone and gum tissue.
A root canal procedure will remove the cracked or deep cavity to the pulp chamber while cleaning and shaping canals, saving your tooth and filling it with special material. Sometimes a traumatic injury, such as a strong impact to the mouth, can damage the tissue inside your teeth and require a root canal. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form.
Post and Crown
Although it is better to save a tooth than extract it, there are cases where a post and crown will be the best approach. If there is not enough tooth structure left for retention after your root canal procedure to support a crown, a post will be placed upon the tooth root. From there, a crown buildup will be made and placed around the post. A crown will then be placed on the buildup, leaving you with a beautiful tooth.