Dentist Serving Orangeville
Credit Creek Dental is an Orangeville dentist office that provides many dental procedures and are constantly expanding as we strive for excellence in our field.
Crowns are dental restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken teeth.
Dental crowns often referred to as caps, and sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the gum line to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size, as well as strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse.
Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
Bridges and Extractions
At Credit Creek Dental, we work to try to keep your natural teeth as long as possible.
Bridges are false teeth anchored in place by neighbouring teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns on the anchoring teeth along with the false tooth in the centre to replace a tooth that was lost.
A severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted. Permanent teeth may also need to be removed for orthodontic treatment. At Credit Creek Dental, we work to try to keep your natural teeth as long as possible.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy will be recommended when the tooth cannot heal by itself.
Underneath your tooth’s outer enamel and within the dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp, which carries the tooth’s nerves. When a tooth is injured from trauma or decay, it may be necessary to clean out those nerves and place a filling to seal the tooth again; this is called a root canal. Discomfort is commonly felt when biting down, chewing on it and applying hot or cold foods and drinks.
Without treatment, the infection will spread, and the bone around the tooth will begin to degenerate, and the tooth may fall-out. Pain usually worsens until one is forced to seek emergency dental attention. The only alternative is usually extraction of the tooth, which can cause surrounding teeth to shift crookedly, resulting in a bad bite. Though an extraction is cheaper, the space left behind will require an implant or a bridge, which can be more expensive than root canal therapy.
Fillings and Repairs
Dental fillings and repairs use restorative materials to repair teeth, which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma.
Composites also known as tooth coloured fillings are not only used to restore decayed areas, but are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. The main advantage of composite resin is its appearance. It matches the colour of the natural tooth and it can be bonded to the existing tooth.