A dental implant procedure is occasionally sought for the replacement of a single tooth. The dental implant procedure is conducted over the course of several dental appointments. Learn what to expect if you decide to have an implant procedure performed.
A titanium rod and a crown are the two parts of a dental implant. The rod is installed under the gum line. It is designed to fuse with the natural bone that is under the gums.
When a tooth loses a small amount of its structure (whether it's due to decay or an accident), a dentist can usually rebuild the tooth with a filling. When a larger amount is lost, the tooth will require a crown. This customized porcelain cap simultaneously contains the damaged interior parts of the tooth, while becoming a new, fortified exterior layer for the tooth. But what about when the damage is so severe that the tooth has snapped off at the gum line?
At-home teeth whitening systems can be quite effective if your teeth are in reasonably good health. As long as your tooth enamel hasn't deteriorated, your plaque and tartar is under control, and you don't have any untreated cavities, you'll (hopefully) be pleased with the results. But sometimes you don't know that your teeth aren't in such good health until your teeth whitening attempts lead to unsatisfying results—like one yellow tooth that refuses to whiten.
Depending on the type of damage that your tooth has suffered, a root canal procedure may be necessary to avoid the loss of the tooth. While this is an important procedure to have done, it is something that many patients will overestimate in terms of the severity or complexity of this routine dental procedure.
Root Canals May Require Two Visits To The Dentist
One of the realities of a root canal procedure is that it may require a patient to go to the dentist multiple times.