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Composite "White" fillings

Root Canal treatment

Root canal therapy is necessary because the tooth will not heal by itself. Without treatment, the infection will spread, 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. If you have the choice, it's always best to keep your original teeth.

‚ÄčComposite (or non-metal fillings) fillings are a very hard plastic that bonds to the tooth to hold the tooth together. They are the closest that dentists are able to come to restoring the tooth to its original strength in the most conservative fashion available. Composite fillings make the tooth stronger, do not expand and contract as radically as metal fillings, and they are virtually invisible. 

A comprehensive oral examination is how you begin your relationship with us here at Joy of Smile Dentistry. It is one specific appointment where our hygienist and Dr. Fundo works together in order to establish a baseline for your dental health. We like to say it is a complete physical from the neck up. You are certain to walk away from this appointment knowing more about the health of your teeth, mouth, and gums than you ever have in the past. In fact, many of our patients say that this is the most thorough dental exam they have ever received.


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