The entire mouth is examined and the doctor will decide the teeth that will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted, and the dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth.. depending on the type.
It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. During the first appointment, any decay is removed from the tooth and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. Between the two visits the crown is sent off to the lab to be made, usually of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. In the second visit this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and then cemented in place.
(Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early)
Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth.
Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
RESTORATION OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
While we do not offer the placement of implants at General Dentistry in Massillon, we do fabricate the crown, bridge, or denture that will be placed on the implant.