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 ADVANCED PROCEDURES

DENTURES

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.

Complete Dentures

Used as a replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues. We advise our denture patients to have their complete dentures replaced every 7-12 years.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are made before the patient has their teeth extracted and placed on the same day the teeth are extracted.

Partial Dentures

This maybe your best solution to decayed, broken, sensitive or loose tooth replacement.  A partial denture is a removable appliance that restores one or more,( but less than all) of the natural teeth.There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to.. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual.

 Please call us for an initial exam and records appointment at 330-832-GRIN(4746).


CROWNS

 

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.


Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is neglected, and the decay begins to reach all the way to the pulp.

(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.


BRIDGES


This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and it takes its place in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support (hence the name)  A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically.


 

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.