The aesthetic dental appearance of the teeth is a critical aspect with many patients. This has led to the rise of different types of restoration materials that can be used to restore your affected tooth or teeth. Here are examples of such restoration materials to help you know which one will suit you better. Dental Composites These are tooth-coloured filling materials that comprise of synthetic polymers and ceramic reinforcing fillers. The main work of the fillers is to provide strength to the synthetic polymers and reduce the dimensional change that may occur during cooling and heating. [Read More]
Why Is Your Dental Crown Sensitive?
Once you've had your tooth crowned, you'll expect everything to go back to normal with the treated tooth. The crown replaces your natural tooth and deals with any problems you may have had. However, sometimes crowns can give you some problems after they're fitted. For example, you may notice that your new tooth is quite sensitive. Why does this happen, and is it a problem? General Crown Sensitivity It's quite common to notice a little extra sensitivity after you've had a crown fitted. [Read More]
Coping With Dental Phobia While Having a Root Canal Procedure
Being afraid of the dentist is not at all uncommon. Dental phobia is something that affects a large percentage of the population. Many feel a vague discomfort when thinking about the dentist, while some are so afraid that they avoid going to the dentist at every cost. One common procedure that in particular seems to terrify people suffering from dental phobia is the root canal treatment. It's an important procedure to go through if it's needed, as it can save your tooth and make your overall oral health better. [Read More]
Surviving your tooth extraction
Tooth extractions are never fun, but they don't have to be the stuff of nightmares either. If you've been advised that a tooth has got to go, read on to find out how it's done. Along the way, you might even learn a few tricks to surviving the process. Why does the dentist need to extract your tooth? Tooth extractions need to be done for many reasons. Wisdom teeth: Problems with wisdom teeth are common, and many tooth extractions are necessary because wisdom teeth have emerged from the gums misaligned or causing pressure on the surrounding teeth. [Read More]