Crowns (often called "caps") are used to cover teeth that have been weakened by decay around fillings or teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, chipped, discolored or misaligned. Crowns may also be required after a root canal or when a tooth cracks or breaks.
When tooth decay creates a cavity or a hole, we can typically fill it in with a long lasting, durable material.
If one of your tooths "pulp" ("pulp" contains nerves and blood vessels) becomes infected or damaged because of decay or injury, a root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth and repair the damage, as well as keeping the adjoining teeth and gums from acquiring the infection.
Dentures are sets of artificial teeth set into plastic frameworks that rest directly on the gums.
Bridges are tooth replacements that are attached to adjoining natural teeth. Fixed bridges and bonded bridges are the two most common kinds.
Dental implants are artifical tooth supports that are surgically set into the jaw. Implants are used in combination with bridges, dentures, and crowns to replace any number of missing teeth.