Dental Implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The Implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth rather than removable like dentures, they allow the wearer to return to the comfort and function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health and wellbeing. In short, dental implants improve the quality of your life. They can improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence, and allow you to speak with greater clarity.
Crowns, also called caps, are natural-looking covers that fit snugly over teeth to conceal cracked, badly discolored, injured, or chipped teeth. Crowns minimize physical discomfort and provide support for damaged teeth. Ultimately, crowns can improve the overall appearance of your smile while making your teeth more resistant to injury. More on crowns and bridges..
Root Canal Therapy
Did you know that each tooth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp that provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves and extends down to the tooth’s root? If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth would have to be removed. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth. During the procedure (after tooth is numb), a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored crown.
Klondike Dental Care, John James, DDS, 3412 Klondike Road,
West Lafayette IN, 47906 – (765) 463-6726 – email