Root canal treatment – or just “root canal”; or, as we dentists call it, endodontic treatment – is a procedure used to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. It is usually carried out on teeth that are severely decayed or broken or are infected – conditions that cause the patient to Read More
I’ve heard that a dental crown can be metal, metal and porcelain, or all porcelain. Which should I choose?
There are a number of factors that influence the choice of material for a dental crown – whether it be metal, metal combined with porcelain, or all porcelain. These factors include strength, tooth placement and aesthetics. Metal crowns Metal crowns, also known as gold crowns, have been used for many years and therefore have a Read More
Teeth can be damaged, broken or weakened through a number of causes, such as trauma, decay, a large filling, and physiological or pathological wear and tear. Dental crowns and porcelain fillings are two types of the restoration available to patients to help strengthen and protect teeth that have been compromised in any of these ways. Which Read More
Pain or discomfort in your mouth is not always tooth-related. Sometimes an ulcer may be the cause. An ulcer is a break in the tissue that lines your mouth or the membrane covering your tongue. There are two classes of mouth ulcer: recurring and once-off. Each can have various causes. Recurring mouth ulcers One cause Read More