Decay or traumatic injury can result in loss of the integrity of your tooth structure. Decay that is left in a tooth may remain active and continue to compromise the health of your tooth and the bacteria can spread to attack other healthy teeth also. Decay is usually detected during your preventative examination when your tooth is asymptomatic.
Without annual check ups, patients may not be aware of a tooth in trouble until it starts to become sensitive, painful or becomes ‘sticky’ to your other teeth. Sometimes it is more obvious when you can see a physical discolouration, chip or hole. Restoring a weakened or damaged tooth to full health will depend on the extent of the damaged caused by the decay or degree of injury.
The earlier the decay is removed and the filling is completed to the time of diagnoses is imperative to the ability to adequately restore long term stability, health and structure to your tooth. Fillings are natural in appearance and are most often undetectable to the eye once complete.
Different types of fillings include:
Porcelain, ceramic or zirconia – Inlay, Onlay & Overlay
PREVENTATIVE RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS
Children’s Dental Care Kinsale
Dentures are removable false teeth that are made of acrylic resin and can include a metal framework.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is needed when the pulp in a tooth becomes inflamed and infected from a build-up of bacteria.