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Does A Root Canal Need A Crown?

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When you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, and you are at risk of losing your natural tooth, root canal treatment can help to prevent further damage and restore the function of the tooth. Many dentists recommend a crown to seal the tooth and strengthen its structure after a successful root canal. But you can skip this final step without serious repercussions, especially if the restored tooth is at the front of the mouth where it is not subjected to brutal chewing forces. That said, the root canal procedure involves drilling into your tooth to remove the infected or damaged area, following a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The pulp, which contains the nerves and blood vessels, is removed, and the remaining tooth cavity cleaned and disinfected before it can be filled and sealed. Before treatment, the tooth is usually in a vulnerable state. Reasons to Add a Crown…


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Can Porcelain Veneers Help Sensitive Teeth?

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Sensitive teeth are not always painful, but they can make it uncomfortable to enjoy cold and hot meals and drinks. Tooth sensitivity arises when the porous, inner structure of your tooth—dentin—becomes exposed due to enamel wear, allowing heat and cold to access the nerves. Enamel wear is usually caused by poor dental hygiene and eating habits, which cause bacteria to accumulate around your teeth. The bacteria feed on sugars and starch in your mouth, converting them into acids that gradually wear down tooth enamel and expose the dentin. How to Treat Sensitive Teeth with Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers The only way to treat tooth sensitivity is by covering the exposed dentin, as with cosmetic porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the lip-side of your teeth to recreate the natural look of your teeth, and increase their structural strength and resilience. Besides addressing tooth sensitivity, porcelain veneers…


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