An Xray examination will determine whether there is healthy bone securing the root of a tooth. Any old filling material will be dismantled – incipient
cracking in the tooth doesn’t mean the end of the tooth. The tooth is then refilled with an adhesive filling material. The tooth will be tested
to see if the root canal should be cleaned out and filled ( root filling) and then ideally the tooth will have ‘crown’ performed which is an indirect
veneer covering the clinical crown of the tooth ( what you can see).
If a tooth is lost and the adjacent teeth are in good condition then an implant will be best whereas if the adjacent teeth are likely to need crowns into
the future, then the bridge connected to these teeth will be best. ( A crown for each tooth joined to a bridge pontic – the missing tooth )
Very often patients who have full dentures have difficulty wearing the lower denture because of instability and pain on chewing. DVA will approve 2/3 implants for clip connections to a lower specialty denture. The result will be vastly improved chewing function and comfort.
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