Lima Dental
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Palmview 1337 E Palmavista Dr Suite D
Palmview, Texas 78572
(956) 600-7412
McAllen 601 N. McColl Rd Ste. A
McAllen, TX
(956) 800-4501
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Restoring Decayed Teeth

Root Canals

Root Canals

With tooth decay, the tooth can become inflamed. And when this happens, the tissue swells just like any other body tissue, only that dental tissue cannot expand when swelling because of the hard enamel around it. So pressure increases inside the tooth. The result is severe pain and insufficient blood supply to the affected tissue with cause it to die at some point.

When that happens in the tooth, a cavity highly favorable to bacteria is formed.

Bacteria would find a way into the tooth, multiply and colonize the whole branched system of the tooth gradually. The toxic secretions of the bacteria and the dead tissue debris from the tooth can then cause inflammation of the jawbone around the apex of the root.

With root canal treatment, the plan is to address the inflammation and prevent further damage. Treatment includes gaining access to the root canals to remove infected and dead tissues before cleaning and sealing the canal.

The treatment process requires technical expertise, time, patience and practice. All of which our dentists possess. Thus, the prognosis for such a treatment is high. Incidentally, the success of our root canal treatment is confirmed by patients we’ve treated in the past. Most of our root-treated teeth do not relapse which makes us confident to be your best bet for all teeth root canal treatments!

A typical treatment is usually very relaxed for everyone involved. It is relatively quiet and painless – during and after treatment. With a warm neck pillow, a blanket on the legs, chances are you’ll snooze the entire period of treatment.

Dental Crowns and Caps

Crowns are like protective caps, which are placed over the remaining, abraded tooth substance to restore healthy appearance and function. Also, the remaining tooth substance is held together and stabilized.

Before use, we’ll ensure the affected tooth is prepared. After that, an impression is taken, which serves as a template for the production of an exact pattern of your dental crown. For root-treated teeth, a fiberglass pin assembly is usually required to stabilize the crown, which will later be placed on it. After completion, the newly created crown is fixed with dental cement directly on the tooth stump. We strive to be as exact as possible when making the impression of the tooth, thereby preventing fissures at the transitions from crown to the tooth.

Benefits of dental crowns

  • With crowns, fragile teeth due to decay or other cause are stabilized.
  • If the hole in your tooth is significant, crowns are used to protect such large fillings.
  • For combined fixed-removable dentures, dental crowns are required for ideal anchoring.
  • In periodontal weakened teeth, crowns can prevent further bone loss and gap formation.
  • Ceramic crowns can be to restore a beautiful natural appearance to your teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

If you have a hole in your tooth or teeth as is typical with tooth decay, filling it with a composite material will ensure you’re the cavity created don’t serve as an excellent breeding ground for harmful bacteria, plus, fill stops the condition from progressing, and restores your oral health.

Composite fillings are created from durable resin material available in various shades of color that can be matched to the color of the tooth being restored, giving your teeth a flawless appearance.

Thanks to improved material properties and new attachment methods composite are stable and comparatively durable and therefore suitable for the filling of anterior and posterior teeth. They are introduced in a malleable state into the cavity (the hole) and hardened there.

The advantages of composite fillings compared to amalgam fillings include: better aesthetics and appearance since they can be matched to the shade of your existing teeth; more excellent stabilization of the tooth substance by the dentine-composite bond; it is mercury-free, and it requires minimal removal of existing teeth structure before filling which results in a more reliable and strong tooth.

The relatively pain-free procedure not only restores function to your teeth but helps prevent toothache, and improve the quality of your smile and life.

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