As the name suggests, the primary role of restorative dentistry is to “bring back” the function (biting and chewing ability) of a tooth or teeth that have been damaged due to accident or disease as well as restore the look of the smile to a pleasing balanced appearance. Restorative dentistry normally occurs through the use of dental fillings, endodontics, inlays, onlays and dental crowns.
At McCabe Family Dentistry, we are well prepared to help patients requiring endodontic treatment.
Endodontic treatment is required when the nerve within a tooth has become infected due to a trauma to a tooth or when decay has spread beyond the enamel and dentin and into the nerve. When either of these situations occurs, the only way to save the tooth is by clearing the canals of any residual nerve structure or bacteria and disinfecting them. Once the canals have been cleared, a sealer paste and rubber compound is used to fill and seal the canals. In some cases where the circumstances are such that the assistance of an endodontic specialist is necessary, we have an extensive network of Kingston-based specialists readily available.
It is important to note that once a tooth undergoes successful root canal therapy, it becomes more brittle and must be protected with either a dental crown or onlay to prevent chipping or cracking of the natural tooth structure.