Most tooth problems involve infections that are left untreated. These infections can easily spread to the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the inner part of the tooth where connective tissues, nerves and blood vessels are. When the infection gets worse, it can get to the root, which can cause pain. Our dentists in Cincinnati, OH, at Mt. Lookout Dentistry can examine a patient’s teeth and determine whether or not they need root canal treatment.
About Root Canals
When the inner part of the tooth is diseased, it can cause sensitivity and pain to patients of all ages. A spreading infection can cause pus pockets to develop which can lead to dangerous abscesses. If they aren’t dealt with in a timely way, they can lead to more serious dental issues. Root canal treatment removes this diseased tissue and stops the spread of this infection. It can be used by our Cincinnati dentists to restore your tooth to better health and to reduce the risk of extracting your tooth.
Root canal treatment is when the infected tissue is removed completely and the surrounding area is disinfected. From there, the root canals are reshaped. The chamber and the canals are filled with a material and medication to prevent any future infection from occurring.
Restored teeth can last just as long as your other ones. The key to this success is with regular dental examinations and cleanings (once every six months). They help to detect problems early on before pain or infection ensues. Preventative care is the most effective way to keep the teeth and gums healthy for patients of all ages. To learn more about root canal treatment from our Cincinnati, OH dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry, call our office to schedule an appointment at 513-871-2852.
Have you ever considered dental veneers? The cosmetic dentistry treatment offers an ideal solution to many issues that affect the appearance of your teeth. Our Cincinnati, OH, cosmetic dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry explain how veneers can give your smile a boost.
Sometimes hiding is the best option
Minor problems shouldn't require major solutions. Often, imperfections only affect the fronts of your teeth. Treating the entire tooth is completely unnecessary and can be expensive. Veneers offer a better solution. The restorations are shaped just like the fronts of your teeth and are used to conceal minor imperfections. They're made of extremely thin porcelain and are designed to look just like your tooth enamel. Once they're bonded to your teeth with dental cement, they'll feel like they're a natural part of your teeth. They're a good choice if you're concerned about small imperfections, such as chips, small pits or cracks.
Whitening isn't the only choice
Whitening treatment can help lighten your teeth, but it has two drawbacks: it only lasts a few years and doesn't cover all types of stains. If you want whiter teeth without the hassle of whitening treatments, you'll want to consider veneers. They are available in a variety of shades and are extremely stain resistant.
Although veneers offer an excellent whitening option for all of your teeth, they can also be used to improve the color of just one or two teeth. If one tooth is darker than the others, applying a veneer will lighten it instantly.
Crooked teeth don't always need braces
Braces are very effective at straightening teeth, but if you only have one or two crooked teeth, you may be able to conceal the problem with veneers. We'll let you know if veneers are a good option when you visit our Cincinnati office.
Gaps disappear with veneers
It's not unusual to have slight gaps between teeth, particularly the front teeth. Adding veneers to your teeth covers those spaces and may just change the way you feel about your smile.
Wondering if veneers are a good choice for you? Call our Cincinnati, OH, cosmetic dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry at (513) 871-2852 to schedule an appointment.
Have missing teeth? Dental implants are an attractive, effective way to fill the gap in your smile. Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH, offers a full range of dental services. Here are six reasons not to delay getting dental implants.
1. Enhance Your Smile
Tooth loss can mar an otherwise perfect smile. Dental implants from your Cincinnati dentist are the next best thing to natural teeth. Dental implants will fill in your smile's gaps and enhance your appearance. With new dental implants, you will look and feel more attractive. When your jawbone begins to shrink because of the gaps in your smile, it may cause your face to appear sunken in. Dental implants will allow you to maintain the shape of your face.
2. Easier Eating
Missing teeth will make it difficult for you to chew your food properly. Dental implants will restore your ability to chew food. Strong and stable, dental implants restore lost teeth so that they feel, fit, and function like natural teeth.
3. Improve Your Speech
Tooth loss may affect the way you speak. Losing a few or more teeth can make it difficult for you to pronounce certain words. Dental implants can improve your clarity of speech and allow you to feel confident when you speak with people.
4. Prevent Bone Loss
When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its firmness and strength. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates bone, helping to prevent bone loss and stimulate bone growth.
5. Prevent Shifting of Teeth
When people lose a tooth, the remaining teeth begin to shift out of place. This can lead to a potential collapse of bite support. Dental implants can prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of place.
6. Improve Your Life
There's no need to feel uncomfortable in public or stay home because your smile looks different. Dental implants won't just improve your smile; they will also change your life for the better. Dental implants will give you the confidence to smile again and enjoy the things you used to love doing.
Get a smile that will make you smile. Call Mt. Lookout Dentistry at (513) 871-2852 today to schedule a consultation in Cincinnati, OH. Remember, a better life starts with a beautiful smile.
Are you looking for a simple way to improve the shape or size of a tooth?
Is there a tiny discoloration on the front of your teeth that may not seem like much to anyone but it certainly bothers you? Do you have little chips and cracks that have made your beautiful smile a little less than perfect? Is one tooth worn down, its smaller structure looking odd when compared to the rest of your teeth? If so, don’t fret. Our Cincinnati, OH, dentists Dr. David Croop, Dr. Ben Gosnell, Dr. Brenda Bertsch and Dr. Bob Bertsch have just the thing to repair these simple issues.
What is dental bonding?
Perhaps you know about the tooth-colored resin we use for dental filling. This resin is matched to the tooth so that when it is applied no one is able to see this resin.In fact, by just simply applying this moldable resin to a certain area or areas of the teeth we can hide these imperfections without invasive techniques.
Who should consider dental bonding?
As we mentioned earlier, dental bonding is a great way to improve small aesthetic imperfections that aren’t enough to affect the strong or integrity of your teeth but may have you feeling a bit self-conscious. Common dental issues tooth bonding can treat include:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolorations (that teeth whitening can’t remove)
- Gaps between teeth
- Malformed or misshapen teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
How is bonding resin applied?
Once we determine that you are an ideal candidate we will match the resin to the shade of your tooth and then apply the first layer. Then we will shape it around the imperfection or problem area. Next, we will continue to apply layers of resin, as we see fit. Each layer is hardened using a special bright curing light. After that, our Cincinnati cosmetic dentists may also need to trim the bonding resin and then finally give it a good polish so that it offers the same sheen as natural tooth surfaces.
If you are interested in finding out more about dental bonding and what it can do for you then give Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH, a call today to schedule your no-risk consultation. Let’s find the perfect dental service to cater to your needs.
Find out how you can get a whiter smile from our Cincinnati dentists and what you can do to maintain your results.
Everything from the foods we eat to the natural process of aging affects the color of our teeth. If you are finding that your smile has become less and less vibrant over time and you are ready to fix this then it’s time to turn to our Cincinnati, OH cosmetic dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry for professional teeth whitening.
Most brown or yellow dental stains caused by consuming certain foods or drinks can be removed with a Zoom Whitening session. When you come in for treatment we will apply the whitening gel over your teeth and then use a special light to speed up the whitening process.
Even just a one-hour whitening session can get your smile up to 3-4 shades whiter (and sometimes even brighter!).
If you want to keep your smile looking its best you’ll also want to avoid these things:
- Red wine
- Coffee and black tea
- Dark condiments and sauces
- Sports drinks
Be sure to keep up with your oral care, as well. We recommend brushing your teeth for about 2-3 minutes each time you brush. If you aren’t sure how long you are taking to brush your teeth it’s always a good idea to set a timer. And don’t forget to floss every day, as well. Flossing will help reduce plaque buildup between teeth.
Choosing professional Zoom Whitening will get you a more vibrant smile for your wedding, a special occasion or a big job interview. If you want to remove dental stains and get a dazzling smile then it’s time you called your Cincinnati, OH dentists Dr. David Croop, Dr. Ben Gosnell, Dr. Brenda Bertsch and Dr. Bob Bertsch at Mt. Lookout Dentistry today.
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