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How To Care For Your New Dental Implant

man brushing dental implant

If you’re faced with the decision to extract a non-restorable tooth and decide to replace it with a dental implant, then you’ve made a wise decision! This artificial titanium “root” placed within the bone is the next best thing to a natural tooth. The portion of the implant that extends out of the gum is called an “abutment.” It’s this piece that is connected to the implant and supports a fixed dental crown (artificial tooth is adhered to the post.)   A Smart Investment in Your Smile’s Future Dental implants are a great investment to extend the health of your … Continue reading

Reasons to Consider Getting a Root Canal

Woman getting a root canal treatment

Once nerve damage occurs in a tooth, your dentist at PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne may decide that the most appropriate way to restore it is to undergo root canal therapy.  During this procedure, the infected nerve tissue will be removed from inside the nerve canal.   Why Not Just Pull My Tooth?  You should consider root canal treatment because it will ensure salvation of your natural tooth.  It is the only way to eliminate the infection other than permanently extracting it.  However, the latter treatment leaves a large space between your teeth. Occasionally the structural tooth is so … Continue reading