Depending on how much a cavity has progressed, we recommend resin treatment or for larger cavities, inlays.
For cavities that have not progressed too much and are limited to the outer layers of the tooth, resin treatment is possible which is completed within a day.
As for cavities that has progressed, we recommend inlay treatments which is completed in two visits; inlay treatment is recommended especially for cavities that affect a larger surface area of the tooth as it is made of stronger material. As cavities progress, they become more painful and treatments become more complicated, so it is best if they are treated as soon as possible.
Root canal treatments are needed if a cavity has reached the innermost layers of the tooth, towards the nerves or when a person chews on something hard that causes a crack.
In the process of a root canal, the affected nerves are removed and to prevent infection, the areas are sealed off. Root canal treatments require 3-4 visits.
As teeth that have root canal treatments are prone to cracking and breaking, crowns are required as the last step in treatment.
Prosthodontics generally refer to crowns which are like putting a hat on tooth. .
The affected tooth is shaved down so that the crown can fit on top and materials like PFM, gold or ziconia is used to make the crowns.
Generally, zirconia is favored for being strong like metals but retain the white color which allows it to blend into the rest of the teeth. PFM and gold are other options that may be selected depending on the patient’s specific case.
In cases where teeth are loose, in many cases, the gums are also in bad condition as well.
Gum treatment can be done via procedures like scaling, 큐렛, etc. which are covered by the national health insurance. They are procedures that aim to remove plaque and infected tissue from the affected areas. Plaque is not easily removed by regular brushing once formed; bacteria sticks to plaque and breaks down the gum tissue and bones so it is good to get plaque removed regularly.