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Restorative Treatment

Restorative Treatment from Pittsburgh Dental Spa

Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.

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Endodontics (Root Canals)

Root canal treatment (also called a root canal) is done when decay will likely damage or has already killed a tooth. During a root canal, a dentist or endodontist removes the pulp from the center of a tooth and fills the pulp cavity. This can prevent the development of a painful infection in the pulp that may spread to other teeth. A root canal can also treat an infection that has developed into an abscessed tooth. This procedure can relieve toothache, stop infection, and promote healing.

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Custom Dental Crowns and Caps

Large cavities, fractures, and chips can leave your teeth weak and vulnerable. If left unprotected, your teeth have a greater risk of fracturing whenever you bite or chew. Fortunately, you don't have to pull entire teeth or stick to an all-liquid diet. When you come to the Pittsburgh Dental Spa in Pittsburgh, PA, our dentist can fit you with beautiful, strong dental crowns that loofk and feel like natural teeth.

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Bridgework

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

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Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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Partials

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

Emergency Care

Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.

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Reviews from real patients:

If heaven had dentist offices…. this would be one of them. Dr. Runco and his every one of his staff are amazing at making a patient feel comfortable. I just underwent a pill sedation procedure and I am happy to say that I was pretty much knocked out through the entire thing. As someone who would cry and shake going into a dental appointment before, I cannot believe that my fears have been eliminated now. I was also pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the pricing is for such an exceptional place. I never thought I would be able to afford sedation dentistry before. There is not a single thing I would change about this place, other than the fact that it is a little far from me, but it’s well worth the drive.

Jamie Garsa

Pittsburgh Dental Spa
6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 200-2614

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