Month: September 2020

Need Tooth Extraction? Don’t Take It Lightly

When your dentist tells you that a tooth needs to be extracted, it typically means the tooth has reached a point where saving it with another restorative treatment is no longer possible. Because of this, it can seem like there’s plenty of time to extract the tooth. However, the fact that the tooth can’t be… Read more »

What Restoring Your Smile Could Mean

Smile restoration has come a long way over the years, and it remains an important part of many people’s lifetime oral health care. When a problem develops with one or more of your teeth, that problem might impact more than just the tooth’s health and integrity. Restoring your smile means thoroughly understanding the full impact… Read more »

How a Dental Crown Gives Your Tooth a Second Chance

One of the reasons why dental crowns are among the most popular restorative dental treatments is because they can work to address a wide range of different tooth concerns. Another reason is because, in many cases, the restoration can look as natural and lifelike as it performs, offering optimal discretion when restoring your smile. While… Read more »

Things You Didn’t Know Tooth Loss Could Cause

For many people, the loss of a tooth is worrisome all by itself. Not only does it affect their smile’s appearance, but it can also disrupt their bite’s balance and change how their teeth feel when they bite, chew, and speak. However, there are many subsequent problems with your oral health that can result from… Read more »

Why Dental Implants Are Better at Replacing Lost Teeth

Not all tooth replacement options are the same. For some people, the best solution is to replace a lost tooth, or multiple adjacent teeth, with a custom-designed dental bridge. For others, the dispersed nature of their lost teeth means they’ll need a partial denture to successfully fill the gaps in their smiles. However, what many… Read more »

How Obvious Is Your Dental Emergency?

Many people expect a dental emergency to be something dramatic and obvious, like accidental trauma to the tooth or a tooth being knocked out of its socket. Because of this expectation, many people fail to notice signs that their smiles are facing another type of emergency. When you don’t seek treatment for it promptly, the… Read more »

How High Is Your Risk of Tooth Loss?

When you take consistently good care of your oral health, including sticking to your daily hygiene schedule and regular dental checkup appointments, you have a much better chance of preserving all of your healthy, natural smile. However, even the most attentive hygiene and preventive dental care routines are no guarantee that you’ll continuously prevent oral… Read more »

Repairing a Tooth Whose Damage Is Still Minor

When a tooth has a large fracture in it, or a piece breaks off of its crown structure, then the need to fix the tooth as soon as possible might be obvious. If nothing else, the pain in the tooth may be enough to force you to seek treatment if only to alleviate it. While… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Smile for Dental Implants

When you receive dental implants to replace one or more lost teeth, the implant posts and your natural jawbone structure surrounding it do most of the work. As the bone structure heals, it fuses to the biocompatible implant posts. When this process is complete, the implant posts take on the brunt of your bite’s pressure,… Read more »

Types of Teeth that Dental Crowns Restore

Different types of dental restorations are typically designed to a specific type and range of concern with your tooth and/or oral health. For example, minor cases of tooth wear, small cavities, and more can often be effectively addressed by restoring the tooth with a small amount of composite dental resin. However, for more extensive cases… Read more »