A Dental Bridge Closes Gaps in Your Mouth

A missing tooth can leave quite the hole behind — both literally and figuratively. Literally, you’ll have a hole in your gum line where your tooth used to be. This creates problems when chewing food, and it creates a noticeable gap in your smile. A missing tooth also leaves a figurative hole behind. It creates a problem that you need to address for the sake of your overall oral health. A dental prosthetic, like a dental bridge, can close the gaps in your mouth and restore your smile to normal after you suffer tooth loss. (more…)

Dental Crowns Are Fabricated with You in Mind

The damage caused to your teeth by tooth decay or physical accidents can have a major impact. It can make it more difficult for you to chew and enjoy food. It can cause you to lose confidence in the appearance of your smile. It can also point toward lasting damage that can have additional oral health consequences. When you need to repair your tooth a dental crown can help. These comprehensive restorations are fabricated with you in mind. That means that your dental crown is custom-made to fit your tooth and mouth. (more…)

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Realistic for My Smile?

Do you have any hangups about the appearance of your teeth? When you aren’t confident in your smile, it can affect your confidence overall. You deserve to have a smile that you love. While having healthy teeth is crucial, it’s also important that you feel comfortable with the appearance of your teeth. If there’s something you’d like to change about the appearance of your teeth, it’s likely that a cosmetic dentistry treatment can help. There are a number of minimally invasive options that can create a smile you love. It’s time to learn about realistic cosmetic options for your smile. (more…)

Get to Know the Parts of Your Tooth

You probably already know that you need to visit your dentist at least twice a year, and brush your teeth at least twice a day as part of good oral health care habits. Many patients go through the motions when it comes to caring for their teeth, but do you actually know why you do the things you do for your teeth? By getting to know the parts of your tooth a little bit better, you can understand how to care for your teeth as a whole. In today’s blog, we offer a brief overview of the parts of your tooth, and why each one is important to your tooth’s function.

What Is the Recovery Process for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace missing teeth in your mouth, and restore a damaged smile. That’s because dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. This creates a sturdy prosthetic base that is unmatched in its durability. You’ll be able to chew foods that you enjoy with almost no restrictions after you receive your dental implants. However, because surgery is involved, you will need time to recover after receiving the implants. Surgery can be a hangup for some patients, but the value of dental implants for your day-to-day life is tremendous. Here’s what you can expect during the recovery process following dental implant surgery. (more…)

Dental Fillings for Your Cavities Aren’t Optional

To maintain proper oral health, you need to make regular visits to your dentist for checkups, cleanings, and occasionally, restorative treatment. This requires you to schedule an attend appointments. When your dentist recommends a follow up appointment, you have to make and attend that appointment as well. That means that your oral health is in your hands, and you often have the option to pursue treatment or to not pursue treatment. However, to protect your teeth, you need to start thinking of oral healthcare as mandatory. Dental fillings for your cavities aren’t optional. (more…)

Why Are Dental Crowns Known as “Caps?”

If you’ve suffered any kind of significant damage to a tooth before, it’s likely that your dentist has treated the issue with a dental crown. If you’re just learning about dental crowns, these dental restorations are powerful tools that a dentist can use to fix a wide variety of oral health problems. Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as “caps,” and that’s because they function like a cap for your tooth — fitting over the top of the tooth and protecting it. In today’s blog, we cover all of the ways that a dental crown can support a damaged tooth after treatment. (more…)

What Type of Issues Can Cosmetic Dentistry Correct?

Do you have a smile that you love? For many people, there are one or two small things they’d like to change about the state of their smile. However, many people don’t take the time to explore their cosmetic dentistry options. Cosmetic dentistry includes a number of different treatments — many of which can be completed in a single office visit — that can correct all kinds of issues. The first step you should take when you want to improve your smile is to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can find the right cosmetic procedure for your individual case. (more…)

What Should You Expect from Your Dental Visits?

It’s easy for visits to the dentist to become just a checklist item. It’s something you do every six months (hopefully) without really thinking about it. If this is your approach to visiting the dentist, you may actually be receiving inferior care! It’s reasonable to want to get a lot out of your biannual checkups. Quality dental care starts with information and education. Not only should your dental practice be providing you with good treatment, but the staff should help you understand your own oral health. When you’re an informed patient, you can better care for your teeth at home. (more…)

Find an Affordable Option for Tooth Replacement

Cost should never be a barrier when it comes to quality-of-life treatments, but unfortunately, sometimes it is. Cost can even prevent people from receiving treatment that they desperately need. Tooth loss is a condition that needs attention. When you lose one or many adult teeth, it can cause your remaining teeth to shift, creating an irregularity in your bite. It can also cause more oral health problems in your gums and neighboring teeth. Replacing your missing tooth is something you should absolutely do. If it’s a matter of finding an affordable tooth replacement option, your dentist can help you. (more…)