What Kind Of Support Should You Expect From A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is able to withstand the sort of standard biting and chewing pressures your teeth experience on a regular basis. This is important, as the goal of restorative dental work is to help you feel as though your smile is fully functional. If you are not able to bite and chew naturally, you can put strain on your jaw joints, and place an excess amount of wear and tear on your other teeth. Our office can provide you with a crown that gives you necessary support, while also preserving your appearance. The crown you receive will be made from porcelain, which will have a natural look and feel. (more…)

Receiving A Dental Prosthetic That Is Permanently Secured

A permanently secured dental prosthetic can help you regain confidence in your smile, and help you regain a more natural dental function. It is important to recognize that even a single lost tooth can cause serious issues for your oral health. You can face difficulties biting and chewing when forced to work around an absence. This can lead to a taxing of your jaw joints, and can potentially force remaining teeth to take on more wear and tear than is appropriate. A dental bridge can be put in place to offer you a natural-looking solution to this problem. Many patients will opt to support a prosthetic with a dental implant, which can offer many important benefits. (more…)

Taking Action Against Cosmetic Worries With Veneers

Are you worried about the quality of your smile? A healthy smile can be important to a person’s confidence, but if you are impacted by dental flaws, it can hurt your overall self-esteem. You may be aware that your dentist provides cosmetic dental procedures, but if you are unfamiliar with these treatments, you can be unclear on how this can affect you. One thing you should know is that if you have several flaws currently affecting your teeth, you may still be able to fit your corrections into a single procedure. By receiving porcelain veneers, you can make dramatic, lasting corrections. (more…)

Have Symptoms Of Gum Disease Escaped Your Notice?

It would be wrong to assume that the absence of pain means your smile is in ideal condition. For instance, you may not be in pain because of gum disease, but there are real symptoms that deserve your attention. Have you noticed that your periodontal tissue seems redder than usual? Are you seeing signs of swelling, or a recession of your gum line? These are all indicators that you may be dealing with a periodontal infection. Your dentist can provide care to stop this infection, so it does not create further issues. If gum disease goes untreated, it can increase your risk for tooth loss, and even interfere with your general health!  (more…)

Using A Root Canal To Stop Advanced Tooth Decay

As tooth decay progresses, bacteria can eventually gain access to the interior of your tooth. If you leave a cavity untreated for long enough, your pulp will eventually be impacted, and the living tissue housed within can become infected. To protect your tooth at this point, your dentist will need to perform a root canal treatment. When it comes to restorative dental care, you do have some control over how your dentist approaches your cavity. If you want to limit the severity of your problem, and the seriousness of your treatment, seek care earlier in the cavity’s development. That can allow your dentist to put a stop to the problem before a root canal is necessary. (more…)

Fixing Dental Alignment Problems With Invisalign

If you are concerned about crooked teeth, you may assume that the only way to fix the problem is to receive conspicuous metal braces from an orthodontist. You may be unhappy about the impact braces have on your appearance, even if you are looking forward to finally correcting alignment issues. You can be relieved to know that with Invisalign, your dentist can provide a means of fixing a crooked smile that will not disrupt how you look. Invisalign treatment involves a sequence of clear plastic aligners, with each aligner bringing you closer to your goal of enjoying a smile unaffected by alignment flaws. (more…)

Poor Dental Care Can Affect Your Overall Health

It is easy to see how poor habits when it comes to your oral care can lead to problems with your teeth and gums. Learning that poor brushing and flossing habits can lead to cavities and periodontal disease will probably fail to shock you. However, you might not realize just how much influence your oral health can have on your overall well-being. An untreated cavity will allow bacteria the chance to infiltrate the interior of a tooth, and even spread to your jawbone through the root of that tooth. When bacteria from gum disease enter your bloodstream, they can increase your risk for several serious problems, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)

Making Your Smile Better And Brighter With Porcelain Veneers

What kind of improvements can you enjoy when you undergo cosmetic dental treatment? Your dentist can provide quality smile care by supplying you with porcelain veneers. Patients who inquire about veneers may be interested in improving the color of their smile, or in correcting visible flaws with the shape or condition of teeth. In some cases, someone may come in looking for help with all of these issues. These quality restorations are placed over the front of teeth, where they act to hide any visible flaws that may have been undermining your appearance.  (more…)

Dental Crowns Offer Dependable Support For Vulnerable Teeth

With a dental crown, you can ensure lasting support for a tooth that is affected by a cavity, or damaged in a physical injury. Before having your crown made, your dentist will take care to prepare your tooth for its receipt. This will involve taking careful measurements to use in the construction of a custom-fit crown. Those measurements are important, as your dentist wants to make sure your crown will be comfortable and unobtrusive. After it is placed, your dental restoration should allow you to keep up with regular dental functions. If you do find it difficult to use it to bite and chew food, or find it uncomfortable for any other reason, let your dentist know. (more…)

Using A Dental Bridge To Restore Your Smile

Are you currently dealing with the consequences of tooth loss? Many people see tooth loss as being an embarrassing condition, but fail to realize there are also oral health issues that come with this problem. Your remaining teeth can shift, and it may be harder for you to comfortably bite and chew. Compromises to your jaw function can lead to TMJ issues, which can leave you dealing with regular discomfort. By putting a dental bridge in place, your dentist will be able to give you a prosthetic that stays permanently in position. Your bridge can replace a single tooth, or you can have one that is designed to replace several teeth missing in a row. (more…)