Often, we meet patients that for one reason or another have avoided the dentist, for years in some cases. Unfortunately, without routine maintenance one oral health concern can progress and lead to another. For patients with multiple issues regarding the function and appearance of their smiles, we may recommend a mouth reconstruction. What is full-mouth reconstruction?
For many people, the words “root canal” send a shiver down the spine. This is unfortunate, because the procedure is actually safe, comfortable, and essential for addressing serious oral health concerns, such as an infection or abscess. What should you expect from a root canal? When will the doctor recommend this endodontic treatment to save your tooth?
For those that have lost more than one tooth, everything from eating to speaking can become problematic. In order to restore health and function, you need a prosthetic. We may recommend a denture, such as a full or partial. What type of denture does your smile need? How do they differ from one another?
When you lose one or more teeth, then you need to seek out a prosthetic. Otherwise, serious complications could eventually develop, from trouble eating a variety of foods to an aged appearance due to facial collapse. Will a bridge improve your smile?
There are many restorative dental procedures available today from fillings, to bonding, root canals, and more. Dental crowns are an extremely common restorative treatment procedure. Dental crowns perform a variety of services including strengthening and protecting a compromised tooth. If you think you may need a dental crown but have questions. Check out some of our questions and answers below.
Cavities are a common oral health concern. In fact, only between one and two percent of the population are immune to dental caries. In order to treat the problem, we can now place a restoration that looks completely natural. Do you have questions about placing tooth-colored fillings?
We often urge our patients to see us for regular checkups because these visits can allow us to identify the early signs of cavities. But how do we identify tooth decay? Employing our expertise, as well as advanced technology, we can perform exams with accuracy and precision. What technology do we use to examine your smile?
People of all ages need to see the dentist and take steps to maintain good oral health. This is especially true for seniors. Due to variety of factors, senior patients often experience a greater risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. However, there are many steps for seniors to take to help promote better oral health.
Despite being coated in the hardest substance in the human body (tooth enamel), our teeth are still susceptible to damage. When you crack or chip a tooth, what do you do? Fortunately, dental professionals can fix damaged teeth, restoring them to optimal appearance and function and protecting the teeth from serious complications.
A new year is here and with it, a new chance to take your oral health seriously! With a few simple changes to your routine you can protect your teeth and gums from serious complications, including cavities and gingivitis. There are several habits you make to keep your smile healthy in 2017.