What do you do when you chip a tooth? What if you have problems with the shape of your tooth? You may assume you require a dental crown or veneer in these scenarios. However, in some cases we can use cosmetic treatments to reshape or repair a tooth. How do bonding and contouring work? Who qualifies for these cost-effective cosmetic procedures?
Obstructive sleep apnea – a condition marked by loud snoring and repeated cessation of breathing while you sleep – can be treated in several different ways. The most common treatments are with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and a custom-designed oral appliance from a dental health specialist. While each treatment offers a number of advantages for different patients, your dentist may recommend combining CPAP and an oral appliance for optimal results. (more…)
Have you lost one or more teeth? A missing tooth can lead to a number of complications, ranging from misalignment to loss of jawbone density. In order to enjoy a whole smile and avoid serious complications you need a dental prosthetic. Do you need an implant bridge? How does placement work?
People often seek cosmetic dentistry for issues with the appearance of their smiles. While most cosmetic treatments are designed to address a single issue, some procedures can be used to correct a number of esthetic concerns. We can use veneers to completely change the appearance of the teeth. How do veneers transform smiles? Who benefits from this cosmetic treatment?
Have you chipped your tooth? Whether the result of an unfortunate sports accident or from biting down on a popcorn kernel, our teeth can sometimes become chipped or broken. How do you repair a chipped tooth? We can use cosmetic and restorative procedures to fix a chipped tooth and return it to optimal health and function.
Do you frequently suffer from unexplained headaches? You may be surprised to learn your migraines could be linked to a jaw joint disorder. Over ten million people in the United States suffer from TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. How do you stop TMD-related headaches? What causes TMJ dysfunction?
In the United States alone, millions of adults suffer from varying stages of periodontal disease. If left untreated, the disease can soon increase the risk of adult tooth loss. Why do we develop gum disease? Understanding the causes and symptoms of gum disease can help you identify the issue in the early stages and also help you understand the best ways to help prevent periodontal problems.
We like to occasionally use our blog to remind our readers about everything happening in the community. Livonia offers a number of fun summer events for the entire family. Summer is also a great time to schedule a checkup and cleaning. Preventive visits can improve both the health and appearance of your smile. Feel free to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Did you know that over 90% of adults in America under the age of 60 have had tooth decay in at least one of their permanent teeth? Cavities are also the most common chronic illness in school-aged children. Treating tooth decay depends on its severity; however, preventing tooth decay is deceptively simple. To help minimize tooth decay’s effects, we explain how a tooth starts to decay and form a cavity, and how you can protect your smile from it. (more…)
How do you replace a child’s lost tooth? Typically, you wait for its permanent replacement to grow in; however, if a primary (baby) tooth is lost before its time, then temporarily replacing it may be vital to a child’s developing dental health. For missing adult teeth, dental implants are often the ideal replacement option, but they’re not temporary and they may cause more damage than good to developing jawbones in young children. Today, we explore premature primary tooth loss, and why dental implants are best reserved for older teen and adult patients. (more…)