We can use restorative dentistry to improve the function and overall health of a tooth or teeth. In fact, with one form of restoration we can completely change the tooth’s shape and color. We can also address a number of problems, both restorative and cosmetic. Does your smile need a crown? What does placement involve and who qualifies for one?
A cavity occurs when harmful bacteria can bypass the outer enamel, either via poor oral hygiene or injury, and reach the more sensitive layers of dentin. Without treatment, tooth decay continues to grow and expand, eventually increasing the risk of an infection. How do you treat cavities? What warning signs should we be aware of?
With dental bridges or single tooth dental implants, you typically replace one lost tooth at a time. However, what if you are missing multiple teeth? Advanced tooth loss can often be addressed with dentures. We offer multiple options for addressing advanced tooth loss. Do you need full or partial dentures to enjoy a whole smile again?
You may assume that as dental professionals, our job is to preserve teeth, not remove them. However, while we strive to ensure your smile remains healthy and whole, sometimes the best option for your smile is to remove a tooth. Why do we sometimes need extractions? Tooth removal may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection or to avoid painful impaction of wisdom teeth.
We want to help ensure our patients enjoy healthy smiles, which means addressing problems that arise, such as tooth loss. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on the health of your smile. Fortunately, we can replace your lost teeth with a prosthetic, such as a bridge or implant. Do you need a bridge or an implant to restore your smile to full function and health?
Have you currently undergone a professional teeth whitening procedure? Investing in the health and beauty of your smile is a wonderful thing. However, won’t your teeth just become stained again? While discoloration can’t be avoided completely, with the right steps you can significantly reduce the severity of future stains and allow your results to remain brighter for longer periods of time.
When it comes to your smile, when do you need emergency care? A dental emergency refers to any trauma or damage to the teeth or gums. We recommend seeing you as soon as possible to address the problem in a timely manner, for both your health and appearance’s sake. However, should the issue be potentially life threatening we urge you to instead proceed to the nearest emergency room or to call 911.
Losing a tooth can lead to serious consequences for your oral health, even if the tooth is in the back of your mouth and isn’t noticeable. The good news is that modern dental prostheses can help you regain your smile and quality of life following tooth loss. The better news is that, despite its common occurrence, tooth loss is highly preventable, and you have a better chance of preserving your natural smile the more you know about tooth loss. (more…)
Sometimes, chips or other esthetic issues with the appearance of our smiles can cause embarrassment. In addition, damaged teeth can potentially increase the risk of tooth decay and other oral health concerns. Can you repair your tooth and improve the beautify of your smile? With bonding and contouring, we can restore minor damage and help improve the appearance of the tooth.
When our jaw joints undergo excessive amounts of stress, a serious issue known as TMJ disorder can develop. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, can lead to difficulty fully opening and closing the mouth, as well as a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. What causes TMJ disorder? How will the doctor relieve my jaw strain?