If you lose a single tooth, then we place a single dental implant. But what if you lose several, or a majority, of your teeth? We won’t just place a single new implant for each one. Instead, we can place between six and eight per arch to provide a fixed denture, addressing advanced tooth loss with a strong and lifelike solution!
Bruxism, a disorder in which patients grind their teeth or clench their jaw on a regular basis, can damage smiles and lead to serious complications. But what should a patient do to stop teeth grinding? We can help, with a customized treatment option to stop bruxism and prevent further damage to your smile.
We recommend patients of all ages undergo routine checkups, and the American Dental Association agrees. But what happens during your checkup to make these visits so essential? How often should you see the dentist?
While tooth loss can seriously interfere with your appearance, and your daily dental function, dental implants can provide remarkable improvement. Using implants to support your restoration will mean having permanent prosthetic support, as well as important improvements to your biting and chewing capacities. Implants also stop jawbone resorption from taking place, so they can protect you against a worrying oral health concern. Because the placement of dental implants requires oral surgery, many dental practices will have to recommend their patients to a specialist. Fortunately, your dentist is able to perform this procedure at their office. This will mean a more convenient prosthetic dental treatment experience, while also keeping you under the care of someone you know and trust. (more…)
Unless your dentist recommends a different length of time, patients should plan to go in for routine preventive dental care on a semiannual basis. By planning a checkup at every six months, you consistently enjoy information about the condition of your smile, and an important dental cleaning. This can limit your risk for problems like tooth decay, and it can lead to early detection and treatment for any problems that do arise between visits. If you are someone who has spent considerable time going without these appointments, you can have understandable concerns about the state of your oral health. Your dentist can help you recover from any problems that have developed, and they can help you sustain a healthy smile through future appointments. (more…)
Why do some people produce a snoring sound while they sleep? This noise is the result of air pushing through partially obstructed breathing passages. People can be embarrassed to snore, but this can be a symptom of sleep apnea, which poses a threat to your general health. Sleep apnea can be caused by an extended blockage of your airways, which can force your body to break your sleep cycle. Because your sleep cycle is broken many times throughout the night, you can miss out on the important benefits of proper rest. This can result in an increased risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, and it can have detrimental effects on your short-term memory and mood. If you need to seek treatment for this problem, you might be able to receive valuable support from your dentist. (more…)
Issues with the alignment and spacing of teeth can cause dissatisfaction when it comes to the quality of your smile. This can leave some people with a frustrating dilemma – put up with unattractive smile flaws, or use metal braces? Braces can do valuable corrective work, but they can intrude on your appearance, and adults can worry about looking unprofessional or less mature because of them. Fortunately, you can find another way to straighten your smile. With Invisalign treatment, your dentist is able to provide orthodontic treatment with discreet aligners. Patients can be excited to finally fix the gaps and overlaps that disrupt their smile, without worrying about the bothersome intrusion of traditional braces. (more…)
Teeth stains are hard to avoid – even a healthy smile can be affected by a slow buildup of particles that affect their color. While this problem is common, there is help available from your dentist. A teeth whitening treatment can rid you of bothersome stains, and make your smile considerably brighter. You can select an in-office procedure, or take home all of the materials you need to attain professional results on your own. While teeth whitening treatments are popular, it is certainly not the only form of cosmetic dental work your dentist can offer you. If you want to learn more about how you might be able to make significant improvements to your appearance, you can schedule a consultation and learn more. (more…)
When pain frequently intrudes on your days, your quality of life can start to suffer. Recurring discomforts concentrated in your face, neck, and head can be caused when you have a problem with your jaw joints. Why would jaw problems lead to these other concerns? Your jaw is controlled by your trigeminal nerve, which is also responsible for sensation in these areas. If you develop jaw trouble, often referred to as TMJ dysfunction, your dentist can help. Treating the matter can help you eliminate ongoing pains. In addition to treating TMJ dysfunction, your dentist can also talk to you about addressing bruxism, which refers to a teeth grinding habit. These issues are often related, and experiencing one may lead to troubles with the other. (more…)
What should you expect from your dentist when you need to address a problem, like a cavity, that threatens the health of your tooth? During any restorative dental treatment, decayed or otherwise unhealthy material will be removed, and you will receive support for the tooth in the form of a dental filling, or crown. Thanks to the presence of modern resources at your dentist’s office, you can actually receive a dental crown in just one visit! Having a single-visit crown means receiving important protection for your tooth in a timely manner, and avoiding an awkward waiting period before your tooth is fully restored. (more…)