Month: January 2020

What to Remember About Tooth Extraction

The thing about some tooth extractions cases is that they aren’t exactly unexpected. You may reach a point where you need to extract a tooth because it’s too compromised to save, yet the problem that leads to it may have been developing for a while already. In other cases, your tooth may be suddenly damaged… Read more »

Why Dentures Become Loose, and How to Prevent It

Most of today’s dental bridges are dentures are crafted from highly lifelike materials, like porcelain and zirconia, that are almost indistinguishable from healthy, natural teeth. This gives the restorations a highly lifelike appearance, as well as the ability to better restore the functions of your lost teeth. However, the one drawback to such restorations is… Read more »

When a Tooth Should Be Replaced Instead of Restored

When you think of tooth replacement, you may automatically associate it with tooth loss. The most common reasons for needing to replace a tooth are because it’s been lost due to something like gum disease, or accidental trauma. However, when a tooth is severely compromised, removing and replacing it might be the most effective way… Read more »

Dental Implant Benefits You Don’t See Immediately

Once you realize what dental implants are – replacements for your lost teeth roots – the benefits they provide seem obvious. With one or more implants, your dental bridge won’t need crowns and other healthy teeth to support it. Or, if you have a denture, it will now have more than just your dental ridge… Read more »

How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?

As one of the most comprehensive solutions for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are often a more involved procedure than more traditional bridges and dentures. Unlike placing a bridge or denture on your dental ridge, dental implants involve the surgical placement of one or more biocompatible posts within your jawbone. This means the entire process,… Read more »

3 Reasons to Be Excited About Getting Dental Implants

You don’t have to deal with tooth loss for long before realizing how much it’s affected your daily routines and overall quality of life. Those effects alone are enough reason to be excited about replacing your lost teeth and rebuilding your smile. With dental implants, however, restoring your smile is about more than just replacing… Read more »

Dealing with Gum Disease Before Tooth Loss

Dealing with tooth loss can sometimes be trickier than it seems at first. It can be obvious that the tooth needs to be replaced for the good of your smile’s appearance and your oral health, but what about the reason why you lost the tooth in the first place? For many people, that reason is… Read more »

Tooth Loss and Your Smile, Years Later

Tooth loss is the kind of issue that’s immediately noticeable. In fact, unless you’ve lost the tooth due to an emergency, you may have seen it coming before it actually occurred. That’s because tooth loss is most often due to one of several potential underlying issues, such as gum disease, that has become severe and… Read more »

How Difficult Is It to Care for Dental Implants?

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to rebuilding your smile with dental implants. The loss of your teeth won’t be such a concern for your smile’s appearance or your oral health anymore, and you can once again experience the joys of a fully functioning bite. However, the long-term success of your… Read more »

The Connection Between Jawbone Grafting and Dental Implants

The process of replacing lost teeth and their roots with dental implants can often be pretty straight-forward. However, for some patients, the collateral effects of tooth loss can cause several other concerns that can grow worse over time, and sometimes, it can impact the details of the dental implant process. One of the most consequential… Read more »