How to Minimize Your Risks of Tooth Loss and Other Concerns

In general, the overarching goal of taking care of your smile is to help you prevent things from occurring that could call for the need for extensive treatment. For example, tooth loss can affect your smile and oral health in ways that require custom tooth replacement, including the placement of dental implant posts. Even if an oral health problem is addressed before a tooth is lost, restoring your smile could still require highly involved treatment. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can improve your chances of avoiding such risks by improving the way you care for your smile on a daily basis. (more…)

Is Tooth Loss Really that Big of a Deal?

If you believe that the biggest concern with tooth loss is the appearance of your smile, than it can be easy to overlook the importance of replacing your lost teeth. That’s especially true if the tooth that you’ve lost isn’t even in a visible spot when you smile. However, one of the reasons why tooth loss is such a serious concern is because many patients who experience underestimate what it means for their smiles. Today, we examine why tooth is such a big deal, and why you should never take the loss of any tooth too lightly. (more…)

Important Notes About Minimally Invasive Treatment

The unique nature of your oral health tissues and structures, coupled with the compounding consequences that issues as such as tooth loss can lead to, make it especially important to custom-design most oral health treatment plans. This customization helps ensure that your treatment produces optimal results, and in many cases, it also helps keep your treatment plan as minimally invasive as possible. (more…)

Practicing Good Hygiene when You Have Dental Implants

The fact that dental implants are designed to mimic your healthy, natural teeth is an important advantage in their ability rebuild smiles. However, that ability also has several significant implications beyond replacing your lost teeth. For example, when your restoration is supported by customized, root-like anchors, you don’t have to contend with things like hidden clasps (if you have a partial denture) or adhesives (if you have a full denture) when caring for your smile every day. That means your daily hygiene routine, as well as the process of taking good care of your dental implant restoration, can often be simpler and more convenient than you might expect after replacing your lost teeth. (more…)

The Unique Abilities of Dental Implants

For patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, there are several options for replacing them. However, for most conventional tooth replacements, the choice mainly boils down to how many teeth you’ve lost, and whether a dental bridge, partial, or complete denture is best for replacing them. Today, however, patients who want to rebuild their smiles following tooth loss now have another choice – the ability to support their restoration on an appropriate number of dental implant posts. (more…)

Why Jawbone Grafting May Not Be Necessary

While everyone’s dental health and treatment is unique, some principles remain the same for everyone. For example, no matter your dental health concern, the optimal treatment is typically the one that offers the most minimally invasive solution to improving your oral health. When it comes to recovering from tooth loss, that need is especially great. There are many consequences that following losing one or more teeth, and in many cases, rebuilding your smile means addressing these consequences as well as replacing your lost teeth. For some patients, this may include the prospect of needing jawbone grafting to strengthen the jawbone following tooth loss. However, with minimally invasive implant treatment, patients who might expect to need jawbone grafting can often enjoy their dental implants without it. (more…)

Answering Questions About Adult Tooth Loss

The thing about tooth loss is that, while most people recognize what it is, not everyone understands the important details around it. For example, because it can be a common concern for many patients, some may believe that it’s inevitable once you reach a certain age. Others may believe that tooth loss is merely an obscure concern that they’ll never have to seriously worry about. The best way to protect your smile against tooth loss is to understand the truth behind how it happens, and what your specific risks for it may be. (more…)

A Dental Restoration that Closely Mimics Natural Teeth

Restoring your smile means helping it regain its good health and full function, as well as its healthy and natural appearance. To do that, modern restorations must closely replicate the healthy and natural forms of your teeth, especially when that restoration’s goal is to replace one or more of them. While most modern dental restorations can be designed with a high degree of realism, only one option can completely replace all of your lost tooth’s structure. That option is a restoration that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts, which are the only solution for replacing the roots of your lost teeth. (more…)

A Checklist for Restoring Your Smile with Dental Implants

If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then you may already realize that the best thing you can do for your smile now is to replace your lost teeth as soon as possible. Fortunately, with the help of dental implants, you can restore nearly all of the functionality of your lost tooth or teeth, as well as rebuild your smile with a restoration that closely blends in with the rest of your natural smile. Yet, before you receive dental implants and a custom-designed restoration for them to support, we’ll perform a thorough examination to gauge the state of your oral health, and help you determine if anything needs to be addressed first. (more…)

Is It a Good Idea to Replace an Extracted Tooth?

When you’re told that you have to extract a tooth, you might debate whether the procedure is  necessary. However, once you decide to extract the tooth and the procedure is completed, you might consider the problem solved. The truth, though, is that extracting a tooth that’s causing trouble is often only the first part of restoring your healthy smile. In many cases, it’s a good idea to replace the tooth after it’s been extracted to refill and rebuild your healthy and fully functioning smile. (more…)