Improving Your Replacement Teeth with Dental Implants

Today’s modern tooth replacement options, like dental bridges and dentures, are typically designed to blend in almost seamlessly with your healthy, natural teeth. The importance of this goes beyond the restoration’s appearance, though. Mimicking the size, shape, and contour of your natural teeth also makes the restoration more able to restore your bite’s ability to function properly. Yet, without the help of dental implants, even the most lifelike restoration lacks the ability to mimic the support of your natural teeth. By providing it with this support, dental implants can enhance your restoration in several important ways. (more…)

How to Know It’s Time to Remove a Wisdom Tooth

When wisdom teeth (or third molars) start to cause problems due to impaction, the need to extract them can become a pressing one. However, wisdom tooth impaction can occur in many different ways, and the severity of the symptoms aren’t always the same for everyone. In many cases, these symptoms may not be immediately noticeable until the impaction has become severe. Today, we examine a few of the common signs that your wisdom teeth have become impacted, and that you should consider extracting them as soon as possible. (more…)

Notes About Caring for Dental Implants At Home

Many of the benefits that come with replacing lost teeth with dental implants involve the long-term health and integrity of your smile. For instance, dental implants help restore stimulation that’s necessary to maintain the health and integrity of your dental ridges. However, many of the benefits are also more immediately noticeable, and can directly impact the quality of your restoration as well as its daily care and maintenance. Today, we look at a few important aspects of caring for your dental implants at home, and how their more lifelike construction helps make your daily hygiene routine a simpler and more effective one. (more…)

The Most Common Consequences of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss isn’t something that everyone will have to deal with, but it’s something that everyone should worry about preventing. That’s because many of the causes that lead to it can affect almost anyone, such as severe gum disease. Once it does occur, however, the consequences of tooth loss can pose even greater threats to your oral health than you might realize. Today, we examine a few of these consequences, and why replacing your lost teeth as soon as possible is the best way to address them and mitigate their impacts on your oral health. (more…)

3 Important Questions About Dental Implants

Tooth loss is what most people try to avoid by practicing good hygiene and attending regular dental visits. Unfortunately, teeth may be lost for a wide variety of reasons, and some are not always preventable. The good news is that high-quality dental care also includes restoring your smile after tooth loss as well as preventing it. For many people who experience tooth loss, the potential consequences of the loss can often be mitigated with the help of dental implants. By replacing your lost teeth roots with dental implant posts, we can restore your smile’s appearance and bite function as well as many of the vital functions of your natural teeth roots. (more…)

What Wisdom Tooth Extraction Accomplishes

Some people know enough about wisdom teeth – the common name for third molars – that they almost expect theirs to cause trouble at some point, even if they haven’t yet. Others may be completely surprised when their wisdom teeth start to hurt, believing that theirs were growing and developing just fine. When wisdom teeth do start to cause problems, the common solution is to surgically extract them. In some cases, wisdom tooth extraction may help you avoid those problems from developing in the first place. (more…)

Addressing Tooth Loss with the Help of Dental Implants

When you’ve experienced tooth loss, restoring your smile from it is about more than just restoring its appearance before the loss. That appearance might be the first thing that people notice about your condition, but it isn’t what has the greatest impact on your overall oral health, or bite function. Therefore, to truly restore your smile, you have to address more than just your smile’s appearance, but also the loss of the function that the tooth served. This is only possible by replacing all of the tooth’s lost structure, including the root, which is why dental implants are often the best solution at addressing tooth loss. (more…)

The Compounding Risks that Lead to Tooth Loss

In many ways, maintaining your oral health can be both simple and complex at the same time. For instance, the basics of good dental hygiene are fairly easy – brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. However, what if the plaque you’re supposed to clean with your toothbrush and floss works its way underneath your gums? Or, if you have multiple, seemingly harmless oral health conditions that contribute to more severe complications, like tooth loss? The many different factors that go into preserving your smile might complicate things sometimes, which is why it’s important to understand the potential risks that can contribute to you losing one or more teeth. (more…)

When Oral Surgery Is the Answer to Your Oral Health Needs

Some dental health concerns are common and can impact nearly anyone, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In many cases, such concerns can be easily addressed with the right level of general or restorative dental care. However, some patients may experience issues with their oral tissues and/or structures that can’t be addressed by general means, and may require oral surgery to adequately address. (more…)

3 Things Your Tooth Replacement Should Be Able to Do

When you experience tooth loss, it’s more than just your tooth that’s lost. Your smile feels the impact in everything from its appearance to the way it functions when you bite and chew, and much more. To address the many different effects of tooth loss, your replacement option should closely mimic the appearance of your lost tooth, as well as its ability to function the way healthy, natural teeth are meant to. For many tooth loss patients, that option is one that’s supported on an appropriate number of dental implants, which are designed to replace your lost teeth roots. (more…)