Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. Continue reading “Are Dental Implants Right For You?”

Many Adults are Affected by Gum Disease

Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal diseases is by daily thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques and regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Tobacco usage
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition
  • Periodontal Disease & Tobacco

You are probably familiar with the links between tobacco use and lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. Continue reading “Many Adults are Affected by Gum Disease”

Short Unsightly Teeth: Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

short-teethThese procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Brete D. Moran, D.M.D., L.L.C. and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile. Continue reading “Short Unsightly Teeth: Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery”

How Long Will I Recovery After An Implant Surgery?

There is no need to take any time off work after the placement of an implant. As long as you do not have to exercise or exert yourself like doing heavy lifting at work, you should be fine. Some people choose to take the rest of the day off or even a couple days off. This decision is up to you and how you feel. It is always a good idea to listen to your body so you can heal well.

The first two weeks
The most crucial time after implant placement is the first two weeks of healing. It is extremely important to avoid chewing food over the implant site. It is also important to avoid sodas, spicy foods, crunchy foods or anything that could irritate the area. Smoking should be avoided as well. Continue reading “How Long Will I Recovery After An Implant Surgery?”

Painful Levels of Gum Disease

Gum disease causes the inflammation of the gums, and leads to severe damage of the enamel. Due to irregular brushing, a sticky colorless or pale deposit, known as plaque,starts affecting teeth and gums as well. The bacteria present in plaque are responsible for different gum diseases.In extreme cases, your teeth have to be removed by a dentist.

The Stages of Gum Diseases

Close study has revealed three different stages of gum diseases:

Gingivitis
This is the beginning phase of gum disease. It shows through an enlargement of the gums,as a result of an intense plaque development or germ growth along the gum-line. Regular flossing and brushing are likely to remove the plaque but if they fail, there‚Äôs the chance for poisonous substances or toxins to form, causing damages to the tissues. This phenomenon is known as Gingivitis. It may often lead to gum bleeding during brushing. The disease can be cured as the internal tissues and bones are not harmed yet. Continue reading “Painful Levels of Gum Disease”