Dental implants offer patients a solution for tooth loss that will not compromise the integrity of the surrounding teeth. Because the surrounding bone is able to form a bond with dental implants, which are made of titanium, the implant can stand alone to support a prosthetic crown.
Alternatives To Dental Implants
An alternative to dental implants would be a dental bridge. A bridge will require support from the surrounding natural teeth. The process of placing a bridge requires the removal of healthy enamel from adjacent teeth. On rare occasion, that treatment can compromise the teeth and make them more susceptible for breakage, which can increase the risk of future tooth loss. Continue reading “Does Dental Implants Affects Natural Teeth?”
Gum disease management needs a rigorous program of evaluation and disease control in order to minimize its effect on the mouth and body. The biggest reason for tooth loss in the modern world is periodontal disease and not tooth decay.
Gum Disease Risk Factors
If you are 35-40, you are at the age where gum disease can become severe. Here are some of the strongest indicators that you could develop gum disease. Continue reading “How to Manage Gum Disease”
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
Do More Than Brush
Brushing your teeth regularly is a good way to prevent cavities and help fight gum disease, but brushing alone is just not enough. Even if you brush thoroughly and multiple times a day, the bristles of your toothbrush will not necessarily be able to reach the spaces between your teeth or the nooks behind your molars. The only way to clean these parts of your smile is to floss. Continue reading “Flossing is Important to Prevent Gum Disease”
Dental implants have become more predictable, enduring and cost effective than other dental solutions and are now stronger, more permanent and possible for virtually almost any patient.
Dental Implants And Their Construction
The anatomy of dental implants consists of two important features, a titanium post and an artificial crown. The titanium post is incredibly durable and will eventually function like a tooth’s natural root. Placed directly into the jawbone, the bone will fuse to the post over time through a natural process known as osseointegration. Continue reading “Cost Effective Treatment Option”
The thought of undergoing oral surgery usually elicits feelings of anxiety and fear for patients. If it is your child that needs surgery, the emotions are intensified even more. We know firsthand the many worries, concerns, and questions that parents face in this situation and we are here to walk you through every step of the process.
Every procedure entails an initial exam consultation. Here, we provide a thorough explanation of a patient’s diagnosis and our surgery plan. This part of the process can be difficult for your child to understand, so as a parent, it is helpful for you to do some research and explain the procedure to your child in a non-threatening and easy to understand way. Doing so is essential, because it is critical that your child knows what to expect before heading into their procedure. Continue reading “Easing Your Child’s Fear of Oral Surgery”