Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!
3 March 2017
Dental crowns can be a good choice for a tooth when your dentist cannot address damage with a standard filling and other such work. If your dentist has suggested a dental crown for you, note a few questions you might have about this treatment and then discuss this option with him or her. Are crowns permanent? Crowns are cemented over your own tooth or a dental implant; they are durable but not necessarily permanent, as they may eventually chip, crack, or otherwise fall off.
14 December 2016
As is the case with any other medical emergencies, a dental emergency needs to be addressed as soon as possible. A dental emergency essentially refers to any incident that requires immediate attention from a dentist. This can include, but is not limited to, having a tooth chipped, loosened, or knocked out or damaging any of the tissue in your mouth or face to the extent that it causes severe pain or bleeding.
14 December 2016
Dental health is a very important part of your families overall health, but dental insurance is also a significant expense for many families. If you cannot meet the cost of comprehensive dental insurance, you may be tempted to skip regular check-ups. However, if you arrange a dental plan with your dentist, you can ensure that your family has access to affordable dental care whenever they need it. Below is a guide to 5 benefits of using a dental plan.
30 November 2016
It is easy to take something like tooth enamel for granted, especially if you have always had good teeth. However, eventually; especially if poorly maintained, your tooth enamel will begin to weaken and gradually erode until the layer of dentin beneath the enamel can be seen. When this happens, your teeth will appear aged like old parchment, yellow and misshapen due to the loss of enamel around the edges. Besides their appearance, teeth with only a thin layer of enamel will also be extremely sensitive to heat, cold and foods or drinks that contain acid such as soda, apples or candy.
22 November 2016
When it comes to the dentist's drill, your imagination can often paint some quite horrific pictures. This is especially true if you are one of the estimated 13–24 per cent of people, globally, who suffer from dental anxiety. Dental fear comes in several forms, such as fear of gagging, needles or fear of the dreaded drill and that incessant whining whirr that sends heart rates soaring. Unfortunately, if you have a cavity, the chances are you will eventually need to face the music.