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!
22 September 2016
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help restore a beautiful smile by fixing chipped, misaligned, crooked, and missing teeth among other dental issues. If you have undergone any procedures to place implants, dental crowns, veneers, or any other cosmetic restorations, it is essential to preserve them. These restorations can be quite costly, and preserving them not only maintains the appearance of your teeth but also protects your investment. Here are some tips and measures you can take to preserve cosmetic dentistry restorations and keep them healthy.
22 September 2016
If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, your primary healthcare focus is likely to be working with your doctors to manage your child's condition. However, in addition to medical help, you should also make sure that your dentist knows that your child has diabetes. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing problems with the gums and teeth, and making your dentist aware that your child is diabetic may help keep these kinds of problems at bay.
13 September 2016
By the time that most adults realize that they have a deep bite, which is when their upper teeth overlap their lower teeth, they are hesitant to get the alignment corrected, as they may not be interested in getting noticeable braces that may disrupt their physical appearance. Fortunately, Invisalign can help correct deep bite discretely. The differential growth of the jaws and the vertical facial growth of adults can be advantageous in these situations.
23 August 2016
When you begin experiencing tooth pain, your first reaction may be to either self treat it or to see your general dentist as soon as possible. If you have chronic tooth pain, you may want to consider other options. This is especially true if you have continued tooth pain regardless of how many times you see your general dentist and have the immediate issue fixed. Instead of visiting your general dentist the next time your tooth hurts, consider an endodontist for these reasons.
5 August 2016
Dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth by drilling a metal post into the jawbone of your missing tooth, then placing an abutment and artificial tooth on top. It looks and functions like a natural tooth and is often seen as the best option for replacing missing teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. Here are some signs that you would be a good candidate for dental implants.