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Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

Single-Tooth Dental Implants Implants, in general, boast a good track record for stability and natural feel. Most patients who seek out dental implants want to steady a shifty denture, or bridge a large gap of several lost teeth, but we can also do just one. For the right patient missing the right tooth, the Tooth Fairy has bailed us out again. A lot of people are missing a single tooth. Until recently, the only option for a replacement took the form of a bridge. Dentistry calls this gizmo a fixed or removable partial denture and, for it to fit correctly, a fair bit of work is involved to remove enamel from neighboring teeth. Especially for those of us annoyed by [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:36:47+00:00September 24th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options

Restorative dentistry is all about bringing mouths back into use. When you lose a tooth, nothing is ever quite the same. The entire balance of a healthy mouth is at risk. The bite alignment goes off; opposing teeth may drift in an unpredictable direction and the facial appearance ages. However, there's a lot we can do to improve function, aesthetics, and quality of life! Contact us today at (916) 565-2570. Bridges are partnered with crowns to resolve gaps left by missing teeth. The idea is to replace teeth with false or "pontic" teeth, secured by crowns on either side and fixed in place. Quality bridgework is one of dentistry's mainstays. Bridges look and feel very natural and are an excellent [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:31:12+00:00September 10th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options

TMJ Disorders, Causes and Treatment

What is the Temporomandibular Joint? TMJ (the temporomandibular joint) is the part of the jaw that slides and rotates just in front of your ear. It consists of the side and base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible). Chewing muscles connect the lower jaw to the rest of the head, allowing you to move your jaw forward, sideways, and open and close. When the jaw joint is working correctly, the lower jaw (both the right and left portions) is smooth and synchronized during movement. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder occurs when the jaw twists during opening, closing, or side-motion movements. These movements affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control chewing. What is TMJ? TMJ describes a [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:25:19+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on TMJ Disorders, Causes and Treatment

Composite Fillings FAQs

Composite Fillings in Sacramento If you have cavities, we can use white composite fillings to repair your teeth in a way that also keeps them looking great! For tooth-colored-fillings in Sacramento, call us today at (916) 565-2570. What are composite fillings? Composite fillings are fillings that achieve a natural appearance with a mixture of plastic resin and ultra-fine glass particles (silicon dioxide). Today's composite fillings are strong enough to be placed on either front or back teeth, and are not only for restoring tooth decay, but for cosmetic improvements as well. With cosmetic bonding, we can change the color of teeth or reshape disfigured teeth. How is a composite placed? The filling material is applied in layers, and then we [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:54:40+00:00August 6th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Composite Fillings FAQs

Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth

Dental Implants Anchor Crowns, Bridges, or Dentures Choose the restorations that are strong enough to last a lifetime! Dental implants have done wonders in the area of missing teeth, and we believe that everybody should have a great looking smile, as well as the functionality of a full set of teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth, then you know how it can affect your ability to eat and enjoy food, as well as your confidence. Less visible teeth (such as molars) may not affect your appearance, but their absence will still seriously affect how you chew. Standard options include a dental bridge or a partial denture. The most durable, most permanent treatment for missing teeth has proven to [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:26:44+00:00June 11th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth