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Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Once teeth are missing from the jawbone—whether one or many; whether from accident or disease—something very important is missing as well. That's tooth stability. Any denture wearer will tell you there's nothing more upsetting than a slipping lower denture and the anxious uncertainty it brings. That's because once one or more teeth are removed, the jawbone that previously anchored the roots begins to dissolve. Dental researchers worked for years to find ways to keep bone from shrinking. Now we're proud to offer a solution that prevents bone loss while permitting durable, fixed, permanent restorations. They're dental implants. And they're the next best tooth replacement option to the real thing, because they're rooted in bone just like your original teeth. The [...]

By |2022-01-27T19:31:38+00:00July 19th, 2022|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Caring for a Dental Bridge

If you have had one or more missing teeth replaced with a dental bridge restoration (also sometimes called a fixed partial denture), then be sure to keep up the good work by properly caring for it. Just following these helpful tips will have you well on your way to a strong and healthy bridge for years to come. Some reminders on maintaining your dental bridge: Maintain healthy neighboring teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. Plaque can accumulate under, around, and between your bridge and natural teeth. Any disease near your bridge threatens the whole works. Bridges simply take a little more effort to keep clean than natural teeth. And you need to practice in order to master these skills. We'll [...]

By |2021-06-25T20:42:10+00:00July 13th, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Caring for a Dental Bridge

Smoking and Still Smiling?

Stop Smoking Today! Giving up smoking is crucial for oral health. If you've spent the time and effort to get your mouth and teeth in shape, then make sure you aren't forgetting about this extra bad habit. As if there isn't enough reason to give up smoking, your dental health suffers too. Dramatically. Aside from the tobacco stains on teeth (and the smell of bad breath), serious oral disease can develop. The evidence just keeps piling up. Gum Disease - Research is showing that the incidence of gum disease is increased in a smoker, even given good oral hygiene and the best dental habits. Nicotine appears to discourage the attachment of tissue to teeth that is vital to healthy gums. [...]

By |2019-12-31T19:14:22+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Smoking and Still Smiling?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be "yes!" Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you're missing just one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials available, we can surgically implant a space-age material, such as titanium, into your jawbone as an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth (such as a crown, a bridge, or a complete denture). Implanted teeth function the way your natural teeth use to—sometimes even better! Having dental implants helps elevate your sense of self-confidence, especially when talking, chewing or just being [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:27:14+00:00January 14th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

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