If it has been years since you last needed to have a dental crown placed, or if you have never had one at all, you might have some reservations or concerns about needing one. For many years restorative dentistry, like crowns, meant noticeable metal additions to one’s smile. Fortunately modern dentistry provides more seamless alternatives in the form of porcelain crowns that can help improve both the functionality and the appearance of your smile! So if you feel you need restorative treatment, don’t delay due to concern about how it will affect the esthetics of your smile. Instead, talk to your dentist about the many benefits of dental crowns. (more…)
Did you know that your teeth are protected by the most resilient substance your body produces? Teeth are also the most-used parts of your body, and are constantly subjected to the pressures of biting and chewing.
Though strong, teeth can become weak from inadequate hygiene, or suffer structural damage from accidental trauma, and repairing them is vital to your continued good oral health. Today, we explain the process of fixing tooth fractures, and what to do if a tooth is damaged beyond saving. (more…)
If you have been experiencing sensitivity or discomfort, especially when trying to enjoy hot or cold items like coffee or ice tea, for instance, you could be struggling with a dental cavity. Cavities are incredibly common. In fact, nearly 90 percent of adults will experience them. Many kids also struggle with dental caries. Fortunately, restorative dentistry makes it possible to treat a cavity simply and quickly, in most cases. Treatment like a dental filling allows patients to enjoy their meals, and their lives, without worrying about dental discomfort!
Do you take pride in having the latest and greatest technology? Is your home theater system a source of joy, or your smart phone a reflection of your ability to keep up with the times? Having the newest technology is about more than just a status symbol. It also means taking advantage of technological improvements that can make your life easier, more efficient, and simply more fun! If you value technology, it’s important to go to a dentist who does the same. After all, advanced dental technology can help make procedures more comfortable, more precise, and even more effective. So before you schedule an appointment with just any dentist, make sure you have found one that values technology as much as you do. (more…)
Do you find yourself laughing, with friends from behind a closed-mouth grin? On dates, do you talk softly and hold a glass in front of your mouth, for fear the date will only see the imperfections in your teeth? If you are tired of feeling insecure and trying to hide your smile, it’s time to talk with a cosmetic dentist about how treatment could help you feel proud of your pearly whites! (more…)
Did you vow to take better care of yourself this year, by hitting the gym, filling your plate with more green vegetables, drinking lots of water, and getting more rest? If so, you are probably feeling much better about both your appearance and more importantly your overall health. But did you know that another great way to help care for yourself, is actually through preventive dental care? Sure, dental hygiene and regular checkups can help keep your smile looking its best. But your oral health can also impact the rest of your body. A lot more is affected by your dental care than just your smile, so this year commit to caring for your teeth and gums, as well as your body! (more…)
No one wants to restore his oral health at the expense of his smile’s natural beauty. And for years that is precisely what restorative treatment meant. Metal fillings and crowns posed a number of potential problems, not the least of which was feeling insecure about the obvious dental work. Fortunately most modern dentists now offer alternatives to traditional metal restorations, which can offer both esthetic and functional benefits. So even if you’ve delayed dental treatment in the past, because of fear that your smile will then look like it has had work done, now is a great time to see what a dentist could do to seamlessly restore your smile! (more…)
The start of spring may be a chance to do some much-needed cleaning around the house. But it’s also a perfect time to evaluate your look, and to finally take action if you’d like to improve the esthetics of your smile. Many people feel insecure because of imperfections with their smiles, without realizing how simple and fast cosmetic fixes could be. So don’t waste another season wondering what could be done, and instead schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist about a customized smile makeover that could leave you feeling refreshed and confident, just in time for spring. (more…)
If you have recently lost a tooth, you may still be struggling to rebound from the loss, emotionally, especially if it was unexpected or due to a trauma. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to take action, the more likely you are to face additional problems because of the loss, such as alignment problems and even additional tooth loss, due to a shrinking jaw. Fortunately prosthetic dentists offer a number of ways to complete the smile, after the loss of a tooth, so you can stop struggling, and start smiling again. (more…)
If it’s been years since you last loved your smile, February is a great chance to understand why and to explore cosmetic dentistry options. By far, one of the most common dental complaints is staining. Over time, coffee, red wine, and other beverages can cause pearly whites to lose their luster, particularly as you age. But professional teeth whitening is a great and fast way to revitalize your smile, leaving you with more brilliant teeth, not to mention increased confidence. You might be surprised just how quickly a dentist could help you fall back in love with the look of your smile. (more…)