Got a Tooth Fracture? Fix It with a Dental Crown

Dental crowns have long been a popular restorative dental option, and as such, they’ve helped countless patients rebound from varying degrees of tooth damage. Today, though, crowns can do more for your smile than ever. For instance, if your tooth is fractured, then a crown can restore its health and structural integrity while also restoring its full, natural, and healthy appearance. Today, we examine why restoring a fractured tooth matters, and why a custom-designed dental crown is often the best solution for doing so. (more…)

The Point of Filling a Cavity-Stricken Tooth

One of the oldest forms of tooth restoration is filling a cavity (or hole) that forms as a result of tooth decay. As a progressive condition, tooth decay destroys increasingly more of your tooth structure until it’s stopped. After removing the infection, your dentist will have to restore this structure with a biocompatible filling. Today, that material is most often tooth-colored composite resin, which offers the benefit of blending in with your tooth while doing a better job than metal at filling your cavity and protecting your tooth. (more…)

Can You Really Benefit from Invisalign®?

If you’ve never needed orthodontic treatment, then you might be surprised to learn that you do now because your permanent teeth have become crooked. Fortunately, you may still be able to keep your streak of avoiding braces with the help of Invisalign® aligners. Instead of brackets and wires, which traditional orthodontics rely on to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® is a series of aligners designed to gradually guide teeth toward straighter positions. Many adult and older teen patients can benefit greatly from Invisalign® by keeping their orthodontic treatment more comfortable and discreet than they may have expected. (more…)

A Few Questions About Your Dental Emergency

While not everyone experiences a dental emergency, they’re common enough that you may at some point in your life if you haven’t already. For example, even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you might still suffer from accidental trauma or a failed restoration that immediately puts your tooth at risk. If you have a dental emergency, then seeking treatment from your dentist and dental team as soon as possible is the best way for you to deal with it. (more…)

Answering Questions About Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is one of the less common forms of restorative dentistry, and it grows less common the more people are able to save their smiles with customized restorations. However, there are still cases when extracting a tooth (and preferably replacing it) is a better option than trying to restore it. Usually, it’s when restoring it isn’t an option, and allowing the tooth to remain could pose a bigger threat to the rest of your oral health. (more…)

How to Help Children Prevent Cavities Better

Children’s dentistry differs from general adult dental care in a few important ways. For instance, prevention is the cornerstone of good dental health at all ages. However, children’s dentistry also includes treatment options designed specifically to assist the proper growth and development of your child’s teeth and oral structures. One of the most common threats to that development is the formation of cavities – a product of tooth decay – that can affect the health of the permanent teeth that are still developing. Therefore, many treatments focus on helping children prevent cavities better and improve their chances of keeping their smiles healthy for life.   (more…)

Why You Need Dental Cleanings to Remove Tartar

You may be aware that plaque and tartar are the biggest and most consistent threats to your smile. If so, then you may also know that brushing and flossing away the oral bacteria that form plaque and tartar is the best way to prevent them from forming. However, being good at cleaning your teeth consistently can make it seem like more thorough professional cleanings are less necessary. Today, we explain why that’s false, and why you need dental cleanings to remove tartar and prevent conditions like tooth decay and gum disease from becoming serious concerns. (more…)

Cool Facts About Porcelain Veneers

The best thing about any form of cosmetic dentistry is that customized treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, often with minimal dental work needed. In the case of porcelain veneers, though, that’s true for more types of blemishes than most other treatment options. Veneers are thin coverings made of extremely lifelike porcelain that closely replicates the healthy appearance of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-designed and crafted to the precise size and shape of your tooth, which makes them a conservative but incredibly realistic way to create a smile you can be proud of. (more…)

Questions About Laser Gum Contouring

When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you might automatically think of the appearance of your teeth. After all, many cosmetic dental treatments are designed specifically to improve the color, shape, size, and appearance of one, several, or all of your teeth. However, your smile’s appearance also includes your gum tissues, which frame your teeth and protect their roots from harmful oral bacteria. When there’s an issue with these tissues, laser gum contouring can improve them with optimal efficiency and results, and with minimally invasive treatment. (more…)

How Does Tooth Bonding and Contouring Work?

While tooth bonding and contouring are popular procedures for many patients, many more don’t realize the benefits that one or both treatments can offer their smiles. Bonding and contouring are minimally invasive but highly lifelike cosmetic dental procedures designed to address several different types of cosmetic issues. Tooth bonding and contouring work by concentrating on the details of your tooth’s appearance, such as size, shape, and outline, ensuring that all of your teeth enjoy a full, healthy, and uniform appearance. (more…)