Dental Crowns Offer Help For A Range Of Dental Problems

Dental crowns protect teeth by supplying them with protective coverage. For many patients, that coverage comes after a cavity has harmed their tooth to the point that a filling falls short of their needs. However, others will receive a crown after dental damage, or because their tooth is simply poorly developed, and needs support. For those who do not need total protection, an inlay or an onlay can provide support for a vulnerable area, without completely overtaking your tooth. If you need your dental restoration in a short amount of time, let your dentist know – you may qualify to receive a CEREC crown, which can be ready in a single appointment. (more…)

Protect Yourself Against Dental Damage From Bruxism

You can potentially do serious harm to your teeth if you have a habit of clenching your jaw. Unfortunately, people who suffer from a habit of teeth grinding (a condition known as bruxism) tend to grind them while sleeping. This means your unconscious habit can go on through the night, and you can wake up feeling discomfort in your face, jaw, and neck. You can also damage your teeth, even to the point that you will need restorative dental care. Your dentist can provide protection so that you do not suffer dental damage because of this condition. (more…)

What Should You Expect From Your Dental Implant?

How much can you ask from your dental implant? Keep in mind this artificial tooth root is tasked with an important job – helping you regain your complete, functional smile. The implant is surgically implanted into your jawbone. After being set in the area your natural tooth root previously resided (and after a period of healing takes place), your dental restoration can be put in place. With the support of your implant, your restoration is stable, and can look like a natural part of your smile. The implant’s presence helps you avoid problems with tooth loss, including help with problems other prosthetic solutions can fail to correct. (more…)

You Can Enjoy A Discreet Smile Adjustment

Adjusting your smile does not have to involve the visibly intrusive placement of bracket and wire braces. Through Invisalign or ClearCorrect, you can enjoy a teeth straightening experience that is discreet, while still making the necessary corrections to your smile. Clear braces are made to fit over your teeth, with each subsequent aligner making more of an adjustment. Because the material used for clear braces is, well, clear, you can feel assured that people are noticing your smile, and not your orthodontic appliance. Clear braces are just one example of the cosmetic dental services you can benefit from. (more…)

A Fully Restored Tooth In A Single Visit

Restoring a tooth that has suffered significant damage – from an injury, or from a cavity – can call for a dental crown. A dental crown offers major coverage of your tooth above your gum line, and the kind of stability needed to protect your tooth when you bite and chew food. With the right material type, you can also have the kind of coverage that preserves the appearance of your smile. If you come in for care expecting your dentist to need time to make your custom-made crown, you should know that CEREC technology can enable them to produce your restoration in one visit. (more…)

Can You Enjoy Your Smile Again with Cosmetic Treatment?

Can You Enjoy Your Smile Again with Cosmetic Treatment?Are you tired of feeling insecure because of your smile? Tired of avoiding conversations with coworkers because you worry they’ll only stare at the visible inconsistencies in your teeth’s size and shape, gaps between them or even deep discoloration? Over time, many people begin to notice imperfections in their smile that can lead to insecurity. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address most flaws with great and natural-looking results, so you can do more important things than worry about your smile. You can proudly show it off! (more…)

Protect Yourself Against Jaw Problems With A Dental Implant

Tooth loss can be accompanied by some unexpected surprises when it comes to your oral health. Some of those issues revolve around the effect even a single missing tooth can have on the way you bite and chew. The adjustments you have to make can be irritating, and the larger effect can cause you to suffer chronic issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). In addition to concerns of TMJ dysfunction, you can also experience deterioration in your jawbone. This occurs because tooth loss leads to a loss of stimulation from roots of teeth, which in turn leads to a loss of adequate nutrients. Responding to tooth loss with a dental implant can help you avoid these issues, and regain a healthier, better looking smile. (more…)