If you have damaged or missing teeth, your dentist may recommend restoring your teeth to their full, natural function with crowns and bridges. Dental crowns provide support and protection for a damaged tooth while bridges fill the space left by a missing tooth. Bridges are held in place by crowns placed over the adjacent teeth
This time of year, people scurry from store to store trying to find the right present for loved ones. From latest electronics to the hottest toys, retailers bring in the money as Americans spend spend spend…While it’s great to celebrate the season by showing your friends and family how much you care, consider investing in
The dog days of summer are still here, but with Fall on its way maybe you’d like to change more than the weather. Perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to a new smile! There are a variety of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures that your dentist can use to make your smile the best that
Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and compromise your oral health. With an incomplete smile, remaining teeth may shift, other teeth may be lost, and your diet may suffer. Dental implants can restore the health and appearance of your smile. Designed to look and function like your real teeth, implants create solid, attractive replacement
Celebrities are in the public eye all the time, so they are constantly speaking in public and smiling for the cameras. Of course they don’t want to flash a dull, discolored, unattractive smile! Many celebrities make their livings off their public image, and a set of pearly white teeth adds to their appeal. So what
When you lose even one tooth, up to 20 percent of adjacent teeth may be lost over the next four to eight years if the tooth isn’t replaced. Not only can missing teeth affect your smile, but they can also damage your oral health. If remaining teeth shift, you may experience alignment issues. Eating may
Whether you’ve broken a tooth or it has fallen out completely, it can strike fear and panic when a dental emergency like this occurs. The smartest thing to do is to be prepared before it happens, so that you know what to do so that you have the best chances of saving your smile.
As a parent you teach your child about the importance of good oral health care. Though kids learn to brush and floss, they often have difficulty reaching back teeth. As well, the grooves and pits in those back teeth are harder to clean and may be prone to cavities.
If missing teeth have compromised your smile and oral health, dentures can help. Unfortunately, many people have misconceptions about dentures so they live with incomplete smiles. Separating the reality from common myths can help
When you are missing teeth, your quality of life can suffer. Many people change their diets because of difficulty eating, and they often restrict social activities because they feel embarrassed. Your oral health may also decline. To restore your smile, your dentist may suggest either dentures or dental implants. Both options have pros and cons.