You have decided the best way to recover the smile you once had is to get dental implants and have scheduled your initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist to get started. While you are waiting for the day when your road to a new smile will arrive, you may be wondering what you should be doing to get prepared. Dental implant surgery can take several visits to the dentist or surgical center to complete, and can be complicated depending on how many teeth you are having replaced.
16 May 2017
If you have developed something that looks like a crack in your front tooth, but you don't feel anything like pain, you could have a craze line. This is a tiny crack in the enamel of your tooth that doesn't penetrate all the way through to the dentin. Because a layer of enamel is still intact, a craze line is more of a cosmetic issue than anything else. However, it can still be disturbing to look at, so here are a few things you can do to make that craze line look a lot better.
4 May 2017
If you have a few missing teeth, you may be trying to determine which method of replacing them is right for you. If you've heard about dental implants, you could be wondering if they would work for your smile. As it turns out, dental implants can not only perfectly restore a smile, but they can help out your remaining teeth, too. Keep reading to learn how dental implants could benefit your teeth and oral health.
27 April 2017
If you have recently had your teeth pulled and have started the denture process, then you may be concerned about the initial wear period and how you will get used to your false teeth. This is an issue for many elderly individuals, and you may end up making some mistakes as you start to get used to your dentures. This is common, but you do want to avoid some serious wear mistakes, especially when you first begin wearing dentures.
26 April 2017
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaws at night, you may experience headaches, sore jaws, and even damaged teeth crowns. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can also cause other problems, including premature aging. Premature aging can gradually change the shape and structure of your face over time. Learn more about the negative effects of bruxism and ways to overcome it below. How Can Teeth Grinding Affect Your Face? Under normal circumstances, the aging process occurs gradually.
20 April 2017
When you lose a tooth and do not replace it, the gap you have in your mouth can lead to a number of different problems. A gap can lead to the shifting of your teeth, and it can also make it harder for you to chew foods. It's also important to realize that a gap in your mouth can also cause problems with the jawbone located in this area. The best thing you could do to avoid these issues is get a dental implant.
4 April 2017
In most cases, dentists will recommend saving teeth whenever it is possible; however, there may be times when this is simply not possible. When a tooth cannot be saved, a dentist can perform an extraction. When a tooth can be saved, it will often require a root canal procedure. Here are several things you should know about getting a tooth extracted instead of getting a root canal. A dentist will only recommend extraction if the tooth cannot be saved
14 December 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder can have special needs that make regular tasks a little more challenging. If your child has autism, you may find that a trip to the dentist can be very difficult. Use the following tips to help your autistic child feel more comfortable visiting the dentist and having a dental exam: Choose the Right Dentist If your child is autistic, it is a good idea to go to a children's dental care specialist—ideally one who has advanced training in treated children with autism spectrum disorder.
28 November 2016
Getting porcelain veneers on your teeth is one great option when it comes to restoring your smile. The dentist can repair just about any cosmetic ailment with veneers, including stained teeth, broken or chipped teeth, or crooked teeth. However, veneers are among one of the most costly ways to restore your smile, so it is crucial that you know how to care for them properly so that they can last for a long time.
4 November 2016
There are many situations where a dental emergency will need to be treated but the dental office isn't open. You can choose to go to the hospital for help, but if you can wait until the next morning, you can get in to see a dentist. Here are some tips for taking care of dental emergencies until you can get into the office. Treating a Chipped or Broken Tooth A chipped or broken tooth can be one of the most painful dental emergencies.
18 October 2016