How 3D Imaging Technology Has Changed Dentistry

Technology is a wonderful thing. Innovations in technology provide valuable solutions for people across all walks of life. You may be familiar with 3D imaging and CAD technology from high school classes or a training program. CAD allows users to design three-dimensional images with precise measurements. You may also be familiar with the concept behind 3D printing. Now, machines can fabricated three dimensional designs to exact specifications. That technology has made one area of dentistry significantly easier for dentists and patients alike. Thanks to 3D imaging technology, you can now receive a dental crown in one visit. (more…)

Why Choose a Dental Implant for Recovery?

Tooth loss can be a jarring incident that causes shock and disruption in your life. If you suffer an accident, or tooth decay causes you to lose a tooth, you may not be sure how to respond. The important thing is that you do respond. Leaving a missing tooth can lead to additional oral health issues. Gaps between teeth can cause shifts in your remaining teeth the create irregularities in your bite. The area where the missing tooth once stood may also be susceptible to infection. You have options to help you replace a lost tooth. The most stable, long-term option is a dental implant. Here’s why you should consider a dental implant for recovery. (more…)

Major Cosmetic Dental Improvement with a Minor Procedure

Everyone wants a beautiful smile that they feel comfortable showing off. However, few people are born with perfectly aligned and proportioned teeth. It’s totally natural for your teeth to exhibit crowding, awkward gaps, and irregular shapes or sizes. However, those little cosmetic defects can reduce your confidence in social settings. Luckily, cosmetic dental procedures make it possible to correct for these discrepancies. You may think to yourself, “I don’t want to get involved with a significant treatment plan.” You don’t have to. You can achieve major cosmetic improvement with a minor procedure. (more…)

Help Your Teeth Feel Better Today

When you develop tooth pain, it can be a slow process that builds on itself. You notice discomfort one day. It worsens over time, but you slowly learn to live with it. Simply coping with the pain isn’t a good long-term solution though. Pain is a sign that something is wrong — likely bacterial infection. You need your dentist to remove this infection before your tooth will start to feel better. When you suffer from serious tooth decay, your dentist has the technology to help you stop the pain and recover right away. You can help your teeth feel better today, thanks to same day dental crowns. (more…)

Are You Waiting to Fill a Cavity?

Many people go through a stretch in their lives when they stop regularly visiting the dentist. It can be easy to let those biannual appointments fall off the calendar amidst so many other obligations. It’s especially difficult when you’re going through significant life changes like moving to a new city. However, you don’t want to let this habit spiral on you. Once you miss a few appointments, you may get nervous about going back. What if the dentist finds a cavity, or worse? Guilt and anxiety will keep you from getting the dental care you need if you let them. If you’re waiting to fill a cavity, here’s why you shouldn’t. (more…)

Learn More About Ultrasonic Scaling

If your teeth have led a relatively healthy life, you may be unfamiliar with ultrasonic scaling. However, if your dentist has recommended this treatment method, you may want to learn more about the process. Simply put, “scaling” is a procedure during which your dentist carefully accesses the roots of your teeth to clean away bacteria buildup. After removing the bacteria, your dentist will probably also perform “root planing,” which smooths out the roots of your teeth so that bacteria don’t have easy hiding places. Scaling and root planing are effective methods for combating gum disease. (more…)

Your Dentist May Advise Tooth Extraction

Preserving the health of your teeth is of the utmost importance if you’d like to keep them throughout your adult life. That’s why you brush at least twice a day and floss regularly. It’s why you attend biannual dentist appointments. You don’t want to lose one of your adult teeth if possible. Why would your dentist then actually advise tooth extraction? It seems counter-intuitive at first. However, if your original tooth is too damaged or decayed to function properly, it may be in the best interest of your overall oral health to have the tooth extracted. (more…)

Same-Day Dental Crowns Change Tooth Recovery

If the field of medical care, technological breakthroughs are a huge asset to both patients and doctors. When the medical professional has better tools, he or she can perform better treatments with more accuracy. This means less pain and shorter recovery time for patients. In the field of dentistry, a new technology has made serious tooth recovery easier than ever. Same-day dental crowns are now a true possibility, so you don’t have to deal with a protracted treatment timeline when your tooth needs immediate relief. (more…)

Looking For A Minimally Invasive Smile Improvement?

One of the biggest barriers to treatment — whether it’s cosmetic, restorative, or preventive — is the perceived hassle and stress of the procedure. If things were easy, of course you’d follow up on treatment right away. When it comes to improving your smile, your treatment options may be better than you realize. There are minimally invasive treatment options that don’t require long procedure timetables or recoveries. Porcelain veneers can provide a huge improvement to your smile across a number of areas with just one, minimally invasive treatment. (more…)

Family Dentistry Offers Something for Every Mouth

No matter who you are, if you have teeth, you need to care for them. Keeping your teeth clean helps them stay healthy and increases their longevity. That’s why it’s so important to attend appointments for regular cleanings and examinations. Family dentistry is the branch of general dentistry that covers preventive care for every member of the family. If you’re diligent about attending family dentistry appointments, you’ll less likely to need procedures like root canal therapy and dental crowns. Here’s a sample of what family dentistry offers for every mouth in your family. (more…)