Don’t Wait for the Signs of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a progressive condition that can cause the structural erosion of your teeth. It’s the most common oral health problem that people face. Often characterized by cavities, tooth decay involves the buildup of harmful bacteria that eat away at the surface of your tooth. If you don’t treat the condition in time, the infection can spread and cause additional damage throughout your tooth. You won’t necessarily see the signs of tooth decay building on your own — not until you’ve got a cavity. That’s why it’s important to take preventive steps and visit your dentist twice a year. (more…)

Want Fewer Appointments to Get Your Dental Crown?

Who doesn’t want to get things done faster? With so many modern conveniences available to you in your life, it really stands out when something is slow. That’s the traditional dental crown process. Conventional dental crowns are made by taking measurements of your teeth and sending them off to a lab for fabrication. In the meantime, you’re given a temporary dental crown that probably doesn’t fit quite right and might be uncomfortable. You may have to wait for a couple of weeks before your follow-up appointment and personalized dental crown. The restoration process can be better, and it is. (more…)

Where Did Those Teeth Stains Come From?

Teeth staining is a common problem for almost every adult. If you notice a yellowing of your smile, you’re not the only person going through this, and it’s not an unnatural occurrence. There are some cases of intrinsic staining — staining that comes from inside the tooth. These instances of staining may be health-related. However, in general, most staining is extrinsic. It happens to your teeth over time as a product of the foods you eat and drinks you drink. It’s possible to get rid of teeth stains, and to slow the process of staining. First, you need to learn about where these stains come from. (more…)

What to Expect After Dental Implants

Recovery from tooth loss is important. For one, replacing your missing teeth can rebuild your smile and restore your confidence. Additionally, it also gives you the ability to comfortably eat foods. Further, tooth replacements stabilize the alignment of your bite, and they can strengthen your jawbone. Dental implants are a preferred prosthetic option precisely for that last reason. Implants are sturdy, durable, and functional. Once you make the decision to move forward with dental implant surgery, you may be curious about what happens next. In today’s blog, we cover what to expect after dental implant surgery. (more…)

Repair Tooth Structure After Cavities

Your teeth are tough and durable. Since you only have one set of adult teeth for life, they have to be. Part of what makes teeth so resilient is their structure. The sensitive, vulnerable parts of your teeth are encased in a hard, mineral structure known as “enamel.” The enamel of your teeth acts as a durable chewing surface, and it protects against any physical or bacterial harm. However, enamel is not indestructible. Your tooth enamel can still be worn down by the activity of bacteria. That’s why it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. If you do develop a cavity on your tooth, you need to repair your tooth structure. (more…)

How CAD Technology Influences Dentistry

Computer-Aided Design technology, or “CAD,” can be used to create accurate 3D models. This technology is most often applied to the fields of architecture and engineering, where precision is incredibly valuable and important. Precision is important to the quality of dental care that you receive as well. Did you know that CAD technology has actually influenced dentistry? Using the same 3D modeling principles that architects use, your dentist can design an accurate map of your teeth and jaws. This is incredibly useful when it comes to fabricating dental restorations. (more…)

A Problem Tooth Could Require Extraction

Losing a tooth as an adult is never an attractive prospect, but in some cases, it’s the best option for your long-term oral health. You’re likely already familiar with wisdom tooth extraction. This is a common preventive practice to circumvent the possibility of a tooth becoming impacted. In cases of severe damage or infection for individual teeth, your dentist may recommend extraction. If you do need to have a tooth removed, you can replace that tooth effectively with a beautiful dental prosthetic that looks and feels like the original tooth. (more…)

Minimize the Footprint of Your Cosmetic Treatment

A complete cosmetic overhaul is what some people are after when it comes to adjusting their smile. However, for many more people, the idea of signing on for an extensive treatment plan can be intimidating. If you’re one of those people, don’t worry. There are actually plenty of cosmetic dentistry options that can effectively revitalize your smile without a huge treatment footprint. Bonding and contouring are among the most conservative cosmetic procedures, and they can be incredibly transformative! Here’s how these cosmetic treatment options work. (more…)

Everything You Can Get Out of Family Dentistry

Do you know about all of the options that are available to you at your family dentistry? Family dentistry includes comprehensive care for patients of all ages, and it’s much more than just checkups. Attending biannual exams and cleanings is important for the health of your teeth, but family dentistry also includes important preventive care and specialized treatment for a number of conditions. If you aren’t exploring all of your options with family dentistry, you’re missing out! It’s time to learn about all of the services that can help keep your teeth safe and healthy. (more…)

The Advantages of Digitally Imaged Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are pieces of dental ceramic that look like teeth, and that fit neatly over the top of a tooth. Dental crowns can be used as part of a number of different procedures to help repair and protect your teeth. The only drawback to dental crowns is the length of the treatment timetable associated with them. Between the fittings, temporary crown, and fabrication time, it can be weeks before you actually have your dental crown. However, digital imaging technology, along with CEREC technology, makes it easier than ever to receive a dental crown in just one office visit. (more…)