Replacing lost teeth is arguably one of the most vital functions of modern dentistry. After all, without an adequate amount of teeth, you’d be unable to properly chew your food or enunciate your words clearly. A healthy human mouth contains 32 teeth, or 28 if you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, which offers an immense variety of possible tooth loss combinations and patterns.
Replacing your lost teeth, therefore, is a unique experience, and the materials used must be customized to your specific needs. For instance, as the name suggests, a dental bridge closes the gap left in your smile, restoring your smile’s beauty and function even if you’ve lost multiple teeth (as long as they’re adjacent). However, your dentist can improve their traditional design by securing them to one or more dental implants for unmatched stability and performance. (more…)
Despite our teeth being coated in enamel, the hardest substance in the human body, they can still be chipped or cracked. When a tooth becomes damaged or requires restoration to address decay or infection, we may suggest a crown. We use lifelike porcelain to create our dental crowns. Do you need a dental crown?
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
- They look completely natural
- They can withstand bite forces
- They address decayed, infected, or misshapen teeth
- They are made from stain-resistant material
How do you feel about the appearance of your smile? Do you wish you could obtain a more esthetically pealing smile, but feel you don’t have time for multiple procedures or visits? With porcelain veneers, we can completely change the appearance of your teeth in as little as two visits. What are porcelain veneers?
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Look completely natural
- Correct misshapen teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Mask teeth stains or the appearance of minor misalignment
- Long lasting
Did you now that over ten million people in the United States suffer from a disorder known as bruxism? Patients with bruxism grind their teeth or clench their jaws on a regular basis, often at night. Over time, this disorder can damage teeth and increase the risk of other issues developing such as TMJ disorder. Do you grind your teeth? Should you see a doctor to discuss treatment options?
Warning Signs of Bruxism
- Soreness in the jaw or face
- Toothaches or tooth sensitivity
- Chipped, fractured, or worn down teeth