Don't Let a Missing Tooth Hold You Back in Life

  • Got A Dental Implant? Watch Out For These Four Signs Of Implant Overload

    8 February 2016

    An implant is overloaded if it attempts to bear greater forces than it was designed to bear. Ideally, you should have one dental implant for each missing tooth. Due to budgetary constraints, however, some people make do with less than that ratio. This can lead to implant overload and eventual failure of the implant. Here are four symptoms that may mean your dental implant is overloaded: Loose Screws One of the common signs of implant overload is loose abutment screw.

  • 3 Uses For A Dental Crown

    8 February 2016

    There are multiple ways that dental crowns can be used. Crowns can be made of different materials, such as stainless steel, metal alloy, porcelain-over-metal, porcelain or even gold. Here are a few dental applications in which a dental crown may be used. Dental Bridges Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that replace one or more lost teeth. A traditional bridge includes a dental crown at each end of the appliance and one or more false teeth suspended between the two crowns.

  • 2 Tips For Cleaning Your Baby's Teeth After Feedings To Prevent Tooth Decay

    15 January 2016

    A baby's first teeth are considered to be spacers or spot holders for their more permanent teeth. Tooth decay can easily damage these teeth and cause their permanent teeth to grow in incorrectly. While feedings are a great time to bond with your baby, they can also lead to tooth decay. Babies might experience tooth decay after feedings because of poor dental care. While their teeth may be drastically smaller than adults, they are still susceptible to many of the same dental issues that plague adults.

  • Laser Teeth Whitening: What To Expect

    27 December 2015

    There are several teeth whitening procedures dentists can offer their patients now. Aside from treatments that may take several hours or treatments that gradually whiten to produce results that other people cannot easily detect, there is a treatment that uses lasers too. This particular treatment produces lightning fast results. Here is what to expect. The Dentist Applies the Peroxide Gel A safe and effective peroxide-based gel is applied to your teeth.

  • An Overview Of The Dental Implant Process

    9 December 2015

    Dental implants are a long lasting way to improve the function and appearance of damaged or missing teeth. Yet many people hesitate to consider getting dental implants--simply because they don't understand what the process is like. If you are suffering from dental issues that could be treated by implants, read on. This article will present an overview of the entire dental implant process. Consultation with your dentist. The proper place to begin is by meeting with your dentist to discuss whether dental implants are an appropriate solution for your condition.

  • Brace Yourselves, Silver Dragées Are Coming: Reasons To Avoid Chewing On Metallic Cake Decorations

    18 November 2015

    Have you been congratulating yourself on surviving Halloween and all its sugary treats? If you took great care of your teeth, you should be proud, but don't let your guard down yet. The approach of the winter holidays means the proliferation of silver dragées, those metallic silver balls that grace cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. While the decorations are illegal in California, they are legal in other states, and they've become very popular because of the shiny lustre they add to frosting.

  • 3 Reasons Partial Dentures Are a Convenient Dental Replacement Option

    29 October 2015

    Partial dentures combine several artificial teeth on a metal or plastic plat that sits over the gums. The dentures also hook around the natural teeth on each far end for stability. Any natural teeth that might stick up through the plate around the artificial teeth also help to hold the plate sturdy.  Partial dentures are both fairly stable and removable, which is a rare combination in dental replacement options. Choosing partial dentures for a dental replacement is a personalized experience best discussed with your dentist.