What is the Procedure for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants?Dental implants are by far the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike many procedures, the process of placing dental implants takes time, but the results are permanent.

There are three steps involved in the dental implant procedure:

Placement of the implant – This involves a small surgical procedure in which the dental implant or implants are placed into the bone. Continue reading

Implant-Supported Crown or Fixed Dental Bridge?

dentist bridgeport ctIf you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients.

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a Continue reading

All about Dental Crowns

Dental CrownsA crown is a dental cap that is put on a damaged tooth to help restoring its size, shape and strength, covering the entire visible part of the tooth.

There are many reasons for getting a dental crown:

  • It restores a tooth that is already broken or worn out;
  • Helps to shield a tooth from decay or cracking;
  • It helps to anchor a dental bridge;
  • It hides discolored or misplaced teeth;
  • It hides dental implants;
  • It acts as a protective cap in case the tooth had a root canal treatment.

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Chronic Headaches and Dental Treatment

Chronic Headaches and Dental TreatmentChronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain.

How teeth are related to chronic headaches
Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place Continue reading

How Eating Disorders Affect Teeth

How Eating Disorders Affect TeethThere are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands.

A dentist’s intervention should take place to treat any damaged teeth. Professional help is received when the dentist knows the Continue reading