The Dangers of Poor Fitting Dentures

old woman concern thinking on a white backgroundDentures should be comfortable and not cause pain. If you have pain, that is a signal it is time for a checkup. Dentures that sit snugly on the gums and do not slide are usually comfortable. It is when poor fitting dentures or old dentures rub against gums, leading to soreness and swelling, that problems arise.

Problems Commonly Caused By Loose Dentures
Do not put off seeing your dentist when your dentures become loose and rub against your gums. Loose fitting dentures not only cause discomfort, but can make you susceptible to infection. Problems caused by poor fitting dentures include: Continue reading

iTero Dental Scanning Technology

male doctor or dentist looking at x-rayIn the past, you may have experienced a dental treatment that required the dentist to take an impression of your teeth, a slow, messy process. The iTero digital scanner not only eliminates that process for most procedures, but also it produces a high quality, 3D scan of your teeth. This phenomenal machine takes digital images of your teeth and translates them into a model using CAD/CAM technology, enhancing your comfort, as well as your overall experience. Continue reading

The Importance of Dental Health

Portrait of a dentist teamGood oral hygiene and regular visits for dental cleaning is of utmost importance, not only for the maintenance of a healthy dentition but for your overall well-being. Poor oral health can lead to a large number of dental as well as systemic problems in your body. Neglected oral hygiene can cause gum diseases, infections, bone disorders, stroke and cardiac problems.

In most cases, patients do not realize they have a developing oral health issue until it has become either an emergency or is causing additional dental health issues. Continue reading

Straight Teeth without Bulky Metal Braces

Invisible bracesHealthy teeth are largely considered the foundation for a beautiful smile, but not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth. For many adults and image-conscious adolescents, the idea of wearing traditional metal braces to correct a crooked smile simply is not appealing. We offer a cosmetically preferable alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment in the form of Invisalign clear braces. Continue reading

Teeth In a Day

Portrait of young woman at homeTooth loss is a dental issue that affects anyone regardless of age and status. Its leading cause is often poor dental hygiene, which results in cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. However, tooth loss can affect even those who have established dental hygiene practices, since it can result from chronic illness, aging and physical trauma.

 

Downside To Having Dentures

Before developments in dentistry took place, patients only had the option of having their remaining teeth extracted, then have a full set of dentures fitted. The downside is that removable dentures can come off during inopportune moments. Continue reading

Full Mouth Restoration

Beautiful woman smileFull Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.

Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading

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