A beautiful smile is important for our social and professional lives. We know that chips, cracks, stains or missing teeth can kill an otherwise healthy smile. Sometimes these flaws can make teeth look unhealthy. There are plenty of dental procedures that can change the look of teeth beyond simple dental cleanings, fillings and professional whitening treatments. Below are three dental procedures that can transform your smile.
Porcelain veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. A veneer is a thin, semi-translucent sheet of porcelain that is custom made and then permanently bonded to your teeth. While veneers are not suitable for every patient, they are the most esthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth. These conditions include spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth, or crooked teeth. Continue reading
A bright, white smile can make a world of difference in one’s expression and confidence. Tooth discoloration can, therefore, be a frustrating impediment to achieving the brilliant smile you deserve. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options to remove stains or cover them permanently, depending on one’s preference and the nature of discoloration.
What Causes Teeth To Discolor?
• Tobacco – Lifestyle habits such as smoking or any kind of tobacco use can result in yellowing teeth. Continue reading
If you wake up almost every morning experiencing jaw pain or a headache, it is possible that you are clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism and the longer it continues, the more likely it is that teeth will suffer damage. Teeth grinding and clenching can cause more than just discomfort, it can eventually lead to teeth and jaw problems that require dental procedures to repair. Finding ways to stop teeth grinding is essential for your oral and overall health.
Physical Factors That Contribute To Bruxism
There are many possible causes of bruxism, including a misaligned bite or trauma to the jaw or mouth that puts added stress on the temporomandibular joint. If you think you might have a misaligned bite, notice that certain teeth are moving out of place or suffer from symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder, orthodontics can be a treatment option. Continue reading
If 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
Chronic 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