Are You Ready to Enjoy Your Smile Again? Time to Learn About Dental Implants

Are You Ready to Enjoy Your Smile Again? Time to Learn About Dental ImplantsTooth loss, as a child, can be an incredibly exciting rite of passage. Can you remember how elated you were when you first lost a tooth? Unfortunately few adults share this sense of joy, when they experience tooth loss. In fact, the feelings most commonly associated with adult tooth loss tend to be embarrassment, frustration and even uncertainty. “Why did this happen? How will my teeth function, now? Will I ever be able to smile confidently again?” These are the kinds of questions many people find themselves asking, when they have suffered from tooth loss. Fortunately, dental prostheses help to address all these concerns and more. That said, few prosthetics are able to provide more secure smile restoration and completion than dental implants. (more…)

Do You Need a More Secure Form of Smile Completion?

Do You Need a More Secure Form of Smile Completion?Are you tired of trying to enjoy your meals, only to have an ill-fitting dental prostheses get in your way? When a prostheses doesn’t fit properly or securely, it can make chewing difficult, embarrassing and even uncomfortable. Over time, this can lead to struggles with malnutrition, as well as alignment problems for the rest of the smile, to name a few of the side effects commonly associated with adult tooth loss. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for an ill-fitting or uncomfortable dental prostheses, since dental implants can provide a stable and confidence-inducing way to complete a smile! (more…)

An Apple a Day Is Possible, with a Dental Implant

An Apple a Day Is Possible, with a Dental ImplantHas the most difficult part of coping with tooth loss, been missing out on many of your favorite foods? If so, a denture might seem like a great solution, but many patients find that they can shift while chewing, causing insecurity or even discomfort, particularly when trying to enjoy hard or chewy foods. Fortunately, dental implants provide a far more secure alternative to unsupported dentures, one that actually allows patients to chew comfortably and smile confidently. That’s because dental implants are the only prostheses that uses a mimic tooth root to help hold a replacement tooth securely in place. So if you want to get back to enjoying an apple a day, like your doctor recommended, it’s time to talk to your dentist about how a prostheses can help.


Q&A: Porcelain Dentures

q&a denturesDentures have been around for a very long time. The prevalent myth that America’s first president wore wooden dentures has recently been busted. His dentures were never made of wood, but he did wear them. He wore dentures made from bone, ivory, brass, gold, and teeth of horses, donkeys, cows, and humans. Unfortunately for our founding father, our modern technology was not around to outfit him with some porcelain dentures. Porcelain is a material very similar to natural teeth in both appearance and in durability. Porcelain dentures can be a good restorative solution for those with excessive tooth loss. Below are some questions and answers to learn more: (more…)

Smile Upgrade: Porcelain Veneers

smile upgrade porcelain veneerIf you find yourself smiling with your mouth closed or hiding your smile when you laugh, you may need to upgrade your smile to something that will make you more confident. You and your dentist can work together to discover exactly what would need to be done to achieve an upgrade. Porcelain veneers are a popular choice because of their uncanny realism to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are also very long-lasting and can endure an entire lifetime if cared for well.  (more…)

Why Straighten Teeth?

why straighten teethCrooked teeth can affect more than just appearance. When teeth are crooked it can impact the ability to chew, bite, and even speak. Malocclusion is the misalignment of the upper and lower parts of the jaw. Some types of malocclusion are overcrowding, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Each of these types can negatively impact the function of the teeth. (more…)

Enjoy Your Smile Again with a Dental Implant

Enjoy Your Smile Again with a Dental ImplantWhen was the last time you went out to eat with your family, and really felt confident enjoying all your favorite foods? If you have been shying away from chewy or tough foods, ever since you lost a tooth or even several, it’s time that you talk to your restorative dentist about how a dental implant could help. Implants are the most secure and permanent form of smile completion available, making them a great choice for patients who want to do more than settle for an ill-fitting prostheses. Dental implants make it possible to really enjoy your meals, and your smile, again! (more…)

Senior Adults Aren’t the Only Ones to Lose Teeth

Senior Adults Aren’t the Only Ones to Lose TeethAs a child, do you remember how elated you felt the first time you lost a tooth? You were likely excited to tell your parents and others about losing a tooth. Unfortunately, for adults, tooth loss tends to elicit remarkably different feelings, including embarrassment, frustration and uncertainty about how the smile will look and feel. This can be particularly true for young adults, who might initially be shocked by the loss of a tooth, or the need for an extraction. Senior adults simply aren’t the only ones that can suffer from tooth loss. Fortunately, regardless of age, dental prosthetics make it possible to address tooth loss and fully reconstruction the mouth with natural-looking, and confidence-inducing results. (more…)

Lost a Tooth? A Dental Implant Could Help!

Lost a Tooth? A Dental Implant Could Help!Do you have a hard time enjoying your meals, now that you have lost a tooth or even several? If so, you’re not alone. Many adults struggle when their smiles have become incomplete, either due to infection, gum disease, trauma or other causes. Lost teeth can make chewing comfortably and confidently seem nearly impossible. Even smiling can cause embarrassment or frustration. Fortunately, dental implants are a uniquely secure way to complete a smile that’s been impacted by tooth loss. Could they be what you need to bounce back from tooth loss? (more…)

What Makes Dental Implants Different?

What Makes Dental Implants Different?If you have spent several years making do with an ill-fitting denture, or simply one that shifts as you chew, then you may have given up on ever truly feeling confident in your smile again. Adult tooth loss can be a troubling thing, but replacing teeth shouldn’t be frustrating. Dental implants are unique from other forms of prosthetics, because they alone help to replace both a missing tooth and the root that once naturally held it in place. By doing so, implants are able to offer great stability as well as permanence. So, there’s no need to settle for an ill-fitting prostheses, when a dental implant could help to comprehensively restore your smile! (more…)