The loss of even just a single tooth can have serious consequences—and not just on the appearance of your smile. In fact, there are many other effects that missing teeth can cause when they are not replaced, and these concerns can create severe oral health conditions in addition to changes in your overall facial aesthetic.
Are you afraid of dental treatment? Or maybe just nervous about the prospect? If so, you truly are not alone. Research studies have found that more than 50% of individuals suffer from some level of dental anxiety or “dental phobia,” so it’s quite common. The problem is that a significant percentage of people who have
Teeth affected by chips and cracks are some of the more common conditions I see here at our practice. Chips are most frequently caused by a fall, an accident, or some type of traumatic facial impact; however, many people chip their teeth when using their mouth to open a bottle or package (please never do
Dental implants. Did you know that dentists can take a weekend course and be able to surgically place dental implants by Monday? It’s true! I say, "Good for them, but I am not a believer." The amount of knowledge needed to properly place and restore an implant is far beyond this dalliance. In today’s world,
For many years, dentures have been the most popular option for replacing a full arch of teeth—whether it is the top, bottom, or both. However, many patients now prefer (or are making the switch to) an alternative treatment, known as All-on-4®. Both can provide natural-looking results, so what’s the difference between these two common choices?
My patients who wear traditional dentures as a restorative option are typically happy with their results, but it’s not uncommon for some dentures-wearers to seek an upgrade. The adhesives required for traditional dentures can often be unreliable, causing the prosthetic to slip along the gums, ultimately causing irritation. Additionally, if the adhesive isn’t very strong,