Do you know what “occlusion” refers to? This means how your bite fits together. Proper occlusion means your tooth surfaces fit together naturally. However, poor balance can mean a greater risk of serious complications and discomforts. Fortunately, we can correct this issue with a variety of treatment options. Ready for bite equilibration?
As part of our preventive services, we offer orthodontics. With orthodontics, we can correct uneven smiles and allow patients to obtain a more beautiful (and healthy) smile. Instead of metal braces however, we use a series of clear plastic aligners that address the issue in a shorter time frame. Can the MTM® system correct misalignment in just six months?
Worn at night as your sleep, a nightguard can be used for a variety of reasons. We often prescribe them as a comfortable and minimally invasive way to treat a variety of common oral health concerns. How can we use a nightguard to improve oral health?
Gum disease impacts millions of people in the United States. In fact, a study by the Centers For Disease Control Estimates half of adults over 30 suffer from some form of the disease. Fortunately, we can offer periodontal treatment to help reverse or manage the issue, safeguarding your smile against the advanced stage (known as periodontitis) that often leads to adult tooth loss!
We use preventive dentistry to help our patients maintain strong and healthy smiles. Instead of simply treating disorders as they occur, we want to work with our patients to avoid the onset of common oral health concerns completely. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at six preventive treatments that can safeguard your smile against everything from tooth loss to gum disease.
We’ve looked at partial and full dentures, which rely on natural suction or metal clasps to remain in place. But what if we could provide a more secure alternative? We can by using implant dentistry. We can provide patients with implant-retained dentures, addressing minor or advanced tooth loss.
On Wednesday, we took a look at a partial denture, which addresses the loss of multiple teeth. But what about total tooth loss? If you’ve lost the vast majority of your teeth, then a partial or a bridge may not be substantial enough. Instead, you may benefit from a complete denture.
Losing a tooth can be embarrassing. Losing multiple teeth can increase the risk of serious oral health complications. If you have multiple missing teeth, even if they are spread out across the arch, then you may need a prosthetic. Fortunately, we can use a partial denture to address the gaps in your smile!
If you’ve recently lost one or more teeth, don’t live with an unsightly gap in your smile. The impact of tooth loss won’t just be limited to your appearance. Fortunately, we can help address the issue by place a dental prosthetic, such as a dental bridge.
Our preventive and restorative procedures are designed to help preserve your natural teeth and keep your smile whole. However, occasionally oral health concerns can arise that may mean extraction is the best course of action. When do we decide to extract a tooth? What does the removal process involve?