8 Reasons that You Should Invest in Dental Implants

8 Reasons that You Should Invest in Dental Implants If you are interested in dental implants, you may have heard good things about these restorations. However, the benefits likely far exceed any rumors that you may have encountered. These are some of the wonderful reasons that you should make an investment in dental implants to combat your tooth loss. They Look Just Like the Natural Teeth Dental implants are securely anchored into the jawbone, and after this happens, the tooth will look and feel just like a natural tooth. It will be indistinguishable from the rest of the teeth, allowing you to smile with complete confidence that it won’t slip out of place. Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss You may not know that tooth loss inevitably leads to bone loss. This can...

Upgrading Your Dental Fillings

Have we recommended that you replace your dental filling, or have you noticed a problem with an existing filling? If so, it is important that you learn more about replacement and what options might be available to you. Why Might You Need to Replace a Filling? Your fillings are designed to be durable and long lasting, but some signs may indicate they require replacement. Some of the most common are outlined below: You see a crack. A cracked filling can take years to develop, but if you tend to grind or clench your teeth, it may result sooner. A crack in a filling will allow bacteria to enter the tooth, causing decay. You might be able to see a crack on your own, or a dental X-ray could spot the problem. You feel pain in the filled tooth. If your filled tooth is...

Keeping Your Regular Dental Appointment

Do you have a dental appointment coming up but are considering canceling since your teeth feel fine? Has it been awhile since your last dental visit, but you simply don’t see the benefit of seeing us until you actually experience a problem? Are you afraid of what your dental visit might uncover, or do you have dental anxiety that keeps you out of our office? If any of these scenarios sound like you, we want to help, and we’ve outlined some of the important reasons that you should keep up with your regular dental visits. Identify and Treat Problems in their Earliest Stages Arguably the biggest reason that you should keep up with your regular dental appointments is so that we can identify and treat problems in their earliest stages. Even the most diligent of...

Dangerous Root Canal Myths That Could Harm Your Health

If you have heard any of the common root canal myths going around, you may be prone to believe them. In which case, if you hear that you need one, you may shy away from it or worry needlessly about it. When you know the facts, it can make the process much easier and less worrisome. Here are some of the most common myths, and the truth behind them. That way, should you ever need one, you know what to expect. Myth 1 – A Root Canal is Going to Hurt Like Crazy! Nope, this one is not really true. You may be sore, yes, but the pain that most associate with a root canal comes from before the procedure. You typically need a root canal because of an infection somewhere in the tooth. The infection causes pain. The root canal does not hurt. It is done under anesthesia, and...

New Veneers

Did you recently get a set of veneers? If so, then congratulations on your new smile! We love helping people get veneers because of the instant confidence boost they get. Now, to make sure that gorgeous smile lasts, you have to make sure you are taking care of your veneers. They will last a very long time with proper care, but that means you need to be mindful of them and be gentle. If you can do that, you will likely get 10-15 years out of them before they need to be replaced. Caring for New Veneers First of all, you need to make sure you watch what you eat. Veneers are very thin and made out of porcelain in nearly all cases. Unfortunately, porcelain, while it mimics the natural tooth almost perfectly, can stain. If you drink a lot of beverages that would stain...

Prepping for Oral Surgery

There are several times where we could end up needing oral surgery. No matter what occasion that may mean for you, there are a few things to make sure you do to be prepared. You need to make sure you have everything you need on hand, since going out right after is not realistic. Plus, you also need to make sure your home is ready before your surgery begins. Here are a few tips to make getting ready for oral surgery a bit easier. What to Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery You want to make sure to have as many soft, yet healthy foods on hand as you can. You will need to eat carefully following the surgery. This can include things like eggs, yogurt, soup, and ice cream. Make sure you do not get anything that requires you to drink out of a straw, as that can lead...