Unaddressed Tooth Loss Can Hurt Your Oral Health

unaddressed-tooth-loss-can-hurt-your-oral-healthLeaving tooth loss unaddressed can leave you at an oral health disadvantage. There are daily obstacles – it can be harder to eat, and it may interfere with how you talk – but there are larger concerns. When you lose teeth and do not seek a dental prosthetic, you face the prospect of losing bone mass in your jaw. This is because the roots of your teeth provide stimulation that encourages blood flow to the bone. When that stimulation is absent, your jaw loses nutrients, and can become depleted. Your appearance can suffer because of this, and you can lose important oral support. Unfortunately, just replacing a lost tooth will not help with this bone loss. However, you can bring back the stimulation by having a prosthetic supported by a dental implant. (more…)

Cosmetic And Functional Benefits From Dental Implants

cosmetic-and-functional-benefits-from-dental-implantsThere are certainly disadvantages to being without your full set of teeth. There are the ways tooth loss can interfere with everyday jaw functions, you experience an increased risk for jaw problems, and you may be left feeling self-conscious about your smile. When you rely on dental implants to support your dental prosthetics, your appearance and your oral health can benefit. A dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone; this artificial root will reside in what was once the home of your tooth root. The implant-supported prosthetic will be stable enough to function, and you can be fitted with a replacement tooth that is realistic enough to fit neatly with neighboring teeth, which can restore your smile. (more…)

Check Out Sea Life’s Special Halloween Fun

check-out-sea-lifes-special-halloween-funIn honor of Halloween, Sea Life Aquarium will be offering up special seasonal fun for its visitors. Until October 31, you can wear a costume to the aquarium, and receive a $6 discount on walk up entrance tickets. To help further promote the Halloween spirit, visitors can keep an eye out for special goodies at the Interactive Touchpool, along with fun treats. On October 25, 29, and 31, the aquarists at Sea Life will hold a special aquatic pumpkin carving demonstration. This is your chance to check out the impressive variety of marine life on display at Sea Life, while also indulging in a little Halloween fun! (more…)

Relying On A Dental Crown After A Serious Cavity

relying-on-a-dental-crown-after-a-serious-cavityA cavity will continue its growth until your dentist can step in, remove the infected area, and clean your tooth. The size of your cavity by the time you are treated can depend on how long it took you to seek a restorative dental procedure. If tooth decay has entered the interior of your tooth, it can take a root canal treatment to fully stop the problem. Once this has been performed, your tooth will need protection from a dental crown. A cavity that has not reached this point may only call for a dental filling, but it is possible that a larger cavity that did not enter your tooth’s pulp will still make it necessary to place a crown. (more…)

Supporting Jaw Health After Tooth Loss With A Dental Implant

supporting-jaw-health-after-tooth-loss-with-a-dental-implantIf you are currently dealing with unaddressed tooth loss, you can probably already attest to the ways in which it can interfere with your daily life. Biting and chewing can be negatively affected – some people will even see their ability to speak compromised. What you might not realize is that over time, tooth loss will have real effects on your jaw’s health. Your bone mass is sustained in part because of stimulation from the roots of teeth. That stimulation allows you to sustain the necessary blood flow to your jaw, to keep it supplied with the nutrients it needs. A dental implant can also create this stimulation, so your implant-supported prosthetic can protect you from a deterioration of bone mass. (more…)

Quiz: Dental Crowns And Other Restorative Dental Methods

quiz-dental-crowns-and-other-restorative-dental-methodsA dental crown offers total protection for a vulnerable tooth. The protective covering envelops the entirety of the tooth, down to its gum line. This can be needed after your tooth has experienced a root canal treatment, or in the wake of a serious physical injury. Thanks to CEREC technology, your dentist is no longer dependent on a dental lab to produce your crown – it can be made in the office, and can be designed and placed in a single visit. Restorative dentistry is concerned with the health and stability of your teeth – whether you receive a filling or a crown, the restoration your dentist places will ensure that your tooth can operate as normal, just as it did before needing treatment. (more…)

Check Out The City Of Auburn Hills Spooktacular Oct 29

check-out-the-city-of-auburn-hills-spooktacular-oct-29On Saturday, October 29, businesses in the downtown Auburn Hills area will help local residents feel the Halloween spirit by opening up their shops to trick or treaters. The 11th annual Auburn Hills Spooktacular encourages local residents to bring their kids out to see local business owners, who will offer up special goodies to children. Also included in this year’s Spooktacular will be an all-ages magic show! The shows will run at 12:45 pm and 1:30 pm, and will take place at the University Center. Children must be accompanied by a guardian to take part in the Spooktacular. (more…)

How CEREC Technology Changes Restorative Dental Care

how-cerec-technology-changes-restorative-dental-careWhat does CEREC technology change about your restorative dental care experience? If you have a problem that calls for a dental crown, it allows you to have your custom-made restoration in a single visit. This means no waiting on protection for a problem tooth. CEREC puts the tools needed to design and construct a ceramic dental crown in your dentist’s office. In a single appointment, you can have measurements of your tooth taken, and the crown can be produced by a milling machine, ready to place by the end of your visit. Because your crown is made from ceramic, your restoration will avoid changing the look of your smile. (more…)

What You Should Know About Tooth Loss

what-you-should-know-about-tooth-lossIt would be hard to miss the effect of tooth loss on how your smile looks, especially if the loss in question is in a particularly visible area. The embarrassment a person can suffer from having a missing tooth is often sufficient to drive them to seek a replacement. That being said, you should be aware of the oral health issues associated with tooth loss, especially since some issues are fixed exclusively with a dental implant. Your adjacent teeth are more likely to be lost, and you could have jaw problems that start to form. There is also the prospect of deterioration in your jawbone – seeking a dental prosthetic will only help with this issue if the prosthetic has support from a dental implant. (more…)

Take Part In the 25th Annual Auburn Hills Halloween Trail

take-part-in-the-25th-annual-auburn-hills-halloween-trailOn Thursday, October 27th, you can bring your family to Civic Center Park and take part in the 25th annual Auburn Hills Halloween Trail. The event, free to all costumed children twelve and younger, will feature multiple fun activities for them to enjoy. They can trick or treat down the Halloween Trail, meet with the Talking Pumpkin, and check out a special magic show that will be hosted by the Community Center. The annual Halloween Trail offers a safe and fun-filled evening for the kids, and is a great way to engage with the spirit of Halloween. (more…)