Taking Care Of Tooth Loss – And Addressing What Caused It

taking-care-of-tooth-loss-and-addressing-what-caused-itTooth loss is most commonly the consequence of advanced gum disease. Other issues can cause this to happen – you might have a dental injury, or lose a tooth to a serious cavity – but a periodontal infection is the most likely suspect. You can have a dental implant placed to hold a replacement tooth, and enjoy a complete smile again. The implant offers stability, and does not require you to modify other teeth to create that support for your prosthetic. It can also have important benefits for your jaw health. What you should understand is that in addition to replacing a lost tooth, you should address the issue that caused it to be lost in the first place.  (more…)

Why Tooth Loss Is A Threat To Your Oral Health

why-tooth-loss-is-a-threat-to-your-oral-healthYou should aspire to keep your oral health in top form. Obviously, good oral health means watching out for cavities (and seeking the appropriate restorative dental work when you do have them). It also means having a complete set of strong, healthy teeth. Tooth loss can have an immediate, unpleasant impact on how you feel about your appearance, but it is a health risk, too. You are more likely to lose more teeth when a tooth is gone. You can also deal with jaw problems – deterioration of the bone can occur when a tooth is lost, and you are more likely to suffer TMJ problems. A dental implant can address the variety of problems that can arise after tooth loss. An implant-supported tooth is good news for your smile, and your oral health. (more…)

The Link Between Root Canal Treatment And Dental Crowns

link-between-root-canal-treatment-and-dental-crownsRoot canal treatments offer important aid to a tooth. The process involves your dentist accessing the pulp of your tooth, so that an infection within can be removed. Your pulp will be cleaned and sealed after this happens. At the conclusion of a root canal treatment, your tooth will need to be restored with a dental crown. Thanks to CEREC technology, it is possible to have that crown made – and placed – in one visit. Your tooth will be measured, to ensure a proper fit. CEREC provides your dentist with the resources to take those measurements, design the tooth, and produce it. (more…)

Are Dental Implants Safe For Older Adults?

are-dental-implants-safe-for-older-adultsOlder adults who have left gum disease untreated can face a real risk for tooth loss. While this is not the only reason a person can lose teeth, it is the number one cause for adults. If you are older, and are interested in addressing the issue of missing teeth, you may have concerns about if you are a viable candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can be an advantageous choice when it comes to securing replacement teeth. You can actually use them to hold a set of complete dentures, as well as to support individual restorations. Your age should not inherently disqualify you from receiving an implant. That being said, there are health factors that need to be considered before you can be approved. (more…)

The Cosmetic Advantage Of A CEREC Dental Crown

cosmetic-advantage-of-a-cerec-dental-crownAn unhealthy tooth can also become an unsightly tooth. Advanced dental decay and dental injuries can both be hazardous to your smile. After all, all it takes is one unattractive tooth to knock down the quality of your appearance. Restorative dentistry is intended to make sure your oral health is in good standing again, by fully addressing whatever problem you are dealing with. That being said, your dentist is able to go beyond just helping the tooth’s condition, and can offer treatment that helps preserve your appearance. One way your dentist can offer cosmetically friendly restorative work is by providing a CEREC dental crown, which offers up ceramic dental crowns. These crowns have a lifelike appearance that can allow your crown to fit in among your regular teeth. (more…)

Dental Crowns Save Vulnerable Teeth

dental-crowns-save-vulnerable-teethWhat happens when a tooth struggles to sustain the pressures of biting and chewing? How do you address a damaged weakened tooth? If it becomes an issue, you can protect it by having it fitted with a dental crown. Dental crowns are often counted on to take care of a tooth after a serious cavity, and are the go-to restoration after a root canal has been performed. If your tooth suffered physical damage, or if wear and tear has affected it to the point that it demands attention, you may also benefit from having a crown placed. You can enjoy a lifelike restoration in less time thanks to CEREC technology, which allows your dentist to produce and place your crown in only one visit. (more…)

When Advanced Gum Disease Causes Tooth Loss

when-advanced-gum-disease-causes-tooth-lossHow much of a factor is your periodontal health when you consider your oral health? The condition of your gums has a consequential effect on your teeth. Many adults will develop gum disease in their lifetime, and those who do not have the condition treated will see it worsen over the years. This can build to the point where complications from advanced gum disease can cause you to lose teeth! In fact, gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss – the problem can be addressed more easily early on, but it can become difficult to treat when it has time to advance in severity. If you have experienced tooth loss because of gum disease, your dentist can help you restore your smile by providing dental implants. (more…)

CEREC Crowns Mean Your Tooth Is Restored Sooner

cerec crowns mean your tooth is restored soonerReceiving a CEREC dental crown means enjoying a dependable dental restoration in one visit. The crown will be made of ceramic, which means it will have a more realistic look than a crown made from a metal material. During your appointment, your dentist will first take measurements and prepare your tooth for the crown. With those measurements, they can use CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) to have a crown produced from a milling machine located in their office. Once produced, it will be ready to place that day, meaning your tooth is now protected, and your oral health is restored. (more…)

Quiz: The Effects Of Tooth Loss, And How To Address Them

quiz the effects of tooth loss and how to address themWhat should you expect to deal with when you have a lost tooth? The immediate impact can be an increased self-consciousness about your smile. However, other problems can develop over time. You can have a harder time when you try to eat certain foods, and you may even find it impacting how you speak. A deterioration of the jawbone can occur, because the roots of teeth provide stimulation that helps send nutrients to your jaw. If you are after a means of addressing this range of issues, a dental implant can be an ideal solution. An implant-supported replacement tooth can eliminate functional issues, and restore your appearance. It can also help address jawbone deterioration, something other dental prosthetic options are not able to help with. (more…)

How A Dental Implant Keeps A Replacement Tooth In Place

how a dental implant keeps a replacement tooth in placeStability matters when it comes to your replacement tooth. In order to use your prosthetic as if it were a regular tooth, it needs to be strong enough to take on the pressures placed on it, and firmly set enough to keep its position. You can enjoy a stable dental prosthetic that does not interfere with neighboring teeth by receiving a dental implant. A dental implant is fitted into your jawbone directly, and the bone will actually fuse to it over the course of healing. (more…)