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…)

3 Reasons To Seek Out A CEREC Crown For Your Restoration

3 reasons to seek out a CEREC crown for your restorationThere are different courses of action that can be taken to fix a problem tooth. Sometimes, the best way to treat a cavity is with a dental filling. In other circumstances, a filling may fail to be the kind of support you need after your dentist removes the decayed material from your tooth. If you find yourself in need of restoration through the placement of a dental crown, there are benefits to seeking a CEREC dental crown. By relying on CEREC technology, your dentist can design, produce, and place your crown in just one appointment. (more…)

The Link Between Dental Implants And Jaw Health

link between dental implants and jaw healthTooth loss can certainly affect your smile, and it can alter how you eat, speak, and chew your food. What you might not be aware of is how it can affect the health of your jawbone. Normally, your jawbone is stimulated by the roots of teeth, and that stimulation calls for the delivery of nutrients, to keep the bone healthy. However, when a tooth root is gone, the surrounding bone can deteriorate. What is unique about using a dental implant to support a prosthetic is that the implant actually addresses this problem. While other prosthetic types do not help take care of your jaw, the implant can take away the risk of deterioration. (more…)

The 20th Annual Parade Of Stars Bluegrass Festival Sept 10

20th annual parade of stars bluegrass festival september 10On September 10, Auburn Hills will play host to the 20th Annual Parade Of Stars Bluegrass Festival! This event, which will run from noon until 7 pm, has cobbled together a formidable lineup of bluegrass bands, and promises to be an evening music fans will not forget. Admission is $10 for adults, but students and children will be let in at no cost. Free parking and shuttle service will also be available. Food and drinks will be available at the event. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or other forms of seating for the concert. (more…)

Why A Ceramic-Made Crown Is Good News For Your Smile

why a ceramic-made crown is good news for your smileA serious cavity is bad news for your tooth. The good news is that your dentist can eliminate the decay that is occurring, and make sure you leave with your smile unaffected. How is this possible? A dental restoration can be provided that offers effective care, AND a pleasing appearance. If you need a filling, one made from composite resin will blend in with the surrounding enamel, so that it does not alter your appearance. A dental crown made of porcelain has a lifelike appearance, and actually reflects light in the same way your enamel does. Because your dentist has CEREC technology at the office, you can actually receive an attractive dental crown in just a single visit. (more…)

Quiz: What Makes CEREC Dental Crowns Special?

quiz what makes CEREC crowns specialWhat is it about CEREC dental crowns that make them different from traditional crowns? With CEREC, you can receive your restoration in less time – the technology makes it possible to have your tooth restored after one visit. Without CEREC, your dentist would have to take measurements and prepare your tooth for the crown, then fit you with a temporary restoration until the permanent crown can be manufactured. Rather than be beholden to this delay, your dentist can actually have your crown designed and produced in the office, in time to be placed on your tooth during your initial visit. (more…)

3 Issues Created By Tooth Loss

3 issues created by tooth lossCan you imagine meeting someone who was excited by the idea of losing their teeth? It may be hard to find anyone who sees this as a positive development, but people may not understand how many aspects of your oral health can be negatively impacted by tooth loss. If you have suffered tooth loss, restoration is available through the placement of a dental implant. A dental implant is fitted into your jawbone; because it is made of biocompatible titanium, your bone will fuse to it. This strong hold keeps your replacement tooth steady enough to function like a natural tooth, and can help support your jaw. (more…)