Month: September 2020

Why Preventing Tooth Loss Matters to Your Smile Long-Term

When patients experience tooth loss, the best thing they can do for their smiles is to replace their lost teeth as soon as possible. For example, with a custom-designed dental implant restoration, they can replace all of their lost tooth’s structure, including the root, to help restore their bite’s full functionality and preserve their smiles… Read more »

The Common Problem People Have with Wisdom Teeth

When they’re healthy, most of your natural teeth shouldn’t cause you any problems. Keeping them consistently healthy can help you continue avoiding most of the issues that could threaten your smile. However, this isn’t always true in the case of wisdom teeth, or third molars. For many people who develop them, wisdom teeth can become… Read more »

What Does It Mean When Your Bite Is Imbalanced?

Balance and symmetry are extremely importance concepts when it comes to your oral health and bite function. They’re also complicated concepts that can be impacted by a variety of different issues with your oral health and structures, some of which may be serious enough to require oral surgery to correct. Today, we take a look… Read more »

Other Parts of Your Smile that React to Tooth Loss

Given the intricate nature of how your oral structures and tissues are connected, most oral health problems can have greater consequences than what you can immediately notice. This is true of common conditions like periodontal disease, which affects your gum tissues but is the most frequent cause of tooth loss. It’s also true for more… Read more »

Surgically Extracting Teeth Besides Impacted Molars

When a wisdom tooth, or third molar, becomes impacted behind another molar or within your jawbone structure, extracting it requires performing minor oral surgery to expose and remove the tooth’s structure. When surgical tooth extraction is required, this is one of the most frequent reasons why. However, it isn’t the only reason, and for some… Read more »

A Look at Smile Restoration with Dental Implants

Smile restoration is the kind of dental treatment that means different things to different people, and in some cases, can require the help of a dental health specialist. For example, if you’ve experienced tooth loss, then the most effective way to restore your smile may be to replace your lost teeth with a dental implant… Read more »

Serious Concerns that Could Require Oral Surgery

When oral surgery is recommended, it’s typically because the problem that the patient exhibits is too severe or complex to address with more general dental treatments. Given the specific nature and severity of the condition itself, oral surgery could help stop it from having increasingly more complicated effects on your oral health. Today, we examine… Read more »

How Tooth Loss Changes Your Smile Forever

There are several reasons why it’s important to prevent the loss of your natural teeth, or to address tooth loss as soon as possible if it occurs. Most important, however, is the fact that losing an adult tooth is permanent, and the consequences of it will continue to affect your smile until you actively take… Read more »

Is It Worth Extracting Wisdom Teeth if They Don’t Hurt?

When your third molars, or wisdom teeth, become impacted before they can erupt, the impaction can cause a wide range of serious concerns with your oral health. Increasingly more intense levels of discomfort are among them, and when wisdom teeth start to hurt, it’s often the reason why people seek treatment and learn of the… Read more »