Category: Tooth Loss/Replacement

How Your Smile Really Responds to Tooth Loss

The effects that tooth loss has on your smile’s appearance can be significant, but they’re only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how your smile actually responds to the loss. For many people, the appearance of their smiles is enough to make them want to replace their lost teeth. However, at our… Read more »

Tooth Loss – How At-Risk Are You?

Some people believe they’ll never lose a tooth because they take excellent care of their smile whey they can. Others believe they’re destined to lose one or more teeth, no matter how well they care for their smiles. The truth is that neither of them are correct. Tooth loss isn’t a natural occurrence that everyone… Read more »

Damaged And Undamaged Teeth: Frequent Extraction Questions! 

When you have a damaged tooth, you wonder: Is it going to have to come out? Then, when you have an undamaged tooth that appears to be causing some serious problems for your oral health, again, you wonder: Is it going to have to come out? When you’re unfamiliar with the particulars of dental extractions… Read more »

Swimming Season: Tips From Your Oral Surgeon!

We know that one of the most amazing things about summer is how freeing it feels! You’re suddenly no longer bundling up in a chunky sweater, as you sit indoors but are instead throwing on your swimsuit, jumping into the pool, and spending lots of time outdoors! While the less inhibited sensation that comes with… Read more »

Non-Obvious Effects of Losing Teeth

When you lose a tooth, the visual impacts it can have on your smile can be significant. Because your smile is such a dominant factor in your appearance, and confidence, that impact can seem like the most important aspect of tooth loss. However, there are also several not-so-obvious effects of tooth loss that can have… Read more »

Yes, There Is Hope For A Broken Tooth

When the broken tooth you bring to your dentist (that you assume will just need something like a crown) turns out to be something that is much more serious than you imagined, you may feel the world shift on its axis. You only know about crowns and root canals and the like. What you’ve never… Read more »

Fixed Implant Dentures: What’s It Mean For You?

Discussing implants, restorations, and more is something you do because you’re missing teeth and what you want most for yourself is to get back to a smile that you don’t have to think about and worry about throughout your daily life. You want a smile that lets you do all of the things you do… Read more »

Fixed Implant Dentures: 2 Things You’ve Just Got To Know!

You hear about all sorts of options when it comes to considering implants as you look for ways to replace missing teeth. For edentulous patients (who are missing a full arch or two of teeth), one solution is choosing fixed implant dentures, rather than single implants and crowns to replace each and every tooth. When… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Causes of Tooth Loss?

The good news about modern prosthetic dentistry is that patients who experience tooth loss can rebuild their smiles so effectively that it’s almost as though they never lost a tooth. However, fully restoring a smile after losing teeth isn’t as beneficial for your long-term oral health as preventing tooth loss from occurring in the first… Read more »

The Cost Of Not Replacing A Tooth

Losing a tooth as an adult is usually not very fun. It does not come with a Tooth Fairy visit. With the exception of wisdom teeth extraction, losing a tooth as an adult usually comes as a result of some sort of negativity. Negativity such as severe damage or infection. When a tooth is missing… Read more »