Factors that Could Contribute to You Losing Teeth

Tooth loss isn’t always as clear-cut as it seems, and many people who experience it may have been able to prevent it if they addressed their specific risk factors sooner. The problem with losing a tooth is that it won’t grow back, and replacing it can only go so far in helping you regain your bite’s full function. Fortunately, it’s easier today than ever for people to understand what specific factors could contribute to their tooth loss in the future. They also have many options for addressing them in order to save and preserve their healthy, natural smiles. (more…)

Do You Need to Prepare for Dental Implants?

Losing teeth isn’t as big of a problem these days as it used to be in the past. Not only are more people able to avoid tooth loss thanks to more advanced dental care, but recovering from tooth loss is also much more successful. This is largely thanks to the advent of dental implants, which are designed to replace your lost teeth roots and support your restoration in a similar manner. This ability gives dental implants a number of advantages when it comes to restoring your smile, and their biocompatibility makes them a good option for patients who experience to any degree. (more…)

Why Are Wisdom Teeth a Problem for Many People?

Most of the concerns that your smile might face can either develop as a result of inadequate hygiene and bacterial buildup, or an underlying concern that you might not be able to prevent. The problem with wisdom teeth, or third molars, is that the concerns they can cause when they become impacted aren’t exactly preventable. Wisdom tooth impaction can affect anyone who develops a third set of molars, and when it does, surgically extracting the impacted tooth structure could be the only viable solution. (more…)

Other Reasons Why a Tooth Might Need Extraction

One of the most frequent reasons for having to extract a tooth is because it’s a third molar (or wisdom tooth) that’s become impacted and is unable to erupt properly. Surgically extracting the molar helps eliminate the discomfort that it causes and protects the rest of your oral health from further complications. However, being impacted isn’t the only reason why a tooth might need to be extracted. Today, we examine a few others, and why extracting the tooth may be the best thing for the future of your oral health. (more…)

How Tooth Loss Continues to Impact Your Smile

For most dental health concerns, undergoing the right customized dental treatment can alleviate the problem and stop it from getting worse so you can preserve your healthy smile. However, tooth loss is different than other oral health concerns in many ways. For instance, tooth loss doesn’t occur on its own, but is often a symptom of a serious underlying health concern or accidental trauma. Also, for many traditional dental prostheses, replacing the lost teeth doesn’t address all of the problems resulting from the loss. This means tooth loss can continue to impact your smile even after you’ve replaced them with a conventional bridge or denture, though you can prevent many of those impacts with the help of a dental implant-supported restoration. (more…)

What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Systemic Health?

There are simple steps to keeping your smile consistently healthy, such as brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day, as well as visiting your general dentist routinely for preventive checkups and cleanings. In some cases, maintaining your good oral health may be more complex, and more involved treatment may be required to address a problem that has developed. In any case, the benefits that come with consistently maintaining your good oral health can often be more profound than many people realize. Today, we examine the connection between your oral health and systemic health, and why a healthy smile matters to your physical wellbeing. (more…)

Why Is Extraction Common for Wisdom Teeth?

While healthy, natural adult teeth are capable of lasting a lifetime with the right care and maintenance, some teeth may face problems during their growth and development that can compromised that capability. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are among the most common types of teeth to develop such problems, such as becoming impacted due to insufficient space at the ends of many people’s dental ridges. Because of the problems that this impaction can cause, wisdom teeth are also one of the most commonly extracted types of teeth. (more…)

Could Oral Surgery Be the Answer to These Concerns?

Oral health treatments that involve surgery are not typically recommended for general dental health concerns. For example, some of the most common problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can usually be managed with minimally invasive treatment at a general dentist’s office. However, there are some conditions that could potentially affect most people to a degree that requires oral surgery to recover from. When it’s recommended, the right conservative oral surgery treatment could be the most effective way to help you regain your healthy and fully functional smile. (more…)

Factors that Impact Your Dental Implant Placement

Restoring your smile after experiencing tooth loss is important to your long-term oral health, and in many cases, dental implants offer the most comprehensive benefits for doing so. That’s largely thanks to their ability to replace your lost teeth roots, which play several intricate roles in your oral health and bite function. However, there are several factors that might affect your ability to receive dental implants right away, many of which involve the health and integrity of your other oral tissues and structures. (more…)

Can a Denture Be Supported by Only Four Dental Implants?

For patients who experience complete tooth loss on their upper or lower dental ridge, a full, custom-designed implant denture is often the a lifeline to restoring their bite function, their smile’s appearance, and a large part of their overall quality of life. Yet, the extent of their tooth loss can sometimes make receiving dental implants an equally extensive process, especially in the process of rebuilding the entire dental ridge. Fortunately, many patients can benefit from the support of dental implants and the full restoration of their dental ridge, all with more minimally invasive treatment than they may expect. With All-on-4 implant dentures, we may be able to support your complete denture on just four strategically placed dental implant posts. (more…)