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Crown lengthening smile options

Monday, May 25, 2009

A crown restoration covers or caps a single tooth to protect it and restore it to its normal shape and size while strengthening and improving the appearance of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge spans the gap left by the missing tooth and is usually anchored to the two existing teeth on either side of the gap. When the crown of the tooth is short, we can expose more of the tooth to provide a secure anchor for either a crown or a crown and bridge togethe...Read More

Periodontitis: silent and progressive

Monday, May 25, 2009

Everyone has had a splinter under their skin at one time or another. The tiny culprits often turn up silently, and it's only later that you notice the irritation. If left untreated, the wound can become inflamed and even infected - your body's natural response to an invading foreign body. That's when a commonplace nuisance can become an uncomfortable and potentially serious problem. That's how periodontitis - or gum disease - works. When plaque, an invisible, sticky bacterial film, is allowe...Read More

Dental Implants: A Better Way of Life

Friday, May 15, 2009

A missing tooth or teeth can affect your whole attitude toward life, deflating your self-esteem causing you to avoid social situations. Many people are embarrassed about the appearance of their mouth as a result of missing natural teeth. Others are self-conscious about speaking in public because they fear their removable bridgework will slip or make a clicking noise. Permanent tooth replacement has helped thousands of people regain their self-confidence so they can live fuller, more activ...Read More

Gaps

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Modern cosmetic restorations like dental implants, crowns, and bridges look and feel just like your own natural teeth. All result in improved appearance and oral health. How? Crowns preserve compromised teeth, and combined with bridges, they prevent teeth from drifting. Implants also prevent drifting and they preserve bone tissue. All three procedures are directly responsible for improved self-confidence ... which will, of course, keep you smiling! Fact • Crowns, bridges, and dental implants ...Read More

Don't Ignore Sensitive Teeth

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Over 40 million Americans suffer from dentin hypersensitivity, also known as sensitive teeth. Cold, heat, sweet, or sour tastes, air, or plaque ma cause discomfort-of even pain-when you have this condition. If tooth sensitivity is causing you to avoid the sensitive areas when you brush or floss, or you are not eating properly because of the sensitivity, you should contact us. Failing to properly clean your teeth can lead to decay and gum disease, and plaque buildup will make your teeth even...Read More

Dentistry for People with Ectodermal Dysplasias

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ectodermal Dysplasias (ED) are described as "heritable conditions in which there are abnormalities of two or more ectodermal structures, such as the hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands, cranial-facial structure, digits and other parts of the body. Children born with conditions which result in multiple missing teeth or total anodontia need early intervention to improve function and esthetics of their oral cavity. Abnormalities in the development of tooth buds frequently result in conge...Read More

Swine Flu: Stay Home If You Feel Sick

Monday, May 04, 2009

Swine Influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond a few people.The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and i...Read More

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