Your smile is the essence of you. It’s what you show new friends, what boosts your confidence around strangers, and what helps you speak and chew properly. When teeth are discolored, broken, or crooked, we often feel as though we aren’t good enough because of our damaged smile. It’s never...
While radiography technology has been around for some time now in the form of X-rays, MRI, and CAT scans, these two-dimensional radiographs are not on the same level as three-dimensional images. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is able to provide three-dimensional images with a beam that’s cone-shaped rather than...
Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth by providing a base in the jaw to support a crown that will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. This base is usually made from titanium and is inserted into the jaw via surgery and creates a connector...
When you’re missing all of your natural teeth due to an accident, decay, or gum disease, life looks a little different. No longer do you smile with confidence or pride. Chewing food becomes impossible and you may no longer be able to enjoy the foods you used to. What’s...
It’s safe to say that most people hold their teeth in the highest regard. In an ideal world, your smile would last a lifetime, and dental implants give you a pretty decent chance at making sure it does. A trip to the dentist isn’t most people’s ideal day out, which...
Our smiles were made to have all of our teeth. Our pearly whites help us to chew our food, speak our words, and retain our facial structure—not to mention our self-confidence—as we age. When you’re missing a tooth, or even several teeth, it’s easy to feel embarrassed about your...
Dental implants have proven to be a great advancement in modern dentistry. Implants allow patients to have replacement teeth that feel more natural and work more like regular teeth while eating. You may, however, have concerns over whether or not an implant will look natural. After all, most people...
Restorative dentistry involves restoring a tooth or teeth from damage or decay. Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to protect your natural smile, so restorative dentistry typically involves working with your existing tooth structure to help support the teeth that have been affected by your condition. There are many types of restorative dentistry to...
Every individual tooth is a living thing, full of nerves and blood vessels. When a tooth is decayed so severely that it is dying, the traditional method for saving it is a root canal. Today, the availability of dental implants gives patients another option for treatment of a dying...
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed....