If your tooth has been damaged from decay or an accident, there’s a chance that your tooth will turn a darker color. For some people, this color be more of a gray shade, while for others it will be a black color. Tooth damage has both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic...
Experiencing an injury to your tooth is never a fun experience. Teeth that are already weakened by decay or have existing dental restorations can be more susceptible to chips and fractures. When you break a tooth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage...
Cracked teeth can happen for a variety of reasons—a sports injury, chewing on ice, even teeth grinding. It’s not always easy to tell whether or not a tooth has been cracked, but seeking a professional evaluation from your dentist can make all the difference for your smile. If left untreated,...
Although tooth enamel is actually tougher than your bones, this doesn’t mean that it’s not susceptible to injury, just as your bones are not immune to fractures. In fact, it’s easier than you think to chip or crack a tooth. While injuries such as these can happen for a variety of reasons...
An estimated 20% of people experience dental anxiety, but less than half this number experience dental phobia, a severe fear that prevents people from going to the dentist entirely. Dental anxiety and dental phobia prevent patients all over the world from seeking the preventative care they need as well as restorative care....
Tooth bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored material called composite resin. This material has many applications in dentistry. It’s pliable to form practically any shape, and can be customized to match the color of your teeth. Once bonded to your teeth, it’ll need to be maintained, but is considered a permanent...
Although our teeth are strong, they’re not invincible. They’re susceptible to cracks and chips, especially from injuries or from biting down on something hard. Even oral piercings such as tongue rings and conditions such as teeth grinding can cause chips and cracks in the teeth. You should never wait to fix your...
Dental implants, the effective tooth replacement that consists of a titanium post and a dental crown, are the best tooth replacement for many people. Not only are they reliable, durable, and functional, but they have the potential to last a lifetime. But do dental implants have the ability to chip or break?...
Losing a filling is an alarming feeling—when the filling is lost, it’s loose in your mouth and now your damaged tooth is exposed! While it’s important that you get your tooth repaired as soon as possible, here are a few things you can do in the meantime until that...
As much as we try to keep our teeth clean and protected, accidents do happen. When you have a dental emergency, you need to get in to see a dentist as soon as possible. If a dentist is not available to see you, you may need to go to...