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?...
You may not know what classifies a true dental emergency, but you should be aware of situations that require immediate attention by a dentist so that you can be prepared. You could also create an emergency dental kit at home to be further prepared, but first you should know—what...
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...
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...
When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be...
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...
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...
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...
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,...