Some warning signs to look for:
- Gums bleed easily
- Red swollen tender gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
Regular dental checkups are important in maintaining your dental health and well being. Treatment methods depend on the stage of the disease. Good oral hygiene at home is essential to help keep periodontal health from become more serious or recurring.
It is a sad day when we have to remove a tooth, but for certain reasons this is necessary. Whether it be due to infection, spacing problems, periodontal disease, we have the knowledge to inform our clients to their options.
If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether because of accidental or periodontal disease or tooth decay, partial dentures or full upper and lower dentures can replace the missing teeth. This will help in appearance as well as your ability to eat, and speak and support facial muscles.
There are different methods to creating denture,a conventional full denture is made and placed in the patients mouth after the tissues have healed which takes several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted after the extractions are done same day. Removable partial dentures usually consists of replacement teeth attached to gum color plastic base which is attached to metal framework. With all dentures the dentist will need to take impressions and measurements in order to fabricate the denture to your custom fitting. With all dentures clients need to keep in mind that oral hygiene is still needed, brushing of the gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft bristle tooth brush before inserting denture. Also remove denture during sleep to allow the tissue underneath to breath.
You no longer have to settle with what mother nature gave you, you have choices you can make to brighten and enhance your smile. The most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. You might be surprised it may not involve expensive fees.
Bonding can improve appearance of chipped, broken,cracked, stained,or if you have spaces between teeth. A tooth-colored material is bonded to the tooth surface.
Enamel shaping involves modifying the teeth to improve their appearance by shaping and contouring the enamel. This is often combined with bonding, it is quick and comfortable and results can be seen immediately.
Veneers are thin custom-shaped shells designed to cover the front side of the teeth. They are made of tooth color material, and used to treat spaces between teeth, chipped teeth, or worn,stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked teeth.
They are an alternative to bridges or dentures, Implants can look like natural teeth. It is simply a metallic titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone to act like the natural tooth root. Titanium is not recognized by the body's immune system, so it is not rejected as an implant. It integrates with the jaw bone to give a firm support to the artificial replacement that it will support.
Reasons for an implant:
- No worrying about dentures falling out of a stable foundation.
- Improves biting pressure
- Insufficient teeth amount or jaw structure for other types of replacements
- Restores proper chewing ability which leads to a better diet and improves overall health
- Eliminates tooth shifting
- Comfort and fit
- Helps preserves healthy vital teeth structure ( unlike a bridge)
Most of the time a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort. It involves two appointments, best of all it saves the tooth and your smile!. Inside each tooth is the blood supply or pulp which provides nutrients and nerves, these thread like stands run down the roots of the tooth.
When the tooth becomes injured, diseased the pulp begins to die. If this pulp is not removed the tooth becomes infected and there may be pain and swelling involved. A dentist will remove this pulp from the tooth and leave the outer shell of the tooth, and fill the inside with a dental material to seal the canals.