Cosmetic dentistry is the art of repairing damaged, missing, or misshapen teeth to correct defects and restore full function and appearance. Depending on the procedure, cosmetic dentistry can be a long lasting or permanent solution for your teeth. Some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures include the following: Dental Implant - A dental implant is artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. [Read More]
Why an Implant Is a Good Choice for a Missing Front Tooth
If you lost a front tooth in an injury, you're probably anxious to have it replaced so you won't be embarrassed when you smile. There are a couple of options to consider when it comes to getting a new tooth. You could get a bridge or an implant. There are advantages to getting an implant, even if it takes longer to complete the process. Here's why. Disadvantages of a Bridge [Read More]
What Causes A Dental Implant To Fail? Can You Stop The Process?
If you've recently gone through the lengthy and often painful process of having a dental implant surgically placed in your jaw, you may be dismayed to find that the implant is beginning to work its way free from the bone. In other cases, you may be dealing with mild flu-like symptoms as your body's immune system rejects the titanium rod in your jaw bone. What should you do if you suspect your dental implant is beginning to fail? [Read More]
How Do You Know You Have A Tooth Abscess?
A tooth abscess is a type of bacterial infection that causes pain and various other side effects. It often shows itself as a collection of pus on your gums, but you might not notice this obvious sign. Here are some other signs that you have a tooth abscess to be addressed by your dentist. Moderate to Severe Pain One of the first things you will probably notice when you have a tooth abscess is that you have pain. [Read More]