Many people don’t realize that stress can affect oral health in addition to overall well-being . In your mouth, this stress often manifests as TMJ dysfunction and/or tooth wear.
The loss of a tooth has a negative effect on your smile’s appearance and function, but a dental bridge offers a good tooth replacement alternative that can look and feel like your biological teeth.
Healthy, structurally complete teeth work together to support each other and to facilitate important tasks like chewing and speaking. Following tooth loss, dental implants preserve much of that function and this benefits the patient’s oral health.
Porcelain veneers can significantly upgrade a patient’s smile and patients who choose this treatment want great long-term results in addition to fixing the immediate concerns.
Temporary tooth sensitivity can be a side effect of teeth whitening treatments, but the type of treatment that you choose can influence your experience with that tooth sensitivity.
For some patients, a significant amount of tooth decay means that a traditional dental filling won’t be sufficient to restore the tooth. In these cases, patients may be fitted with ceramic crowns to provide additional protection to the natural tooth.
Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement methods because the implant – made of biocompatible titanium – meaning allows for surrounding bone to form a bond with it after it is inserted into the jaw. This means that the implant serves as an excellent artificial tooth root. No other tooth replacement treatment has such a root-like structure.
Certainly teeth grinding is an annoying habit, especially for a patient’s sleeping partner, but this habit can also cause wear of your teeth and adversely affect your gums and the bone surrounding the teeth.
Brighter, whiter teeth can dramatically improve your smile’s appearance. Patients have different options when it comes to teeth whitening treatments, but those treatments can vary in terms of how long the results last. In most cases, however, patients can expect their smiles to be noticeably whiter for some time.
Tooth loss can be devastating, but a replacement that looks and feels natural, such as implant-supporteddentures, can help to restore a beautiful and functional smile.