When it comes to tooth damage, I've experienced it all. Car accidents cost me a few teeth and decay crept in to claim two more. With some gaps in my smile and a few weakened teeth I wanted to save, I spent a lot of time at the dentist to find out what I could do to salvage my grin. We worked together to combine crowns and dental implants. Now I have a beautiful smile and no one can even tell I had any work done at all. If you're facing a few dental difficulties yourself, explore my guide to the procedures and techniques available to you. You'll feel more prepared when you see the dentist and discuss your options.
When people think of dental implants, they usually imagine the kind of implants that dentists call endosteal implants — screw-shaped posts that are placed directly into a patient's jawbone. While there are plenty of benefits of endosteal implants, there are alternatives that may be better suited for certain patients. One example that has become increasingly popular is the mini implant, a smaller and less invasive cousin to conventional implants. If you are curious to learn more about the advantages of mini dental implants and whether they may be a good fit for you, read below for just three of the biggest benefits. [Read More]
There's more to dental care than brushing and flossing at home. You will need to schedule regular teeth cleaning to make sure that your mouth is healthy. Your dentist also checks the condition of your teeth and gums after the cleaning to determine if any dental work is needed. Dental cleanings are essential for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. However, there are a few things you need to know about teeth cleaning. [Read More]