There are lots of cosmetic dentistry treatments available to people who would like to improve the aesthetic appearance of their smile and boost their self-confidence. You may already be familiar with some of them, such as teeth whitening and Invisalign aligners. But what about tooth contouring and reshaping? This lesser-known procedure is actually commonly performed, either as a standalone treatment or as part of another cosmetic dentistry procedure. What exactly is tooth contouring and reshaping? Cosmetic tooth contouring and reshaping involve the gentle and strategic removal of some of the… Read More
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. They are an effective way to instantly cover up a wide range of smile-related imperfections, including misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, and yes, even tooth discoloration that does not respond to professional teeth whitening treatments. If you’re thinking of talking to a cosmetic dentist about getting porcelain veneers, you might be wondering if they could develop yellowish discoloration like real teeth. Do porcelain veneers get yellow? One of the many benefits of dental veneers is that they effectively resist staining. Your natural… Read More
Many older patients have steered away from the possibility of correcting crooked or misaligned smiles because they think braces and retainers are for kids and teenagers. Many people also think that adult teeth are “stuck in their ways” and incapable of change. However, these are myths. While the mouth of a growing child is certainly more malleable, our teeth are almost always shifting and can move around more as we get older. Sometimes, this will even cause a once-straight set of teeth to become misaligned, triggering the sudden need for… Read More
Put simply, crowns are artificial tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged tooth. These caps are affixed to the tooth with a strong cement. They can hold together a partially broken tooth, cover a misshapen tooth or dental implant, cover a root canal, hold a dental bridge in place, or restore a broken tooth. Usually, within a couple of days, a crown will feel as comfortable and strong as a healthy natural tooth. Modern Crowns Can Be Made From a Variety of Materials As covered above, crowns can be… Read More
You may be one of the 36 million Americans without any teeth, or one of 120 million people who are missing at least one tooth. For many, dentures have been a way to keep their facial muscles intact and give them the ability to speak and eat. Yet for many, wearing dentures – whether conventional or partial - can be a hassle. Constantly cleaning them, restricting what kinds of foods you eat, and dealing with gels and other applicators can get tedious and tiresome after a while. Enough is enough.… Read More
One of the biggest fears patients have before opting for dental implants is that the end result will look unnatural and their new tooth will stick out amongst their other teeth. However, with today’s innovative technology and with a highly-experienced dental team, this should be the least of your concerns. Dental implants are specifically designed to mimic (and improve) the look of your natural teeth, including the coloring. We’ll never implant a crown that is too white or too dark compared to the rest of your teeth. Once the procedure… Read More
There are many dental problems that can cause serious oral health issues, like gum disease and tooth decay. While yellow teeth aren’t as medically serious as other dental health problems, they can adversely affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. Yellow teeth also affect the way people perceive you. Since you probably aren’t as likely to smile often if you’re worried about your teeth being discolored, other people might perceive you as unfriendly or socially awkward. Professional-grade teeth whitening can easily fix this. However, it also helps to know about these surprising… Read More
If you have missing teeth or wear dentures, you may feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your smile and the overall health of your mouth. If you leave your mouth and missing teeth neglected or untreated, these gaps in your smile can lead to shifts in the teeth, gum disease, and a deterioration of facial and bone structure. As a result, many people are turning to dental implants as a solution because these modern advancements are a secure, stable and long-term alternative for tooth replacement. Not only do dental implants help… Read More
More than 7 million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles with successful results. This popular treatment helps to correct crowding, gaps, and other problems with the cosmetic appearance of teeth, while being easy to care for and discreet. Even though these trays are tough and durable for every day use, sometimes the inevitable happens. A cracked, split, or broken tray can leave you wondering what to do. When should I see a professional? Depending on how serious the damage is to the aligner, it may not… Read More
While excessive snoring can be a problem for your partner, it may signal something more serious for some people. It could mean you have sleep apnea. It is estimated that nearly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea each year. Sleep apnea happens when upper airway muscles relax during sleep, pinching the airway and preventing you from getting enough air. With each signal failure, the brain awakens the sleeper in small bouts to signal for breathing to resume. These pauses can last from a few seconds to a minute or… Read More
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