The Special Advantage Of An Implant Supported Prosthetic

Implant-Supported Prosthetics

How should you approach the restoring of your incomplete smile? Is this merely a cosmetic procedure, or is there a way to make valuable improvements to your dental function by addressing tooth loss? An implant supported prosthetic give the kind of support that adds remarkable functional benefits. When your replacement tooth, or your replacement teeth,… Read more »

Fully Recovering From TMJ Troubles

Jaw problems can lead to recurring pains that impact your daily life, as well as limitations to your dental function that can make eating and speaking uncomfortable, or difficult. When a person develops TMJ troubles, they can experience symptoms that hurt the quality of their life. If you have TMJ issues that include a habit… Read more »

Working With You To Restore Your Incomplete Smile

Modern prosthetic dental work can provide patients who have suffered tooth loss the chance to have their complete smile back. The restorative treatment you undergo can supply you with replacement teeth that look remarkably like your natural teeth, while also being durable and secure enough to improve your dental function. One important advancement in the… Read more »

Restoring Unhealthy Teeth With Life-Like Dental Crowns

Cavities create an urgent problem for a tooth, and should be dealt with as soon as possible. With prompt care, it is possible to minimize the damage caused by decay. Unfortunately, many people will not realize they have a problem until they need more substantial care. While dental crowns are effective against more advanced decay,… Read more »

More Advice for Better Oral Hygiene

better oral hygiene

It’s no secret that prevention is the best dental medicine, and most people realize that their daily hygiene routine is the cornerstone of that prevention. However, many people also lack in certain areas of their hygiene routine, and that can leave their smiles vulnerable to chronic issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore, such… Read more »

Why Is Tooth Loss Still Common?

Compared to dental health care in the past, today’s methods have made many common dental problems much less of a hassle. For example, instances of tooth loss are dramatically lower than they used to be thanks to restorative measures that help patients repair and rebuild compromised tooth structure. However, tooth loss is still common for… Read more »

Tooth Bonding

girl with tooth bonding

You may have more options for improving your smile’s appearance than you realize, and in many cases, those options are as minimally invasive as they are effective. For instance, with cosmetic tooth bonding, your dentist can successfully improve a number of different smile issues without having to permanently change your tooth structure. Today, we take… Read more »

3 Times a Gum Lift Is a Good Idea

Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, a gum lift isn’t as focused on the appearance of your teeth as it is on the health, appearance, and shape of your gum line. For many patients, an uneven or “sagging” gum line can be the biggest impact on their smile’s appearance, and a gum lift is the… Read more »

What Else Can Veneers Fix for Your Smile?

Patients who want to improve their smiles but have several different cosmetic concerns to address often fear that the only way to regain their confidence is to undergo multiple, perhaps extensive, dental treatments. Fortunately, many of them are surprised to learn that they can enjoy a healthier-looking and more attractive smile with just a single… Read more »

Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Restorative dental treatments are typically designed with three main goals in mind – to stop the damage or decay from progressing, restore your bite’s function, and preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. In most cases, all three can be achieved with a minimally invasive, custom-designed treatment such as tooth filling. However, in more… Read more »

What Happens When You Constantly Grind Your Teeth?

Constantly Grind Your Teeth

Bruxism, or the constant grinding of your teeth, can be a serious problem when you allow it to continue for too long. It’s true that your teeth and jaws were meant to clench and grind without sustaining damage. But, when there’s no food between them, the intense bite pressure can significantly wear down and damage… Read more »

Make Sure Teeth-Whitening Works Before Doing It

If you’ve ever tried an over-the-counter teeth-whitening product, then you might already recognize that the biggest benefit of professional treatment is that it works. Unlike OTC options, professional teeth-whitening is comprised of highly potent but safe whitening gel that effectively breaks up stains while brightening your teeth. In addition to better results, however, professional teeth-whitening… Read more »

Choosing the Best Dental Bridge for You

Like all dental restorations, a dental bridge is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. The highly lifelike dental prosthesis is made to replace a lost tooth in a way that restores your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function without being obvious. Therefore, the replacement tooth (or pontic) and the crowns that support it must… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Erase Tooth Discoloration?

When teeth become stained, they’re appearance is often more serious than the condition itself. That’s because most common teeth stains, which develop on the surfaces of your teeth, are merely remnants of things like your food and beverages. They can typically be erased quickly and conveniently with professional teeth-whitening treatment. However, in some cases, your… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry in Chicago

If you are not a dentist and you aren’t really familiar with any of the treatments, jargon, or clinical details associated with dentistry, then you may feel at a loss. You know that you would really love a better smile but trying to explain what it is that you dislike about your smile or the… Read more »

Dental Implants Address Tooth Loss

The most obvious effects of tooth loss are the way the missing teeth affect your smile’s appearance. Though less obvious, your bite’s function also suffers due to the imbalance. In most cases, a custom-designed bridge, partial, or complete denture can easily address those concerns. However, there are more issues with missing teeth that have a… Read more »

3 Things Your Bruxism Treatment Might Include

Bruxism is the chronic grinding of your teeth, often at night, and for many patients, it can be the source of numerous forms of discomfort and dental health symptoms. Fortunately, patients can typically save their smiles with bruxism treatment with help from their dentist. Today, we take a look at what that treatment might include,… Read more »

Things You Should Know About Tooth Extraction

Like all dental treatments, tooth extraction is typically a customized procedure that your dentist only recommends when absolutely necessary. Because the treatment involves removing a tooth, however, it can be more complex than other procedures, and in many cases, require further treatment to restore and preserve the rest of your smile. Today, we examine a… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Causes of TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder, is more common than you may realize. However, many patients who experience it don’t realize that their chronic jaw pain (and other related symptoms) is caused by the disorder. Therefore, they don’t realize that an examination from their dentist could be their best option for finding relief… Read more »

More Important Things to Know About Porcelain Veneers

For patients who need a convenient but effective method for improving their smiles, porcelain veneers are often the most successful treatment option. Not only do they address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, but they do so with minimal alterations to your natural, healthy teeth while helping you avoid having to undergo multiple treatments. Today,… Read more »

What’s the Point of Tooth Bonding & Contouring

Smile improvement is an important aspect of professional dentistry because your confidence in your smile is as important as its overall health. However, when improving your smile’s appearance, it’s just as important to make sure that you preserve a maximum amount of healthy, natural tooth structure for the good of your long-term oral health. To… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of a Porcelain Crown?

There are any equally important benefits to restoring a damaged, decayed, or severely blemished tooth with a custom-designed dental crown. Made to completely cap the tooth, a crown prevents further dental damage while restoring the tooth’s ability to function as part of your bite. However, porcelain dental crowns offer a number of additional benefits for… Read more »

Can I Get Dental Implants with Gum Disease?

The good thing about dental implants is that most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth qualify for them. Therefore, more patients can enjoy the many benefits they offer, such as more lifelike replacement teeth and a healthier, stronger jawbone. However, there are a few circumstances that could interfere with your dental implant procedure or… Read more »

A Few Things to Know About Tooth Fillings

The principles behind many of today’s most advanced dental treatments haven’t changed much over the years. The materials, technology, and techniques have just become significantly more advanced. For instance, when it comes to treating cavities (or holes in your teeth caused by tooth decay), fillings have long been the best way to save teeth. Today,… Read more »

How Do I Close My Diastema?

A diastema is a larger-than-usual space between two teeth (also known as gapped teeth). Even when it doesn’t pose a threat to your oral health, its appearance can often diminish your confidence in your smile. Because it’s technically a spacing issue, many patients fear that closing the gap means realigning all of their teeth with… Read more »

Can Veneers Really Straighten Crooked Teeth?

There are many different issues that custom-designed porcelain veneers can address, but not many patients realize that crooked teeth may be one of them. The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can completely reinvent the appearance of your teeth by replacing the blemished tooth structure on their front surfaces. This means the highly lifelike… Read more »

Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the most frequently problematic types of teeth. The reason is because patients often don’t have enough room left on their dental ridges to accommodate them after your second molars have already developed. Because of this, many patients can experience trouble such as tooth impaction, tooth damage, and… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Wearing Down? Chronic bruxism

Teeth Wearing Done due to Night-time grinding, chronic bruxism Bruxism, clenching or gnashing of teeth is common to everyone.  Although everyone has some tooth on tooth wear, the amount of manifested tooth structure loss varies dramatically.  Tooth on tooth contact and the subsequent loss of tooth structure or volume is called attrition.  Tooth attrition can… Read more »

How Can I Relieve Jaw Pain at Home?

When it comes to your dental health, there are no home remedies that actually help you cure chronic conditions. In the case of jaw pain, for instance, the discomfort typically results from an issue with the alignment of your jaw and/or teeth, or a discrepancy with your jaw joints and muscles. Fortunately, some people may… Read more »

Things You Can Avoid Just By Attending Dental Checkups

If you’re careful about maintaining good dental health, then you may already be familiar with the importance of sticking to a schedule of dental checkup and cleaning appointments. For instance, routine professional care is needed to keep harmful plaque and tartar at bay, which prevents harmful oral bacteria from harming your teeth and gums. In… Read more »

How Tooth Bonding Works, and Other Questions

Part of the beauty of modern cosmetic tooth bonding is its simplicity. The procedure involves simply bonding tooth-colored composite resin to a specific area of your tooth, then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to match your tooth’s natural appearance. Cosmetic tooth bonding works by concealing or rebuilding blemished tooth structure, but its simplicity is only… Read more »

Why Cosmetic Dentistry Matters

When your smile isn’t as cosmetically appealing as you’d wish, you’re less likely to show it as often as you normally would. This may not seem like a big deal, but embarrassment in your smile’s appearance can have a significant impact on several different aspects of your professional and social life. For many patients, that… Read more »

Got a Toothache? Find Out Why

Toothaches are common enough that most people will experience one at least once in their lifetime. Toothaches also have a wide variety of potential causes, and your toothache may be vastly different from everyone else’s. To find permanent relief for your aching tooth, your dentist will first have to find out why you have a… Read more »

A Few More Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

As the pivots that allow your jaw to move, your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) play a significant role in how you use your mouth every day. Consequently, TMJ disorder can have a significant impact on your bite’s everyday function, and as a result, it can generate a host of different issues beyond jaw pain. Today, we… Read more »

Fortify Your Bridge with Implants

Dental bridges aren’t a new development in dentistry. In fact, they’ve helped tooth loss patients regain confidence in their smiles for centuries. Today, they’re simply made from more lifelike materials than ever before (such as highly realistic dental porcelain) and designed to fit more precisely with the help of digital technology. The other advantage that… Read more »

About Modern Dental Crowns

Today’s dentistry is an art form. In addition to ensuring your good oral health and bite function, modern restorations also help preserve your natural tooth structure prevent further issues from developing. For instance, dental crowns, which are often crafted from highly lifelike dental porcelain, can be fashioned according to precise measurements of your tooth. A… Read more »

How to Make Dental Implants Last

Dental issues may be common, but for the most part, preserving your healthy, natural teeth is often as simple as sticking to good hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. As dental issues develop, however, that process can become more complicated, especially if you have a restoration placed on one or more of your teeth. In… Read more »

What Else Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Do?

One of the biggest reasons why tooth-colored fillings are so popular is because, as they’re name suggests, they blend in with teeth to remain completely discreet. Since cavities are the most common dental health issue, most patients appreciate being able to deal with them without having to deal with the metal appearance of traditional fillings…. Read more »

How Can I Avoid the Need for Root Canal Therapy?

Cavities are common, but because they cause teeth to ache, most patients seek treatment for them in their mild to moderate stages. With a tooth-colored filling, patients can restore their teeth and forget a cavity was ever there. Sometimes, though, decay can become significantly more severe by the time you seek treatment, and instead of… Read more »

Considering Porcelain Veneers? Here’s What to Ask

Wanting to improve your smile’s appearance is one thing, but knowing how to do it is another. For instance, you might think that addressing your multiple cosmetic concerns would be a complicated process. However, with porcelain veneers, patients can often enjoy complete smile makeovers with only a single procedure. If you’re considering veneers to improve… Read more »

Can I Avoid Teeth-Whitening by Preventing Teeth Stains?

The annoying thing about teeth stains is that they can’t be permanently prevented. Eventually, the surfaces of your teeth will begin to show signs of their use and exposure to foods and beverages in the form of staining. The good news is that you can inhibit stains from developing by keeping up with a consistent… Read more »

How to Deal with a Dental Emergency

The good news about modern preventive dental care is that you can largely avoid the most common and destructive dental health issues, like cavities and gum disease. However, even the most advanced dental care can’t always help you prevent an emergency situation. If your tooth is significantly damaged, compromised, or knocked out of its socket,… Read more »

Can Your Dentures Use a Few Dental Implants?

Dentures are one of the oldest forms of dentistry. Today, dentures are designed and crafted with such realism that they’re usually undetectable when in place. However, even the most advanced dentures lack something that your healthy, natural teeth rely on—the support of a root, or anchor, held securely within your jawbone. Today, we examine how… Read more »

Why Ignoring Bruxism Is Hazardous

It’s easy to ignore the fact that you’re grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or angry. It’s just as easy to miss it when you experience bruxism, which describes consistently grinding your teeth. The trouble with ignoring bruxism is that the persistent friction and grinding can make your teeth weak and sensitive, wearing them down… Read more »

Are You Giving Your Teeth Enough Nutrients?

Most people recognize that keeping their bodies healthy requires eating healthy. Without enough of the right minerals and nutrients, your body wouldn’t function as well as it’s supposed to and you may experience a mix of chronic health issues as a result. However, your teeth also require enough minerals and nutrients to stay healthy and… Read more »

How To Avoid Cavities?

Cavities impact nearly all of us, as only between 1% and 2% of the populous are immune to dental caries. When one forms, we can provide a natural looking solution, such as a tooth-colored filling or a ceramic dental crown. However, you can learn how to avoid cavities. With the right steps you can reduce… Read more »

How to Relieve Toothaches

When a toothache develops, the most immediate thing you may notice is the pain. However, there’s often a lot more to a toothache than just the discomfort—specifically, the cause behind it. In most cases, the only way to treat a toothache is to find out why your tooth hurts and address the issue as soon… Read more »

What Kind of Veneer Do You Need?

With one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers, you can completely transform your smile without needing extensive dental treatment. In fact, in addition to their highly lifelike appearance, porcelain veneers’ ability to preserve your healthy teeth is one of the reasons why they’re so popular. In some cases, your dentist may even be able to place… Read more »

What Can Tooth Bonding Actually Do?

When your tooth exhibits the type of cosmetic blemish that can’t be erased with teeth-whitening, improving your smile might seem challenging. However, in many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding can successfully fix tooth blemishes almost as quickly and conveniently as teeth-whitening. Bonding is the process of using tooth-colored composite resin to correct issues with your tooth’s… Read more »

Simplifying Complex Smile Makeovers

Smile improvement is an important part of today’s professional dental care. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a significant motivating factor for visiting your dentist, but for many patients, so is being proud of their smile’s appearance. Depending on the nature and extent of your cosmetic smile concerns, however, improving it may seem complicated…. Read more »

More Questions About Dental Implants

How many teeth can implants replace

Increasingly more patients are experiencing the significant benefits of choosing dental implants to replace their lost or extracted teeth. Yet, for those who have missing teeth and have not yet chosen to replace them with dental implants, there may still be many questions about why implants are the best option. Today, we take a look… Read more »

How to Makeover Your Smile in One Step

Technically, placing porcelain veneers may require more than one step. Yet, with their versatility and highly lifelike appearance, veneers can often create a complete smile makeover with just a single cosmetic treatment. Made from wafer-thin shells of lifelike, high-quality dental porcelain, veneers are designed to be bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. With minimal… Read more »

Is a Bridge the Right Answer for Tooth Loss?

Visiting your dentist after you lose a tooth can be exciting as well as intimidating. You can finally take the first step to restoring your smile, but you may worry whether or not you’re choosing the best option for replacing your lost tooth. In many cases, the best option is a custom-designed dental bridge, which… Read more »

Answering Questions About Cosmetic Gum Lifts

Much of cosmetic dentistry focuses on the size, shape, and appearance of your teeth. Yet, your smile’s appearance is also significantly affected by the shape and appearance of your gum line. For instance, even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, excessive or uneven gum tissues that cover a disproportionate amount of your tooth structure can… Read more »

How Veneers Give Your Smile the Makeover It Deserves

How many imperfections does your smile exhibit? Noticeably stained, oddly spaced, slightly crooked, or otherwise unsightly teeth are common concerns, and sometimes, your teeth may suffer from more than one of these imperfections at once. When your smile’s confidence is under siege by severe or multiple cosmetic flaws, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, an… Read more »

Good Reasons to Prevent or Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about 60% of adults in the United States over the age of 40. Still, its prevalence isn’t the most disturbing thing you should know about gum disease. Although the infection that leads to it, called gingivitis, is reversible with well-timed treatment, the actual disease is irreversible once it develops. Unfortunately for your… Read more »