Dental Implants are titanium cylinders that replace missing teeth to provide support for a dental reconstruction. They can be used under crowns, bridges and removable dentures to restore form and function. Dental insurances are covering this procedure more often now.
Dental Veneers aka Laminates are thin porcelain shells that are placed over natural teeth to improve color and appearance. Minimal or no tooth structure is often needed and the veneers are bonded to the existing tooth often with only 2 visits needed.
A child's primary teeth, sometimes called "baby teeth," are as important as the permanent adult teeth. The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday.
Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Sometimes a desensitizer can be professionally applied to help with symptoms.
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. Your dentist or specialist may recommend removal to prevent problems or for others reasons.
Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. It may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. However, after the permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Tooth decay can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby. A pedodontist is best qualified to evaluate and treat this.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, and is a major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Sealants are barrier material applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Very simple to apply they can help prevent cavities in children until proper oral hygiene habits are established.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis or Premedication
For some people, the use of preventive antibiotics before certain dental procedures, including teeth cleaning and extractions. Check with your cardiologist if you have a specific heart problem or your orthopedist if you have a hip or joint replacement to find out if you fall into one of these categories.