Why Is Your Dentist Recommending Your Teen Wait For Dental Implants?

Your teenager is missing one or more teeth, but when you visit the dentist for a consultation, they tell you that your teen needs to wait before getting an implant. This can be frustrating news to receive. Your teen is self-conscious about their appearance and just wants an implanted tooth so they can feel like everyone else. However, you must understand that your dentist truly does have your teen's best interests in mind when they recommend they wait to get an implant. [Read More]

Understanding The Difference Between Endosteal And Subperiosteal Implants

Up until recently, the best options for dealing with a lost tooth were dentures or bridges. While both options work fine for millions of people, they are less natural than real teeth and for some people can lead to discomfort or a lack of confidence. Dental implants offer a permanent alternative for missing teeth. Implants are not intended to be removed and they function just as real teeth would. In fact, many patients who receive dental implants can barely tell the difference between the implant and their natural teeth. [Read More]

Three Reasons To Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

When you decide to do something about your crooked smile, your first stop will likely be to visit a local orthodontist to talk about your teeth alignment options. While you might be thinking that braces will be right for you, you might be interested to learn about Invisalign. Many orthodontists can provide Invisalign treatments for their patients, and while this form of treatment achieves many of the same results as traditional braces, the method by which it achieves them is dramatically different. [Read More]

Don't Be Afraid To Report These Issues To Your Dentist After You Get A Filling

It's a satisfying feeling to have your dentist fill a cavity, given that you'll know you've taken a big step toward improving your dental health. While you'll normally give the tooth filling little to no thought in the days that follow the procedure, there's a chance that you might experience some type of issue with the area. Don't just ignore whatever you're noticing. Instead, call your dentist's office and explain the issue. In many cases, the dentist will ask you to revisit so that he or she can inspect the filling and deal with whatever you're experiencing. [Read More]