Dentures or Dental Implants? Know the Difference

If you have missing or damaged teeth, you’ll need to choose between dentures or dental implants. Both can restore your beautiful smile, but they have different benefits and drawbacks. That’s why we’ve put together this informational post about the difference between dentures and dental implants.  Dentures Dentures are removable, prosthetic teeth that are supported by… Continue reading Dentures or Dental Implants? Know the Difference

The Purpose of a Gum Graft

Receding gum tissue exposes underlying bone that would normally be protected by the gums. Periodontal disease, decay, and the potential for tooth loss are the dental reasons to discuss a gum graft. And for many patients, the cosmetic enhancement enjoyed will help with the decision to proceed with treatment. Your periodontist will discuss the different… Continue reading The Purpose of a Gum Graft

Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease that has advanced beyond the milder gingivitis stage will require more specialized and intensive treatment. One intervention that is often used for periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is root planing. This technique polishes or smooths the surfaces of the roots of the teeth to remove any rough spots where disease-causing bacteria might congregate. A… Continue reading Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease

Dental Implants: Reclaim a More Youthful Appearance

Missing teeth can age your smile’s appearance beyond your years, and the accompanying bone loss that occurs after tooth loss can exacerbate the older look. Fortunately, dental implants can restore a complete, youthful smile that is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally and functionally sound. Dental implants act like artificial tooth roots. That is, the jawbone… Continue reading Dental Implants: Reclaim a More Youthful Appearance

Treatments Available For Your Gum Problems

If you have problems with your gums, you might require gum treatment to correct them. Your periodontist can provide a variety of options to treat your gums, including laser gum therapy, deep cleaning techniques, or gum surgery. The Need for Periodontic Therapy Gum disease is a common problem among adults. In fact, it is the… Continue reading Treatments Available For Your Gum Problems

How do I choose a dental implant specialist?

If you are planning to have dental implants, one of the most important decisions you can make is your choice of implant dentist. Be sure you know what questions to ask and how to determine which dentist you’ll be most comfortable with. Choosing the right dentist will help ensure you get the best possible results… Continue reading How do I choose a dental implant specialist?

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or gum disease?

Gum disease is a common but very preventable cause of tooth loss. It occurs when inflammation develops in the gums. If this inflammation develops into widespread infection, you might require the services of a periodontist. However, if you take good care of your teeth and gums and look out for symptoms of gingivitis, you can… Continue reading How can I tell if I have gingivitis or gum disease?

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