17 May 2016
Most of the time people cannot tell that you ever had braces, but sometimes some people are not so lucky. The adhesive that adheres metal brackets to your teeth can leave faint stains or outlines of where the brackets once were. Patients who did not brush regularly and often may also have some mild discoloration on their teeth, but it shows up on the areas of the teeth that the brackets and wires did not cover up.
29 April 2016
Nowadays, there are multiple dental alignment options available. Many of these options offer different benefits. Self-ligating brackets may be used as an alternative to traditional braces. Here are a few advantages of these brackets: Faster Alignment Self-ligating brackets can align the teeth more quickly than the brackets of traditional braces. The quickening of the process is due to a reduction in the frictional force associated with the dental alignment. When traditional braces are used to straighten the teeth, the archwire that applies aligning force to the brackets is attached to the brackets using elastic ligatures.
22 March 2016
A lot of people think they can just show up with their dental insurance card at their first dentist appointment at a new dental office, and that's all they'll need. There are actually other things that you'll want to know before you arrive to help out the office and your dentist. You don't want to show up and find out that you don't have the coverage you need, or not know what the coverage carries.
22 March 2016
Dental implants are a great way to replace a broken or missing tooth and get your smile back to where you want it to be. That said, dental implant surgery does come with some side effects that you will be dealing with in the days that follow the procedure. As always, listen to your dentist first to help ensure a smooth recovery. But there are a few universal tips that you will want to keep in mind.
4 March 2016
While most adults are aware of the benefits cosmetic dental procedures can provide, few people take the time to consider how cosmetic dentistry can improve the lives of children. If you are concerned about the negative effect your child's smile could be having on his or her life, here are three cosmetic dental procedures you might want to consider investing in for the future. 1. Veneers or crowns to replace broken teeth.
8 February 2016
An implant is overloaded if it attempts to bear greater forces than it was designed to bear. Ideally, you should have one dental implant for each missing tooth. Due to budgetary constraints, however, some people make do with less than that ratio. This can lead to implant overload and eventual failure of the implant. Here are four symptoms that may mean your dental implant is overloaded: Loose Screws One of the common signs of implant overload is loose abutment screw.
8 February 2016
There are multiple ways that dental crowns can be used. Crowns can be made of different materials, such as stainless steel, metal alloy, porcelain-over-metal, porcelain or even gold. Here are a few dental applications in which a dental crown may be used. Dental Bridges Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that replace one or more lost teeth. A traditional bridge includes a dental crown at each end of the appliance and one or more false teeth suspended between the two crowns.