While small enough to be bonded to the fronts of your teeth, the metal brackets of traditional braces can still shine conspicuously against the pearly-white backdrop of your smile. After your orthodontic treatment is complete, your smile will be straighter, more symmetrical, and more esthetically pleasing. During treatment, however, many patients find that the noticeable […]
After losing a tooth, or several, many patients find that the best option for replacing them is with a dental implant-supported prosthesis (i.e., crown, bridge, or denture). Dental implants are small posts made from biocompatible titanium, and after they’re inserted, your jawbone heals by fusing to their surfaces. Though they are often the optimal solution, […]
Though most people are familiar with the terms “plaque and tartar,” not everyone realizes why their dentist is so adamant about keeping them under control. Even if you know that you should brush and floss your teeth every day, you might not realize the consequences of skipping a routine once in a while. The truth […]
Tooth decay and cavities are often used synonymously, but the truth is that they describe two sides of the same coin. Tooth decay is a progressive condition that is largely caused by inadequate hygiene and dental care, and that leads to the formation of cavities in your teeth.
Cavities affect over 90% of adults in the United States, and tooth fillings are a highly effective method for treating them. While fillings have been around for centuries, today’s restorations offer more restorative and cosmetic benefits than ever before. Made from tooth-colored composite resin, modern fillings are designed to blend in with and adhere to […]