While a single tooth dental implant and a dental bridge can address minor tooth loss, such as the loss of one to three teeth, often we encounter more serious cases of advanced tooth loss. If a patient is missing most, or all, of their teeth, we can recommend a full or partial dental prosthetic. Do you have questions about dentures?
Have you recently lost one or more teeth? Tooth loss can mean embarrassing gaps in your smile. However, without treatment the missing teeth can also lead to serious complications, such as a greater risk of misalignment forming. Are you ready to try addressing your tooth loss with a fixed dental bridge?
We’re almost to the end of summer, but there are still plenty of fun activities taking place in Astoria. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some fun and exciting upcoming events. In addition, we want to remind everyone that it’s never too late to obtain a brighter smile. With cosmetic dentistry, we can address discoloration, as well as issues with the shape and alignment of the teeth.
Despite an unwarranted reputation that says otherwise, root canals are a safe, comfortable, and very important procedure. We use them to actually save teeth, protecting them becoming lost or requiring extraction. How does a root canal actually save our teeth?
When a tooth becomes damaged or develops an oral health issue, such as decay or infection, then a restoration is needed. Otherwise, the risk of discomfort or losing the tooth increases. Fortunately, we can create and place a lifelike dental crown, improving your smile in as little as two visits.
When a cavity forms you need treatment. Otherwise, your toothache and minor decay could soon lead to more severe pain and a dental infection. Often, we correct the issue by placing a dental filling to return the tooth to full function and health. How do we place a dental filling?
Let’s say you’re involved in a sports injury, or you bit down on a particularly hard piece of food. You then feel some pain and find out you managed to chip or even break your tooth. Now what? Fortunately, we can use dental restorations to fix a broken tooth and protect your smile from oral health complications.
Once again, we would like to time in our blog to focus on community events! There is always so much happening in Astoria for you and your family to take part in, from play performances to discount rides to the beach. In addition, remember to see us for your routine dental care needs, as well as to discuss the benefits of cosmetic dentistry!
On Tuesday, we took a look at bruxism, a jaw joint disorder in which patients regularly grind their teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at an often-related disorder, TMD, also known as TMJ disorder. How do you know if you’re one of the over 12 million people estimated to suffer from TMJ disorder?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that involves soft tissues in the throat and mouth becoming too relaxed, subsequently collapsing and cutting off airflow, causing the brain to wake the patient, often hundreds of times per night. Soon, the client is sleep deprived, exhausted, and at a higher risk of complications, which can range from depression to hypertension. Fortunately, there are a number of possible solutions to sleep apnea.