Dental Charities Help Save Smiles
29 September 2015
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves how a person's teeth look. But not everyone has access to the dental treatments they need to enhance their smiles. Fortunately, there are a number of dental charities across the nation that help make dental services available to adults and children who otherwise would not be able to get the dental care they need.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation
What To Expect During A Root Canal
4 September 2015
Root canals can be a scary procedure if you're not sure what's going to happen. Here are some steps to follow along with during your root canal.
Anesthesia can be administered in a few ways. Your dentist will first use a cotton swab to place a local anesthesia on the surface of your gums. Next, the dentist will inject anesthesia into the tissue to numb the surrounding tissues. Your dentist will check to make sure that you're fully numb before proceeding with the root canal.
What You Need To Know About Bone Grafts And Bone Loss
14 August 2015
If you've ever lost a permanent tooth you're at risk for bone loss. Bone loss can seriously affect your oral health and your visual appearance. By knowing how bone loss affects you and how to prevent and correct it, you will be able to maintain your dental health and your appearance.
The Role Teeth Play In Bone Loss
Your jawbone is surprisingly sensitive. When you lose a tooth your jawbone senses that loss.
Pros And Cons Of Porcelain Dental Options
30 July 2015
Porcelain is a widely used dental material due to its ability to mimic the natural color and finish of teeth. Porcelain has advantages over other tooth-colored material such as composite resin and over metals such as gold or silver amalgam. But there are also ways that porcelain falls behind these other materials.
Veneers and dental crowns are the two most common places that porcelain pops up in cosmetic dental services. What are the pros and cons of using porcelain for each type of dental treatment?