Restoring Missing Teeth With An Implant

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Adjusting to losing one of your teeth can be rather difficult. Not only does the gap in your smile take a toll on your appearance, but simple everyday activities become not so simple to complete. You may find certain foods injure your open socket, and articulating speech can become hard as well. Fortunately, a dental implant can return the appearance of a natural tooth while restoring your bite. In combination with restorations such as dental crowns and fixed bridges, an implant post provides critical permanent support within your jaw.

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we would like you to know that options are available to restore your missing tooth. You need not feel overwhelmed as we can provide a lifelike replacement in a handful of visits to our office. Enjoy your full smile once again with the aid of a new tooth!


Restoring Your Smile With Gum Grafting

Woman sitting outdoors smilingWhen it comes to preserving a healthy smile, your gums play an integral role in your overall oral health. While you may think primarily of your teeth themselves when performing smile care, any problem that threatens the health of your gums can destabilize your grin. If you allow a case of infection to advance or brush your teeth too vigorously, you can cause the gum tissues to recede and expose your roots. The lengthened look of your teeth and uneven gumline can contribute to an advanced appearance than before. Because recession exposes once-covered sensitive tissues, you can experience pain and risk further harm from oral bacteria.

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we can examine your gumline and discuss procedures to restore its original length. A gum grafting oral surgery can address your esthetic concerns and return the protection of robust gum coverage. Visit our office at your convenience to learn more about this solution for your gingival recession!


What Connects To Your Dental Implants?

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Losing one or more of your teeth can quickly impact your everyday life. After all, you rely upon your teeth to articulate speech, complete your bite, and support the muscles of your face. And that is before we consider the effect of missing teeth on your personal appearance! Fortunately, replacing your lost teeth with dental implants can restore your smile and provide long-term bite support. This means treating and preventing major oral health complications to allow you to enjoy your life. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the variety of options you have when placing an implant to restore missing teeth. (more…)

Dental Implants Offer Lifelike Results

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Whenever you lose one of your teeth, whether from injury or disease, you should explore your options for restoring your smile. A dental implant offers a solution to secure an individual replacement tooth as well as the ability to attach an entire fixed denture. An implant can mimic the roots of your missing tooth to secure itself within your jaw while supporting a lifelike prosthetic above the gumline. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the natural appearance offered by a dental implant.


Protecting Your Teeth From Wear

Man smirking holding tablet computerIf your teeth begin to wear down over the years, you can quickly lose confidence in your smile. Losing some enamel can result from normal biting and chewing activities, but the effect is generally minimal. Although, for those who are born with soft enamel, or for people who grind their teeth regularly, the loss can be more significant. This can accelerate the appearance of aging and cause embarrassment with your grin.

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we can help you protect your teeth from advanced wear and tear. When you visit our office, we can discuss treatments to return the look of your smile as well as provide solutions to prevent additional damage. (more…)

Performing A Needed Dental Extraction

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Learning that you require a tooth extraction can be quite a surprise when you visit your dentist. While most dental procedures seek to secure the health of the teeth in your mouth, sometimes removing one of them is the best option for your overall condition. This means that extracting one of your teeth is usually the last option when we have ruled out more conservative approaches to treating a dental injury. This treatment can extract the remaining roots of a decaying or broken tooth that does not have enough structure to place a dental crown. Removing one of your teeth also allows us to stop the spread of a dangerous tooth infection when root canal therapy is not successful. Because this procedure can lead to receiving a desirable prosthetic restoration, think of removing your tooth as only the first step in returning the health of your smile!

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we remove teeth when no other options are available for treating your problem tooth. Prosthetics such as dental implants and bridges allow you to restore your bite after receiving this procedure. This means not worrying about a distracting appearance or difficulty chewing after removing one of your teeth! (more…)

Replacing A Missing Tooth

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Losing one of your teeth can cause quite a shock and quickly disrupt your everyday routines. If you have recently lost a tooth to injury or disease, the impact on your smile’s look and function is quite clear. Your new gap can create difficulty when speaking or chewing as you wedge your jaw in awkward positions to accommodate the change in your bite. To restore your confidence and return the look of a full set of teeth, seek a prosthetic solution to restore your lost tooth. A replacement tooth can prevent nearby teeth from drifting into your open socket and help stabilize your tooth. This will balance your bite and prevent accelerated damage that occurs when your teeth are misaligned. You may find that your new prosthetic helps you prevent additional tooth loss by helping you address problems with your oral health.

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we can examine your mouth after losing a tooth to help you plan a restorative treatment. The placement of a dental implant can provide permanent stability to support your bite. (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Enhances Your Look

Handsome smiling man in brown shirt and glassesWould you like to improve your smile and boost your looks? With cosmetic dentistry, a variety of treatment options offer desirable results that enhance confidence in your appearance. If problems with tooth discoloration or physical damage are causing you to worry, the right procedure can lift your concerns in a couple of simple visits. When you consult with your dentist, you will learn how each service can improve the quality of your smile when designing a personalized treatment plan for your condition

At your Newport Beach, CA, dental practice, we understand the central role your smile plays when making an impression. This is why we offer services that address your cosmetic concerns in addition to helping improve your oral health. If you have cracks or chips on the surface of your teeth or would like to enhance the shade of your smile, meet with us to plan a brand-new look that is worthy of your pride! (more…)

Treatment For Your Dental Emergency

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When you have an injury to your teeth or mouth, it can be difficult to navigate receiving care while experiencing pain. Because these events are generally unexpected, quickly responding to your dental injury is much easier when you have a plan in place. This can lead to desirable relief of your symptoms and the prevention of your condition from becoming worse. Recovering from your condition allows you to focus on placing a restoration that returns the full function and appearance of your healthy smile.

At your Newport Beach, CA, dentist’s office, we know that an injury to your mouth can happen at any time of day. This is why we are standing by to treat your dental emergency whenever you need our help. When you come to our practice, we can quickly evaluate the extent of your damage and provide a treatment to ease your pain. (more…)

When Bruxism Injures Your Teeth

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Consistent grinding and clenching, otherwise known as bruxism, can damage your teeth and leave them at risk for infection and decay. Left untreated, wear and tear can cause alignment problems with your bite and place serious strain on the joint of your jaw. This means that a nightly grinding habit threatens both the appearance of your smile and your oral health as well.

Your Newport Beach, CA dentist wants to help you prevent injuries to your teeth and repair damage you have already incurred. When you visit our practice, we can examine the status of your teeth and provide a therapy to end your grinding habit. By wearing an oral guard while you sleep, you separate each row of teeth from touching one another. Your guard relieves the tension of the force of your bite to provide comfort for your jaw. (more…)