If you have a missing tooth — whether from extraction or damage — you likely want to have it replaced as soon as possible. There are several ways of accomplishing this: a dental bridge or dentures, for example, can provide a new, prosthetic tooth. Though aesthetically effective, these methods can leave something desired, as they do not fully feel like secure teeth within your mouth. Dental implants, on the other hand, go into your gum line and attach to your jawbone, resulting in a very natural, snug fit. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses dental implants and the myriad benefits they provide. (more…)
It is important to feel confident in how your smile looks. The last thing you want is to feel self-conscious when you’re posing for pictures or feeling the need to limit the amount you smile. A wide variety of issues can cause this anxiety: cracked and chipped teeth and deep stains are common culprits. Luckily, porcelain veneers offer a great solution to all these problems and more. No matter the cause — whether grinding your teeth at night or suffering an injury — this helpful dental procedure can fix your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the ways porcelain veneers can help. (more…)
Unfortunately, not all dental emergencies occur while your dentist’s office is open. Whether you trip and injure your mouth in a fall or there is a compilation from a tooth extraction, it is essential to remain calm and act quickly and deliberately. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses what you should do should a dental emergency occur.
We sometimes think of maintaining all of our natural teeth as the pinnacle of great oral hygiene. While this is frequently the case, there are some scenarios in which a tooth extraction is the best way to maintain the overall health of your smile. Wisdom teeth removal, for instance, is a great way to ensure your existing teeth are not overcrowded or compromised by the presence of these third molars. In other cases, removing other teeth is not only beneficial but also medically necessary. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the situations that might require tooth extraction. (more…)
If you are prone to grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can cause substantial damage to your mouth. Not only can it hurt your teeth, but it can also detrimentally affect your jaw. It is difficult to treat the root causes of this condition — also known as bruxism — because it is frequently caused by environmental and emotional stimuli. That said, it is possible to mitigate and stop the damage by using an oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses teeth grinding and the ways a night guard can serve as a solution. (more…)
Wisdom teeth removal is exceedingly common. In fact, you’ve probably had quite a few friends describe their experiences to you — or even offered up advice to you. Even though it is talked about frequently, you might not have a strong grasp of the details of the procedure. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist will tell you about wisdom teeth and why extraction is often necessary. (more…)
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