If you're missing a permanent tooth, you have two choices. You can either replace the tooth with a prosthetic (like a dental implant or dental bridge), or you can live without the tooth. Living without a tooth doesn't mean that you should do nothing. A missing tooth can set off a devastating chain of events. The teeth at opposite ends of the gap can begin to tilt into the space. Other teeth can move out of alignment. [Read More]
What's the Best Way to Deal With a Toothache When You Have Braces?
Having a toothache during an orthodontic treatment can be a bit worrying. Is this just your braces doing their job as they apply pressure to your teeth or do you have an untreated dental condition unrelated to your braces? Treatment for a toothache can be slightly different when you have braces attached to your teeth. What can you expect? Your Braces The first mystery to uncover is if your toothache is actually sensitivity triggered by your braces. [Read More]
Why Is It a Little Uncomfortable to Eat With Your New Complete Dentures?
Your first set of complete dentures can, at first, result in a curious sensation. While your teeth are essential for speech, and help to keep your jawbone and associated muscles in the correct configuration, what you might be most looking forward to is being able to eat a wider range of food. So why can eating be uncomfortable with your new dentures? Tooth Extraction Firstly, did your dentist extract a few teeth to accommodate your new dentures? [Read More]
Here's Why Minor Surgery Can Be Needed When Your Dental Braces Are Removed
If it's time for your braces to come off, it means you've successfully moved your teeth into the correct alignment. But for some patients, the removal of their braces is marked by the need for oral surgery. A Fiberotomy Braces are attached to the outward surfaces of your teeth, so it might seem strange that surgery has become part of the process. The surgical procedure is called a fiberotomy, and is intended to keep your teeth in their new position. [Read More]