A dental bridge offers a way to replace one or two missing teeth without the long, expensive treatment process of dental implants. Your general or cosmetic dentistry specialist can advise you on the many different types of bridges available. One such type is the resin-bonded bridge, also called the Maryland bridge. The resin-bonded bridge has pros and cons that can help you and your dental professionals decide whether this is the right treatment for your case. [Read More]
Restoring Your Children's Teeth After A Horrible Accident: What To Expect
Tragic accidents happen to children just as easily as to adults. The long-term effects, however, are often longer-lasting. To help your child through a devastating accident will take time, and if he or she needs restorative dentistry as part of the healing process, he/she will need you even more. Cracked, shattered, lost teeth, and/or a busted jaw is incredibly painful, but your dentist can help. Here is what to expect and how to help your child through this set of procedures to restore his/her mouth. [Read More]
Wisdom Teeth Removal: 3 Things That Make Stitches Easier To Manage
Wisdom teeth removal is a common operation for most Americans. So much so that 85% of Americans have had their wisdom teeth removed. Understanding the process can help you feel more comfortable with the procedure. While most patients focus solely on the process involved with extracting the wisdom teeth, familiarizing yourself with what happens after the wisdom teeth are removed is equally as important. In particular, you should get to know more details about how the wound is sewn up with stitches. [Read More]
Root Canals and Extractions: All the Work Now, or Most of the Work Later?
If you've got a tooth in need of endodontic help, the idea of a root canal might not be your favorite, for many reasons. You may decide you want to just have the tooth pulled instead. However, that can result in even more work down the road. Sometimes the choice is very clear, and you have to have the tooth pulled, but in general, you'll be able to choose between the two procedures. [Read More]