I Have No Back Teeth – What Are My Options?

 

A dentist showing a female patient possible solutions for missing back teeth replacement.

Your molars are the workhorses of your teeth. They provide the chewing power for the crunchy, healthy foods you want to eat. If you have missing back teeth, it can impact your oral and overall health. If you have wondered, “I have no back teeth – what are my options?” there are options for replacing…

Do I Need a Bone Graft After a Tooth Extraction?

 

A patient and a dentist with a digital dental imaging pointing at teeth that need to be extracted.

Every tooth has its roots anchored in the jawbone. When a tooth is extracted, an empty space is left in the bone and a gap in your smile. If you are having a tooth removed, you may wonder if you will need a bone after a tooth extraction. The answer depends on a few different…

Dental Implant: Bump on Gum Complication

 

A woman in a dental chair pointng at her gum while discussing her problem with a dentist.

Dental implants have changed and improved the options for replacing missing teeth. The success rate of dental implants is very high – usually above 95%. However, any surgical procedure comes with risks of infection or other complications, including the dental implant. Bump on gum can be a sign of a dental implant infection. Dental implants…

Dentures vs Implants: Which Is Right for You?

 

Cheerful mature couple with perfect smiles.

Dentures have been used for centuries to provide replacements for teeth and they are still the most common solution for replacing lost teeth. Dental implants are now another option for tooth restoration, giving patients more choices. Before you decide which is right for you, consider dentures vs implants, pros and cons. Denture Basics The first…

Are Veneers Permanent?

 

Happy man in a dental chair during cosmetic dental veneers consultation.

Porcelain veneers can improve almost any smile, creating the appearance of perfect teeth. Many of the actors and models you see have veneers to achieve a gorgeous smile. If you are considering porcelain veneers for a smile makeover, you may be wondering, “Are veneers permanent?” Dental veneers are cosmetic devices used to improve the appearance…

Should You Use Dental Wax for Broken Tooth Repair?

 

A woman touching her jaw due to dental issue.

Teeth are incredibly strong and can withstand extensive pressure, but they are still vulnerable to injury. Biting down on a hard item or sustaining a blow to the mouth can result in a broken tooth. While broken teeth do require dental care, you may be able to temporarily use dental wax for broken tooth repair.…

Solutions for Baby Grinding Teeth

 

Happy baby boy with a toothbrush in one hand pointing at his teeth.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can cause serious harm to the teeth and jaw, and even infants can grind their teeth. If you have a baby grinding teeth, you may wonder why this is occurring and how to stop this behavior. There are ways to stop teeth grinding to protect your child’s beautiful smile. Why Is…

Open Bite Teeth: Causes, Risks and Treatment

 

Dentist explaining to a patient open bite teeth treatment using a dental model.

If you have a gap between your upper and lower teeth when your jaw is completely closed, you may have an open bite. This is a type of malocclusion or bite deformity that can affect your oral health, wellness and appearance. If you have open bite teeth, learn more about the causes, risks and treatment…

What Are the Best Braces Colors?

 

Teeth of a teenage girl wearing colored braces.

There was a time when the only color for braces was silver with plain bands. Now, the braces color wheel is expansive, giving patients many options in the style of their orthodontics. What are the best colors for braces? Here are some of the choices in braces colors and which may suit your personal style.…

Tips for Teeth Whitening Aftercare

 

Blond-haired young woman with a perfect smile.

A bright, white smile is an attractive asset and desirable facial feature. Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help you bleach discolored teeth to achieve a whiter smile. If you invest in teeth whitening, you want to maintain your results. Here are tips for teeth whitening aftercare. There are multiple…