If you’re struggling with tooth loss or other dental issues, then you may be trying to decide which treatment option is best for you. For many patients, dental implants in Knoxville are the solution they’re looking for. Implants last longer than bridges on average and place no strain on the surrounding teeth. Plus, implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can last more than 20 years.
Dental implants are one of the most reliable treatments as they boast a 95% success rate. Understanding how to care for your implant will help you avoid implant failure and becoming one of the 5% of unsuccessful cases. Here are some of the signs of implant failure and the steps you should take to protect your investment.
It’s a nice, spring day with a light breeze blowing throughout the Smoky Mountains, and you have plans to fully enjoy it. As you prepare to leave out your house, you’re suddenly struck by an extreme jolt of pain that shoots up your jaw. You’re immediately thrust in the middle of a dental emergency (with a toothache) and need relief fast. Once you get the treatment needed to restore you to normal, you need to know how to avoid such a situation from occurring again. Thus, your emergency dentist in Knoxville is weighing in with information on how to prevent some of the more common dental emergencies.
If you’ve wanted to fix your smile your whole life, it can be difficult to imagine waiting a couple more weeks to make the improvements you want with cosmetic dentistry. However, turning to a quicker alternative may not give you the results you want. If you’re feeling a bit impatient about choosing your cosmetic dental service, weigh out your options between snap on veneers and permanent porcelain veneers in this week’s blog post.
There are many changes that people would make to their smile. Maybe you want to close the gaps in between your teeth or even straighten overlapping ones. Either way, fastbraces can help you accomplish those goals. But what happens when you want to whiten your teeth during your orthodontic treatment?
Learn more about how you can “kill two birds with one stone” with your local cosmetic dentist by straightening and whitening your teeth all at the same time.
When you were a child, it was exciting to lose your teeth. But as an adult, it’s something that creates a feeling of depression and sadness. Since you lost yours, things just haven’t been the same for you. There’s been a noticeable drop in your confidence, the number of times you smile and your willingness to get out and enjoy life. You’re seriously considering dental implants, but you’ve heard that smoking is counterproductive to their effectiveness and healing. This creates a dilemma because you want a new start, but you don’t want to give up your habit. You’re wondering, “Is there a way around this?” Your local dentist has some answers.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy has been provided by Cornerstone Dental for many years.
- The benefits of treating gum disease or periodontitis are overwhelming because it allows the opportunity to attack the periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level, which dramatically increases the chances of success.
- Lasers allow access to depths that are simply inaccessible by traditional dental hygiene methods, so there is a greater likelihood of reducing inflammation.
Should everyone see the dentist twice a year?
For over fifty years the general rule of thumb has been that people should see the dentist twice a year, but what if your dentist recommends more frequent visits? Although that may work fine for many people, depending on lifestyle or medical conditions, there is a significant number of people who should actually see their dentist more frequently.
What are Dental Sealants?
You have heard of dental sealants before, but what are they anyway? And why should you consider dental sealants for your kids? The chewing surfaces of back molar teeth naturally have grooves, or pits and fissures in them. These grooves are often smaller than a single bristle from a tooth brush. Because of this, it is very common for people to develop cavities when these grooves are left unprotected because they are so challenging to really keep clean, especially for children. A dental sealant is a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures, or grooves of the chewing surfaces that helps protect the molar teeth from decay along these surfaces. They are done very quickly, and easily, and are relatively inexpensive. The sealants act as a barrier between the teeth and food and plaque. (more…)
Having white flecks in teeth is not an unusual phenomenon, but when you are the parent of a teenager who hates his or her smile because of these tiny imperfections, it can be difficult! One thing that might help is to understand what they are. The main cause of these white flecks in teeth (also called white spots, lesions, or mottling) are typically either part of the development (or internal make-up) of the tooth or the result of external or environmental causes.