Dental Implants: Are They The Right Choice for You?

Dental implants are a safe, strong, and esthetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework and dentures. They feel and look more like natural teeth. This new level of comfort will offer you security and confidence over traditional treatment.

A dental implant is a small titanium anchor that is inserted into the bone to take place of your missing tooth root. After the surrounding bone has healed in around the implant (osseointegration) , an abutment and replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth looks and feels very similar to your natural teeth.

Sometimes bone grafting is necessary in order to build up the bone surrounding of an extraction site. Or if, a tooth has been missing for a period of time the bone graft will help support the implant. In turn, the implant will help support the bone and graft to prevent the bone from deteriorating overtime.

Dental implants, unlike bridgework and crowns do not require you to grind down your natural teeth. In addition, dental implants do not slip or move thus, eliminating the problems of dentures slipping or irritating your gums. As well as, security from the embarrassment of teeth falling out .

Dental implants offer you the best replacement alternative to your natural teeth. You will eat and smile as you did when your teeth were all healthy.

Best Prosthetic Crowns

Thinking about prosthetic crowns? There are different types out there. Here’s a little information I hope will help you decide: One of the crowns I recommend is the Bruxir crown which is the most durable crown on the market today.  I definitely use them for my patients who grind or clench their teeth.  In the…

Tooth Decay, Chewing Gum, and Mouthwash

What Causes Tooth Decay? Bacterial Plaque acids or “cavity bugs,” as I call them, are one of the main causes of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. These cavity bugs feed on tiny bits of food left in your mouth after you eat a meal. Cavity bugs basically “poop” out acid that attacks your teeth…

Clean Teeth, Healthy Body

You hear a lot about how important it is to see your dentist twice a year for a good checkup and cleaning. But it might surprise you how important it is to make sure your oral health care team is aware of your medical history. Your mouth has a special relationship with virtually every other…

Grinding Teeth Grinding to a Halt

Teeth grinding is a habit known also as bruxism. It typically includes clenching of the jaw; can have serious effects teeth, gums and supporting bones; and can result in cosmetic damage if left untreated. Temperature sensitivity, chipped teeth, worn enamel, broken fillings, eroded gums, or a worsening of temporormandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) are a few…

Three tips for avoiding Gingivitis and Bad Breath

Gingivitis is a gum disease that can lead to bad breath, but here are three things that you can do keep your mouth healthy and your breath smelling good. If you are already seeing receding or swollen gums, see a good local periodontist and ask for an exam. First, floss your teeth. It’s important to…

Your Gums On Duty Against Disease

Your gums are like the sentry on guard from a bacterial invasion.  Healthy gums promote general well being and act as a barrier to bacteria. If you’re not taking care of them, a small gum infection can turn into a larger problem.   Science has recently  linked gum disease with cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, respiratory…

Smiling in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, Maryland offers a lot to smile about: Lot’s of parks, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, friendly people and solid public services. With so much to smile about, you want to keep your smile clean, white and healthy. Good oral health isn’t something that you should try to manage alone….

Tips to help you avoid damaging your gums and teeth

You may be surprised to learn that brushing your teeth can be damaging to your teeth and gums. Applying too much pressure, for example, can lead to an increase in stains and cavities. Fortunately, learning good tooth brushing technique is something your dentist can easily help you with. In our practice, we are seeing an…

Steps you can take to prevent bottle mouth

One of the most common causes of serious tooth decay in children is called “bottle mouth.” Bottle mouth can occur when an infant or toddler is given bottles containing formula, milk or juices for extended periods of time. These products contain sugars, which become acids when they react with bacteria in the mouth. These acids…