Tooth loss is typically attributed to advanced age, but poor maintenance, disease, and trauma can also result in the need to replace one or several teeth. Dental implants are an ideal way to restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.
Advancements in dental technology have made it easier than ever to achieve a full-mouth transformation without having to resort to ill-fitting dentures. If you need a full upper or lower arch of teeth replaced, Hybrid 4 dental implants might be right for you.
Tooth plaque is a fact of life and everyone gets it. Plaque is a sticky film that forms when bacteria in your mouth builds up on your teeth. When plaque stays in your mouth too long, your teeth suffer. Be aware of changes to the appearance and function of your teeth.You can spot the symptoms of an infected root canal before it becomes a problem.Plaque eats at your teeth and makes them weak. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Did you know the phrase “root canal” has two meanings? First, it refers to the hollow space within the root of the tooth that’s filled with soft tissue and nerves (also called pulp). Second, it’s a very common and relatively simple procedure for removing inflamed or infected pulp from a tooth before the infection spreads and the tooth starts to decay.
Often when we don’t take proper care of our teeth, they can wear away and lose their strength and shape. Tooth decay can cause the tooth to deteriorate. There are a number of things that can contribute to decay including skipping regular dental visits, eating hard candy and not brushing one’s teeth. To give the tooth support, a cap is placed over the damaged tooth.
Dental implants have become the preferred method to replace missing teeth. In fact, over 3 million people in the United States have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. Here’s why millions of people are replacing their missing teeth with dental implants.
Neuromuscular dentistry is an approach to dental treatment that focuses on the correction of jaw misalignment. Our Las Vegas Neuromuscular dentists determine the optimal position of the jaw in order to correct misalignment and adjust how the upper and lower teeth come together (occlusion). By realigning the jaw joint through the use of cosmetic dental restorations, tooth recontouring (equilibration) or orthodontics, our dentists strive to alleviate stress from the jaw muscles and eliminate painful symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).
Bruxism, a condition in which you subconsciously grind or clench your teeth at night. It also includes gnashing and clenching of the jaw. Some people grind their teeth on occasion, especially during stressful periods. Chronic bruxism can lead to headaches, jaw pain, damaged teeth, and TMD (temporomandibular disorders).
When you have an abnormal alignment your teeth, jaw and/or a bad bite you have a malocclusion. It can develop when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together normally. This misalignment of teeth and jaw can lead to oral health problems if not treated. Severely misaligned teeth and jaws can cause snoring, sleep apnea, and other breathing problems.
Everyone is self-conscious about something. Unfortunately, for many people who wear dentures, the experience is often one of extreme self-consciousness and the impact it has on one’s life can be damaging.
In 2015, a US Oral Care Survey (Biting Into Denture Care) revealed the negative impact dentures have on self confidence for people who wear them. One surprising result of the survey was that 53% of respondents said they received their first set of dentures at the age 44 or even younger. So we are not just talking about the lost confidence of the elderly.