A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. The cylindrically shaped implant was surgically placed inside the bone to replace missing tooth root. After healing, the implant can be used to support single dental crowns or act as a support to dental bridges or dentures.
Orthodontic treatments like braces help move teeth that are crooked or that do not fit together right. By fixing these problems, orthodontics can also help keep your mouth healthy. Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease. Using x-rays and other tools, your dental professional will decide if orthodontic treatments are right for you.
Family dentistry provides preventive dental services, such as regular teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments, and other basic dental work such as fillings and sealants that may be needed by you and your family. It is important to schedule regular appointments for checkups, so that your dentist can catch any problems before they require advanced dental treatments with specialists. Implants, orthodontics (braces), and periodontal treatments are examples of dental services that require the services of a specialist. Your family dentist may also take x-rays of the teeth on a timely basis to look for cavities or when patient is presented with pain and/or discomfort.
Gingivitis is a gum disease that is clinically presented as red swollen gums or receding gums. There are many causes that can lead to gingivitis, such as poor oral hygiene, side effects from certain medications, and smoking. Gingivitis is treatable and the clinical condition can usually be reversed when appropriate measure is taken.
Dental porcelain veneers, also known as laminate veneers, are extremely thin but strong and durable ceramic facings that are bonded to the facial surfaces of the teeth.