When there is more damage to a tooth from extensive decay or trauma than a filling can fix, a treatment option that may be recommended is a dental crown. Crowns can be made of different materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, and porcelain. So, when are crowns the best option and how do they do their job?
Some of our patients have told us they hesitated to seek dental treatment because they thought it would require a major investment of time to complete. Although procedures used depend upon each patient, we have solutions that can reduce the amount of time involved in some situations. If you have lost most, or all, of your teeth, read on to learn more about a treatment that can give you back your smile in as little as one day.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the areas in the mouth that support the teeth. This includes the gums, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Commonly referred to as gum disease, gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and it primarily affects just the gums. The bad news is that if it is ignored, this early stage of gum disease can rapidly progress into the far more serious advanced stage, known as periodontitis. Left untreated, periodontitis can cause irreparable damage, and, in the worst cases, lead to bone and tooth loss.
Is it time for your checkup? Do you wonder what we are doing when we peer into your mouth? There is more involved in a regular checkup than most people realize. We recommend a checkup every six months, or more often, depending upon your specific needs. Read on to discover why regular dental exams and cleanings are so vital to your oral health.
Correcting crooked, crowded, or improperly spaced teeth through orthodontic treatment will improve your smile. Orthodontic treatment can also help correct speech impediments, jaw pain, chewing difficulties, and more. For many decades, dental braces were the often uncomfortable and painful traditional metal braces. Today, you have more options available, including innovative “invisible” aligners, such as ClearCorrect.
Do you have pain when biting or chewing? Have you become excessively sensitive to hot or cold drinks or food? Have you noticed swelling in your gums or face? You could have damage to, or an infection of, your tooth’s pulp. Read on to learn why your tooth hurts and how we can help.
Do you fear going to the dentist’s office? Despite all the advances in technology and methodology made in dentistry, dental anxiety remains one of the most common phobias. This anxiety can be a major source of distress when it comes time for dental appointments. In fact, 10% of Americans have such a strong dental phobia they avoid going to the dentist altogether. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is a solution that allows you to get the dental treatment you need while remaining relaxed and worry-free.
As you know, at Country Club Dental, we stay up to date with the latest treatment options and techniques, and we constantly work to improve our technical skills. Our commitment to your care means you can safely limit your attention to evaluating the options presented, confident that whichever option you choose will have an excellent result.
Do you find yourself hiding your smile behind a hand because you are embarrassed or are suffering from low self-confidence due to missing teeth? Tired of having to watch what and how you eat due to missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures? Advances in technology, design, materials, and methodology have elevated dental implants from a radical, expensive treatment for the few into a mainstream standard of care. Could dental implants be your solution?
Since over 90% of adults in the United States have had at least one cavity, the odds are you’ve probably been told the not-so-good news — possibly even by me — that you need a filling. Today, you have more choices than ever before, but one of the most popular restorations is the composite filling. Do you know why?