If you're missing a couple of teeth, then you may have decided to have the gap bridged. While you may have initially thought that your dentist would use a traditional bridge, they may suggest that you have an implant-supported bridge instead. How does this kind of bridge work, and what are its merits? What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge? Dental bridgework uses a small partial denture to cover gaps in the teeth.
17 August 2018
Whether caused by dental caries, fluorosis, trauma or just age, everyone has dental staining of some kind. Because of this fact, teeth whitening processes have come a long way in the last few decades, with many new and efficient methods of tooth whitening now available. But what are some of these new methods? And how can they help whiten your teeth? Whitening Toothpaste Most whitening toothpastes differ from normal toothpastes in that they contain more detergents, abrasives and often some hydrogen peroxide, carbamide or another bleaching agent, which lightens tooth colour.
25 July 2018
There are several good options for replacing lost teeth, but since implants became widely available, they've become highly popular. It's easy to see why. They're about as close as you can get to growing new natural teeth, and they negate some of the difficulties people face with dentures. Dental implants are a great solution for many people with tooth loss, but there are some situations where getting them is a bit more complicated.
25 June 2018
Chipping your tooth might feel unpleasant and, when the result is obvious, can also look unpleasant. Whether it was an unavoidable accident or an avoidable accident (such as trying to open a bottle or container with your teeth), the chip might end up being an issue that is not particularly serious. Ideally your dentist will examine the damage and inform you that you could simply live with the chipped tooth if it hasn't caused damage that will compromise your overall dental health.
23 May 2018
If you have braces on your teeth, you might well be looking forward to the day when they're removed. Their job will be done, it's time to say goodbye, and your teeth will have been straightened to the desired degree. Mission accomplished in that department, but in addition to having straight teeth, you could also be chasing the total package—teeth that are both straight and noticeably white. You could certainly begin to focus on tooth whitening once your braces are removed, but what if you don't want to wait?
19 April 2018
If you're the sort of person who can't resist picking at a pimple or blackhead, then you're not the sort of person who will cope too well with a dental abscess. OK, in all honesty, nobody is really going to cope too well with a dental abscess. They range from being uncomfortable to being painful, and there is also the disconcerting realisation that a rather serious infection has caused the issue.
26 March 2018
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves using different kinds of dental appliances to move improperly aligned teeth to a straighter or proper position. This type of treatment is meant to improve the patient's smile and facial appearance, and it also improves their bite. Braces are some of the most common orthodontic appliances used by orthodontists to administer treatment for misaligned teeth. They work by applying constant, gentle pressure to move the teeth and jawbone into the correct position.
2 March 2018
Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just your teeth. It's about hygiene, self-esteem, comfort and how your teeth look. All those things feed into one of the most powerful tools you have: your smile! Smiles are important for communication and overall appearance. How comfortable we are smiling and the pearly whites we show off when we do so can have a big impact on how we're seen by ourselves and others. Here are three things you may not know about your smile and how cosmetic dentistry can impact your life in ways you may not have realised.
12 February 2018
Cavities are the most common dental health issue in the country. People who indulge in a high sugar and starch diet, and also have poor oral hygiene are the most susceptible to the development of cavities. Typically, cavities start developing from the top of the crown, because it is the surface that is used for grinding food, and therefore retains the most food particles. However, there are circumstances which can lead to the development of cavities on other parts of the tooth.
16 January 2018
If one of your teeth is cracked or chipped, it's important to repair the damage as soon as possible. For most people, this will mean either bonding or a crown. Bonding uses the same composite material used to make fillings to cover up or reshape the broken area of a tooth. A crown is an artificial tooth that fits over a damaged tooth. There are strong arguments on both sides, but here are just three signs you'll want to opt for bonding over a crown.
19 December 2017