Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Lost a tooth recently or need surgery and looking at dental implants?  While a more expensive option than removable dentures or an individual crown, dental implants are considered to be the closest thing you can get today to replicating your natural teeth.  This means that not only will a dental implant feel more natural to you, it will be stronger and last for a longer period of time.
Dentures vs. Implants
In the past replacing damaged or missing teeth was a matter of fixing dentures and bridges that attached to the adjacent teeth.  While fine in the short term, dentures can cause damage to the teeth over time or can become loose in the case of bone loss in the jaw.  Dentures can also be difficult to look after, requiring special care and frequent visits to the dentist.  Dental implants, on the other hand, provide a more permanent solution:  made out of biocompatible titanium, a dental implant becomes a solid foundation on which replacement teeth can sit.  Because titanium is accepted by the body, the existing bone into which the titanium is placed will actually “bond” with the implant, creating an unusually strong and stable tooth.  Once the surgery is completed your new teeth will feel and act just like your old teeth – you’ll be able to eat normal foods, and brush and floss your teeth as you did before the implants.
Process For Getting Dental Implants
The process for getting dental implants is designed to be as quick and pain-free as possible.  The first step is to attend an initial consultation at which your dentist or dental implant specialist will discuss a treatment plan with you.  The next steps will involve a number of appointments at […]

Invisalign VS. Braces

There is a lot being said these days about these two treatments to straighten the teeth and gain full functionality.

On one side the Orthodontists  say that traditional braces are more versatile, allowing rotation of cylindrical teeth like the canines if need it as part of the treatment. Other comments from Orthodontists are that because the braces are bonded to the teeth gives better control compared with the clear aligners from Invisalign. Which depends on whether the patient complies with the requirements of wearing the alignments as indicated by the Dentist.


Stop Snoring

There is so much said about snoring, its causes and how many broken marriages and how much discomfort can produce.

Have you ever run through this issue with your dentist? Well dentists have been providing patients with snoring mouth pieces for years. And the truth is they actually work and for some people have been the saviour of their marriages.