Trusting Dental Implants To Restore Your Smile And Bite

Few oral health problems can affect a person’s confidence and bite function like tooth loss. Having a gap in your smile can make you ashamed of your appearance. Even one missing tooth can have a negative impact on the force you are able to apply when you bite down, and working around that gap can create problems over time for your jaw joints and muscles. At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, patients who are struggling with tooth loss can find out what a dental implant can do for them. An implant is able to hold a prosthetic tooth securely enough to let you use it to bite and chew food. With the right restoration, it can also help you regain confidence in your appearance. (more…)

How Conservative Bonding Procedures Produce Big Changes

Even if a dental flaw is relatively small, it can attract a frustrating amount of attention. After all, small variations in a person’s smile can cause asymmetry, which can hurt the quality of their appearance. Minor chips, cracks, or naturally occurring flaws can also stand apart enough to draw attention from the overall smile. Fortunately, it is often possible to deal with these problems through conservative cosmetic dental work. A dental bonding procedure can change a tooth’s shape, size, and color with relatively little work. The bonding treatment does not involve the creation or placement of any permanent restoration. Instead, composite resin is applied to the tooth to correct flaws. This work can also be performed along with contouring treatment to make sure you feel confident in your appearance. (more…)

Why Patients Benefit From Access To Same-Day Crowns

When a problem that affects your tooth demands more support than a dental filling can offer, your dentist can turn to a dental crown to complete your restorative treatment. Dental crowns cap teeth to keep them safe from damage, and to ensure that they are able to continue providing support when you bite and chew. Our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office is able to restore teeth with dental crowns when there are issues with cavities or physical trauma. Thanks to the modern technology at our practice, we can actually supply patients with custom crowns that are ready in just one appointment! (more…)

Should I Book An Emergency Dental Visit Over A Toothache?

If there is no physical damage to worry about, it can sometimes be hard to tell if your aching tooth calls for an emergency dental appointment. What you should know is that pain without an obvious cause can be a sign that an infection has developed. If this is the case, the tooth is in danger of being lost, and you are in danger of bacteria spreading through it and traveling through it to create new problems! At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, we are prepared to take care of patients who worry they may have an infection to address. We do offer emergency dental services for situations where a problem seems urgent. After restoring the health of the tooth, we can protect it by placing a custom dental crown. (more…)

Is It Time To Contact A Dentist About Your Toothache?

If you have a toothache because of a sinus issue, the pain can reside without the need for treatment from your dentist. However, if there is no clear cause for your pain, or if the discomfort follows a recent injury, you should see your discomfort as a matter to bring up with a professional. At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, we are prepared to work with individuals who want to know how they can put a stop to a toothache. Your treatment may call for restorative dental work – we can determine what condition your tooth is in and recommend a conservative solution. Because our practice uses attractive and convenient restorations, we can have your care completed in less time than you might think possible! (more…)

How A Dental Bridge Supports Your Bite Function

Biting and chewing should feel natural. Being able to move your jaw comfortably, and evenly applying pressure when you bite down, helps you evenly distribute friction while also limiting stress on your joints and muscles. For people who have lost even one tooth, biting and chewing can start to feel awkward. If the problem is not dealt with, you can end up developing a recurring problem with pain and stiffness from TMJ disorder. At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, patients who are ready to do something about tooth loss can learn of the benefits gained with a dental bridge. Your custom dental bridge closes a gap caused by tooth loss with a permanent appliance held in place with dental crowns. The procedure does not require oral surgery, and it can lead to both functional and cosmetic improvements! (more…)

Has Your Teeth Grinding Habit Started To Change Your Smile?

Years of friction can make gradual changes to your teeth, though for many these changes will be difficult to identify. This is thanks to the remarkable strength of dental enamel, which can withstand considerable pressure over time. However, some people may notice that their teeth have started to look dull, or that they appear to be losing their shape. One cause of this visible wear and tear is bruxism, a problem with teeth grinding. You may not realize just how often you grind your teeth, as many people do it while they are asleep. If this problem does affect you, it can lead to gradual wear and tear as well as problems with jaw pain, or even chips and cracks in your teeth! Our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office can recognize signs of teeth grinding, and we can talk with you about keeping your smile safe against this problem. (more…)

How Can I Make Sure My Kids Remain Cavity-Free?

Taking care of your kids can feel like a demanding job at times, but few matters in life can feel as pressing or rewarding. While helping your child maintain a healthy smile is just part of the care you need to provide, it can be an important part of maintaining their overall well-being. Particularly when they are young, the right approach to preventive care can be important. Growing up cavity-free can lower their risks for oral health complications, and it can eliminate the need for restorative dental work while they are still at an early and impressionable age. Our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office can help you support them by providing pediatric dental care in a friendly, welcoming environment. We can also use appointments as opportunities to help them gain an understanding of how they should go about caring for their teeth between visits! (more…)

What Will It Take To Fully Restore A Chipped Tooth?

How concerned should you really be if your tooth is chipped? It may look like a relatively minor problem at first, but that initial impression may be misleading. A small amount of damage can lead to more trauma in time, and it may put you at a higher risk for infection. You also have to worry about the impact that a “slight” chip might have on your appearance. At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients deal with dental injuries of varying severity. Upon evaluation, we can determine if a chip really is just a superficial problem, or if it might require restorative dental work. (more…)