Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Five Things to Know about Orthodontic Treatment
...If you have an overbite, crowding of the teeth, too much space in between your teeth or missing teeth, then you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a one or multiple missing teeth...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...Their appearance suffered too, not only from the missing teeth but from bone loss in their facial structure...

Iron Chef Cat Cora Discusses Her Positive Dental Implant Experience
...A dental implant, used to replace missing teeth, is placed in the jawbone with a minor surgical procedure...

Removing Certain Teeth can Benefit Orthodontic Treatment
... After orthodontics, it may also be necessary to install some type of “placeholder” (temporary bridgework or partial denture) in the area of missing teeth...

Actor Ed Helms' Tooth-Yanking Trick: It Was a Dental Implant!
... If you would like more information about options for congenitally missing teeth, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
...To restore missing teeth, we have the option of using the tried-and-true bridge — or, the current gold standard in tooth replacement: the lifelike, permanent dental implant...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...We have several options for replacing missing teeth (as well as parts of missing teeth) that restore aesthetic appearance and functionality while potentially preventing other problems such as the drifting out of alignment or loss of remaining teeth...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Fortunately, contemporary dentistry offers several good solutions for the problem of missing teeth...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Replacing missing teeth provides better facial support and could minimize wrinkling around the mouth...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...But dental implant restorations in particular could help stop or even reverse bone deterioration at the site of the missing teeth...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...There are several options for replacing missing teeth, from a removable partial denture to a traditional fixed bridge to a state-of-the-art implant-supported replacement tooth...

Getting a 'New Tooth in One Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...If you would like more information on restoring missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants FAQs
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...

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