Archive for January, 2017
With today’s impressive advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there are ways to correct nearly every type of smile imperfection, from gapped or discolored teeth to crooked teeth and even missing teeth. Last year’s review in cosmetic dentistry revealed four leading trends: dental bonding, teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants. Here’s a closer look at each procedure and how it can improve your smile:
1. Dental Bonding – This quick and highly affordable procedure is best for minor smile flaws, such as cracked or chipped teeth or even small gaps between teeth. Composite resin is carefully painted on the surface of the affected tooth. It is a tooth-colored material that works to restore the structure of the tooth as well as enhance its appearance. continue reading
There’s little doubt as to whether your smoking habit can affect your dental implants. In fact, this is why most implant dentists will suggest that patients quit smoking for months prior to getting dental implants. The effects of smoking on your oral health create a very poor environment for this type of tooth replacement method. Here’s a closer look at how.
There’s actually a few ways that smoking jeopardizes dental implants. First, smoking causes the body to create fibrous tissues instead of bone tissue around the dental implant root. The implant must have strong bone to fully envelope the titanium post so that the implant can fuse and heal properly. Recent research suggests that nicotine may be what hinders differentiation of stem cells into bone cells during this process. continue reading