You hear us tell you that you may need a partial for your smile. You wonder to yourself, however, “I need a partial what?” How can you need part of something if you don’t even know what it is, exactly? Not to worry, we know that the term can be confusing if you’ve never heard it before, which is why we are happy to help you make sense of the recommended solution for your tooth loss. With just a little bit of new terminology and education, you’ll be much closer to master status regarding your knowledge of partial dentures!
When it comes to your dental health, losing one or more teeth often seems like the worst thing that can happen. After all, you can’t grow a tooth back after it’s been lost. However, in many ways, tooth loss is only the beginning of what could be significantly disastrous consequences for your smile, your facial structures, and your overall wellbeing. Today, we examine a few of these effects, and how replacing your lost teeth with dental implants can help you address all of them. (more…)
There are times you already expect a dental crown to be recommended and, as a result, you understand why they’re helpful. You know that if your tooth is cracked or has crumbled to some extent, we’ll tell you a crown is the solution, so that you don’t lose the tooth. However, when the cause is outside of the realm of what appears to be very badly hurt tooth, hearing that you should come in for a crown may not be what you expected at all! By giving you some new information in advance, you’ll be much more knowledgeable about this restoration and will therefore be ready for one, should you require it!
Are you engaged? Are you a little overwhelmed at the idea of planning your wedding not because you aren’t sure how to plan it but because you don’t even know where to begin? Not to worry! The upcoming Bridal Bazaar will give you all of the details you need to know about and then some!
What does it mean when you say that it’s probably time to set up dental care for yourself to fix your smile? Are you referring to your oral health? Or, are you simply referring to the way your smile looks? Perhaps you need a little help (or a lot of help) in both areas. If this is something you think or say frequently but you’re not exactly sure how to make this adventure a reality, nor do you have any idea how we might be able to help, we’d like to give you some essential insight!
You may have a worry list a mile long when it comes to root canal therapy. We know, of course, that this doesn’t make you feel good about coming in for a root canal if your tooth is in need. Instead, it’s the type of thing that will deter you for a while or even entirely, as your tooth gets worse and may begin threatening your other tissues. Let us take some things off of that list (and we encourage you to see us if there’s anything else you’d really like to know).
There are some details you may be missing when it comes to your dental filling. You know, of course, that you should seek one and come in as soon as you can if you have a cavity. Otherwise, you’re gambling with the health of your tooth, which could end up with an infection or a very large, harder-to-treat cavity. What may not pop up in your mind as you think about fillings is the fact that they’re something that may require additional care or monitoring once they’re placed. Have you ever wondered what to do to make sure your fillings are A-OK once you receive them? Some new post-treatment info will “fill you in.”
We see many patients who are happy as can be to come in for cleanings and checkups. However, the moment we mention a restorative dentistry need, that relaxed aura they’re giving off changes to serious anxiety! From our perspective, of course, there’s nothing to worry about. Our care is gentle, efficient, and comfortable, so all is well. However, we know very well that what you don’t know is often what causes you to feel concerned. Let us help you with your knowledge and outlook, so you can feel positive (and positively calm!) about seeking restorations when needed.
Some patients are given the chance to choose either Invisalign treatment or traditional braces. You may find that while you initially figure you’ll be able to make a decision with ease, you suddenly find yourself coming up against serious indecision. Clear aligner trays sound wonderful but then you think of a reason you might benefit from choosing the brackets and wires. Today, we encourage you to think through reasons selecting Invisalign with us might be your best bet!
Would you like to head out for a relaxing dinner on the water and contribute to an important cause at the same time? You may wish to learn more about the upcoming Challenged Athletes Foundation at Pacifica Del Mar, which offers an enjoyable evening out in support of something very important.