Is a Dental Implant as Strong as the Original?

Your teeth are strong and durable, that’s what allows them to last you an entire lifetime. However, not every tooth makes it that long. While teeth are tough, they can still fall victim to decay, caused by bacteria, or to physical harm. If you lose a tooth as an adult, you want to replace it. Missing teeth can affect your bite and the strength of your jaw bone. When you choose a replacement tooth option, you don’t want to settle. You want a replacement that is just as strong as the original. That’s what you can get from a dental implant. Dental implants are as durable and strong as your original tooth. (more…)

What Can I Do to Avoid Root Canal Infection?

Infected root canals are one of the most serious oral health problems that you can face. That’s because the root canals are a passageway for nutrients, blood vessels, and nerves. They connect your teeth with the rest of your body. When these passageways become infected with bacteria, the bacteria can spread through these channels and cause infection elsewhere in the mouth. Suddenly, a tooth infection can become complex, painful, and dangerous. Avoiding root canal infection is in your best interest. In today’s blog, you’ll learn about the steps you can take to prevent this condition from developing. (more…)

How Long Does It Take for Cavities to Form?

No one wants to see cavities on their teeth. Cavities create dark marks and are typically characterized by tooth pain. They can also spell serious trouble for your oral health. Cavities can lead to infected root canals, and eventually, tooth loss. But cavities don’t just pop up overnight. Missing a single dentist appointment, or failing to brush your teeth once won’t create a cavity. Cavities take time to form. That means you have time to keep your teeth clean and healthy. It also means that the signs of decay take time to show themselves. (more…)

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Bright During Summer

Everyone wants a bright, healthy smile, and keeping your teeth in good condition doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s all about knowing how to care for your teeth, and what common pitfalls to avoid. During the summer season, you’re probably spending plenty of days outdoors, hanging out with friends, and enjoying refreshing beverages. Some of those beverages can leave behind stains or create opportunities for cavities to form. There are a few small steps you can take to make sure that your smile stays as bright and energized as the summer weather. (more…)

Be Prepared Before a Dental Emergency Occurs

Preparation is the best practice when it comes to staying safe. The nature of an emergency means that it is something you can’t plan for specifically. However, you can have an idea of what to do before an emergency occurs. When it comes to your teeth, having an emergency dentistry plan can be the difference between keeping your tooth and losing it. In today’s blog, we cover some basic scenarios to help you create a plan in case of a dental emergency. The more you know, the better prepared you can be. (more…)

Choosing Porcelain Dental Veneers for Your Smile

Have you noticed how your smile affects your mood? When you feel good about the state of your smile, you feel comfortable sharing it with everyone. A dazzling smile can light up a room, but a reserved, self-conscious smile can hold you back. If you’re dealing with cracks, chips, or staining, you may want to explore your options for cosmetic dentistry solutions. One of the best ways to improve the overall appearance of your smile is with porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers correct a wide range of appearance defects, and they use the structure of your natural teeth as a base. (more…)

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?

For residents of West Allis, WI, advanced tooth loss could mean serious issues eating and speaking, as well as problems with overall health. In order to offer a strong and lifelike solution to tooth loss, we may recommend a custom-made set of dentures. For added stability and durability, we often secure them with advanced dental implants. Do you have questions about implant dentures, and what it takes to qualify for them?

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How to Avoid the Discomfort of Dentures

No one wants to live a life without their teeth. When you suffer from tooth loss, recovery is a must. However, options like dentures can sometimes come with chronic discomfort. Dentures might not always fit your mouth just right. They can slip while eating or speaking, causing embarrassment or pain. You’re happy to have the replacement option, but it would be nice if you could have a tooth replacement that didn’t come with so much discomfort. If you want to avoid an uncomfortable tooth replacement scenario, it’s time to consider dental implants. (more…)

What Steps Can You Take to Save Your Tooth?

Keeping your natural teeth safe and healthy is a big priority. You only have one set of adult teeth throughout your life, so you want to do all you can to protect them. Taking preventive care of your teeth is the first way to save your teeth. If your teeth do suffer damage from bacteria or a physical accident, dental restorations can repair them. Finally, if damage is severe enough to cause you to lose your tooth, you can find a dental prosthetic to replace the function and appearance of your tooth. Here’s a look at what steps you can take to save your natural tooth. (more…)

Do You Know that Your Teeth Are Healthy?

Human health is an interesting thing because you may not always see the symptoms of ailments that are affecting you. Sometimes the sign of sickness are obvious, and other times, your sickness can grow before you notice. Tooth decay is a progressive condition that starts with impossible-to-see bacteria on your teeth. You may not know that those bacteria are growing and beginning to cause damage until you have a cavity. So how can you know that your teeth are healthy? Home care and dentist appointments are where you should start. (more…)