Posts Categorized: Tooth Loss

How A Dental Bridge Is Placed

A dental bridge can permanently close the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. This can actually be accomplished without requiring oral surgery, so patients who are less capable of undergoing surgical treatment can still have permanent support. Your bridge consists of a pontic – a replacement tooth – and a set of… Read more »

Why Tooth Loss Needs To Be Addressed

The way your smile looks after tooth loss may be reason enough for you to seek a prosthetic replacement. However, if cosmetic concerns are not enough to stir you to action, you should know what sort of health issues can be created by having missing teeth. The redistribution of work for biting and chewing could… Read more »

Diabetic Patients Have Increased Risk for Gum Disease

November is American Diabetes Month® (ADM) which is an effort by the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness of the millions living with the disease and the issues surrounding diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 30 million children and adults in the US live with diabetes. 86 million Americans possess prediabetes and could… Read more »

Hormones and Dental Health

Women experience many changes throughout their lives from puberty to menopause, and you may be surprised to hear that these changes affect their dental health. Hormonal fluctuations affect blood flow to the gums as well as the body’s response to plaque buildup. These changes put women at risk for oral health problems such as periodontal… Read more »

Why Do We Lose Adult Teeth?

Do you remember losing your first tooth as a child? It’s ok if you don’t; some children begin losing their teeth at age four or five, younger than many adults can remember. The good thing about losing baby teeth is that their adult replacements are sturdier, stronger, and supposed to last. Unfortunately, that’s not always… Read more »