Why do I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are often recommended as an alternative restoration when dental fillings, inlays, or onlays do not meet the needs of the patient. If your tooth’s structure cannot be functional with other restorations, it most likely needs the complete coverage of a dental crown.
Why do I need to visit the dentist regularly?
For the best possible dental and whole-body health, we recommend that our patients visit the dentist every six months. With these visits, your oral health is examined and you can maintain a clean and polished feeling in your mouth. Routine checkups are also one of the most preventive procedures we offer.
Can I change the shape of my teeth?
Yes! With the advances of dental technology and materials, we can help your teeth appear longer, correct any gaps or spaces, and improve dental damage like chips or cracks. The treatments that can do this include dental bonding, dental crowns, dental veneers, and tooth recontouring. Speak with one of our team members to learn more.
What should I do if I’m scared of going to the dentist?
Know that you are not alone in this, dear. Many strategies and comforts exist that can help to ease a patient’s anxiety. Medications such as local anesthesia and sedation can help you relax, lasers and air abrasion can be used instead of drills, and you can even have blankets, eye wear and earbuds to help distract you.
How do I know if I have periodontal disease?
The following conditions are known symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease. If you experience the following, please contact our office soon to learn more:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums, or other pain in your mouth
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
- Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth
- Loose or separating teeth
- Pus between your gums and teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Persistent bad breath
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- A change in the fit of dentures or other removable appliances
- Halitosis (bad breath)