Ready for Your Root Canal?

A Guide to Preparation, Procedure, and Recovery

If you’ve been told you need a root canal, you might be feeling a mix of apprehension and curiosity about what lies ahead. Root canals have a reputation for being intimidating, but — as with dental or medical procedure — understanding the process can help alleviate some of the anxiety. 

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Different Types of Dentures

While a lot of dental work focuses on repair to the teeth, sometimes teeth need to be removed (or teeth are congenitally missing). When we think of dentures, we tend to imagine a full set of fake teeth at the side of grandma’s bed. But the fact is, dentures come in many forms, and the term is often used for any false tooth. Read on to learn more about different types of dentures:

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Benefits of a Dental Bridge

When we are missing a tooth, it can impact all aspects of our lives, from the most basic actions like chewing our food to our performance at work and comfort in social environments. For many, a dental bridge is a great option to consider that can help maintain your dental health while also making you more confident and comfortable. A bridge fills a gap caused by a missing tooth, whether it is a tooth that was pulled or just a tooth you never had. The space is filled with a false tooth, called a pontic, which “bridges” the gap between your teeth and is attached to crowns on either side of the gap

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Different Types of Dental Implants

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of dental implants are performed every year in America? And according to the ADA, this number is expected to continue to rise as the years go on. Dental implants are surgically placed components that fuse with your jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis. In layman’s terms, a dental implant serves as a fake root to a fake tooth. Patients need implants for a variety of reasons, such as injury, gum disease, or simply genetics that have left them with a missing tooth. While dental implants are a highly successful solution, there are many types of implants to be considered. At our office, we work with you to determine the best possible dental implant choice for you. 

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What Are Veneers?

Do you look in the mirror and wish that you could change something about your smile?  It might be time to consider an aesthetic change. Veneers for teeth are a fantastic, simple dental procedure that can dramatically change your life. If you have low self-esteem or dislike your smile, veneers could be a solution. But what exactly are they? In this blog post we’ll discuss what veneers are and how they can help you!

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What Is a Root Canal?

Everyone braces themselves at the dentist when they hear those five dreaded words: “You need a root canal.” Society has built root canals up to be a big and terrifying procedure, but the truth is it is incredibly common and simple. Millions of people have this small procedure done each year and come out of it with healthier, stronger teeth. But people are often afraid of things they do not know. So what exactly is a root canal? Let’s break it down together to learn the basics and see why we don’t have to be afraid. 

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What is a Partial Denture?

So your dentist is recommending a partial denture to compensate for a “gap” in your mouth, but what is it? Turns out, partial dentures are pretty common and have tons of benefits. They require some maintenance but are generally easy to get used to and do a great job keeping your mouth healthy. Partial dentures are exactly what they sound like, a removable denture that fits to only part of your mouth, usually to fill a gap(s) in between your teeth.

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Why would you need a crown?

No, not that kind of crown. While it would be nice to be royally crowned, usually when your dentist tells you that you need a crown, it’s not because you’re becoming royalty (though we won’t stop you from thinking that!). A crown is often used in conjunction with other dental procedures. In this post, we go into depth about what a crown is and why you may need one.

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