When a patient experiences severe decay or a dental emergency, I do everything Ican to save the natural tooth, but unfortunately, that is not always possible. I know that losing a tooth can be upsetting, and I like to have a tooth replacement option ready for when the time is right. One option that I usually recommend to patients is a dental implant. While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement option and a popular choice for many of my patients, not everyone is a candidate. Read on to learn more about dental implants and to see if you would be a candidate to receive this treatment.
Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Or have you postponed visiting our office and you are experiencing severe decay or damage to your teeth? We never want our patients to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about the state of their teeth. We offer a variety of restorative dental treatments to bring back the health and function of your teeth. Our team is here to help you regain the beautiful smile that you deserve. Read on to learn more about restorative dentistry and the treatments we offer to improve the state of your oral health.
Have you recently had a tooth extracted? Or maybe you have learned that you are suffering from extreme decay and need to make a decision about a tooth replacement option. We know that it can be extremely upsetting to deal with tooth loss and extreme decay. We want to help get you on track and choose a tooth replacement as soon as possible. Our first recommendation to our patients is always a dental implant. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even complete arches of teeth.
It can be disheartening and unsettling if you are missing a tooth. No matter the reason—whether it is decay, physical trauma, gum disease, a medical condition, or normal wear and tear—we know that many of our patients feel self-conscious. While you might feel alone in what you are going through, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When patients are missing a tooth, the first thought always heads towards aesthetics or how it will impact the way a person looks. Although that is important, we also want to touch on the physical implications of a missing tooth on your oral health and why it is extremely important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible.
There is one word for summer in Alabama—hot! People will do just about anything to cool off during hot summer days. One method that always brings patients running to our office is chewing on ice. What might seem like a harmless way to cool down can wreak havoc on teeth. Chewing on ice, or any hard substance for that matter, is one of the leading ways to crack your teeth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible. If you realize you have cracked a tooth, it is important to contact us at Parkside Dental Care immediately.
At Parkside Dental Care, we always try our best to attempt every solution to fix a problem tooth. Unfortunately, there are certain instances where our recommendation is a tooth extraction. This is the process of fully removing the tooth and tooth root from the mouth. Even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are instances where care or injury changes that outcome.
Given all the work that our teeth do for us, it’s no wonder that they can get worn down or incur tooth decay, cracks and other kinds of damage. The good news, however, is that there is one dental treatment that can treat these various dental issues and restore the function and appearance of teeth that have seen better days.
Do you struggle to chew or eat food due to missing teeth? Are you looking for an alternative to dentures? While there are a few dental treatments that will restore missing teeth, dental implants are the longest lasting restorative treatment for this common dental condition. They give you back the look and feel of natural teeth so that you can eat, speak and smile knowing worry-free.