A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. Pretend you are missing a tooth and there are good teeth in front of the space and behind the space. Those good teeth are ‘shaved down’ or ‘prepared’ to be little stumps. The bridge is cemented to these two stumps and has a dummy tooth in the middle.
As William Shakespeare once said:
“A tooth that requires a root canal almost always requires a crown.
A tooth that requires a crown, doesn’t necessarily need a root canal.”
WTF is a root canal!?
So, your dentist says you have a cavity. Now what? It all depends how “deep” the cavity is. This is usually determined by the “bitewing” x-ray we talked about last week.
There are various types of cleanings that are appropriate for different patients. Insurance companies cover certain types of cleanings however, this may not always be what is most appropriate for you and your mouth.
A dental check-up consists of x-rays and a visual examination. X-RAYS The number of x-rays will differ depending on when your last examination was. If you have not been to the dentist in a while, you will typically get a ‘full set’ (or FMS) of x-rays. PA’s – show the root of the toothContinue reading “DENTAL CHECKUP 101: HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED ONE & WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET THERE”
Dentures are one of the most common dental needs nationwide—and not just among seniors. More than 32 million Americans have dentures, and that number is expected to rise—by 2024, 200 million Americans are expected to be dealing with partial tooth loss. And given the ongoing trend, the vast majority will seek out dentures.
From lack of insurance and sky-rocketing fees to residual angst from old appointments from not wanting to hear why they need to floss (for the millionth time…), here’s why people are skipping their annual cleanings and, even, follow up treatments, plus a little advice for overcoming these hurdles if any of this sounds a little too familiar…
We’ve rounded up five simple, low-cost, high-quality solutions to ensure you and your family have the cleanings and extended care you need, when you need it — often for a fraction of the price you’d pay with insurance.
It is easy to tell when to replace a torn shirt or some shrunken jeans, but knowing when to replace your toothbrush isn’t quite as obvious. Many factors, including your health, usage and preferences, come into play. Before you pick up that faded toothbrush again, here are some tips to decide if it is timeContinue reading “Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?”