3 Things You Need To Know About Lost Fillings

Fillings don't last forever, and eventually, yours will fall out and need to be replaced. Here are three things you need to know about lost fillings. Why do fillings fall out? The average amalgam filling can be expected to last between eight and ten years, though it's possible for them to last for more than 20 years. They can eventually fail for multiple reasons. New tooth decay can form in the area around the filling due to poor oral hygiene, and when that happens, the filling will no longer be secure and will fall out. Read More 

Getting A Veneer Put On A Chipped Tooth

If you have chipped your tooth, then you may be able to have it fixed with a porcelain veneer. A chipped tooth is something you want to fix right away for a variety of reasons, ranging from getting cuts on the inside of your mouth to having a smile you find yourself trying to hide with your hand. If you have decided to go in for a veneer to cover your chipped tooth, then you'll be interested in learning as much as you can about the process. Read More 

How Long Does Orthodontic Aligner Treatment Usually Take?

The sooner orthodontic treatment is over, the sooner patients can enjoy straight teeth and more perfect smiles. Naturally, patients are eager to see fast results. One of the biggest concerns of individuals looking for an orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth is how long the treatment will take.  When it comes to invisible aligner treatment, the length of treatment can vary widely depending on the severity of the patient's orthodontic issues. On average, this type of orthodontic treatment will take 12 months. Read More 

Is That Little Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth Less Than Charming? Here’s What You Can Do

Do you have a little gap between your two front teeth? The technical term for that gap is "diastema." Some people, like the actress Anna Paquin, think it makes their smile look unique. However, not everyone finds the look attractive. If it bothers you, consider one of these options: Gap Bands If the gap in your teeth is less than 3.5mm wide, gap bands can be an effective and inexpensive solution. Read More 

3 Tooth Replacement Options That Use Dental Implants

Dental implants have become popular in tooth replacement dentistry. Each implant is actually a metal screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The use of a metal screw may seem unhealthy. However, the metal that is used is titanium, which is nonreactive.  Once the metal screw has been inserted into the bone, the implant requires a period of healing in which the screw fuses with the bone. This fusion, which is called osseointegration, occurs over a period of a few months. Read More