Many dental patients recognize that there are several things that they would like to change or improve about their smile and overall oral health. If you have thought about improving your smile, you should talk with your dentist about full mouth reconstruction to see if it is a good fit for you.
Many of our patients who are missing teeth want to know what we can do to replace those teeth right away. At the Louisiana Center for Restorative Dentistry, we offer our patients a wide variety of treatment options. However, two of the most common questions that we are asked is about the difference between dentures and dental implants. While each of these approaches has specific benefits, we have found that patients who know more about both approaches are happier with the outcome of their treatment.
So, your child needs orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment of their smile or bite. This is a very common occurrence, with around 4.5 million American children and teenagers wearing braces, and an increasing number considering a newer alternative – Invisalign. The prospect of starting something new over the summer may not be appealing, but there are a number of reasons why summer is exactly the right time to start your child on orthodontic treatment.
Dental implants are a great option for many patients who need to replace one or all of their existing teeth. There are many advantages of dental implants that are quickly making them the most popular choice for patients and dentists highly recommend their use in many situations.
Patients who are looking at their options when trying to replace a single tooth are often presented with two avenues. Historically, many patients were forced with only being able to be fitted for a crown. Now patients can and often choose, to have a single tooth implant. There are many advantages to a single implant rather than a bridge, but function and appearance generally rank high on many patient’s priorities.
If your dentist has told you that you have gum disease, you most certainly aren’t alone. Gum disease is estimated to affect more than half of Americans over the age of 30, although many cases go undiagnosed as the early symptoms of the condition are fairly easy to overlook or ignore. Nevertheless, if you have the symptoms of gum disease you should seek the advice of your dentist as soon as possible. This is because the condition is irreversible, and prompt treatment could prevent you from suffering pain, tooth loss and even protect your general health.
Everyone deserves to have a beautiful and attractive smile. Unfortunately, very few people are happy with the teeth that they have been naturally blessed with and for this reason, many are seeking out cosmetic dentistry treatments to give them the smile improvements that they so desperately want. However, there is one type of cosmetic dentistry procedure that is more sought after than any other – teeth whitening.
There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry available, meaning that it is now possible to improve virtually any and all aspects of your teeth and achieve the bright and beautiful smile that you have always dreamed of. One form of cosmetic dental treatment that has been particularly requested over the last few years is veneers.
Many people lose teeth throughout the course of their lives for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, these people are all faced with the same basic options for replacement of those teeth. For hundreds of years, patients could only choose dentures. Today there are more options than ever, and many patients are choosing permanent dental implants due to many of their benefits. As dental science progressed, even more, dental implant options became available.
As patients look at their implant options, it is important to educate yourself on the possibilities that are currently available. Dentists now offer four types of dental implants. Each has specific benefits and drawbacks. While your dentist can help guide you to the best fit for your specific needs, it never hurts to be armed with the proper resources to help make an informed decision.
Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 13, 2014 - Baton Rouge dentist, Nelson P Daly DDS, is offering new patients 50 percent off hygiene appointments just in time to help local residents start the New Year off right with a brighter, healthier smile.