Dentures today are often used to partially or fully replace missing natural teeth. Modern dentures resemble natural teeth and with proper care can serve you for a long time. The following are a few things to know about dentures to help you get the most benefit out of them. Your Speech Will Take Some Time to Adjust When you first get dentures, you need to take some time to learn how to speak while using them. [Read More]
Why Does Even a Small Crack in Your Crown Deserve Your Dentist's Attention?
Dental crowns should last for a long time – their exact lifespan will depend on the amount of wear and tear they encounter and how effectively you keep your mouth free of plaque and bacteria. However, they will eventually start to fail, and your crown may crack under pressure. In some cases, the whole crown comes away, but often the crack is quite small and seemingly easy to deal with. [Read More]
Scared of the Dentist? Let Your Children Help You
A fear of the dentist is one of the most common fears there is. It's right up there with spiders and heights but, unfortunately, the consequences of avoiding a dental fear are potentially far more serious. When the fear stops you going for regular dentist appointments, it can be really damaging to your health. Many people with a phobia of the dentist can trace it back to childhood when they had a traumatic experience while in the chair. [Read More]
Can Two Lateral Incisors Serve as Anchor Teeth in a Dental Bridge?
When you are missing your central incisors, those teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge for the sake of both functionality and aesthetics. However, when creating a bridge to replace any tooth, it is important that the anchor teeth are in good condition. After all, they are to be given the job of supporting one or more teeth. The type of tooth too is an important consideration. When replacing two missing central incisors, it is not a good idea to use the lateral incisors as anchor teeth in a 4-unit bridge for several reasons. [Read More]