Posted on 11/1/2018 5:44 PM By Andrew N
You've all seen those commercials about teeth
straightening without dental visits. Sure, it is convenient, but is it actually
good for your teeth and gums? Let's Talk about it!
There are a few companies that offer in-home orthodontic
aligners, which patients use to straighten teeth without EVER seeing a dentist
They just ask you to take photos of your teeth, bite down
on a mold, and you will get orthodontic aligners in the mail.
The First Problem I see is there is no comprehensive
evaluation done by a dentist prior the treatment. It is the protocol of the
American Dental Association to have a complete oral evaluation done by a
dentist before any orthodontic treatment. It is important for a dentist to
diagnose the condition of the teeth/gums prior to orthodontic treatment. For
example, if the patient has decay, plaque, gum disease or other conditions,
this must be treated before the orthodontic treatment in order to prevent
further complications or exacerbation of current dise ...
Posted on 9/18/2018 2:24 PM By Andrew N
Whether it tooth infection or
injury, unfortunately sometimes teeth need to be removed. And some people think that there
is no big deal when removing back teeth since you can't see them when smile.
But it is a HUGE Deal. Sure, you aren't going to see
the difference in the beginning, but over time tooth loss will actually make
you look older.
Loss of back teeth leads to more pressure on the front teeth. This pressure
results in bucking out and spacing as people age, as well as the collapse of
the face and premature aging. And loss of front teeth leaving
no lip support and that makes you look older as well.
This is exactly how the loss of
one or two teeth can negatively impact your Appearance. Since the facial
changes occur gradually, you may not notice them right away, but the skin
around your jaw and chin with time will start to sag. Tooth loss can age you 10
years or more! If you already miss one or more
teeth, don't wait, call us for FREE consultation (863 ...
Posted on 11/27/2017 10:21 PM By Andrew N
Full Dentures can replace all or part of your missing teeth. Making eating , speaking, and smiling pleasant again. If you have painful teeth, missing teeth, poor fitting dentures that make eating out, or speaking in public a nuisance – Dentures or Partials may be an option for you.
What are Dentures? Dentures are replacement teeth that are fitted into an acrylic base that is crafted to look like your gums. An upper denture features a plate, which covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is horseshoe-shaped and rests securely on the gum and bone tissues. Partial dentures can be customized to replace several missing teeth.
Do you have concerns about making the switch to full dentures? That’s okay. We encourage you to talk openly about your concerns and questions with your dentist. At Thurston Comprehensive Dental, we will provide answers to all of your questions. On-site dental technicians allow for personal attention.
You may be surprised by just how natural your dentures can l ...