Metal braces have long been the most common way dentists treat people coping with uneven or crooked teeth. But the Invisalign treatment has taken the dental world by storm, offering a more inconspicuous way for people to have their teeth straightened. This new method has grown in popularity and has now become an alternative option to braces. Before you decide which treatment is right for you, read on to learn more about how you can maintain your Invisalign daily to improve your smile.
A root canal can immediately end the pain of a tooth that's infected at its core, allowing the majority of the natural tooth to remain under a dental crown. That's considered healthier for the patient (you) because missing teeth can cause a host of problems, including shrinkage of the bone in your jaw, a problem with your bite, shifting teeth, and a gap in your smile. However, about 5% of root canals eventually fail and the pain comes back.
Dental crowns are appliances used to cover significant tooth damage that cannot be rectified using a filling. Crowns are hollow and slip down over the tooth and bond to the outside. Different crown materials are available and the best choice depends on a wide variety of factors including the location of the tooth involved, the severity of the tooth's damage, and personal preference. Metal alloy crowns are one of the material options.
You have probably seen the funny videos that go viral on the web of people after they have their wisdom teeth removed. Seeing the effects of the sedation wearing off and their mouths full of bloody gauze is entertaining, but is it something that everyone will have to go through at some point? Do wisdom teeth really need to be pulled? Fortunately, not everyone will have to get their wisdom teeth extracted.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Are they crooked, stained, or misaligned? Fixing crooked teeth can be costly and time-consuming and may require years of orthodontic work. Another option you may want to consider is using veneers. Veneers are a dental tool that can instantly change the appearance of your teeth. The procedure involves bonding a thin layer of material to the outside of your teeth to give them a completely new appearance.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!