Losing one or more teeth is often associated with either a physical injury or removal of a tooth that is no longer viable and healthy. In these instances, your dentist will recommend a few different options for filling that now empty space. Dental implants, bridges and even dentures (in extreme cases) are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. While each have their pros and cons, dental implants are associated with some of the newest technology, versatility and reliability in cosmetic dentistry.
Choosing a dentist for you and/or your family is not always easy. Some dentists are general dentists, and some have their specific niche of dentistry. Some are highly trained and have great credentials, while others do/are not. Some have very nice offices and use new and up-to-date technology, and others have outdated spaces and technology. Regardless of the circumstances of choosing a new dentist, there are certain things you can do which make the elimination process simpler. Here we have detailed a list of things that will help you make your decision.
Ceramic vs. Metal Implants Dental implants are, without question, the most natural, long-lasting and comfortable replacements for missing teeth available. They can be used to replace one tooth or all the teeth in your mouth. The Problem with Missing Teeth Missing teeth can be problematic in a number of ways. Aesthetics The most obvious is, of course, aesthetics. It is simply not attractive to have a large gap that shows whenever we smile. We can become self-conscious about it and can become a barrier to feeling comfortable with other people. Imagine what life would be like if, every time we wanted to smile or laugh, we clenched our lips instead. … Continue reading Ceramic vs Metal Implants
One of our greatest assets is a great smile. It can be the single most captivating part of us that we present to the public, and it can transform a face from average to beautiful. It is the welcome, it is the joy, it is the invitation that can be seen across a crowded room, but a great smile demands great teeth. If you are someone who is self-conscious about your smile—who puts your hand up to cover your mouth when you smile or laugh, you are missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures—sharing yourself with others. Your Options for a Great Smile Most people have had fillings. The … Continue reading Comparing CEREC Crowns to Traditional Ones
Nothing can make you want to hold back a smile more than a missing or severely damaged tooth. If you have already lost a tooth, or are needing to have a tooth extracted, you may be wondering what options are available to you to restore your natural smile. There are two primary options available to those who want to replace one or more teeth: dental bridges and dental implants. What is a Dental Bridge? The term “bridge” is appropriate for this dental device in more than one way. It can fill a gap between teeth and it is held in place by being attached to adjacent teeth. It works like … Continue reading Bridges vs. Implants
If you are considering dental implants, it is important to understand your options. There are pros and cons in the various types of implants, and you need accurate information, so you choose right – for you. There are many factors to consider, including pricing, safety, and reliability. While some types of implants have been in use decades, recent developments and new products and procedures could yield better results. Some materials used in dental implants (titanium) may cause an allergic reaction in some patients. Click here to learn more about dental implants Dental Implant Basics Dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth restoration procedures in the USA, and … Continue reading Types of Dental Implants
Your smile enhances your face value! While most people would love to flash a perfect set of pearlies, not everyone is blessed with straight, well-aligned teeth. Approximately, thirty million people in the U.S. have a broken or missing tooth and at least half of them require treatment to cover them. At least 74% of adults in the U.S. have misaligned or crooked teeth, which is called “malocclusion”. Misaligned teeth: More than a cosmetic problem In the past, a crown was the only option available to cover the chipped or broken tooth. Chipped, cracked or damaged tooth may need professional treatment with veneers or braces. Apart from cosmetic reasons, straight and … Continue reading Veneers Vs. Braces
It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving with the family and parties and get-togethers with some people haven’t seen since, well, this time of last year. Is your smile all it could be? Are you self‐conscious of your smile when it is time to get your picture taken? Are you envious of those more youthful pearly whites you see other people flash? Perhaps you feel younger than your smile appears. Or, maybe you’re looking to feel more youthful? If you are happy with your smile, Congratulations, but if you would like a smile you are proud to show off – do something about it! There are as many cosmetic options … Continue reading Is Your Smile Ready for the Holidays?
It is almost Halloween time again and that, of course, means trick-or-treat candy! We may indulge, but the kids are the real concern. Decay (cavities) is on the rise in our children as is childhood obesity. Halloween candy is a contributor to each of these situations, and this year we can do something about it. Trick- orTreaters can bring their excess candy to La Jolla Dental Care and receive $1 per pound of candy and an electric glowing toothbrush! Global sugar consumption for children increases approximately 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. This means parents need to be more diligent than ever in regards to … Continue reading Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Here at La Jolla Dental, we’ve helped thousands of moderately to severely smile-challenged patients for more than 25 years. Whether you are a dental disaster or feel financially unfit for it, you can believe us when we say there is noting we HAVEN’T seen in this office and almost NOTHING we can’t help handle to get you on your journey to a better smile! We work with you to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible in pursuing your dental needs. After all, smile restoration is our specialty and making it as painless as possible is all part of our package. How do we know if Corrective Cosmetic Dentistry … Continue reading If You Think Your Smile is Beyond Repair, Think Again!