Whitinsville Family Dentistry Blog
October 13, 2023
Dentures, removable replacements for missing teeth, play a crucial role in restoring bite strength and enhancing your smile. Well-fitted full dentures securely adhere to the gums, while partial dentures should align seamlessly with natural teeth. However, when dentures don’t fit properly, they can give rise to several problems. Explore the following blog to learn about five issues that can result from poorly fitting dentures.(more…)
August 24, 2023
Traditional dental bridges and dentures can both be used to re-complete your smile when teeth are missing. But as reliable as these forms of tooth replacement can be, dental implants come with many unique advantages. Can you still have dental implants placed even if you currently have a traditional bridge or denture? And what makes dental implants such a good option for tooth replacement to begin with? The answers to these questions can be found below.(more…)
August 11, 2023
While it’s common for patients to replace their back teeth with dental implants, believe it or not, it’s also perfectly possible for patients to use these innovative restorations to replace their front teeth. The procedure is largely the same in either case and can prevent dental health problems such as bone loss or further loss or decay of teeth. Read on to learn how having your dentist replace your front teeth with dental implants might be easier than you thought.(more…)
July 26, 2023
Dental emergencies typically happen as a result of injuries, losses, and severe pain. Your dentist has dealt with these types of common tooth-related problems for their entire career. They may have also treated something unusual once or twice.
The six dental emergencies described below are some of the most bizarre, grotesque, or cringe-worthy that you’ll find anywhere. Continue reading to gaze upon the fascinating horror of extreme dental mishaps.(more…)
July 21, 2023
It can sometimes be challenging to remember to make an appointment to see your dentist. With so many things occupying your time on a day-to-day basis, sometimes even important things can slip through the cracks.
While a lack of professional care and guidance won’t lead to big problems right away, you may be overlooking the small things that will add up over time.
How would you know if you needed a filling? Dentists are trained to look for the signs of tooth decay and it can start in the smallest, most inconspicuous of places. Read on to learn their secrets for early detection. It may not save you a trip to the dentist, but it could save you money when you get there.(more…)
June 30, 2023
Dental crowns provide a long-lasting solution to preserve teeth. A customized cap is bonded over the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. This provides an added layer of protection and enhances the function and aesthetics of a compromised tooth. A crown can last for a decade or longer, but it will need to be replaced eventually. Not sure when it’s time for a replacement? Here are the most common signs that your dental crown is failing.
June 10, 2023
If you have invested in a dental implant, you’ve made a great decision. As the only method to replace both the root and the crown, it creates a nearly perfect replica of a real tooth. With over a 95% success rate, you probably didn’t expect any complications. Unfortunately, you have some sensitivity. Although it may not be too concerning, it can lead to a big problem quickly. Here’s what’s behind your dental implant sensitivity and what you can do to save your smile.
May 12, 2023
Dentures are removable dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues, providing support, functionality, and an improved appearance to restore a natural-looking smile. If you’re facing the problem of your lower denture frequently slipping out of place, don’t it compromise your comfort and confidence. It’s important to take action to address the issue and regain stability in your smile. Read on to explore three common reasons behind a slipping lower denture and discover ways to fix it.(more…)
May 5, 2023
Dental implants are among the most impressive and innovative tooth restoration solutions around these days; the posts are fully capable of replacing lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality, and can last for years under optimal circumstances. That said, sometimes things can unexpectedly go wrong, and your dental implants might fail and require removal before additional problems can arise. Here’s more about what causes this to this happen and how the issue can be addressed with the help of your dentist.(more…)
April 14, 2023
It’s natural to want the best for your smile, so when a tooth is missing, one of the first things you’re likely to ask your dentist is what the top option for replacing it is. In many cases, you’ll get the same answer: dental implants. This solution hasn’t been around as long as bridges and dentures, but many dentists and patients favor it due to its unique benefits. Read on to find out why dental implants are often referred to as the gold standard for replacing teeth.(more…)