As you approach your golden years, your body undergoes various changes. Besides gray hair and a few wrinkles, women also reach the end of their reproductive years. Unfortunately, menopause can increase your risk of tooth loss because your bones can weaken from hormonal changes. Although teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, 1 in 5 adults over the age of 65 have suffered complete tooth loss. You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile because of a natural event. You can still benefit from the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. However, there are a few things you should know about getting dental implants after menopause.
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September 3, 2022
August 12, 2022
If you have jaw pain on one side, it can be alarming. Whether the discomfort came on quickly or has worsened gradually, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Various factors contribute to jaw pain. Although most situations aren’t anything serious, your quality of life can be affected by the discomfort. You don’t want to ignore the problem for too long. Here are a few of the most common causes of one-sided jaw pain.
July 31, 2022
A dental bridge serves as a long-term solution to treat consecutive tooth loss. It’s held in place by cementing dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your new teeth will stay in place. You might never expect them to fall out, but it’s not uncommon. Although every situation differs, bridges and crowns last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. If your dental bridge fell out, don’t panic! Here’s what you should do until you can see your dentist.
June 6, 2022
If you’ve been putting off having your wisdom teeth removed, there isn’t any better time than the present to schedule your extractions. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to invest in your dental health. Life tends to slow down, and there are plenty of other perks to having them extracted before summer ends. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation.
May 11, 2022
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the entire front surface of the teeth. To ensure that they properly adhere and blend with the rest of your pearly whites, a thin layer of enamel has to be removed. Since this is a permanent change, it’s important to make sure that this treatment option is right for you. Additionally, though veneers are durable and highly stain resistant, that doesn’t mean that they can’t become damaged or discolored over time. To make sure that your new smile lasts as long as possible, changing your diet a bit is one of the most effective things you can do. Read on to learn about three diet changes that can help.(more…)
April 13, 2022
If you’re like most people, the thought of getting a root canal may fill you with dread. If gossip is anything to go by, the procedure is annoying at best and painful at worst. It makes sense, given this reputation, that many decide to put off root canal therapy even if their dentist has highly recommended it.
Unfortunately, delaying a root canal will lead to more pain than the actual dental treatment. To learn why that’s the case, here’s a guide to what happens when you put off a much-needed root canal!(more…)
March 15, 2022
A root canal is a procedure that strikes fear in the hearts of many, but it isn’t nearly as bad as you may think. In fact, root canals are virtually painless. This procedure is done when a tooth is severely decayed and removing the infected pulp, which is the inside of the tooth, is the only way to save it from extraction. Since this includes removing the nerves, it actually stops the pain, not causes it. If you recently learned that you need to get a root canal, here’s what you can expect during recovery.(more…)
February 4, 2022
Tooth loss is a common issue that affects millions of Americans throughout the country. Fortunately, losing a tooth doesn’t mean you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option because of their numerous benefits. However, some patients need a bone graft before they can have dental implants placed. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Tomball about why this is sometimes necessary.(more…)
January 24, 2022
A dental implant is a nearly perfect replica of a real tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root to stabilize your restoration. As with any surgical procedure, you can expect there to be a bit of a recovery, but don’t worry about missing several weeks of work to replace your missing teeth. Here’s when you can expect to be back on your feet after dental implant surgery.
December 4, 2021
Some of the characters in Wuthering Heights may have been wearing porcelain veneers! That may seem surprising, but the first veneers were worn in Hollywood more than a decade before the story of Cathy and Heathcliff’s romance debuted in 1939.
Very strong yet ultra-thin, porcelain veneers are designed to fit over the front portions of the teeth. Concealing a wide range of aesthetic flaws, they can bring beauty, balance, and symmetry back to a smile.
Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Tomball about the history of porcelain veneers and their evolution to remain a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment!(more…)