How Infection Can Affect Your New Dental Implant
Can your new dental implant become infected? Not exactly. It’s made of titanium alloys (the small screw implanted in your jaw) and ceramic materials (the prosthetic tooth attached to the implant). These are non-organic materials, so they can’t technically become infected. When an infected dental implant is being discussed, the infection is actually in the tissues surrounding and supporting the implant. The implant isn’t the direct cause either, but it can aggravate things.…Read More »
Which Cosmetic Treatments Can Dentists Perform?
Some types of cosmetic dental treatments are carried out by specially trained practitioners. Dental braces that pull your teeth into position over time fall into this category, for example. That said, your dentist will be able to provide you with a range of cosmetic treatments if you want them. What are the most common ones available? Read on to find out. Dental Veneers To begin with, dentists often fit veneers over their patients’ teeth to help improve the appearance of a smile.…Read More »
Tooth Sensitivity After a Filling: Could Your Filling Have Shrunk?
Tooth pain or sensitivity caused by a cavity should stop bothering you once that cavity is filled. The decayed portion of the tooth has been removed, and the resulting void has been filled with a tooth-coloured composite resin, which blends seamlessly into the surrounding tooth. It looks as though the cavity was never there. So why does your tooth still feel uncomfortably sensitive? Composite Dental Resin and Shrinkage Tooth-coloured composite dental resin is applied to your cavity in a soft, flexible form.…Read More »