Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans still incur tooth loss, mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only solutions to these problems were the use of crowns, bridges, and dentures. Thankfully, today we also have dental implants. A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line and then a crown, or the replacement tooth, is affixed to the implant.
Are you concerned that brushing and flossing aren’t doing enough to prevent tooth decay? It’s easy for adults and children to sometimes lapse in their daily dental routine. At your or your family’s regular checkup, we may recommend a fast, effective treatment that can provide an added layer of protection that works alongside your regular dental hygiene routines. Read more to find out about this treatment.
Do you or a loved one suffer from pain in your jaw, ear and/or neck? When you eat or talk, do you hear clicking or popping noises that come from your jaw joints? While some people think these symptoms will go away on their own, they shouldn’t be ignored. For more information on why you should seek help for jaw pain, click here.
Implants are a popular dental treatment thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Using cutting-edge technology and techniques, most implants have a very high success rate and will last a lifetime if properly cared for. They are not only used for replacing one tooth but can replace multiple teeth as an alternative to dentures.
You may have heard of veneers but may be wondering exactly what they are. Veneers are thin pieces of resin, porcelain, or other materials that are attached to the front of your teeth. The dental veneer is a versatile, minimally invasive treatment option for a wide variety of dental issues.
Hearing from real patients about their experiences in our office can help you know what you can expect when you see us for a particular service. Recently, we had the pleasure of hearing from several of our patients who shared their reactions to one of our services. Click here to see what they are so excited about and how it changed their lives.
The root canal has been the subject of jokes and “horror” stories for ages. However, it’s hardly a laughing matter if you are the one suffering the excessive sensitivity and pain of a severely damaged or infected tooth. Fortunately, today’s dental methods and technology have made the root canal commonplace and virtually painless. Any discomfort will be offset by the tremendous relief gained from the elimination of the pain associated with the infection.
Do you have a missing tooth? You aren’t alone. More than 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, with over a third of that number having no teeth at all. To learn why it is important to replace missing teeth as quickly as possible and the options available, click here.
At Friendly Family Dentistry, every decision we make about your treatment begins and ends with what is the most conservative yet effective solution for you. Sometimes the solution will be a relatively simple procedure, while other times more complicated measures will be necessary. We don’t take it lightly when we recommend that you consider having…