It is not uncommon to develop tooth decay, also known as a cavity, when harmful bacteria living in your mouth begin eating away at your tooth. Once breakdown occurs, it is necessary to remove the damaged and affected area to prevent further problems and toothaches. With decay removed, a composite filling will be placed, offering a healthy and more natural appearance.
Many people are affected with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it can be a larger problem at night while asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. If you grind your teeth, a night guard should be considered.
Sports guards are a type of mouth guard that fits over the upper teeth to add a level of protection from impact during sports-related activities, such as soccer, basketball, or martial arts. Made of a semi-flexible material, sports guards have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of dental injuries, as reported by the ADA (American Dental Association).
Partial dentures are a great solution for people who are missing only a few select teeth. The body’s natural tendency will be to shift the soft tissue and existing teeth to fill in gaps. This can cause headaches, neck and jaw pain. Partial dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth and fill in these spaces to avoid shifting problems.
Dentures are custom-made replacement teeth that closely resemble your natural teeth or may be designed to improve your original teeth position. Not only will dentures offer an esthetically pleasing smile again, but also, they will help prevent facial muscles from sagging, and will reestablish proper face height and profile.