If you have chipped, discolored, or misshaped teeth, you may feel uncomfortable about them and avoid normal interactions such as face-to-face conversations and smiling as much as possible. Working with your dentist, you can find a solution that repairs your teeth and boosts your confidence. The three common treatments below have their own pros and cons, so it's important that you and your dentist work through them together.
For a long time, it was a general rule that a lack of bone or bone density was the reason many people were ineligible for dental implants. These days, that's not always the case. There are many ways to still go through the implant procedure even if you start with poor bone density.
Bone Density and the Alveolar Ridge
Your jaw's ability to hold and maintain an implant once it's there is because of your alveolar ridge.
Few other things signal a healthy and beautiful smile more than bright, white teeth. As one of the first things that other people recognize about you, when your smile is bright you feel more confident. Consequently, a number of people choose to undergo laser teeth whitening treatments. While an effective tool, these treatments don't last forever and due to oral health concerns, shouldn't be repeated too frequently.
Knowing how to make your teeth appear whiter between treatments can keep your smile bright and you more confident:
If you have too much of your gums showing in your smile or feel that your teeth are just too small, you may want to consider crown lengthening. This procedure reduces visible gum lines and creates a more noticeable smile by simply removing excess gum tissue. The following is information on what you need to know concerning crown lengthening.
The Definition of Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is an oral surgery performed by dentists used for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic reasons.
Tooth loss caused by trauma or injury, periodontal diseases or cavities can often result in bone loss over time. This complicates any attempts to replace the lost tooth with a dental implant, as the jawbone lacks enough bone width or depth to support the false tooth. In such cases, dentists result to bone augmentation, a term describing various procedures used to rebuild the lost bone and restore your natural jaw so that it can provide the sturdy foundation required to support a dental implant and false tooth.