Although having multiple teeth missing is not generally considered an emergency condition, it is usually detrimental to the well being of the person’s self-esteem, as it has large effects on their smile.
There are many options available to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are a good option for many people instead of dentures, it’s best to consult with your Las Vegas dentist to see which option is right for you.
There are two appropriate ways where a dental mouth guard can be properly used. One is to prevent injury to the teeth from participation in sporting events. The other is to prevent grinding of the teeth during sleep or even during the day which can lead to TMJ disorder. First, let’s take a look at how a mouth guard made by a dentist can be beneficial to athletes. While there are mouth guards you can purchase in sporting goods stores or even at your local pharmacy these may not provide the protection you need.
To get a dental mouth guard, the first thing you’ll need to do is schedule a consultation with your dentist. He or she will examine your mouth and give you an evaluation of your condition. If they see evidence of bruxism this will certainly be addressed and the right guard will be created. Even if you are going in for a sports guard the dentist can make sure the guard not only protects your teeth from impact but fits perfectly thanks to the state of the art methods they use to create these custom guards. After a mold of your mouth is taken, your guard will be created and your dentist will call you when it is ready to be picked up. They will also advise you of proper care and use.
Periodontal treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.
A dental crown provides strength, protection, and an improved appearance to chipped or weakened teeth.
If you’re in need of a dental crown after damaging a tooth or need to replace a failed crown, Pecos Dental can help.
For people with missing teeth, everyday interactions can be the source of embarrassment and discomfort. Losing one of your front teeth results in a gap that is impossible to hide, and will have a huge impact on your smile. Losing your back teeth can be equally concerning because it will affect your bite and your ability to eat and chew your favorite foods. Fortunately, you do not need to suffer the consequences of tooth loss. We can restore your teeth – and smile – with dental implants.
Today’s dentures look just like natural teeth, provide great functionality, and are more comfortable than ever. If you have missing teeth and are looking for ways to improve your smile, dentures are an excellent option.
Tooth extraction may be necessary for several reasons. Teeth may need to be removed if they are decayed or infected. In some cases, teeth are removed prior to orthodontic procedures. Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted. With modern dental methods, you may only experience minor discomfort and bleeding. Talk to your dentist about ways to make your tooth extraction experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
If your smile isn’t looking at bright as you’d like, Pecos Dental in Las Vegas provides excellent teeth whitening services.
Our teeth whitening services improve the brilliance of your smile with professional in-office treatments that remove even the most persistent dental stains.