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By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 10/18/2017 10:49 AM
An Introduction to Dental Implant Procedures Dental implant procedure involve placing a titanium implant into the jaw and attaching a ceramic crown once the jaw bone has fused to the implant, securing it in place.

The methods of achieving this are varied, according to the condition of the implant site. The fastest procedure is done in a single day and can be performed if a tooth is replaced in a healthy gum over good bone. The most complex dental implant procedures involve grafting or growing new bone and can take six months or more.

If a tooth is broken or is decayed and needs to be removed, as long as the surrounding gum is not damaged, the replacement may be installed on the same day as the damaged tooth is extracted. It will require a temporary crown which can be replaced with a permanent crown 3-6 months later, once the bone fusion has taken place. Care should be taken with these implants and the patient might be advised to avoid certain foods for the duration of the healing process.

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By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 8/21/2017 10:26 AM
Many people feel ashamed of their smile because of poor hygiene. People often consider dental care to be a pain. Your smile can be perfect and healthy if you spend a little time on dental hygiene everyday. Keep reading to learn more about good dental care.

Try different sources to look for a dentist who is within your budget. If you’re not insured, a local general dentist can be an affordable option. You should not let you finances get in the way of your dental hygiene if you want to maintain good oral health.

If you are fearful of your planned dental procedure, set up a signal to stop so that your dentist will know right away if you need to take a break. Dental work will be less intimidating if you know it can be stopped anytime. Most of the time, these signals won’t be necessary; however, knowing that these signals are available can do wonders in helping you relax during your session.

Cavities are caused when your enamel weakens. Bacteria feeds on tooth surfaces, resulting in cavities. Having...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 6/17/2017 7:09 PM
Losing the freedom to smile the way you want to because of a missing or chipped tooth is not the best way to go through life. Fortunately, cosmetic dentists can rescue you from a lifetime of being self-conscious with your smile.

There are several ways to restore damaged or missing teeth. Some look natural and you can not tell the difference between the real tooth and fake tooth. New technology has made it so that there are several ways to fix, repair, mend and restore teeth, with each one tailor-fitted to the damage.

Crowns and Tooth Cracks

Dental crowns are the latest ways of fixing teeth cracks. Cracked teeth are usually caused by tooth decay, teeth grinding, and sometimes by accidents. The crowns are fitted right on top of each damaged tooth to cover the crack and hold the tooth together. Crowns can be used on almost any tooth. They are custom-designed and are seldom noticed.

Inlays and Tooth Decay

Inlays are very stable restorative treatments on delicate and decaying teeth....
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 3/20/2017 6:27 PM
One of the most important things that distinguishes the best Jackson dentist from the others is the list of services he or she offers. Most people do not realize that dentists can offer several services in addition to regular services.

Regular Dental Services:

The dentist should offer regular services to help maintain oral health. He or she should offer many services to help prevent gum disease in order to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Small cavities require only fillings whereas teeth that have large areas of decay require more complicated treatments such as crowns. A good dentist will always offer you treatments that conserve as much of your original teeth as possible because teeth do not regenerate in adults. We offer all of the services at Beard Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry:

We also offer cosmetic procedures...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 2/17/2017 4:49 PM
Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection in the tissue and bones that surround and hold up the teeth. Bacteria found in plaque mainly cause gum disease.

There are several types of gum disease, the mildest is gingivitis. A person with gingivitis has red or inflamed gums, which bleed easily. Good oral hygiene is the first defense against gingivitis or any other gum disease.

When gingivitis is not treated, it can lead to a more severe infection called periodontitis. Periodontitis damages the teeth’s supporting bones and tissues, creating gaps between teeth and gums and eventually causing tooth loss.

While bacteria in plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, other contributing factors include smoking and stress, both of which decreases the body’s ability to fight off infection. People with diabetes and other diseases that weaken the body’s immune system are also at a high risk of developing gum disease. Lack of proper nutrition can worsen this condition. Hormonal...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 1/16/2017 7:00 PM
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into the jaw to hold the replacement tooth or bridge. This is an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are actually more “tooth saving” than traditional bridge work, since implants do not relay on neighboring teeth for support.

This advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure provides a natural-look and natural-feel teeth. You may forget that you ever lost a tooth. Your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself both professionally and personally. You might hide your teeth because of spacing, missing tooth or your dentures don’t fit properly. Dental implants can last years by properly caring and maintaining them. The procedure can be done on one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth. It supports a bridge and eliminates the need for removal partial dentures. It also provides support for a denture,...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 10/17/2016 8:56 AM
Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a serious condition that will normally result in tooth loss. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common forms of gum disease in adults. One way to prevent both types of gum disease is to brush your teeth daily and remove as much plaque as possible. If you allow the plaque to build up, it may result in gum disease.

Gingivitis is known as inflammation in the tissues of the gums. If plaque and tartar build up along the gum line, the gums will eventually get swollen and irritated. Over time, the gums will get very tender and start to appear puffy. When you brush your teeth, you will may notice that your gums become very sore and they start to bleed with little to no pressure. If you notice blood when brushing, chances are you have gingivitis.

During this stage of gingivitis, there is no loss of bone structure. You can help to prevent gingivitis by flossing and brushing daily. If you have gingivitis and you don’t seek treatment, it could lead to periodontal...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 9/15/2016 4:53 PM
Out of all the dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry being performed, teeth whitening ranks the highest. Whatever the reason, patients have been known to regain their confidence and self-esteem right after the whitening process.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is simply a process that eliminates discoloration and stains on the teeth. The procedure also brightens the natural pigmentation of the teeth. The nature of the stains as well as the severity of the discoloration determines the degree of improvement after the treatment.

When your teeth become brown or yellow due to coffee, tea or smoking, stains will generally lighten four to five shades. Gray teeth caused by natural pigmentation or use of antibiotics will lighten two to three shades. Whatever the outcome, your teeth are noticeably brighter after teeth whitening....
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 8/17/2016 7:32 PM
A nice smile gives you confidence to do many things and it helps you to warm up to other people. Teeth whitening procedures give you an opportunity to get whiter and brighter teeth for a brighter smile. There are bleaching procedures as well as cosmetic restorative procedures that can give you the ideal opportunity for a brighter smile. Whitening procedures have been undertaken for more than one hundred years. The whitening options include:

Whitening Toothpaste Teeth whitening toothpaste consists of a mild abrasive, which can remove, surface stains.  Several whitening toothpastes have extra polishing agents with special chemicals, which are effective against stains compared with regular toothpastes. However, whitening toothpastes are not manufactured to actually bleach the teeth.

In-office Bleaching This procedure is undertaken in a dental clinic and it can be performed in less than an hours time. The procedure is slightly expensive compared to other methods. Nevertheless, the results are immediate...
By bearddentistry bearddentistry on 7/18/2016 7:27 PM
Dental implants treatment is the most popular way of restoring missing teeth. Dental implants are tiny insertions which are made from bio compatible items. These materials are surgically inserted in the jawbone of the patient’s mouth to support the damaged teeth. These bio compatible materials are made up of various shapes and sizes, which are selected and used by the dentist as per the requirement of the patient. Unlike dentures, implants do not loosen or slip off or cause discomfort while eating.

Depending on the condition of your teeth, the dentist may advise on implanting the teeth. Healing times vary per person. For example, if you are a fit person, the total process might take less than 6 weeks time, but if you have other conditions like high blood sugar or other conditions, it can take more time than specified.

Implanting teeth in the jawbone is a simple procedure and is easily performed with local anesthesia. In special cases, the doctor may opt for general anesthesia.

Dental implants...

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