Nov 22, 2019 1:35:37 AM
Have you got missing teeth, and ever felt self-conscious about them when smiling or talking? Having gaps in your smile is something that can cause embarrassment when it comes to interacting with others and even lead you to shy away from certain situations. It’s not all about your appearance either; having missing teeth can cause problems when you eat and negatively impact your oral hygiene and health. For example, it can be hard to properly clean in the gaps and food can get trapped there, leading to bad breath and gum disease. When you lose a tooth, it can also affect the bite forces in your mouth, causing extra pressure on your remaining teeth and ultimately damaging them. Lastly, over time you are likely to experience bone loss in your jaw as a result of the gaps.
Nov 22, 2019 1:32:18 AM
So many people put off their visit to the dentist -- maybe because they’ve had an unpleasant past experience, or maybe because they’re worried it will be uncomfortable. However, it’s always best to deal with dental problems as and when they arise, and modern dental techniques have evolved to make your experience of dental treatment much more comfortable, effective, and predictable. You’ll wonder why you waited so long!
Mar 25, 2019 8:34:00 AM
The details of dental implant treatment can vary from patient to patient. Whether you have one or several missing teeth, understanding what to expect when you visit an implant dentist in Puyallup can help to reassure you and inform your decision about taking up treatment. You may have recently lost a tooth or have had a gap in your smile for many years. Everyone has a unique smile and set of circumstances, so every dental implant journey is different. There are some common stages, however, that can give you an overview of what you can expect. We have broken this down into six simple steps.
Dec 8, 2018 10:23:00 AM
A major factor when choosing dental implant treatment to replace missing teeth in Puyallup is the cost. How much should you expect to pay? What are your options and is there any way you can lower the cost of treatment? It is understandable that unknown costs will be an obstacle for people seeking this type of dentistry. It is true that dental implants are an investment of both money and time. However, there are a number of factors that influence the cost of treatment and also that make dental implants a suitable choice for replacing your missing teeth in the long term.
Jun 6, 2018 3:17:18 PM
Sports injuries, accidents, and tooth decay are just a few of the reasons we might lose a tooth. Thanks to modern dentistry, however, we don’t need to settle for having a gap in our smiles for the rest of our lives. There are a few ways to fill that gap, and one of them is with dental implants.
Jun 7, 2017 10:58:56 AM
Dental implants are permanent false teeth designed to look just like your other teeth. They’re a popular alternative to dentures or bridges, and the American Dental Association considers them to be “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.”
Apr 20, 2016 3:49:14 PM
While most people have thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think! So, what do you do if you find out you or your child have one or more congenitally missing teeth?
Contact Dr. Happy Smiles – South Hill Dental to schedule an appointment or to request additional information about our services. We look forward to hearing from you.