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Do Teeth Shift Around After You Get a Dental Crown?

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Front Desk
After you have a new dental crown placed, especially along with a dental implant, it may feel like your surrounding teeth are shifting in your mouth. There are a few different reasons this sensation may occur, which we will outline in today's blog. Your Teeth Are Restoring Proper Alignment If you have been missing a tooth for a while, it is possible that the rest of your teeth have begun shifting out of place in the meantime. Having an implant and crown placed where you were previously missing a tooth exerts some pressure on the surrounding teeth. As a result, these neighboring teeth may feel like they are “shifting” slightly in response to the replacement tooth, but this feeling should go away within a few days as you become accustomed to your new crown. Your Crown Does Not Fit Properly If the feeling of pressure, tightness, or soreness on your neighboring teeth persists days or weeks after having your new crown placed, it could be due to a fit issue. Your crown could be too wide for the space and exert too much pressure on the neighboring teeth, causing them to shift. This could also lead to discomfort when you chew and difficulty flossing your teeth effectively. Come see us for a simple readjustment, which should eliminate these issues. Crown or Implant Failure In rare cases, the feeling of your teeth shifting could be a sign of crown failure. If your crown is covering a dental implant, you could have developed a condition called peri-implantitis, which is an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the implant. Like gum disease, peri-implantitis can attack the roots of your teeth, causing them to loosen and shift around. Other symptoms of peri-implantitis include swollen gums, pain in the gums, and a bad taste in your mouth. If you feel like your teeth are loose or shifting several days or even weeks after having a new crown placed, call our office right away....
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Do Sealants Protect Against Staining, Too?

Posted on 7/12/2021 by Front Desk
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth. These sealants are mainly installed to prevent tooth decay. Upon installation, the sealant bonds quickly into the grooves and depression of your teeth and forms a protective shield over the tooth enamel. Apart from preventing tooth decay, dental sealants can protect against staining. Read on for more details. Dental Sealants and Staining Dental sealants are an artificial protective layer on your teeth that can also protect against staining. Dental staining mostly occurs when your teeth are exposed to colored substances like beverages. When you drink colored beverages, the colored particles might stick on your teeth and cause stains. However, with dental sealants, the risk of staining is low. This is because they prevent the colored drinks from getting in direct contact with your teeth. The sealants are designed in a manner that prevents staining; as a result, they will maintain their white color. Therefore, dental sealants will help prevent tooth decay and help protect against dental staining. The main purpose of sealants is to protect your teeth. These devices can last for years, constantly protecting your teeth against decay and other dental problems. They mainly do so by preventing the deterioration of decay. This is because once decay starts to advance, it could permanently damage your tooth. Advanced cases of tooth decay could lead to its loss. Therefore, it is important to get in touch with us immediately you notice signs of tooth decay. If you do not have dental sealants, the risk of tooth decay is higher. Therefore, you should put in place measures to reduce the risk of this condition. You can do so by regularly brushing your teeth, flossing, and coming in for regular dental cleanings. For more information on how you can prevent your teeth from staining, visit our offices....
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Do You Need an Inlay or an Onlay For Your Teeth?

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Front Desk
Are you looking for a way to maintain your dental hygiene while brightening your smile? If so, you can rejuvenate your smile and protect your teeth at the same time by getting Inlays and Onlays. Commonly referred to as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are a form of restorative dentistry for those looking to repair certain damage to their teeth. Onlays can repair severe damage to your teeth, while inlays can be a great alternative to metal filings. There are several reasons you might need an inlay or onlay for your teeth. Brightening Your Smile As much as there are several ways to brighten your teeth, it can sometimes be challenging to get rid of a yellowing smile. With onlays made out of durable materials like porcelain and resin, we can easily replace damaged or decayed portions of your teeth. Resin and porcelain onlays will bring a long-lasting and true white to your smile, something that can be difficult to achieve with other methods. Solution to Damaged Teeth While onlays take care of severe damage on the cusps of your tooth, Inlays are special fillings that address cavities and other dental damages. Both inlays and onlays are cemented on your tooth, providing a permanent solution to the damaged area. This is because they are not easily moved, no matter the amount of pressure exerted on them. Furthermore, they create a tight seal on your teeth that prevents further infection, damage, and inflammation. This is due to the fact that materials used to make onlays and inlays are long-lasting and scratch-resistant. Your teeth will enjoy strong protection that guarantees good dental health. You will also experience no cases of gum disease and other common dental infections like tooth decay. Visit our offices for more information on the benefits of inlays and onlays....
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All Posts:

Do Teeth Shift Around After You Get a Dental Crown?
7/26/2021
Do Sealants Protect Against Staining, Too?
7/12/2021
Do You Need an Inlay or an Onlay For Your Teeth?
6/21/2021
Some Medications Can Impact How Dental Implants Heal
6/7/2021
How Your Mouth Adjusts to a New Dental Crown
5/24/2021
Are Dental Implants the Best Solution for You?
5/10/2021
All About Dentures
4/26/2021
What if my Dental Bridge is Loose Should I Get it Fixed?
4/12/2021
Psychological Impact of Tooth loss
3/22/2021
How to Ensure Success of Your Dental Implants?
3/8/2021
What is a Peg Tooth?
2/22/2021
Come See Us if Your Jaw Has Been Popping or Clicking
2/8/2021
We Can Make Treating Oral Cancer Easier
1/25/2021
Bone Grafts Require a Careful Recovery
1/11/2021
Is Dental Bonding Good at Fixing Dental Issues?
12/21/2020
What Makes a CEREC Crown Different?
12/7/2020
How Implants and Dentures Work Together
11/16/2020
Brushing Teeth As a Caregiver Means Needing to Watch for Signs of Trouble
11/9/2020
Is Keeping Your Dentures Moist Necessary?
10/19/2020
Custom Dentures Can Be the Perfect Solution
10/5/2020
What to Do if a Dental Crown Comes Loose
9/21/2020
What Job Does a Bridge Actually Have for Your Mouth?
9/7/2020
How to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures
8/24/2020
Ways of Properly Caring for New Bonding
8/10/2020
What to Expect Following the Placement of a Dental Crown
7/23/2020
Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your Dentures This Year
7/7/2020
Dentures Can Be a Great Option, Even if You Are Young
6/22/2020
Tips for Caregivers Helping Someone with Dentures
6/8/2020
How Guided Tissue Regeneration Can Restore Your Gums
5/29/2020
What Are the Most Common Sources of Dental Pain?
5/15/2020
:How Teeth Grinding Can Damage Dentures
4/20/2020
Questions Most New Denture Wearers Ask Us
4/10/2020
Times Where You May Need to Have a Temporary Crown Installed
3/20/2020
Pros and Cons of Getting Overdentures
3/10/2020
How Dried Out Dentures Can Hurt Your Mouth
2/20/2020
What Is the Purpose of Brushing Your Dentures?
2/10/2020
How a Single Missing Tooth Harms Your Jaw Bone
1/20/2020
Foods that Can Cause Problems During Implant Recovery
1/10/2020
Three Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Dentures in the Next Year
12/20/2019
Most Important Rules When Taking Care of Dentures
12/10/2019
Could a Bridge be the Right Answer for Your TMD?
11/20/2019
Common Repairs Dental Bonding Can Make
11/10/2019
Most Common Denture Mistakes New Denture Wearers Often Make
10/20/2019
How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as Possible
10/10/2019
The Best Foods While Getting Used to Dentures
9/20/2019
What Do You Need to Know When Getting Used to New Dentures?
9/10/2019
How Do You Get Dentures Adjusted?
8/20/2019
Do You Need More Than Suction to Hold Dentures in Place?
8/10/2019
How Managing TMJ Pain Is Made Easier by Replacing Lost Teeth
7/20/2019
Do You Know How to Manage Denture Odors?
7/10/2019
Is Dental Bonding a Great Fix-All Solution?
6/20/2019
How Your Gums Adjust to Dental Implants
6/10/2019
Can Your Dentures Improve the Health of Your Jaw?
5/20/2019
Will Everyone Eventually Have Dentures?
5/10/2019
You Can Wear Only One Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
Why Your Dentures Make You Salivate More Than Usual
4/10/2019
Problems with Shifting Teeth After a Tooth Comes Out of Your Mouth
3/20/2019
Most Common Causes of Denture Sores
3/10/2019
Purpose of a Dental Crown Over a Tooth Following a Root Canal
2/20/2019
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
2/10/2019
Make Sure to Keep Dentures Moist
1/20/2019
Loose Bridges Need Treatment Before They Cause Damage
1/10/2019
Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?
12/25/2018
How to Prevent Denture Halitosis
12/15/2018
What is Denture Relining?
11/25/2018
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
11/15/2018
How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
10/25/2018
How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
10/15/2018
Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
9/25/2018
Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
9/15/2018
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
8/23/2018
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
8/13/2018
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
7/20/2018
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
7/10/2018
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
6/25/2018
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
6/15/2018
Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
5/25/2018
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
5/15/2018
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
4/20/2018
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
4/10/2018
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
3/23/2018
Do You Need an Overdenture?
3/13/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
2/23/2018
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
2/13/2018
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
1/23/2018
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
1/13/2018
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
12/23/2017
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
12/13/2017
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
11/23/2017
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
11/13/2017
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
10/23/2017
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
10/13/2017
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
9/27/2017
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
9/17/2017
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
8/25/2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
8/15/2017
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
7/30/2017
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
7/23/2017
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
6/25/2017
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
6/15/2017
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
5/27/2017
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
5/17/2017
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
4/27/2017
Signs of a Denture Allergy
4/17/2017
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
3/27/2017
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
3/17/2017
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
2/27/2017
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
2/17/2017
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
1/27/2017
How to Care for Dental Bonding
1/17/2017
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
12/30/2016
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
12/20/2016
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
11/30/2016
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
11/20/2016
Should You Do Half Implants and Half Dentures?
10/30/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016
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