Monday, June 12, 2017

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty discipline of dentistry that focuses on alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve a person’s smile, bite and oral health. Orthodontists will diagnose, treat and prevent irregularities of the teeth with the use of fixed braces and removable dental appliances. These devices can be used to straighten teeth, correct an irregular bite, close unsightly gaps and bring teeth and lips into proper alignment. Crooked teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean and may be at risk of early loss because of tooth decay or periodontal disease.
The benefits of orthodontics include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Why are more adults getting braces?
As braces have become less bulky and visible in recent years, more and more adults are wearing them, for a variety of reasons. Some adults want to correct functional problems with their teeth or jaws before they cause serious or further damage. Others want to feel better about their appearance by addressing long-standing cosmetic concerns. Bear in mind that even “cosmetic” problems can cause real damage over time. Maligned teeth and jaws can contribute to premature wear, advanced tooth decay and gum disease.
New techniques and the advent of clear, less noticeable braces means that adults are increasingly turning to braces to correct:
  • Gaps between teeth (spacing)
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overjet
  • Underjet
  • Crossbites
How do I know if adult braces are right for me?
If you think you might benefit from braces, ask your dentist to recommend an orthodontist: a specialist trained to fix problems with teeth that are not aligned properly. The orthodontist will look at your teeth and perhaps take X-rays to study the underlying bone structure. Based on what he or she finds, a treatment plan will be recommended. While braces are a popular option for fixing malaligned teeth, an orthodontist can tell you whether you may benefit more from other types of orthodontics, such as removable retainers, headgear or aligners.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Can you recognize a dental implant from real tooth?

Missing one or more of your teeth takes its toll in many ways. Your confidence suffers because you feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of others, while your nutrition suffers because you can no longer properly chew your food. You may have heard that dental implants are the best option for replacing a missing tooth, but the big question is can you tell the difference between a dental implant and your natural tooth? Your cosmetic dentist in Balboa dentistry San Diego has the answer for you!

More about Dental Implant?

dental implant is the best replacement for your tooth because it replaces both your tooth and your root. This protects the integrity of your jawbone, which can begin to deteriorate without a root in place. Your root is replaced by a titanium post, which naturally integrates with your bone.
Your new tooth is a high-quality porcelain crown that your dentist will custom design to match your existing teeth and naturally complement your smile. So the answer is, no! No one will ever be able to tell that you have a dental implant rather than your natural tooth.
Implants are also the most reliable treatment for tooth replacement, boasting a 95% success rate. They are made from high quality, durable, and long lasting materials. With excellent home care and regular check-ups with your dentist, your dental implant can potentially last a lifetime.

Am I ready for Dental Implants?

In order to be successful, implants do require that the patient to be in general good health and have enough healthy bone structure to support the implant. Smoking can also hinder the success of dental implants. If you’re looking for dental implants in Balboa dentistry San Diego, the best place to start is by scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Dhayni.
Dr. Dhayni has over 10 years of experience in placing and restoring dental implants so you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving a restoration that you can rely on and be proud of! Because Dr. Dhayni can complete the surgical portion of your implant, there’s no need for you to go anywhere else for your treatment. You’ll be able to complete your implant from start to finish in the comfort of our office, surrounded by a team that you already know and trust, and the result will be a beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to share! Contact our office to learn more about dental implants and how we can help restore your smile and your confidence.
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