Posts for tag: restorative dentistry
What your dentists in Fargo want you to know about dental implants
If you are missing teeth, chances are you’ve asked yourself what to do next. Should you live without the teeth, or should you replace them? Should you get a partial, denture, dental bridge, or dental implants? The dentists at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND want to help answer your questions.
So, should you live without teeth or should you replace them? The truth is living without teeth can cause problems with your digestion and your overall health because you won’t be able to chew your food well. You may also suffer self-esteem and self-confidence problems because of your lost teeth and may stop smiling. Definitely, you should replace your lost teeth.
Should you get a partial, denture, dental bridge, or dental implants? Although there are many choices for tooth replacement, dental implants are the best choice in many ways. When you restore your smile with dental implants, you can count on:
- A naturally-beautiful smile because dental implants look just like natural teeth
- A completely stable smile because dental implants are embedded in bone and won’t move around when you eat and speak
- A healthy smile because you can brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth
Removable dental appliances like partials and dentures, and dental bridgework are great solutions to tooth replacement, but they simply can’t match the looks and function of dental implants. In addition, your dental implants are stain-resistant making them the perfect choice for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Your dentists at Anderson Dental begin your dental implant treatment with a consultation and thorough treatment plan to ensure your needs and expectations are met. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to discuss your treatment and ask questions.
Then your dentists will send you to a carefully selected expert to insert the dental implant screws. These implant screws function as the “roots” of your missing teeth. After a healing period, beautiful implant crowns are placed on top of the implant screws, and you have your new smile!
If you need to restore your smile think about dental implants! They are the high-tech, state-of-the-art way to bring back your smile. For more information about dental implants call Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson and Dr. Breding at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND today!
Find out what tooth-colored fillings can do to improve the health of your smile.
Most people know what dental fillings are. Perhaps you are about to get one yourself or you already know someone who has one or more. Our Fargo, ND, cosmetic dentists Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson and Dr. Breding know that having metal in your mouth can be unsightly and may detract from your beautiful smile, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are typically used to restore the shape of a tooth after a cavity. Once the decayed enamel has been drilled away, we will need to fill these visible holes. Of course, there are instances when a dentist may use metal amalgam fillings (particularly to restore back teeth), but most of the time composite fillings can be used.
This same moldable tooth-colored resin can be used to also cosmetically enhance the shape, size or color of a tooth in a technique known as dental bonding. This resin can even cover over small chips and cracks and fill small gaps between teeth.
What are the benefits of getting composite fillings in Fargo?
The most obvious benefit is that composite fillings are tooth-colored, so this restoration will not be visible when you smile. In fact, the resin is even matched to the shade of your teeth to make sure that the filling matches as closely as possible.
In some cases, placing this filling could actually strengthen and improve the tooth’s durability (this is often the case if you have a tooth that has been cracked or chipped). The composite resin is matched to your tooth and then applied in layers. The resin has a putty-like texture and is placed over the tooth to restore its shape. After each layer is shaped, our Fargo dentists will harden the resin in place with a special dental laser.
Have questions about composite fillings? Need to schedule your routine dental exam? Call Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, today and find out how we can help your smile.
If you live in Fargo, ND, and have ever wondered how a dental bridge can help you, now is a good time to talk to Dr. Jon Anderson or Dr. Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental Center.
Maybe you have lost a couple of teeth over time. Maybe you have suffered some trauma, like an accident or injury that has caused a gap in your smile. Fortunately, there are options available for people in Fargo who have suffered tooth loss or might be facing tooth loss. One of the most common – and most successful – fixes, according to the American Dental Association, is a dental bridge, a prosthetic tooth or teeth attached to two existing teeth. The prosthetic device literally “bridges” the gap or space where the missing tooth or teeth used to be.
There are a couple of different types of bridges:
- In a fixed bridge procedure, your Fargo dentist attaches a prosthetic tooth or teeth between two existing teeth that serve as anchors. The dentist may need to remove some enamel by grinding or filing down the two anchor teeth in order to attach the bridge. This is considered a permanent procedure because only your dentist can remove the bridge.
- An implant bridge is also a permanent procedure. In this procedure, the dentist would install two implants directly into your jawbone; these two prosthetic devices serve as the anchors for your bridge.
- A removable bridge is actually a partial denture made specifically for you. It can be taken in and out by you as you see fit.
Most bridges are made from ceramic, porcelain, metal alloys, or some combination of these materials. Your dentist will help you decide what is best for your needs.
The important thing to remember, however, is that you don’t have to continue living with tooth loss. A dental bridge can help restore your smile and, with it, your self-esteem.
If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Fargo, ND, or you are seeking more information as to how a dental bridge can help you, contact Dr. Jon Anderson or Dr. Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental Center. Call (701) 232-1368 to make an appointment today.