Archive for April, 2014
If the tooth fairy visits you as an adult, it’s usually less of a positive experience. After all, there’s no more teeth waiting in the wings for us, conveniently filling in the space left behind. Most adults lose their teeth as the result of dental disease, either periodontal (in the gums) or caries (in the teeth). Luckily, there are many dental plans that can work for replacing lost teeth. Here are two ways a dentist can help you out.
Four Warning Signs That It’s Time to See Your Family Dentist
- Bleeding Gums As KnowYourTeeth.com, a popular website for information on general and cosmetic dentistry procedures, writes, bleeding or sore gums may be a key indicat
Implant dentists specialize in reconstructing people’s smiles. They do this by surgically implanting a replacement root for a tooth whose natural root has decayed (or has been damaged) past the point of saving. That one implant can function as the root for more than one tooth, and an entire upper or lower set can be placed on as few as four strategically-placed implants.
The metal implant dentists use is titanium. Titanium is act
Cosmetic dentistry patients spend, on average, between $5,000 and $6,000 on procedures to improve their smiles. While those numbers may seem high all by themselves, it’s also important to note that those are the averages. A basic in-office whitening may only cost a hundred dollars or so, while full-mouth cosmetic dental procedures can easily crack five figures.
The main question most would-be patients ask first is: Do dental plans cover any of that cost? And, unfortunately, there’s no simple answer.
While nearly al