Dental Implants: Myths vs Facts

Do you need a tooth replacement? You may know that a dental implant is one option for replacing a tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root system. It consists of a titanium post that is placed in the jaw bone with a crown attached to the top. A dental implant, when placed properly, will look and function …

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Do you struggle with self confidence? Life can be difficult enough without the added stress of worrying about how you look. It’s normal to feel self-conscious from time to time, but when you generally lack self confidence it can be debilitating to your daily life.  Does your lack of self confidence stem from your dissatisfaction with your smile? If you …

The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the top of the line tooth replacement option. If you have a tooth that is damaged, decayed, cracked, broken, or missing, a dental implant can replace it for a natural look and function. Even so, patients sometimes hesitate to agree to an implant for various reasons from cost to fear. But there are many reasons why dental …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Are you considering Invisalign for yourself or your child? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about this alternative orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign is beginning to rival braces in terms of popularity, cost, and effectiveness. If you’re on the fence about whether or not Invisalign is right for you or your child, here are some of the most …

Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Some people know that they grind their teeth—they might wake up in the morning with a clenched jaw or notice that they’re grinding their teeth while sitting at the computer at work. More often, patients have no idea that they grind their teeth because it occurs while they’re asleep at night. Unfortunately, teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can cause …

How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Silver Spring, MD?

There was a time when getting straighter teeth meant wearing metal braces for a few years. Luckily, we have many more options these days. There are ceramic braces that blend in with your teeth, sublingual braces that go on the backs of your teeth, and the most popular alternative to traditional braces: Invisalign. While braces straighten teeth through a system …

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Dental Implant vs Crown: Pros and Cons

When you have a dental health concern that needs more extensive treatment, like a broken tooth, your dentist will recommend several options. Dental implants and crowns are common solutions and each provides its own benefits. You may have to choose between the two since they both are used to solve similar problems. Here is a look at dental implants and …

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What You Should Know

In some cases, a bone graft is necessary to place a dental implant. There is a minimum amount of bone needed in order to secure an implant in place. If you don’t have enough bone, you can still get the implant after a bone graft. Here is what you should know about bone grafting. A bone graft is a procedure …

5 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Until relatively recently, cosmetic dental procedures were hard to come by. People were considered lucky if their teeth were healthy, even if those teeth were stained, crooked, or misshapen. Restorations such as crowns, metal fillings, and dentures were functionally and aesthetically displeasing, as dental technology did not allow them to look or act like natural teeth. Today, cosmetic dentistry is transforming …

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be quite embarrassing. Many cases, such as “morning breath,” are short lived and easy to correct. In some cases, though, bad breath can become chronic. If yours does not respond to brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, see your dentist as soon as possible. Chronic bad breath can be caused by many factors. Here are …