We know that dealing with issues with your oral health can be emotional and overwhelming. It can lead to years of avoiding routine oral care and receiving needed treatment to improve your smile. For some patients, the hardest part of the journey to restoring their oral health is picking up the phone and scheduling the first appointment. However, once they do and they see their smile for the first time, the joy they feel makes it all worthwhile. We want to share a patient video that shows one of our recent patients and his feelings when he saw his smile for the first time. Click here to watch the video and learn more.
Have we recently recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, but you have postponed scheduling the appointment? We know that an unfamiliar treatment can be a little intimidating, but a dental crown is a common treatment. In fact, there is a good chance you or a loved one will need a dental crown treatment at some point. We want to give you more information about this common treatment so you might better understand why you need it and to help you feel more comfortable with the process. Continue reading to learn more.
Have you recently learned you need to have a tooth replaced? There are any number of reasons why we may recommend a tooth replacement, such as severe decay, gum disease, trauma to the mouth, aging, side effects from medication or illness. No matter the reason, choosing a tooth replacement option can be overwhelming. We want to ensure our patients have the knowledge and confidence to choose a tooth replacement that is best for their lifestyle and budget. At Rivercrest Family Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options and are here to help you every step of the way during the treatment process. We may recommend a treatment such as:
It can be disheartening and upsetting to experience tooth loss. Oftentimes, when we think of tooth loss we imagine the cause being severe decay, and while that is a common reason for tooth loss, it is not the only cause. Some patients may lose a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, severe facial trauma, a medical condition, and even certain medications. Patients can be left feeling self-conscious even if the tooth is not easily visible. We encourage our patients to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible, not only for aesthetic purposes, but due to the negative impact it can have on your oral health.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement? It can be overwhelming dealing with the emotions of losing a tooth and needing to choose a tooth replacement option at the same time. We are here to help you every step of the way in making a choice that will be beneficial for your lifestyle and your budget. We offer one replacement option that we recommend to every patient because of the natural appearance as well as the high level of function in the mouth — dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about dental implants and if you would be a candidate for treatment.
Many patients choose dental implants for the longevity and permanent nature of the finished product. If treated and cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime.