Why You Should Replace Lost Teeth

Baby and wisdom teeth in garbage can. Removal of teeth in children and adults, concept.While it is never ideal to experience tooth loss, it can occur in adults if proper measures are not taken to preserve your oral health. In fact, loss can be the result of physical factors such as a dislodged oral structure, or even due to the spreading of disease such as decay or periodontitis. Regardless of the circumstance, it is imperative that once a structure has been extracted or lost, it is replaced so as to prevent further complications. At Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, we provide personalized dental care to the whole family, which is why we want our patients to know why it is important to replace a lost tooth.

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How Does a Cavity Form in a Tooth?

At some point in their lives, most people may have to deal with a cavity in one of their teeth. However, while they may be common, cavities aren’t always fully understood by those who experience them. Some people may underestimate what the cavity can mean for their oral health long-term, or fail to realize one has formed until it causes significant discomfort. Today, we take a closer look at how a cavity forms in your tooth, the potential implications of it if you leave it untreated, and why it’s important to deal with the cavity in its early stages. (more…)

Problems You May Face Due to Tooth Loss

After experiencing tooth loss, there are several additional problems that you may have to deal with in order to fully restore your smile. For example, you might require treatment to address the cause of your tooth loss, such as gum disease or other problems with your underlying oral health. Also, the loss of your natural tooth structure can also cause a number of different complications with the rest of your oral health. These can grow increasingly more severe the longer it takes to replace your lost teeth and restore your smile. (more…)

How to Enjoy a Newly Crowned Tooth in One Day

When a tooth is significantly damaged, or receives treatment for a severe case of tooth decay, the most effective way to restore its strength and integrity may be to place a custom-designed restorative crown over the tooth. Modern dental crowns are typically designed to closely mimic a tooth’s healthy, natural structure, both in its appearance and its ability to restore your tooth’s proper role in your bite function. However, during traditional dental crown placement, the process can take several weeks before you can enjoy your dental crown and newly restored tooth. With advanced CEREC technology, we can eliminate the wait time and help many patients enjoy their custom-designed dental crowns in just one visit. (more…)

When a Tooth Filling Doesn’t Have Metal In It

One of the biggest reasons why tooth fillings are among the mott popular dental treatments is because they’re designed to treat cavities, which affect almost every one at least once in their lives. With today’s modern tooth fillings, most cavities can be successfully treated without the use of traditional metal amalgam. Using a more biocompatible and natural-looking material known as composite resin, your dentist may be able to help you treat your cavity with a metal-free filling that blends in with your tooth’s natural appearance. (more…)

How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Instantly

When your smile develops one or more cosmetic blemishes, the overall impact to its appearance can have a negative influence on your overall self-confidence. Your smile is a major part of your overall appearance and one of the first things people notice about you. Therefore, wanting to improve one’s self-confidence is a common reason for seeking cosmetic dental treatment. With porcelain veneers, patients are often surprised at how much they can improve their smiles and how convenient the treatment process can be. For many people, porcelain veneers can provide nearly instant smile improvement results, even if they have multiple different concerns with their smile’s appearance. (more…)