Month: February 2017

Is It Time for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Older teens and younger adults often can’t wait to grow up, but when it comes to wisdom teeth, that excitement doesn’t always transfer. Despite their name, wisdom teeth are not a rite of passage into adulthood, but rather a cumbersome nuisance that many people eventually have to remove. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the… Read more »

What Makes Dental Implants So Successful?

Of all the choices you have for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are among the most successful, enjoying an over 90% success rate since their introduction over 60 years ago. Patients who’ve received implants can feel the difference—the implanted posts that act as teeth roots help keep their dental prostheses as comfortable and secure as… Read more »

3 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

In the world of cosmetic smile improvement, few treatment options can achieve the same dramatic results in the same conservative manner as porcelain veneers. Even for patients who fear that they may need extensive smile correction, porcelain veneers can often benefit them by creating complete smile makeovers with just a single procedure. If you want… Read more »

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Most people are familiar with dental cleaning (also known as prophylaxis). If they follow their dentists’ instructions, then they should receive one at least once every six months. However, deep cleaning (or periodontal cleaning) is sometimes required for patients who exhibit signs of gingivitis or gum disease during their checkup. Also known as scaling and… Read more »