Restorative Dentistry

Problems with Piecemeal Dentistry

Most dentists offer what might be known as piecemeal dentistry. In this dental approach, a dentist looks at your teeth one by one, looking for problems. Then, when they find a problem, they fix it. Although this is a standard approach to dentistry, it’s not our preferred approach. That’s because it can lead to several [...]

Cracked Teeth Are Common and Can Destroy Your Smile

You might think that cracked teeth are relatively rare, but the truth is that they’re very common. Studies have shown that probably about two-thirds of people have a cracked tooth. And, a cracked tooth is the third most common cause of tooth loss, after gum disease and tooth decay. It’s important to understand how common [...]

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Fillings

For many decades, people knew the limitations of metal amalgam fillings, but didn’t really have good options to replace them. Now, though, modern technology has given us what some might think are too many options. When it’s time to get a filling, you can to choose between tooth-colored composite fillings and ceramic [...]

Having More Teeth Later in Life Reduces Your Dementia Risk

Many of us look forward to growing old--having the time and freedom to do what we want and live as we want. But there’s a shadow that hangs over our glowing dreams for our golden years: dementia. Dementia can make it hard, if not impossible, to enjoy the years we have left. But now a [...]

You Just Lost a Tooth. Should You Trust Your Dentist to Place an Implant?

When you lose a tooth, you shouldn’t just leave the gap in your smile. Not only does it look unattractive, it can also impact the health of your remaining teeth. A dental implant is the best option for replacing that missing tooth, but should you trust your current dentist to place the [...]

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