Losing your teeth can hurt the function and health of your smile. You have trouble eating, feel less than confident about your appearance, and in some cases, develop an older appearance. However, our office can replace your lost teeth with a dental implant. You can once again enjoy a whole and beautiful smile.
October is here and with it the Halloween season. In Lubbock, TX, there are a number of fun Halloween-related activities happening in our community throughout the month. The entire family and even the family dog can enjoy a little spooky fun all month long.
Correcting your uneven teeth can benefit both your appearance and your oral health. However, sometimes you may need a little more than braces to ensure proper orthodontic treatment, such as a TAD. What are TADs? A temporary anchorage device, or TAD, can help the doctor make sure your smile correction proceeds smoothly and without complications.
Over time, our teeth can become coated in a layer of plaque. A byproduct of bacteria, plaque can lead to weakened tooth enamel, more visible teeth stains, and even gum inflammation. With gum inflammation comes a higher risk of developing gum disease. We can address the issue with periodontal therapy. What’s the difference between a dental cleaning and periodontal therapy?
Studies show that nearly 65 million people suffer from periodontal disease in the United State. Without treatment the disease can have a number of harmful effects on the smile, including the loss of your permanent teeth. What causes gum disease? How do you treat this disease?
People often wonder if they qualify for dental implants. After all, these are one of the most durable and lifelike options for replacing teeth. However, a patient must have enough jawbone tissue to support the new tooth. If they don’t, then the doctor may recommend a bone grafting procedure. Do you need bone grafting?
An uneven smile can hurt both your confidence and your oral health. While braces can provide a solution for misalignment, few people are excited to wear metal orthodontics for up to two years. However, there are ways of accelerating the amount of time you need to wear your orthodontics. Can PAOO™ straighten your smile in a fraction of the time?