The longevity of your porcelain veneers greatly depends on how well you take care of them. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL offers some suggestions for properly taking care of your porcelain veneers.
Good Oral Care at Home: Brush and floss daily with a nonabrasive toothpaste containing fluoride. Good oral care at home helps prevent periodontitis which can cause your gums to recede. Veneers are placed right at the gum line. If your gums do start to recede the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.
Avoid excessive force: No biting your fingernails, hairpins, ice or hard candy. These types of things can break or dislodge a veneer.
No clenching and grinding your teeth: By grinding your teeth your veneers can be chipped or broken due to the force generated by these actions. If you suffer from bruxism at night, talk to one of the doctors at Advanced Dental Group about a night guard to protect your teeth and veneers.
Steer Clear of Staining Foods and Drink: Although porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining the cement used to hold them in place can stain over time. Try to avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine and tobacco.
Contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 for more information on porcelain veneers or to make an appointment. Visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Crowns have several uses such as to protect a weak or broken tooth. Also, crowns are used to cover a large filling or help support a bridge. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL lists the top 10 advantages of crowns.
- Tooth colored restoration – Porcelain and composite crowns have the look and feel of natural teeth.
- Durable – Last up to fifteen years depending on their care.
- Stain Resistant – Made from porcelain
- Cosmetic – Improve the look of broken, cracked or discolored teeth
- Non-slipping – Crowns are cemented or anchored in place
- Protection – Crowns protect the tooth from further decay
- Restorative – Restores full function of your damaged tooth
- Comfort – Stable and do not irritate gums like partial dentures.
- Speech – Missing teeth and dentures can affect speech. Crowns replace the missing teeth and do not slip around, making speech sound more clear.
10. Confidence – Damaged, discolored or missing teeth causes confidence issues. Crowns help to make your smile beautiful again.
If you have a broken, chipped, stained or damaged tooth, and want more information on tooth colored restorations contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872. Visit their website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
A root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria. When a root canal becomes infected it can die. At this point you will begin to feel pain and pressure in and around the infected tooth. This is your first sign that you will need root canal therapy. Without treatment the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss.
What is root canal therapy?
When the damaged pulp in the root canal of the tooth is cleaned out of all the diseased pulp and the canal is reshaped. Next, the canal is filled with material to prevent recontamination of the tooth. Lastly, the tooth is permanently sealed with a post or crown.
A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
If you are experiencing tooth pain and feel you might have an infected root canal, contact Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
Cosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve. Whether you are interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL offers some information on the cosmetic procedures they offer.
Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.
Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth. In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.
Snap on Smile – a multi-purpose restorative appliance that is removable and requires no shots, no drillings and no adhesives.
Invisalign – The invisible way to straighten teeth. Using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners.
Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call the Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit their website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
Porcelain crowns and bridges are cosmetic dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, crowns and bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL specializes in crowns and bridges and would like to offer some insight into this popular procedure.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
A crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues. As with bridges, crowns can be made of porcelain.
When would I need a crown?
- To attach a bridge
- Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
- Protecting weak teeth
- Fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal
Crowns and bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your crowns and bridges could last a lifetime!
Contact Advanced Dental Group for an appointment at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
A Snap-On Smile is a dental resin form that fits over your own teeth to give you a new beautiful smile. It is thin, undetectable and yet extremely strong. There is no drilling, shots or pain. Just two visits to your dentist’s office. And the best part of all, it’s affordable.
With Snap-On Smile you can eat and drink, they act just like natural teeth. It can be something you use temporarily or make it a permanent fixture to your smile. You can get Snap-On Smile for your upper and lower teeth. You will be able to cover, worn, chipped, broken and stained teeth.
How Does it Work?
During your first dental visit you will pick the style and shade. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth. You will come back in about 3 weeks for a final fitting and you can wear your Snap-On Smile home!
Don’t wait to get that beautiful Hollywood smile you have always dreamed of, contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. According to Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL dental implants are ideal options for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
What do Dental Implants Do?
- Replace one or more teeth
- Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Types of Implants
- Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.
- Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s
Dental Implants vs Dentures or a Bridge
Esthetically dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.
Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.
Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.
The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Ideally you need to be in good oral health and have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. In addition you will need healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease.
To learn more about Dental Implants contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
Porcelain veneers offer superior benefits over other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental crowns or braces. The fingernail-thin shells, which are adhered to the front surface, solve a myriad of aesthetic problems with just one treatment. Here is a list of the top 10.
- Natural looking – Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the look, luster, and feel of enamel.
- Whiten – When adhered to the front surface of your teeth, veneers you’re your teeth look instantly whiter.
- Straighten – Veneers offer a great alternative for patients with crooked teeth who do not want to endure the process of having their teeth straightened with dental braces.
- Fix – Veneers can fill in and improve the look of teeth that are chipped or broken.
- Fill in gaps – Veneers can be customized to repair smiles with unsightly gaps.
- Youthful – A whiter, brighter, more lustrous smile can immediately you’re your face a more youthful appearance.
- Conservative – Unlike other cosmetic procedures that require removing a large portion of healthy, natural teeth, veneers can be applied with little alteration.
- Protection – Once applied, the veneers also serve to provide a protective shield to the front surface of teeth.
- Stain resistant — Porcelain is stain resistant, which will make your smile stay brighter and whiter longer.
- Gum friendly – Gum tissue is not irritated by porcelain.
For more information on porcelain veneers or any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, contact Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, Florida at 561-689-0872.
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign may be right for you.
Upon an initial examination, your dentist will decide if Invisalign is right for you. They will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates the dentist’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. The aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.
For more information on Invisalign contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit our website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.
The doctors at Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL understand that pregnancy puts womens’ bodies through a lot of changes, however most women are unaware of the fact that pregnancy can affect their dental health as well. Most changes are associated with a surge in hormones (estrogen and progesterone), which can intensify the way gum tissue reacts to plaque. A build up of plaque can turn into gingivitis that, if not treated, can become periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease. Most women will get a certain degree of “pregnancy gingivitis” while pregnant, but it can be prevented or be less severe by keeping teeth clean, flossing, and eating healthy. Another dental complication pregnant women are at risk of developing is pregnancy tumors. Pregnancy tumors are inflammatory, non-cancerous growths that develop when swollen gums become irritated. Most of the time these tumors are left alone and usually shrink on their own after baby is born; however, if a pregnancy tumor is uncomfortable or getting in the way of dental hygiene, your dentist at Advanced Dental Group may decide to remove it. If oral health is neglected, bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the gums and travel to the uterus developing the production of chemicals called prostaglandins which can induce premature labor. If you are unsure about your dental health and are planning to get pregnant, call the Advanced Dental Group at (561) 689-0872 to understand what dental health procedures you should follow to keep you and your baby healthy.