Category: Missing Teeth

Q&A: Customizing Implant Restorations And Bridges

We have discovered that when patients are venturing toward tooth replacement, they are often most anxious about how the finished product is going to look. Granted, regaining the ability to enjoy a full diet of food choices and the ability to articulate one’s words clearly is absolutely wonderful. However, nobody wants these benefits at the cost… Read more »

Quiz: Is A Dental Bridge For You?

As you maneuver your way through your tooth replacement options, you may find yourself flip flopping a bit. Making up your mind when considering how to complete your smile after tooth loss may require some serious thought, asking a lot of questions, and ultimately, figuring out what works best for your needs. If you have… Read more »

Dental Bridge Benefits

When you take a look at the open space in your smile, you may experience a variety of reactions. Many patients feel embarrassed by the new appearance of their smile, some are extremely frustrated by the challenge that tooth loss presents when it comes to dental hygiene, and others feel most upset by the changes… Read more »

Why You Need An Implant

The dental field is always developing new and improved ways to keep your mouth in a healthy state. Having missing teeth puts you at a disadvantage in many ways. You can’t eat what you want. You’re embarrassed to smile. And your oral health is affected in various ways. To keep your mouth healthy, dental implants… Read more »

Dental Bridge Basics: Your Questions

If you have a single open space in your mouth, you are probably not feeling your best about your smile. Feeling disappointed in your teeth can come in many forms. First, you may feel shy or embarrassed about allowing others to see your teeth, which can affect your ability to speak with friends and loved… Read more »

Why We Lose “Permanent” Teeth

Ideally, tooth loss should only happen once in life—when you’re baby teeth fall out to make room for their permanent replacements. The reality, however, is that a large majority of adults will lose at least one permanent tooth in their adulthood, and unfortunately, it will not grow back. The fact that they are often referred… Read more »

How to Stop Facial Collapse Following Tooth Loss

The reason why restorative and oral surgery procedures are often necessary is because, in most cases, damage to your teeth and oral structures is permanent. Sometimes, the effects of an issue can continue long after you’ve treated it. For instance, tooth loss can affect the health of your jawbone and remaining teeth even if you… Read more »

Could You Be At Risk for Dry Socket?

Tooth extractions are fairly commonplace in modern dentistry. There may come a time when your tooth is too damaged to be saved and the best option will be to remove it. After a tooth extraction, it is imperative that you follow your doctor’s orders regarding aftercare, or risk a painful and often debilitating condition known… Read more »

Dental Implants vs. Fixed Bridges

The disadvantages of tooth loss extend beyond the obvious oral health problems.  It also results in loss of confidence, and possible problems with eating and speech.  You don’t have to live with that embarrassment.  High quality dental implants at our Cerritos, CA practice may be the optimal choice for replacing missing teeth. 

Are Dental Implants the Most Cost Effective Option for Missing Teeth?

The effects of tooth loss can be devastating for adults of all ages.   Dental implants can restore your missing teeth and your confidence.   If you are considering restorative treatment, dental implant cost may be your biggest concern.   At our Cerritos, CA practice, we offer high quality implants that are a great investment in your continuing… Read more »