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What You Need to Know About Correcting Overbites and Underbites

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Candice
Malocclusions can present many problems in your bite. Although people tend to be concerned about their aesthetics, overbites and underbites can impact a person more than just cosmetically. Over time, underbites and overbites have long-lasting ramifications and effects on the surrounding jaw structures and functions. Additionally, malocclusions bring psychological consequences to an individual. Consequences of Overbites and Underbites When you have underbites or overbites, you may have soft tissue trauma and lack of spaces between the teeth in addition to tooth wear. In mild forms of underbites and overbites, the dental effects may sometimes be unnoticeable, but if the malocclusion is more severe, the effects are more pronounced. The dental effects of malocclusions are a result of the excessive overlap of your lower and upper incisors. The lesser effects of malocclusions include chronic jaw joint pain, sleep apnea, and chronic mouth breathing. Fixing an Overbite and an Underbite A dental specialist may fix an underbite or overbite with braces or orthodontics alone. However, for more serious cases, orthognathic surgery is performed. Often, corrective jaw surgery may require a multi-specialty approach where an oral and maxillofacial team comprising of an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and even a general dentist work together to fix the problem. Before the surgery, the patient may receive braces to move the teeth gently to the proper position. The surgery is then performed to move the jaw. After moving the jaw, it is secured into place using screws or plates. In some cases, an oral surgeon may have to wire-shut the jaw for some time so that it remains firmly secured in the new position as the healing process continues. During and after healing, you will continue seeing the OMS team to see if the jaw alignment is proper. You may also continue to wear braces to move the teeth to the final position. Visit our OMS team today to get more information about malocclusion or overbite and underbite treatment options....
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What Is a Cone Beam Image

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Candice
Several modern techniques enhance the dentistry practice. These modern practices allow for the effective diagnosis and treatment of dental health problems. For our dentists to offer the correct treatment, they need to understand the root cause of a dental issue. Cone beam images are one of these techniques that our experts use to detect oral problems, to customize a treatment plan unique for each patient that visits our practice for treatment. A cone-beam image is an innovative and efficient scanning technology that allows our dentists to observe teeth, oral tissues such as gums and the tongue. A cone-beam image can also reveal the state of your nerve pathways. The image is in a 3-D format which allows for analysis of dental tissues and structures with ease at any angle and with a great amount of detail. How is a cone-beam image important for you The images produced after a cone beam imaging are clear, detailed and therefore enable our dentists to effectively devise an effective treatment option. We can monitor your dental health with ease, and can therefore identify underlying oral problems by visualizing structures and tissues in your oral cavity. Cone beam imaging is important when planning a surgical procedure. Our dentist can identify the state of your bone structure which is important before treatment such as dental implants and bone grafting. This will give you the best chance of receiving the right treatment for your condition. Visit our clinic for effective treatment Our dentists use available modern equipment to better prepare for your treatment. You can therefore be rest assured of receiving top-quality care for your condition. If you have any questions regarding any dental issue, you can give us a call to talk to an expert and schedule an appointment....
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What Are Dental Implants?

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Candice
Your dental health is important to achieving a bright smile, positive mental wellbeing, and overall wellness. When you cannot achieve a perfect smile, it might weigh heavily on your mind because you will always have anxiety when talking in public. You might be unable to achieve a perfect smile due to a missing or extracted tooth. The gaps left by a missing or lost tooth can impact your ability to smile, and the gaps can also lead to a deterioration of your gums and bone structure. Dental implants as a treatment for missing or extracted teeth Dental implants are one of the effective treatments solutions available for missing or extracted teeth. They replace your natural teeth, enabling you to enjoy proper dental health as though you still had your natural teeth. When you come to the clinic our dentist will screw in titanium-made root into your gum, which will act as a natural root, and offer a platform where the replacement teeth will rest on. Why are dental implants an excellent treatment solution? Dental implants safeguard the integrity of your jawbone which may have been compromised by gaps in your dental structure. They also strengthen surrounding teeth, which might shift in the gaps left by a missing tooth. You will therefore be able to improve or maintain your facial structure which can be lost with missing teeth. Get specialized treatment from qualified experts Getting a dental implant involves cutting into your gums. The surgical procedures involved make it paramount that you seek treatment from qualified and experienced professionals. At our practice, our dentists have the required level of expertise required to offer dental implant treatment for our patients. Call us for consultation and to book an appointment if you require dental implant treatment....
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All Posts:

What You Need to Know About Correcting Overbites and Underbites
4/25/2022
What Is a Cone Beam Image
4/11/2022
What Are Dental Implants?
3/21/2022
New dental technology for transforming smiles
3/7/2022
FAQs About Reconstructive Surgery
2/21/2022
An Oral Appliance May Treat Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms
2/7/2022
Signs You Need to Call Us for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
1/24/2022
A Deeper Look into Dental Bridges
1/10/2022
How to Make Sure Your Oral Surgery Recovery Goes Smoothly
12/23/2021
Are Implant Supported Dentures Better than Standard Dentures?
12/10/2021
When Might You Need To Get Jaw Surgery?
11/22/2021
Bone Cyst Tumor Treatment
11/8/2021
The Importance of Anesthesia During a Dental Implant
10/25/2021
Dental Bone Grafts
10/11/2021
How We Customize Mouth Guards for Your Specific Needs
9/21/2021
Your Diet Can Improve Symptoms of TMJ
9/6/2021
What to Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal
8/23/2021
How to Tell if the Bone Density of Your Jaw Is Dropping
8/9/2021
Talk with Us If You Struggle with Ringing in Your Ears
7/26/2021
Chewing May Start to Hurt if You Have a Dental Crack You Did Not Know Of
7/12/2021
Understanding the Oral Biopsy Process
6/21/2021
Do I Need to be Referred to an Oral Surgeon Through My General Dentist?
6/7/2021
How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
5/24/2021
Signs of TMD That Most People Do Not Think Of
5/10/2021
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
4/26/2021
What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
4/12/2021
Full Mouth Reconstruction
3/22/2021
What are the Signs of Dental Bone Graft Failure?
3/8/2021
What is Considered Dental Trauma?
2/22/2021
Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Mouthguard?
2/8/2021
Who is Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?
1/25/2021
What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
1/11/2021
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction
12/21/2020
Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
12/7/2020
What We Offer as Periodontal Services
11/16/2020
What Is an Oral Splint Used For?
11/9/2020
Oral Piercing Infections
10/19/2020
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
10/5/2020
Uses of an Oral Splint
9/21/2020
What to Do Should an Oral Emergency Arise?
9/7/2020
Benefits of Sleeping On an Incline After Oral Surgery
8/24/2020
Talk to Us if You Have Swelling In Your Mouth and a Fever
8/10/2020
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Ways We Can Help Treat TMJ Issues
7/7/2020
Why We Want To Help if You Have a Cleft Palate
6/22/2020
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
6/8/2020
Orofacial Pain is Not a Way of Life You Need to Struggle With
5/29/2020
Causes of Rough Skin Inside Your Mouth
5/15/2020
Is It Normal to Get Narcotics After Dental Surgery?
3/20/2020
The Point of Splitting Teeth for An Extraction
3/10/2020
Reasons Cheeks Often Swell After Any Oral Surgery Procedure
2/20/2020
Times Where a Custom Mouthguard Could Keep Your Teeth Safe
2/10/2020
Some Abscesses Need Our Attention to Treat
1/20/2020
When You Should Avoid Ice Following Oral Surgery
1/10/2020
Snoring is Actually a Symptom of Larger Problems
12/20/2019
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options We Can Provide
12/10/2019
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?
11/20/2019
Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2019
When a Tooth Cracks in Half, Can It Be Saved?
10/20/2019
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
10/10/2019
Crown Fractures Are Something to Call Us About
9/20/2019
Can X-Rays Show Oral Cancer?
9/10/2019
Foods to Keep Around During Oral Surgery Recovery
8/20/2019
Following an Auto Accident, We Need to Check Your Mouth if You Have Pain
8/10/2019
It Is Best to Turn to Us When You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/20/2019
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?
7/10/2019
Why We Sometimes Need to Help You Recover from an Oral Burn
6/20/2019
What Makes the Jaw Hurt
6/10/2019
Not All Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble as They Erupt
5/20/2019
Mouthguards Can Protect Your Teeth from Incidental Damage
5/10/2019
When Is a Bone Graft Considered Healed?
4/20/2019
What We Do During an Oral Biopsy
4/10/2019
Most Common Needs for Dental Crowns
3/20/2019
Is Oral Surgery a Requirement to Treat a Dental Abscess?
3/10/2019
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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