The world of cosmetic dentistry is constantly evolving and improving. New materials are being developed, new techniques are being perfected, and things we never even dreamed of twenty years ago are now common procedures in most general and cosmetic dentistry offices. But of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures available, none has received so massive an upgrade as dentures.
Dentures used to be clunky, imprecise, and time-consuming. They were held in place with adhesive glue that easily come unstuck. They were often a drastic departure from the patient’s previous bite pattern, which would result in an uncomfortable adjustment period as the jaw muscles realigned themselves. They required periodic adjustments for a secure fit, as well as to perform any denture repairs that may be needed. And the Continue reading
Did you know that no two sets of teeth are alike? Even identical twins have their own unique sets. One thing that our teeth all have in common is the need for caring family dentistry. Home dental care is not a new concept. The first plastic, nylon bristled toothbrush was invented nearly 80 years ago. Despite our best attempts to maintain our own dental hygiene however, there are some procedures beyond teeth cleaning that are best administered by caring family dentistry practitioners.
Over half of cosmetic dentistry patients are between the ages of 41 and 60. This is typically the age where a patient may be seeking a dental implant procedure. These procedures involve placing an implant into the bone Continue reading
Do you know when and where the first toothbrush was invented? If you said “West Virginia” you are quite wrong. Although there is evidence that toothbrushes were used many centuries ago in ancient China, the first tooth brush in Western culture was actually invented by a British prisoner named William Addis way back in 1780.
While imprisoned on charges of inciting a riot, Mr. Addis fashioned his fabulous dental hygiene invention using cattle bone and boar bristles. Even though many improvements on Mr. Addis’s toothbrush would be made over the next 150 years, the first modern toothbrush with nylon bristles would not hit the market until 1938.
Given the fact that it took over 150 years to evolve from bone and boar bristle toothbrushes to nylon toothbrushes, it is pretty amazing how much dental technology has Continue reading
Due to our good fortune, overall cosmetic dentistry procedures have changed exponentially since the days when Romans and Greeks would use crushed bone and shell just to clean their teeth. We can work to keep teeth that are affected by gingivitis or other gum diseases, but it was not until better alternatives came around that you could permanently replace teeth with dental mini implants. By inserting mini dental implants into your jaw and gums, you can have brand new teeth that will last longer than ever.
Cosmetic dental procedures can be an economical solution for more patients as the dental implant costs begin to go down. If you want to look and feel younger, and get your smile back, you can find a dentist for ne Continue reading