You know that look – the perfect Hollywood smile with white, straight teeth. Dental veneers are commonly requested by patients seeking that “perfect” smile.
It’s true that veneers can benefit people with stained or misaligned teeth. It’s also helpful when there are gaps between teeth or cracks.
Getting veneers is a permanent treatment that occurs over several steps. Removing a small amount of enamel prepares the tooth to receive the veneer and prevent the smile from a “bulky” look. Read more
There are two main types of dental extractions – simple and surgical. A simple one involves removing teeth that are easily seen and the dentist can reach without any issues. In many cases, a local anesthetic is use to reduce any discomfort.
The surgical one is when an incision is required to get access to the teeth to remove. This can occur when a tooth has not fully formed beyond the gum line or fractured below the gum line. For this procedure, general anesthesia is frequently used and may be done in a hospital setting.
Naturally, your dentist will do a simple extraction when it is possible. They are easier to do and have fewer negative effects but sometimes the more complicated one is needed for the best dental health moving forward.
Of course, only your Summerville dentist knows for sure, but there are some things parents can watch out for. Younger kids, aged 7-10, may need orthodontic treatment if they’ve been sucking their thumbs for a while or have upper teeth that stick out a bit. Read more
A new study of scuba divers found that almost half had dental problems that may be related to their diving. The increased pressure underwater resulted in some pain and even cracked fillings. Although it was a small group, it’s a good idea to see your Summerville dentist before scuba diving to ensure your teeth are in good shape.