Replace Your Missing Tooth With An Implant

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If you have recently lost one of your teeth, you understand how immediate the effect of dental loss impacts your everyday life. While the esthetic change is obvious, simple functions you may previously take for granted are permanently altered. Because we rely on our teeth to form our speech, your voice may sound quite different. You can find yourself avoiding previously favorite foods that now risk harming the open gap in your grin. Because dental loss contributes to problems with the alignment of your bite, you now shift your jaw in awkward positions to attempt to complete your chewing. This repetitive stress on the joints can lead to a painful condition called temporomandibular disorder. To avoid these complications and restore the health and beauty of your smile, discuss your options for tooth replacement with your dental team.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we design and place custom prosthetics to help you regain your grin after losing a tooth. We can examine your mouth to determine if you are eligible for a dental implant. This unique prosthetic treatment restores stimulation from your bite to the jawbone, preserving it for years to come. The biocompatible nature of your implant post means the body’s tissues bind together, holding it in place permanently.


A Root Canal Relieves Your Tooth Infection

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If you develop a toothache that will not go away after a day or so, seek professional treatment right away. This symptom may indicate a dangerous infection that risks spreading to other parts of your body. Tooth infections result from bacterial deposits that take hold in the pulp chamber. When these deposits enter your bloodstream, they spread the infection systemically. This means that any injury that exposes the inside of your tooth to oral bacteria creates the risk of infection. Therefore we ask that you report any chip or crack to a tooth, no matter how superficial it may appear. We will inspect all injuries and determine the proper procedure for maintaining your oral health.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we understand how disruptive a toothache can be to your life. The simplest activities become impossible to concentrate upon until you receive relief. That is why we offer emergency services outside of your standard checkup schedule to examine any sudden concerns. If we detect foreign material in your tooth’s inner chamber, we will perform a root canal right away to clean and restore your injury. Because this procedure permanently alters the tooth’s outer structure, we will discuss restorative treatment with a dental crown to return your tooth’s shape and function afterward.


Enhancing Your Smile’s Shade

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Has your smile started to lose its original bright shade? If stains or discoloration are taking hold of your teeth, exploring your options for returning their original hue can satisfy you. Although most sources of dental staining have simple cosmetic effects, they may cause others to question your hygienic practices. This means that taking a proactive approach toward brightening your teeth can have quite the boost for your self-confidence. With the aid of a professional whitening treatment or set of porcelain veneers, we can quickly turn your smile around in one or two visits to our practice.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we complement our array of restorative services with cosmetic techniques to provide a full suite of dental options. That means you can count on us for your general cleanings, prosthetic needs, and treatments to lift your smile shade in the same office. In today’s blog, we explore the situations that call for teeth whitening or porcelain veneers to enhance your grin.


Better Sleep with a Nightguard

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Do you often wake up feeling as if you haven’t slept well, experiencing teeth sensitivity or jaw pain? At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we look forward to helping you achieve a better night’s sleep by making you a custom-fit nightguard. These are oral devices designed to promote a restful night’s sleep, protect your teeth, and alleviate jaw pain caused by conditions like bruxism. In today’s blog, we’ll explore how these thin plastic mouth pieces can significantly improve your overall oral health and quality of sleep.


Repairing Your Smile With A Dental Implant

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Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, a prosthetic replacement can help prevent or treat common frustrations that coincide with dental loss. Because our teeth help us form our speech, losing a tooth can strangely change the sound of your voice. This is another example beyond your appearance of how missing a tooth can challenge your self-confidence. If your open socket becomes rather sensitive, you also must avoid certain sharp or hard foods that can cause pain. Without prompt restoration, the gap in your grin invites neighboring teeth to drift inwards. This increases the misalignment of your bite, leading to higher instances of tooth decay, infection, and disease. That’s why losing a tooth is often followed by additional losses in short order. Fortunately, we can design a prosthodontic treatment to help you return your smile’s function and beauty.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we understand how difficult adjusting to life with a missing tooth can be. By examining your mouth and jaw, we can determine if you have the requisite bone density to hold a brand-new implant tooth. Inserting a titanium post directly into your open socket allows you to permanently hold an above-the-gum prosthetic securely in your bite.


Resolving Your Persistent Toothache

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When you wake up with a persistent ache in one of your teeth that will not go away within a day, seek treatment right away. Chronic toothaches are a common symptom of a dangerous infection that risks spreading to other parts of your body when left to fester. This condition results from an injury to your tooth’s enamel that exposes the sensitive inner chamber to the thousands of oral bacteria strains that live within your mouth. As bacteria take hold inside, the body’s inflammatory response swells your tissues which bump against sensitive dental nerves. This creates a pain that signals your tooth is in danger. Fortunately, we can take an X-ray of your mouth and determine if root canal therapy is necessary to remove all foreign material inside your tooth’s chamber.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we know that tooth injuries can happen at any time. That’s why we offer emergency appointments on short notice to get you the help you need. When you report your pain to your staff, we will give you detailed instructions on caring for your injury before arriving at our office. After treating your initial pain, we can explore any additional treatments to restore your smile’s function and appearance.


Cosmetic Solutions For Removing Smile Stains

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Is your smile as bright as you would like it to be? If you have been wondering about ways to return its original bright shade, cosmetic dentistry can offer a variety of useful treatment options! If your teeth are taking on staining and starting to become a bit yellow, we could design a custom solution to help dial in the shade you desire. While stains on your teeth are often not reflective of your overall oral health, they can cause others to question your oral hygiene. But with timely cosmetic treatment, you can restore your confidence in your grin by lifting those superficial marks. If this approach sounds attractive, we invite you to explore the benefits of professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneer treatment!

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we understand the central role your smile plays in your appearance. This is why we focus on cosmetic treatments in addition to our preventive and restorative dental services. By combining care for your oral health as well as your looks, we can offer a more wholistic approach to your total wellbeing. Although certain over-the-counter products may seem convenient, our professional experience can help guarantee the results you are looking for.


Dental Implants Help Restore Lost Teeth

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If you have recently lost one of your teeth, you understand how abrupt the changes to your everyday life can be. Activities you once took for granted now require more sensitivity than before. You may find yourself avoiding previously favorite foods that could injure the open socket in your smile. Because our teeth help form our speech, your voice can begin to sound different to yourself and others. Without replacement, your remaining teeth may drift into the open area, causing significant misalignment of your bite. As your bite misaligns, you may strain your jaw, creating serious tension, pain, and soreness that can lead to TMJ disorder. Because dental misalignment can wear down the surfaces of certain teeth, you even become more at risk for developing cavities and gum disease.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer restorative solutions to missing teeth in the form of implant dentistry. By measuring the dimensions of your oral structures, we can create a prosthetic that anchors to your jawbone to recreate your lost tooth. A crown placed at the top of your implant can mimic the original appearance of a tooth and blend seamlessly with your smile. Enjoy an esthetic and functional return to form with the aid of your new dental implant.


Emergency Relief For Your Toothache

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If you wake up with a constant toothache that will not go away after more than a day, please give us a call right away. This is a common sign of a dangerous infection that left alone, risks spreading to other parts of your body. We can grant an appointment to X-ray your problem tooth and determine if bacterial deposits are present in the tooth’s inner chamber. If so, root canal therapy can remove all foreign material to end your body’s painful inflammatory response. This brings instant relief and allows you to begin healing. Because this process alters the surface of your tooth, we also plan restorations that help you regain your tooth’s form and function.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we are standing by to help you in your time of need. While routine dental checkups can detect common oral threats like cavities or gum disease, an infection needs to be treated right away. That’s why we see you outside of your normal visitation schedule to offer immediate care. When your infection is under control, we can discuss methods for preventing future outbreaks.


Treating TMJ Disorder With A Mouthguard

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What steps do you take to protect your smile? Your daily oral hygiene habits help remove plaque that builds on the surface of your teeth. This forms your basis for protection against tooth decay, gum disease, and other common threats. But what can you do about the danger that occurs while you are asleep? If you wake up each morning with pain or stress in the joints of your jaw, you may experience a condition called TMJ disorder. Without treatment, TMD causes severe difficulty opening and closing your mouth properly while presenting pain throughout your day. This can stall your ability to go about your day as you constantly stop to deal with your mouth pain. By speaking with your dentist, we can examine your situation and provide a non-surgical treatment to grant relief. With the help of a custom, BPA-free, mouth guard, you can gently slide your jaw into a more comfortable position while you sleep. This helps take hours of stress off your joints to allow you to wake feeling refreshed.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we look forward to helping you treat your TMJ condition. When you have better control over your ability to open and close your mouth, you can enjoy eating, speaking, and laughing once again. Because this problem is associated with the constant grinding of your bite, we can also create restorative treatments to repair your smile and build back its height.