How do Dental Implants Work?

How do Dental Implants Work?

If for some reason you are missing a tooth or more, you have a few options. Some options include a bridge, full dentures, or partial dentures. You may also consider asking your dentist if you are a good candidate for dental implants. More and more people are opting for implants over dentures because they provide a more natural replacement for teeth. Unlike dentures, they are attached directly to the jawbone. Ideal candidates for implants are in good health and have healthy gums. You’ll also need a strong jawbone to be able to support the implants. What do they look like? One of the primary reasons patients opt for implants is because they look more like their natural teeth. The actual implant looks like a screw. It is attached to the jawbone to provide a replacement for the root of the tooth you are missing. These metal posts are made from titanium in most cases since it is unlikely to cause an adverse reaction when it’s attached to the jawbone and comes in contact with the gums. The Procedure for Placing Dental Implants You can discuss the possibility of the implant procedure with Dr. Spieler who can help you determine if you are a good candidate. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate, the procedure can be scheduled. In most cases, it can be done in the dentist’s office where you’ll be placed under local anesthesia. The process may take multiple visits to the dental office in Bala Cynwyd, PA. There are three basic phases including:       Placing Implants. First off, the implant is surgically...

How to Deal With a Cracked Tooth

Unlike a chipped tooth or a knocked-out tooth, a cracked tooth can often go unnoticed, especially if the tooth fracture is a very subtle one, like a hairline fracture. Sometimes they are so small they are difficult to see in an x-ray. A damaged tooth can lead to very serious consequences.  Signs of a Cracked Tooth Your dental team in Bala Cynwyd, PA recommends that you have your teeth checked if you suddenly start feeling localized pain whenever you bite into something. This is a common symptom of a damaged or cracked tooth. When your teeth are exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures, you may also experience pain.  What makes a tooth crack? You can sometimes crack a tooth just by biting into a hard object like candy, or by chewing on something hard like nuts. If you frequently grind your teeth, that can make them more vulnerable to fractures as well. Then too, anyone who has been involved in an accident can easily crack a tooth simply by the trauma associated with the force and impact of a hard object. People involved with contact sports often sustain tooth fractures that need to be dealt with. What should you do? If you suspect you may have a tooth fracture, you should schedule an appointment at Oasis Dental as soon as possible. There, Dr. Spieler will find which tooth has been affected, and how severe the fracture is. Then, one of our dentists will repair your tooth. Depending on the nature of the crack, the dentist can treat a cracked tooth using bonding, performing a root canal, or perhaps...
Dental Implants to Help Reclaim Your Smile

Dental Implants to Help Reclaim Your Smile

We all want to be comfortable in social situations. Sometimes missing teeth, gaps, and tooth decay can leave us less than confident. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for a less than glowing smile. Dental implants offer the promise of instantly restored oral health and a show-stopping smile. Let Dr. Spieler of Oasis Dental put the glow in your smile! Reclaim Your Smile While missing teeth, gaps, and decay are unattractive, they are also unhealthy. Even a single missing tooth can lead to bone loss, which can result in wrinkled lips, and a sunken mouth and jawline. Such imperfections can make us appear older than we are (and nobody wants that). Unfortunately, many conventional solutions cannot address these issues. Temporary dentures and bridges do little more than address the aesthetic and functional part of the issue. Dental Implants Dental Implants give you a stunning smile instantly, while also preventing further bone loss. An implant is an artificial tooth attached to a titanium post. Once they are placed, they have the ability to fuse with natural bone, restoring integrity and preventing further bone loss. Plus, they eliminate the need to worry about cavities. They are an affordable, permanent solution. So call your Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist and regain your smile...
Tooth Whitening: You Deserve a Radiant Smile

Tooth Whitening: You Deserve a Radiant Smile

Who can dispute the power of a beautiful white smile? Most of us want that radiant smile, but smoking and poor food choices can erode our smile’s shine over time. Luckily, professional tooth whitening has the ability to turn back the clock and give us the smile we once had. Professional tooth whitening can get you back the smile you want, surprisingly quickly. Oasis Dental offers you the option of using a customized at-home kit or having the procedure done right in our office. With our professional grade whitening treatments in the office, you can achieve impressive results in as little as an hour. The at-home treatment is also very effective, but it usually takes a few treatments to receive your desired results, and will be monitored by your Bala Cynwyd dental team. Over-the-counter (OTC) treatments promise to deliver amazing results, but use generic molds and weaker whitening solution. A generic mold such as those included in an OTC kit aren’t designed to fit your specific smile, which leaves room for missed teeth, poor results, and even irritation of the teeth and gums. OTC results are rarely comparable to the results achieved with a professional tooth whitening procedure. Affordable Tooth Whitening Many people believe that a professional tooth whitening treatment is costly. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Professional tooth whitening is surprisingly cost-effective and flexible at Oasis Dental. We give you the opportunity to have the procedure carefully done at our dental practice in combination with other services, or in the comfort of your own home. Dr. Spieler of Oasis Dental is committed to improving smiles....
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