A dental implant offers a replacement for your tooth roots that helps ensure a long-lasting and durable solution for missing teeth. But what about the parts people see when you smile? In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we use custom-made restorations to provide a new chewing surface that looks great and lasts for years to come!
As children, we understood that it was natural to lose our baby teeth and develop adult teeth, but as adults, the set we have is the only there is, and if a tooth were to be lost or extracted, we could not naturally replace it. Because of this notion, we make an effort to practice excellent preventive care at home as well as by attending routine dental visits. The truth of the matter is, however, that sometimes it is necessary to have a tooth removed when it comes to preserving your oral health. The trouble does not stop there, however, as a missing structure can actually be a detriment that causes a host of other concerns. For these reasons, your Ankeny, IA dentist at Peddicord Family Dentistry wants to inform you of the importance of replacing lost teeth.
If you lose most of your teeth, or even all of them, there is still hope to obtain a full and functional smile again, even one that looks natural! In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is looking at the process of crafting and placing a full denture, whether removable or held in place with dental implants!
What if you have tooth loss too severe for a bridge, but not major enough to require a full set of dentures? In these scenarios, our team may suggest a partial prosthetic. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains the benefits of a partial, and looks at how we design and craft them to ensure a lifelike appearance!
When you develop even minor tooth loss, the health of your smile could suffer, as well as your smile’s overall appearance. In order to treat minor tooth loss and improve the beauty and function of your smile, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will offer a dental bridge. We’re going to explain how we create one that fits comfortably and looks natural!
Bright, white teeth can be vital to your ability to maintain a confident, healthy, and youthful appearance. Unfortunately, many popular food and drink products that we enjoy can leave behind stains that start to make our enamel dull and discolored. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help you fight these stains through a custom teeth whitening treatment. Your dentist will provide you with a kit that contains potent whitening agents as well as trays that are used to make their application easier. Over a period of roughly two weeks, you can see results that exceed the kind of improvements that store bought whitening products can deliver. (more…)
We may not be attending big family dinners next week, but we will still be enjoying our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. However, many of our sides and desserts contain ingredients like sugar and starch, which could lead to tooth decay. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is explaining what you can do to help safeguard your smile!
When possible, we try to repair decayed, damaged, or infected teeth. This process often involves creating and placing lifelike fillings, inlays and onlays, or crowns. However, sometimes an issue arises that requires the extraction of a tooth instead. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain why some teeth need to be extracted.
While a filling is a great way to address most cases of tooth decay, sometimes we find patients need a more substantial solution. With a dental crown, we can address more severe restorative issues, from infections to major cracks or chips. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains how we create them, and what ensures your crown looks natural.
When you have serious pain in your smile, the cause could be an advanced case of tooth decay or an infected tooth. By avoiding treatment, you run the risk of losing the tooth altogether and developing more severe complications. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will look at how we help prevent tooth loss with a root canal procedure.