It seems that nothing lasts forever, and with the passage of time you often start to think about those dental crowns that you had fitted all those years ago. Maybe it's time to replace? What situations could lead to a need to replace your crown?
How Long Should they Last?
It's important to realise that (for crowns that were fitted some time ago) the average life expectancy should be between five and 15 years.
Tooth loss doesn't have to mean that your days of smiling are over. If you have lost or are missing teeth, your dentist might be able to offer dental implant surgery. Below is a brief guide as to what you should expect if you choose to have dental implants, the surgical procedure and the different types of implant available.
Dental implants involve inserting an artificial tooth in place of a lost or missing tooth.
A bad bite is a condition where the upper and lower jaws severely misalign when the jaws are closed. This condition is also known as malocclusion. Bad bites can either be underbites, where the lower jaw protrudes over the upper one, or overbites, where the upper one significantly protrudes over the lower one. Other types are openbites or overbites. These conditions not only interfere with one's appearance but also lead to improper chemistry between your teeth and jaws, thereby hastening tooth wear.
A large number of young patients dread visiting their family dentist for simple dental procedures. For such patients, the thought of going through an oral surgery is more than frightening.
A parent is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that they make the thought of oral surgery less-frightening for their child(ren). Discussed in this article are answers to two questions that concerned parents often have in relation to pediatric oral surgery.
If you've eaten something particularly stinky or are having a bad-breath day after last night's curry, you may already chew gum to try to sweeten your breath. While you may think that it's simply the flavour of the gum that masks the smell of your mouth temporarily, chewing gum may have positive longer-term effects on how your breath smells. How can chewing gum help cure bad breath?
Chewing Gum Gives Your Teeth an Informal Clean