Is there a gap in your smile that’s making it harder for you to eat, speak and laugh like you used to? Dental implants in La Mesa are often a great option for replacing missing teeth in a way that keeps the mouth and jawbone healthy and strong. But what if more than one tooth is gone? How many implants will you need? The answer to that depends on what type of dental prosthesis you get; here are 3 restorations that can be supported by implants so that you can get back to enjoying life to the fullest.
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July 25, 2019
June 24, 2019
If someone has told you that you snore recently, your first reaction may be embarrassment. But you should also be concerned about the implications it might have for your health. Sometimes, snoring is more than just an annoyance; it can also be a sign of a severe sleep disorder that can have life-threatening complications. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea in La Mesa – and why it needs to be treated as soon as possible.
May 31, 2019
Often, the health of the mouth and body are viewed separately, but did you know they are actually intertwined? Your mouth is often referred to as the gateway to your general health. Certain dental issues can compromise your overall well-being. As a result, it is more important than ever you visit your dentist in La Mesa regularly for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, even with the best care over the years, you can develop oral health issues that require the skills of a prosthodontist to restore a healthy smile.
April 23, 2019
Besides brushing and flossing at home, the American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. You know the appointments are necessary to protect the health of your teeth and gums, but did you know there is another reason to schedule a visit? Routine care is vital for the early detection of oral cancer. Not only can a general dentist perform the screenings but also your prosthodontist in La Mesa, Dr. Peter F. Johnson.
March 23, 2019
Although ever-changing innovations in dentistry make it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer, tooth loss remains a common problem. In fact, at least 35 million Americans do not have any natural teeth. Dentures in La Mesa are a convenient and effective solution to rebuild your smile. While you may believe they are all the same, there are various types of dentures that can be used to replace your missing teeth. Each one provides several benefits to improve your daily life.
February 17, 2019
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or teeth? You may be unconsciously grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep. Also known as bruxism, it can cause lasting oral health concequences and significant changes in your quality of life. You can protect your smile or reverse the damage with the help of your prosthodontist in La Mesa.
January 4, 2019
With the start of the new year, you deserve to head into the upcoming months looking and feeling your best. Unfortunately, there is one thing standing in your way of feeling confident. Over the years, your smile has lost its luster. Now, you hide behind discolored and stained teeth. No matter how severely your teeth have darkened, your prosthodontist has the solutions you need. Besides traditional teeth whitening, there are other options to restore a bright smile, like porcelain veneers in La Mesa. With the right treatment, you can eat, speak, and smile without any concern.
December 29, 2018
Ectodermal dysplasias are a group of rare genetic disorders that affect roughly 1 in 17,000 people. They consist of various birth defects that may not become apparent until after a baby grows. Although it commonly affects the skin, hair, and nails, it can also impact the teeth and oral structures. If the defects are not corrected, it can lead to developmental delays, as well as health and quality of life concerns. To correct them, you need the help of a qualified prosthodontist in San Diego who has experience treating the condition.
November 7, 2018
If you are among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth, you have likely chosen a traditional form of tooth replacement, like a bridge, denture, or partial. Although it completed your smile, it did not restore your quality of life. While they are effective and convenient solutions, you still cannot enjoy your favorite foods and you deal with certain disadvantages, like slipping and irritation. What if you could enjoy a treatment that closely looks and functions like your natural teeth? Now, you can with dental implants in San Diego.
October 28, 2018
The end the year is quickly approaching. As you spend time shopping for the perfect gifts and creating your New Year’s resolutions, do not forget about the health of your smile. On December 31st, your insurance benefits expire. If you do not use them, you will lose the opportunity to keep your smile healthy for affordable rates. To save money while achieving optimal oral health, schedule an appointment with your prosthodontist in San Diego, Dr. Peter F. Johnson.