Dental Fillings

Cavities can develop for a number of reasons. Genetics, poor dental hygiene practices, and even some diseases can cause this common dental condition. Tooth decay begins with little holes that slowly develop into larger holes. Left untreated, cavities can eventually affect other teeth or tissue. Dental fillings are used to treat cavities by filling in the hole to protect the tooth from further damage.

Dental Implants: A Long-Lasting Dental Solution

Tooth loss can be a devastating occurrence because it affects both your appearance and the way your teeth function. Whether it’s due to injury, illness or aging, you shouldn’t have to live with gaps in your teeth. Advancements in dental implants have made them one of the most popular treatments for tooth loss due to their long-term success rate. If you’re suffering from one or more missing teeth, implants are an effective way to restore the look and function of your teeth.

Traditional Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants

In recent years, mini dental implants have gained some notoriety as an option to help anchor dentures. Some dentists like the idea because they are less invasive and are less likely to have complications with nerves and other surrounding structures in the jaw. Patients like the idea of mini implants because they are less expensive than traditional implants. I want to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each and why we should remain cautious about extent to which mini implants are being used.