Dentists in Albuquerque

Treatment Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
01/03/2014

Treatment Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

In the previous blog entry, we discussed the paramount importance of replacing missing teeth in a timely manner to avoid issues that compromise tooth restorability such as supraeruption, tooth tipping, and bone loss. The various treatment options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, bridges, removable partial dentures, and flippers. These options offer significant functional, aesthetic, and cost…
Timely Replacement of Missing Teeth is Crucial
01/03/2014

Timely Replacement of Missing Teeth is Crucial

Loss of permanent teeth as a consequence of either elective or required extraction leads to many problems in the long run if a replacement prosthesis is not rendered in a timely manner. Aside from loss of the obvious loss of function and aesthetics, supraeruption of opposing teeth and the tipping of adjacent teeth pose serious problems when it comes…
Children and their Dental Needs
12/19/2013

Children and their Dental Needs

When it comes to health care, children have unique needs that may require specialized attention. This is certainly true when it comes to dentistry. The extensive knowledge that a pediatric dentist has about the specific concerns of children’s oral health can be tremendously valuable. A specialist in this area can keep an eye out for signs of…
Purpose of a Dental Sealant
11/08/2013

Purpose of a Dental Sealant

For patients with cavity prone teeth, a family dentist may recommend a dental sealant as an added layer of protection against continued tooth decay. This valuable treatment involves a thin layer of plastic that is placed atop the occlusal (chewing) surface of the tooth. Sealants are often used on the large molars at the rear of the mouth, which…