Tooth Restoration

The Lifespan of a Dental Filling

When we share the news with a patient that they have dental decay that requires a filling, we typically get a lot of questions. “Will it hurt?”; “How long will it take?”; “Do I need shots?”; “What should I expect when getting a filling?” And they’re all relevant questions. But there’s one that so few people actually ask, and that is “How long will the filling last - forever?” Perhaps most people assume that once [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:23:34+00:00April 22nd, 2016|General Dentistry, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on The Lifespan of a Dental Filling

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Do you have a missing or severely damaged tooth? Don’t feel like smiling much? Having trouble chewing normally? Is your speech pattern different, maybe you’ve developed a lisp? Is the tune “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” running through your head? When you lose a tooth, there are more impacts to your smile than just a gap, although usually as odds have it - it seems to be located in a [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:52:06+00:00January 25th, 2016|Cosmetic Dentistry, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on Are Dental Implants Right for You?

PREVENTATIVE CARE DETERS ROOT DECAY

Diligent Preventative Oral Care and Regular Visits to Alabama Family Dentistry Can Deter Root Decay and Keep the Teeth in Baby Boomers Mouths BABY BOOMERS ARE KEEPING MORE NATURAL TEETH YET INCREASING RISK OF ROOT DECAY The baby boom generation, one of the largest age cohorts in our society, is now starting to enter the senior age group. We now have resources available to help people live longer, healthier and more active lives, and those medical [...]

By |2014-12-01T03:58:28+00:00December 1st, 2014|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease, Preventive Dental Care, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on PREVENTATIVE CARE DETERS ROOT DECAY

Why Symptoms of TMD Need to be Treated

Clicking, Popping, Headaches, Pain, Broken or Chipped Teeth? Alabama Family Dentistry Recommends Restorative Dentistry When TMD Impacts Your Teeth Have you noticed clicking noise when you chew, speak, or yawn? Or do you experience pain and discomfort when making those movements? Does your jaw ever feel “locked” after a wide yawn? You may be one of more than 15% of American adults with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) who suffer from chronic facial pain, including [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:36:17+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Dental Conditions, Preventive Health Care, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on Why Symptoms of TMD Need to be Treated

Do You Need A Crown?

Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations that people need on their teeth. The dentists at Alabama Family Dentists in Birmingham, Warrior, Sumiton and Gardendale are regularly asked the question, "Do I really need a crown?."  It is a perfectly reasonable question since crowns can be expensive and dental insurance doesn’t usually cover the complete cost. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that permanently covers teeth. They are frequently recommended because a dental [...]

By |2018-02-23T18:39:41+00:00August 28th, 2014|Dental Conditions, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on Do You Need A Crown?

The Benefits of Dental Mini-Implants

Dental implant technology has been steadily developing new techniques over the past few decades, and the newest technology of mini-implants offer some great benefits to patients. When dental implant technology was first developed it offered many benefits, but the procedure was complicated and expensive. In addition, not everyone who could afford implants was a good candidate because of bone health issues or their age. The much smaller implants eliminate most of these problems simply because [...]

By |2018-02-07T18:11:45+00:00January 20th, 2014|Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on The Benefits of Dental Mini-Implants

What are Acton Road, Warrior and Gardendale Family Dentistry’s Options for Tooth Restoration?

Acton Road Family Dentistry and its partner practices, Warrior Family Dentistry and Gardendale Family Dentistry, provide restoration dental services...But what exactly are those options and what do they entail? Commonly known as “fillings”, dental restoration is the repair of a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring it back to its normal shape, appearance and function. The names of the materials that are used to repair damaged teeth are often included in the name of the restoration [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:52:44+00:00April 16th, 2013|Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on What are Acton Road, Warrior and Gardendale Family Dentistry’s Options for Tooth Restoration?