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    Reasons to Consider Replacing Missing Teeth

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Your oral health is important to your overall wellbeing, which is one of the reasons you should take good care of your mouth by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. Dental issues, such as missing teeth, can affect how you feel about yourself as well as your oral health. If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, there are a number of options available to you such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Keep reading to learn why you should consider replacing your missing teeth.

    In today’s image-conscious world, a smile that is missing a tooth can attract unwanted attention. You don’t have to go through life being embarrassed about your smile, as advances in dentistry offer you many choices for temporary and permanent tooth replacement. In addition to the everyday aesthetic concerns that missing teeth present, there are also long-term reasons to investigate replacing your missing teeth. The absence of even one tooth can cause your other teeth to shift, resulting in a crooked smile. Even missing a tooth in the back can lead to changes in your face and smile that make you appear older than you are.

    Bone Health
    Over time, the bone where your missing tooth once was has a tendency to shrink. This process, known as resorption, causes your jaw bone to lose mass. Resorption only gets worse as time passes, and can eventually make it impossible to even wear a removable denture. The gums that cover that bone will also start to shrink, which can affect the health of neighboring teeth. In addition, bone loss can cause your smile to change and give your face a sunken, older appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevents bone loss, as the implant is attached directly to the bone itself.

    You can show off your mouth full of pearly whites every time you smile after your dental restoration procedure at West Chester Dental Arts. Contact us at (610) 696-3371 to learn how we can help you get your beautiful smile back the way it once was.

    The Importance of Dental X-Rays

    Last updated 5 months ago

    It’s easy to see if you have a piece of food stuck in your teeth, but it’s nearly impossible to see with the naked eye if you have a cavity or other dental problem. That’s why dentists use x-rays to get a thorough overview of your oral health.

    During your dental examination, your dentist may recommend that you have x-rays taken. X-rays can show cavities that are lurking between teeth or being hidden by fillings. They can also reveal infections, periodontal disease, abscesses, and even tumors. Spotting these dental problems early can save you time and prevent them from getting worse.

    At West Chester Dental Arts, we utilize the latest imaging technology to get a clear and comprehensive picture of your oral health. Call our office at (610) 696-3371 to learn more about our dental practice, and to schedule an appointment for your next routine exam.

    Why More Adults are Turning to Invisalign

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Every person is unique and different, and not everyone is born with a mouth full of straight teeth. Whether you have always been unsatisfied with your smile, or you have noticed changes in your teeth in recent years, it might be time to consider Invisalign. The Invisalign system is discreet, comfortable, and effective, making it the perfect choice for adults who don’t want their orthodontic treatment to interfere with their normal lives. Keep reading to learn more about why Invisalign is becoming the choice of so many adults.

    The Clear Alternative
    There was a time when braces were just for teenagers, and when undergoing orthodontic treatment meant having a mouth full of metal. Times have changed, however. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic that is nearly invisible. That means you can go about your day speaking and smiling without feeling self-conscious about the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can give you more confidence at work and in your personal life, and should result in a smile that’s more beautiful than ever.

    A Convenient Fit
    With traditional metal braces, you have to deal with brackets and wires that can poke against your cheeks and irritate your gums. You also have to consider your lifestyle choices, as it’s unwise to eat and drink certain foods and beverages when you have metal braces. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are completely removable so you can eat and drink whatever you want. Plus, without any metal to irritate you, your Invisalign experience will be comfortable and convenient.

    A Healthy Mouth
    Many adults choose Invisalign because it’s easier to keep your mouth clean and healthy than it is with traditional braces. Because the Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss as you normally would. It’s also easy to make sure your aligners stay clean as well.

    If you have been considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign, what are you waiting for? Call West Chester Dental Arts of Pennsylvania at (610) 696-3371 to schedule an appointment with our friendly dental team. We strive to provide personalized and comfortable care to all of our patients.

    A Look at the Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, white teeth. If you want to improve your smile, talk with your cosmetic dentist about what you’d like to achieve. Whether it’s a whiter smile or fixing chipped or gapped teeth, there is likely a cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s right for you. Many people have turned to cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance along with their self-confidence, from celebrities to businesspeople and young professionals. Read on for a look at a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

    Teeth Whitening
    Heredity, age, lifestyle choices, and certain medications can all contribute to your teeth not being quite as white as you’d like. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, and can be done at home or right in your dentist’s office. You can have your teeth whitened before a special occasion such as a wedding, job interview, or a first date, or have it done because it makes you more confident in your smile.

    If you have a chipped tooth, it can make you feel self-conscious about opening your mouth to speak, smile, or eat. Dental bonding is a process in which your dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to cover up an imperfection, bonding it directly to your existing tooth. Bonding makes your tooth stronger, and because the resin is carefully matched to the color of your natural teeth, it has a natural appearance. It can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth.

    Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of tooth-colored material that are attached directly to the front of your teeth. They are a great option for people with discolored teeth that do not respond to bleaching, as well as people with crooked or misshapen teeth. Veneers are specially designed to resemble natural tooth enamel for a smile that will dazzle everyone.

    West Chester Dental Arts is proud to offer these cosmetic dental procedures and more to our patients in the West Chester area. Call our office at (610) 696-3371 to make an appointment to discuss your smile goals with one of our dentists. You deserve to have a smile that you’re proud to show off.

    Meet Maria Abraham, Your Dental Hygienist

    Last updated 5 months ago

    At West Chester Dental Arts, our entire dental team is dedicated to taking great care of your teeth and gums. From the moment you walk in our door, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed knowing that you’re in good hands with the best in the business. Maria Abraham is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a valued member of our team. She graduated from Neumann College in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education, but soon discovered that she was looking for something different in her professional career. After graduating from Harcum College with an AS in Dental Hygiene in 2007, Maria was ready to make a difference in patients’ lives. You’ll find her educating our patients on the importance of good dental hygiene. Outside the office, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family. You might even see her stretching in between appointments, since Maria is also a certified yoga instructor!

    Let our entire dental team be on your side when it comes to good oral health. Call West Chester Dental Arts at (610) 696-3371 to make an appointment, and visit our website for a quick look at the comprehensive list of dental services that we offer.

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