There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Lifetime Dental Health talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Barry & Dr. Love know that folks in Columbus like to be informed, so think of this as your personal guide to things that might end up in your mouth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!
Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, Oh My!
At some point in time, most of us will lose at least one adult tooth. The most common cause of tooth loss is gum disease, but it could also be an accident, a sports injury, or a cavity on steroids. Some people are even born without the ability to develop one or more adult teeth! Either way, the point is that most Columbus residents will one day face a decision: how do I replace my lost or damaged tooth? There are many ways fill a gap in your bite:
If you are looking for a dentist in Columbus, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the difference is, and how this will affect your dental care. At Lifetime Dental Health, we love to spread the word about all things dental, so here are the facts, straight from Dr. Barry & Dr. Love.