The Remarkable Success Rate of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a full arch of dentures. Implant dentistry allows patients to achieve unrivaled stability in their prosthetic teeth while also preventing bone loss in the jaw. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer complete implants dentistry, which includes surgically placing your implant as well as attaching your implant restoration. Our office can even handle your dental implant repairs – although implant failure is quite rare!

When Your Teeth Grinding Needs a Dentist

Do you grind or clench your teeth? Some people do it when they are stressed. Others do it unknowingly while they are asleep. It is even common for athletes to do it during intense play. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later due to the damage it can bring to your oral health. While it may be a subconscious response, your teeth grinding habit can also be caused by an imbalanced bite or other dental issue that needs attention.

Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Braces

Are you an adult who wishes they had braces as a kid? Maybe you did undergo orthodontic treatment, but your teeth have shifted as you’ve aged? If you want a straight, healthy smile without wearing uncomfortable metal braces, you’ll want to consider a new approach to orthodontics using clear aligner therapy. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we proudly offer eCligners as a discreet and comfortable ways to straighten the smiles of adult patients.

Plaque and Tartar: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to plaque and tartar, you’ve likely heard the two terms together. However, contrary to popular belief, plaque and tartar are not the same thing. In fact, understanding their key differences can significantly impact the way you care for your teeth.

Tips to Combat Chronic Snoring

Nearly everyone will snore at one point or another in their life. Whether you have a bad cold or had one too many glasses of wine before bed, snoring can occur when there are any obstructions in the nasal passages or near the airway. Chronic snoring, however, means you snore more nights than not. In fact, some chronic snorers rarely go through a night without creating a rhythmic noise to announce their slumber.

Does Your Dental Problem Need Emergency Care?

Dental issues aren’t always predictable. Whether you woke up with sudden tooth pain or your child knocked out a tooth on the playground, you may need to see a dentist before your next scheduled visit. In fact, you may need to see a dentist immediately!

Dental Bonding is an Easy Smile Makeover

When you consider a smile makeover with your dentist, you likely imagine yourself undergoing lengthy, costly or invasive dental procedures to achieve a beautiful smile. The truth is, not all smile makeovers require a big sacrifice of your time and wallet. In fact, cosmetic dental bonding is one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile appearance, especially when you only need minor corrections within your front teeth.

The Win-Win Solution of Composite Fillings

When a tooth is damaged, it needs to be repaired. One of the most time-trusted ways to repair minor tooth damage, such as a cavity, is a dental filling. Past filling methods included amalgam, otherwise known as metal or silver fillings. Since these fillings can pose some risks to your appearance and health, modern dentistry now offers a more patient-preferred tooth repair with the use of composite resin.

Should You Ask for Sedation Dentistry?

Few people associate dental visits with relaxation. However, a stress-free and comfortable dental appointment is absolutely possible, even if you suffer from dental anxiety, sensitivities or physical limitations. Sedation dentistry has helped countless patients get the dental care they need and deserve. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist due to dread or fear, we invite you to consider the benefits of asking for sedation dentistry at your next visit.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers FAQ’s

Your smile holds remarkable power. Its appearance impacts how others perceive you as well as how you feel about yourself. But what if you don’t like how your teeth look? You are not alone. Whether it is a large gap, missized teeth or discoloration, a large majority of patients have unwanted flaws in the front of their smile. If your imperfect teeth are causing you to lose confidence or even hide your smile, please consider the cosmetic dental veneers as a game-changing solution.