It can be puzzling when a tooth feels loose without actually being loose — with the surface of the tooth feeling slightly mobile, while the tooth itself remains securely rooted in your jaw. But this is precisely what having a loose dental veneer feels like. The veneer's bond to the tooth is weakening, and will soon fail. So what do you need to do about it? Controlled Detachment A loose veneer isn't a dental emergency, but neither is it something that should be delayed. [Read More]
2 Factors That Determine the Durability of Veneers
If you are unhappy with your smile (due to chipped, crooked, or stained teeth), you can improve the aesthetics of your existing teeth with veneers. Veneers conceal all your teeth' imperfections so you can smile boldly. But how durable are veneers? Check out two factors that determine how long veneers last. Type of Veneers Your veneer's construction material and overall maintenance largely determine how long your veneers last. The two main types of veneers available are porcelain and composite. [Read More]
Are you scared to visit the dentist?
Are you a nervous dental patient? You probably know that it is important to visit your dentist regularly so that you can examine your teeth and check for any signs of disease or decay, but perhaps you always put off making an appointment. Many people don't enjoy visiting the dentist. Perhaps they recall a painful treatment they endured in the past, or maybe they don't like the idea of someone poking around in their mouth. [Read More]
Referred Tooth Pain: Are Your Teeth Lying to You?
It's possible for teeth to register pain when there's no clear reason to do so. Your teeth are making an honest mistake, and this condition is known as referred tooth pain. Something might be amiss elsewhere, but your seemingly healthy teeth are the ones to register discomfort. What causes this issue, and how is it treated? Pain Pathways It can help to know how your body registers pain. Your body has what is called pain pathways, which are orders of neurones that deliver the sensation from the point of origin to your brain. [Read More]