When a tooth’s nerve and pulp become infected, a dentist and patient must choose whether to attempt to save the tooth by completing a root canal or to extract the tooth. Several factors impact this determination. These include whether there is an infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and condition of the remaining… Continue reading Root Canal vs Dental Implant
Patients who are thinking about a dental implant from Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA often ask how long they last. An implant is a significant investment, after all. Do they really last a lifetime, like people say? The answer is yes, but an explanation is in order. A dental implant is… Continue reading Life Changing Implants
Today’s article is for men and women who have decided to replace a tooth with an implant. Great choice! Now you need to choose a dental implant dentist to perform the procedure. This is an essential decision. A dental implant is permanent. It involves oral surgery. It requires a significant financial investment. Making a bad… Continue reading What to Do to Find an Implant Dentist
At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. From the questions that some patients ask, though, it seems there are some myths about what cosmetic dentistry can and cannot do. So we’re using this blog post to clear up a few of them. Myth #1:… Continue reading Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with proper home care and regular checkups at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA, they can. But sometimes things go wrong, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who loses one or more of their natural… Continue reading Are Dentures the Only Answer for Extensive Tooth Loss?
Perhaps getting everything lined up for a breathtaking smile can take a bit of work. Often, teeth can become misaligned, overcrowded, or abscessed. In any one of these cases, cosmetic dentistry from Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA can help! We offer Invisalign® Clear Braces, which can help you restructure your… Continue reading 4 Ways To Get Your Teeth In Line
Mini-dental implants are, as their name suggests, a smaller version of regular dental implants. They have several advantages, and are one of our most popular restorative dentistry treatments at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA. Like their larger counterparts, mini implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw, where they fuse with… Continue reading A Maximum Upgrade With Mini Implants
It’s no secret that many dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain, or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA, we encourage all our patients to see their dentist regularly. This way, you can prevent more uncomfortable dental… Continue reading Don’t Like Dental Visits? Go Anyway.
When you have multiple missing teeth, it is not just the look of your smile that is compromised. Missing teeth can also change the shape of your jaw and lead to sunken cheeks, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Dental implants not only restore the look of your smile and the function of your teeth, but they… Continue reading How Dental Implants Can Give Your Face A Youthful Look
Your teeth are strong and perform some different essential functions every single day. Taking proper care of your teeth is imperative to ensure that your teeth remain strong and healthy. Ignoring your oral care routine, whether you occasionally skip a brushing session here and there, forgo flossing, or miss out on your regular dental cleanings… Continue reading What Do You Lose When You’re Missing Teeth?