Monday, August 19, 2019

Take Care of Others & They'll Take Care of You

"If you take care of others, they'll take care of you"

That's the philosophy of this wonderful gentlemen.

He has been an amazing member of our patient family for several years.  Every time he visits us he has a smile on his face and a positive attitude.  He's always respectful and appreciative toward our entire staff.  Today, he brought us cupcakes!

We've always made it our mission to provide our patient family with a high level of service and care.  We genuinely strive to make our patient family feel they are more than just patients.  Everyone is precious and valuable to us.  

When someone feels they are sincerely cared for, they reciprocate that care through acts of kindness, a show of commitment, and gratitude.  

Thank you for trusting us with your dental health.  We appreciate you!

Sometimes....It's not just a cleaning.

Patients often call to schedule an appointment for "just a cleaning". Because many dental plans cover two "dental cleanings" a year.
But did you know the reason "dental cleanings" are covered twice a year is because it is a preventative service to prevent dental conditions that require more than "just a cleaning"?
Preventative dental cleanings are performed when there is no presence of gum disease. Meaning, there is little to no inflammation or bleeding, bone loss, or calcified build up below the gum line. These conditions are generally an indication of gingivitis or periodontitis, an infection of the gums and jaw bone.
Preventative cleanings are performed above the gum line and generally removes soft deposits, buildup and staining. Periodontal therapy cleanings require trained and licensed dental providers to remove build up and deposits below the gum line, to reduce inflammation, eliminate infection and prevent progression of bone loss.
So if you're looking in the mirror and you notice that your gums are swollen, puffy, red or bleed when your brushing; your next visit may not be "just a cleaning".

Thursday, August 15, 2019

It's just a matter of time

Just a matter of time.

Here is an example of a very old silver (amalgam) filling that should be removed. It really is just a matter of time before pain is experienced or the tooth fractures.

Back teeth (Molars) are subjected to greater force during normal function, clinching and grinding. This tooth has little tooth structure remaining. In addition, there are clear fractures present. The margins of the filling are also severely compromised, allowing bacteria to penetrate beneath the filling. We often find, with similar conditions, decay present once the filling has been removed.
If left untreated, this tooth is at risk of an infection and severe pain or severe fracture. Leaving very little tooth structure remaining or possibly leaving the tooth unable to be restored. Resulting in removing the tooth.
The cost to restore this tooth in its present condition is nominal compared to the alternatives. It is 5 times the cost to replace the missing tooth and 4 times the cost to treat an infection and restore the tooth.
What would you do?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Socket preservation : it's placing a bone graft material in the socket bone along with the tooth extraction . It's highly recommended to preven rapid bony resorption after tooth extraction as the soft tissue heals , specially when we prepare the site for future dental implant . By doing the socket preservation , we preserve the bony ridge and maintains enough width and hight to place a dental implant . Sometimes, a resorbable collagen membrane is needed to cover and to contain the graft bone if there is defects cry in the socket wall .

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Implant Restoration
implantsIf you are missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: one part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With implant treatment, you can smile confidently knowing no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so you have a more natural-looking smile.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Dental Implants

People are living longer than ever, and while regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, sometimes our teeth just can't keep up. If you've lost a tooth (or a few teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.

Preventive Care @ Aurora Bright Dental: Free Advice

Preventive Care @ Aurora Bright Dental:

We at Aurora Bright Dental encourage preventive dental care and we emphasize the importance of taken care of your teeth throughout your life, no matter what of your age. Aurora Bright Dental hold classes, we encourage out patients to practice good oral hygiene at home. At Aurora Bright Dental we ask out patients to schedule regular checkups with us, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come. Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:

- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!

- Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

Call Aurora Bright Dental today at 630-375-0099 and make an appointment. We would love to look at your teeth, examine them and give you free advice.