September 11, 2015
What could be better than a healthy smile? Most people would say “A healthy and beautiful smile.”
Doctors Greg K. Riley and Duane E. Keuning, Jupiter dentists at Juno Beach Smiles, would agree with you. So, they have developed their dental practice to craft comprehensive Jupiter smile makeovers for great oral health and good looks, too.
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August 14, 2015
Imagine taking a bite of your favorite crunchy or chewy food. Everything seems fine, but then, a sharp pain shoots through your mouth. You find yourself chewing on a piece of your own tooth. Dental cracking and breaking occurs relatively frequently, and you’d be surprised how many patients choose not to restore these problems right away. However, over time these cracked and broken teeth become susceptible to tooth decay and root canal infections as bacteria is able to directly affect the inner layers of your tooth. In the past, restoring a broken tooth was considered too timely and ineffective, so patients would often have the tooth pulled. At Juno Beach Smiles, we practice conservative dentistry which means we always attempt to preserve natural tooth structure, but we are also a cosmetic dentist which means we want your smile to look as good as it feels after restoration. That’s why for severely cracked and broken teeth or teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, we recommend porcelain or metal supported porcelain dental crowns. If you have a tooth in need of repair, call Juno Beach Smiles to find out more about how dental crowns can give you back your beautiful smile.
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March 24, 2015
Do you have an incomplete smile? If you suffer from tooth loss and are seeking a way to restore your full smile, you should consider the high quality crown and bridgework offered at Juno Beach Smiles. Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices which won’t shift or move like dentures. Crowns and bridges can work on their own or can be cemented onto dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth. If you’re tired of dealing with tooth loss and ill fitting partial dentures, schedule a crown and bridgework consultation appointment with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are experienced restorative dentists, now proudly delivering quality care daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the surrounding communities.
Dental crowns are simply tooth shaped dental caps which can be placed over a vulnerable tooth to fully restore its natural shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns, when cemented firmly in place, fully encase the visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. They can also serve to fill in the missing space left by a tooth that has been completely lost.
Dental bridges work in conjunction with dental crowns to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where your natural teeth are missing. Dental bridges can be cemented to either the surrounding teeth or a dental implant. Porcelain and ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Missing teeth can often cause surrounding teeth to shift, which can lead to bite misalignment as well as jaw soreness. Shifting teeth can also create new places for dental plaque to hide, increasing your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Don’t let a tooth loss problem turn into a larger oral health problem. Schedule the crown and bridgework appointment you need with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley trusted restorative dentists, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the neighboring areas.
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October 2, 2012
Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Gaps in your smile can also have a powerful impact on your oral health by changing your smile’s alignment, impairing functionality, and contributing to bone loss in the jaw.
In part, this is because a gap in your smile increases the workload on your remaining teeth. The extra pressure exerted on them when you chew causes them to shift out of alignment, creating spaces and making them vulnerable to food impaction and decay.
Another reason for the change in your smile is the loss of your tooth root. Tooth toots stimulate your jawbone to produce new bone tissue, keeping your jaw healthy. When a root is missing, there’s nothing there to stimulate the growth of new bone, causing you to lose bone instead. What’s more, that weakness will spread over time instead of staying localized, putting nearby teeth at risk. After four to eight years, you may have lost as many as five more teeth, all because of just one gap.
Tooth Replacement Options from Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry
At our Juno Beach dental office, we have restorative options that can help. One of the most effective, which we’ll spend more time on in our next post, is dental implants. Another service, like crown & bridgework or full-mouth reconstruction, can also aid in restoring functionality and preventing teeth from shifting out of place.
Do you have missing teeth? Dr. Greg Riley and Dr. Duane Keuning of Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry would be happy to advise you of your options. Call our Juno Beach dental office today to schedule your appointment. We serve patients from North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Jupiter, and beyond.
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