If you have had multiple teeth extracted, it can have a negative effect on your self-confidence and possibly your social life. To combat this, Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi of League City Elite Dentistry can recommend partial or complete dentures to bring back your smile. To help prepare you for what’s to come, here are five tips for living with dentures you should know.
Don’t Let Your Dentures Dry Out
Just like natural teeth, dentures should always be wet to prevent them from cracking. To make sure your dentures last a lifetime, they should always be sitting in either a glass of water or a denture cleanser soaking solution whenever they aren’t inside your mouth. Read More
At League City Elite Dentistry, we are always asked about porcelain veneers and whether or not they are a good solution to achieve a beautiful smile. For smiles that have cracked, chipped, crooked, stained or gaps in the teeth, veneers serve as a great way to help restore a smile. They look the same as natural teeth and can oftentimes be more resistant to staining.
To help you make the best decision for your dental health, Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi will answer some of our most common questions.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Simply put, veneers are thin molds of ceramic (porcelain) that are custom made, placed and bonded to the front surface of the tooth. They are used in order to improve aesthetics or protect against surface damage to the tooth. They can be placed on just one tooth or replace an entire smile. Read More
Teeth that are cracked, deteriorated or visibly unhealthy can not only cause dental issues but also negatively affect your self-esteem. Luckily, dental implants can help prevent further damage and boost your confidence with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Designed to function just like your natural teeth, dental implants are still vulnerable to gum disease, infection, and other oral issues. The difference between natural teeth and dental implants is that the part of the implant that lies beneath the gum line is made of titanium instead of a natural root. For this reason, they must be cared for properly.
To make sure you are properly caring for your dental implants, Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi of League City Elite Dentistry highly recommends following these tips:Read More
You’ve been suffering from a severe toothache for some time now and it’s clear that something is wrong. Whether the tooth is infected or diseased, pulling it out may seem like the best solution, but is it? Contrary to belief, saving your natural teeth can have many benefits. To help you make an educated decision, we’ve listed some of the benefits of keeping your natural teeth and how to tell it’s time to have them pulled.
Benefits of Saving Your Tooth
Natural Teeth are Stronger – Compared to artificial teeth, natural teeth are stronger, function better, and are easier to care for.
No Shifting of the Teeth – Pulling teeth creates gaps in your smile that are often closed by the shifting of the teeth. Over time, these shifts can cause a variety of oral issues, including problems with chewing or a misaligned bite.
Maintain Your Youthful Looks – Teeth that are pulled from the root create gaps in the bone which make people appear older than they really are. Keeping your tooth could save you from aging too quickly.
Maintain Your Confidence – Gaps in your teeth due to tooth pulling can negatively affect your self-confidence if it can easily be seen.
Fewer Visits to the Dentist – After Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi pulls a tooth, he may also recommend a crown, implant bridge, or other dental devices to prevent the rest of the teeth from shifting. This requires more visits to our office and more money to be spent.