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Improving the appearance of your smile is a cosmetic dentistry service. Cosmetic dentistry increases your personal confidence by giving you a younger and more aesthetically pleasing look. Lifetime Family Dental is located in Gilbert, Arizona, and provides excellent general and cosmetic dentistry for all your oral health needs!

How Cosmetic Dentistry Helps

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on providing you with the Hollywood smile that you have always dreamed of. The straight, white teeth that dazzle others when you smile at them is possible. Certain issues that cosmetic dentistry can help correct include:

  • *Cracks in the enamel of your teeth
  • *Chips along the edges of your teeth
  • *Crooked teeth
  • *Gaps between teeth
  • *Irregularly shaped teeth
  • *Lost teeth
  • *Metal amalgam fillings that show when you smile
  • *Stains on the enamel or dentin of your teeth
  • *Unhealthy gum tissue that is inflamed

 

A deeper confidence in your smile can help you step out of your comfort zone and improve your personal interactions with others as you smile more. Lifetime Family Dental believes in correcting cosmetic issues to not only improve the look of your teeth, but also to improve the quality of your life. You are worth it.

Best Cosmetic Candidates

For the most effective cosmetic services, it is best for the client to have functioning teeth and gums with little to no decay, disease or damage. If that does not describe you, we can still help get you to the best oral health possible through our general dentistry services. Talk to your friendly dentist here at Lifetime Family Dental to discuss your options and find out if you are a candidate for these cosmetic corrective services.

 

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Tongue Rings http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1264/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/1264/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:00:02 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1264 Ever wonder why Dentists do not approve of tongue rings? A tongue ring can do major damage to your dental health. There are several ways that tongue rings affect your oral health and may potentially allow several health issues to arise. At Lifetime Family Dental, in Gilbert, Arizona, we have seen first hand the negative […]

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Ever wonder why Dentists do not approve of tongue rings? A tongue ring can do major damage to your dental health. There are several ways that tongue rings affect your oral health and may potentially allow several health issues to arise. At Lifetime Family Dental, in Gilbert, Arizona, we have seen first hand the negative effects of tongue rings in which we then provide cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry to correct the negative results.

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Common Issues

There are several different types of tongue rings. The most common ring is a stud. Studs are the most versatile and come in varying colors and shapes such as stars, hearts, or triangles. Other types of piercings can be rings. These piercings are inserted through the main part of the tongue or through the thin membrane that connects the tongue to the bed of the mouth. These piercings are creating holes through major parts of the body which makes them vulnerable to consistent bacteria and germs. We have seen, first hand, some of the negative effects that are caused by tongue rings. These issues include:

  • *Broken/Chipped teeth
  • *Movement of Teeth
  • *Bacterial Infections
  • *Periodontal Disease
  • *Gum Recession
  • *Loss of One or More Teeth

Tongue rings and piercings come with a numerous concerns involving the bacteria that can create deeper issues.

Testimony

Lifetime Family Dental has been a part of treating the unfortunate effects of tongue rings. A recent patient was a 24 year old female who learned this lesson the hard way. Dr Norton began recognizing concerning signs in relation to the tongue ring in her semi annual check ups. He noticed gum recession and bone loss where he was advising the patient to take out her tongue ring in order to stop progression of the issues. Dr. Norton recommended a connective tissue graft to help stabilize her lower front teeth because the recession was wreaking havoc on the strength of her teeth. Unfortunately, the patient did not comply with treatment that was advised. What started as an easy fix ended up in the extraction of her two lower, front teeth and then putting implants in their place.

 

We believe that we can help you save time, money, and infections. To find out ways to protect and care for your tongue ring, if you do not want to take it out, contact us today! We know tongue rings can be a fun piercing to get but make an appointment to ensure that it is not affecting your dental health.

 

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Dental Restorations http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-restorations/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/dental-restorations/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:00:44 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1261 We know that dental health not only affects daily functions such as eating and speaking but also your smile. We at Lifetime Family Dental are passionate about general dentistry, which is focused on your overall oral health. That does not mean we are not excited about cosmetic dentistry, which provides you with the bright, beautiful […]

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We know that dental health not only affects daily functions such as eating and speaking but also your smile. We at Lifetime Family Dental are passionate about general dentistry, which is focused on your overall oral health. That does not mean we are not excited about cosmetic dentistry, which provides you with the bright, beautiful smile you have always hoped for. For some it can be difficult to embrace their natural, beautiful smile when when they are not confident in the smile’s aesthetics.We want to help you become comfortable with your smile. We are conveniently located near downtown Gilbert, Arizona and are available to address all your dental restoration needs.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

When it comes to embracing a better oral health routine, as well as your beautiful smile, we offer full dental restoration. Restorative dentistry is the combination of oral health management and aesthetically pleasing services that improve the beauty of your smile.

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Types of Dental Restoration

There are many different types of dental restorations. Overall it includes addressing the wear and tear on your teeth such as chips, cracks, decayed, missing, or damaged teeth. Depending on your specific need for oral health services, Dr. Norton can perform one of the two types of dental restorations.
*Indirect: This scope of restoration includes services that are customized tooth replacements such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and covers. There are various types of materials used in these procedures including porcelain, tooth colored resin, and gold. This restoration consists of more than one office visit since it requires customized material molded in a lab to fit your teeth.
*Direct: This involves adhering material into the tooth directly and right away. This procedure can be completed within one office visit, due to the nature of it being a more immediate filling.
While these are the two main types of dental restorations, there are many different services within each aspect of dental restoration.

 

Lifetime Family Dental believes in the power of your smile, the ability to eat and speak in a way that does not hinder your daily functioning. Oral health is important for more than just your teeth, bones, and gums but also for your emotional health. Contact us today and let us provide dental restorations that will not only benefit your oral health but also your mental health as well.

 

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How to Avoid the Grind: Lifetime Family Dental Can Help! http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/avoid-grind-lifetime-family-dental-can-help/ http://lifetimefamilydental.com/blog-post/avoid-grind-lifetime-family-dental-can-help/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 20:11:43 +0000 http://lifetimefamilydental.com/?post_type=blog_post&p=1217   Do you wake up with headaches? Do you have jaw pain? These issues may result from grinding teeth throughout the night. Lifetime Family Dental (a dental practice in Gilbert, AZ) is here to help alleviate dental pain and to help with all cosmetic dentistry needs. When it comes to grinding teeth, everyone may do […]

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Do you wake up with headaches? Do you have jaw pain? These issues may result from grinding teeth throughout the night. Lifetime Family Dental (a dental practice in Gilbert, AZ) is here to help alleviate dental pain and to help with all cosmetic dentistry needs. When it comes to grinding teeth, everyone may do it from time to time. The occasional teeth grinding is not the major issue, that is until it becomes a regular occurrence. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism.

 

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What is Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which one clenches or grinds their teeth. This can occur during the day, but it mainly occurs at night when individuals are sleeping. When it is happening while sleeping, it is considered a sleep related movement disorder. Since bruxism may be habitual or happening at night, you may not be aware you are doing it. There are a couple ways to tell if you have issues with bruxism.

How do I know if I Grind My Teeth?

There are a couple signs for teeth grinding. Since it is most common at night, most individuals are not aware that they may be doing it. Some people find out that they grind their teeth through their loved ones hearing the sound of it at night. Symptoms of regularly waking up with a dull headache or jaw pain is pretty telltale. If you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth, contact your local dentist who can exam your jaw and teeth to tell you for sure if you deal with bruxism.

The Harm of Grinding

Grinding your teeth has negative effects besides a headache and jaw pain. While those pains are enough to want to change, it has negative effects on your teeth also. Chronic grinding of your teeth wears down your tooth enamel, causes chipped teeth, loosened teeth, loss of teeth and can lead to intensive dental procedures. A result of teeth grinding can lead to the need for crowns, bridges, root canals, implants, partial dentures, or even complete dentures. Intense teeth grinding can even cause major jaw issues such as TMJ.

How Do I Treat Bruxism?

Stress could be the cause, and therefore paying attention to mental turmoil with positive self care may help to alleviate teeth grinding. It could also be a result of misaligned teeth. Bruxism is common and easily treated. Your friendly dentist can have you fitted for a night guard with a quick and easy impression of the teeth. This impression gets sent to a lab where a custom mouth tray is made. Once the custom mouth tray comes in, it can be worn at night while sleeping or throughout the times of day when a clenched jaw may occur.

It is important to have this resolved if you are experiencing these type of symptoms. Being proactive can save you a lot of time and money. Take care of your teeth and come see Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert Arizona for your cosmetic dentistry needs.

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