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Dental Bridge: What to Expect

23 September 2022
Dental bridges are one of the many options to treat a patient who has some missing teeth. Typically, there will be a support tooth on each side of the vacant space in the mouth. These are considered support teeth that will be used as ‘abutments’ to hold the prosthetic tooth known as a ‘pontic’ in place. The abutment (support) teeth will be reduced in size so that a crown with the connected pontic (prosthetic tooth) will fit securely. The pontic is what your dentist may refer to when talking about your bridge.

Do You Need Orthodontics Again?

29 August 2022
An estimated 4.5 million Americans wear braces on their teeth, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. While it is common to need orthodontics as a child or teenager, it is also possible that you may need braces again as an adult. While it is not ideal, a second round orthodontic treatment as an adult may be necessary if your teeth have shifted since your braces came off.

Why Do You Need a Dental Crown?

28 July 2022
If you have teeth that are severely decayed, damaged or missing, let you may hear your dentist recommended a dental crown. Modern dentistry offers top quality materials, state-of-the-art equipment and advanced imaging to ensure dental crowns are fabricating with the highest level of customization and aesthetics. Dental crowns have been used for decades and remain a top choice for long-lasting dental restorations.

What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit

23 June 2022
At Dream Dentist, we love meeting new patients! We also know that you may have questions or concerns about what to expect during your first dental visit with us. Knowing what to expect can often help new patients feel at ease - and we are all about comfortable, stress-free dental care at our O’Fallon office.

Toothbrush Care 101

6 May 2022
When is the last time that you replaced your toothbrush? Can’t remember? Well, you are likely to be long overdue.

When to See a Dentist About Your Sleep

21 April 2022
It may seem odd to discuss your sleep habits with your dentist. However, there are certain sleep disorders that can be effectively treated with the help of a qualified dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine. If you are snoring loudly or waking up gasping for air throughout the night, you may be a candidate for sleep apnea treatment.