October 23, 2014

True or False: You May be Eligible or Mini Dental Implants

Dental ImplantsLake Orion implant dentist, Dr. Brad Greenfield wants you to know that you don’t have to live with missing teeth. There are numerous ways to restore both the form and function of your smile, even if tooth decay or injury has caused one, several, or even all of your teeth to fall out. Dentures and dental implants are commonly known means to provide you with a replacement for teeth that have long sense separated themselves from your gums. Mini implant dentures are a less known restoration. Try your hand at this quiz to have some fun learning more about these dental wonders.


Q1. True or false – Mini implants are actually stronger than dental implants.

Q2. True or false – Mini implants are just like their name: Tinier versions of regular dental implants.

Q3. True or false – Mini implants are a great choice for people with a lot of lost tooth structure as a result of untreated cavities and periodontal infection.


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October 14, 2014

Don’t Give Teeth Too Much Space

Gap in TeethThe clinical term for a large gap between two of your teeth is a diastema. This is most noticeable (and for some, most disconcerting) when it happens between the top two front teeth. Famous model/actress Lauren Hutton was one of the first public figures to flaunt her gap proudly back in the 1970s. You may have noticed other celebrities with diastemas as well. If you feel proud about your gaps, then living with them will generally not cause too much trouble, unless they are spaced so widely that the spaces cause misalignment. If your gaps do bother you, treatment options are if you are certainly available from Lake Orion family dentist, Dr. Brad Greenfield.

Why Do I Have a Diastema?

Many kids present with diastemas in their primary teeth, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. As their larger permanent teeth come in, those spaces keep their teeth from being overcrowded. However, in some cases, the space is too big (or their teeth are too small, depending on how you look at it). There may also possibly be an oversized labial frenulum (the skin flap between your upper lip and two front teeth) that keeps the teeth from closing Continue reading


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