Oral Dysfunction from a Cleft Palate Can Often Be Improved with Prosthodontics

A cleft palate is a congenital condition that occurs when the facial plates do not seamlessly fuse during fetal development. The incomplete fusion in the roof of the mouth causes an opening in the gum tissue. This can affect appearance, oral function, and clarity of speech. While the condition is more likely to occur in… Read more »

Some Dental Restorations Require a Bone Graft

Many people who visit are interested in dental restorations with a dental implant. This has become a very effective method for replacing one or more missing teeth. Sometimes when a tooth is lost, the underlying bone structure is also compromised. This is more likely to be an issue if you’ve struggled with severe periodontal disease… Read more »

Unappealing Teeth Can Be Improved by Various Cosmetic Dentistry Applications

Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, our oral care specialists understand just how important your smile’s appearance can be to you. Imperfections on one or more of your teeth can be somewhat embarrassing and can leave you wanting to understand your options for a more appealing smile. At our dental office in Charlotte, North Carolina,… Read more »

An Eating Disorder Can Significantly Alter the Appearance of Your Smile

Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia can have a significant impact on the health of your body as well as your teeth. Frequent acid exposure from bulimia can cause extreme enamel erosion issues with multiple teeth. This can have the net effect of causing tooth sensitivity and fostering large areas of tooth decay. At… Read more »

Chronic Dry Mouth Issues Can Pose a Significant Threat to Your Overall Oral Health

Chronic dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, causes your mouth to experience decreased saliva production. This can be the start of several different oral health problems. You see the saliva in your mouth plays several important roles, it helps to wash away stray food material after you eat, while also lubricating the mouth, and limiting… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Often Requires Professional Care and Lifestyle Modification

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jawbone are complex. A dull and persistent ache in one or both of the joints, clicking, locking up, or chronic general discomfort are often given the label of TMJ disorder. Other symptoms of TMJ disorder could also include grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open… Read more »

Bone Atrophy Can Affect the Way Your Dentures Fit

Dentures are meant to replace teeth lost to chronic periodontal disease and long-term issues with tooth decay. When Dr. first fit you for your dentures, took a detailed impression of the underlying gum structure. This served as a guide for the professional dental lab technician that custom crafted the dental appliance. The end product was… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Natural Feel and Strength of a Missing Tooth

Losing a tooth to tooth decay or some form of oral trauma that required extraction can certainly be distressing. Fortunately, the dental restoration specialists at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas can offer several solutions for this most serious problem. One of the most effective dental restoration methods is to replace the tooth with a dental implant…. Read more »

Prosthodontics Can Improve Problems with Dental Attrition

Your teeth are meant for biting, chewing, and grinding food. As the years go by, minor orthodontic alignment issues or variances in the shape of a tooth can cause excess wear and tear on the corresponding tooth in your bite pattern. This is even more likely to be the case if you frequently grind your… Read more »

Reversing the Effects of Tooth Attrition

Do you suffer from tooth attrition? Tooth attrition is an oral health disorder which develops when your teeth are constantly worn down over time. As we age, our teeth age with us, naturally wearing them down. Dental wear can also be caused by grinding and clenching your teeth together. When tooth enamel is stripped away,… Read more »