A Porcelain Dental Bridge for Restoring a Missing Tooth

Teeth that are visually apparent in the front of your mouth play a variety of important roles, including the ability to efficiently bite off pieces of food and appearing in your smile. When one of these teeth is lost to a severe dental avulsion, an untreated cavity, or a treatment... Read more »

Improperly Aligned Teeth Can Increase Your Chances of a Dental Fracture

Each one of your teeth has a specific shape related to its location in your mouth and its natural relationship with the surrounding teeth. As you age, it is possible for the structure of your mouth to gradually change, especially if you have not replaced lost teeth. Sometimes, even a... Read more »

A Custom Night Guard Can Help Prevent Various Complications Related to Bruxism

Chronic stress that goes unresolved and certain respiratory conditions can cause you to unconsciously clench and grind your teeth while you sleep at night. While it might seem banal this chronic condition, which is known as bruxism can lead to a myriad of potential oral complications. The excessive force applied... Read more »

A Chronic Eating Disorder Can Cause Several Oral Health Problems

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can have a profound effect on the health of your mind, body, and mouth. The chronic malnutrition and potential exposure to excess gastric acids can harm your teeth, gums, and other soft oral tissues. Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas clinic in Charlotte, North... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Restore the Presence of Multiple Missing Teeth

Losing one tooth to untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma can certainly cause discomfort while also impairing the natural function of your mouth. Losing multiple teeth in one area can be even more bothersome, especially if the teeth were in the front of your mouth. This can significantly... Read more »

Referring Doctors Can Trust Prosthodontics of the Carolinas to Provide Their Patients with Specialist Care

General dentistry offers a wide range of treatment methods to handle basic dental and oral care needs. However, not all dentists have the specialist training or availability to tools and technology to handle all forms of specialist care. In situations like this, many dentists in the Charlotte, North Carolina area... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Help Prevent Further Tooth Decay Complications

Problems with maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth. If plaque acid buildup isn’t neutralized and further prevented it can cause a cavity to develop on a tooth’s enamel layer. Without professional treatment, the area of tooth decay can continue to... Read more »

The Don’ts of Oral Surgery Recovery

You deserve a top-notch oral health and smile, which is why our doctor, Dr. Ralph Hoffmann, proudly offers oral surgery. With his help, you can have the strong and healthy teeth and gums you need. However, oral surgery is only beneficial if you recover properly. If you don’t, you could... Read more »

A Molar or Premolar with a Cavity Might Need an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in processing food to prevent choking when swallowing. This is thanks in part to deep textures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface. If bacterial deposits start to accumulate in the natural pits and textures... Read more »

Dental Sealants Help to Keep Tooth Decay at Bay

When it comes to creating a healthy, beautiful smile, it is vital to protect the teeth you have. Dr. Ralph Hoffmann of Ralph M Hoffmann DMD PA is pleased to offer dental sealants to protect your smile in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating which is typically placed... Read more »