Dental Implants

6 Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is different from tooth decay. It’s when your enamel is lost because of chemical and mechanical damage. While damage from tooth decay is localized to specific areas and can be treated with simple tooth-colored fillings, tooth wear is more likely to need treatment with dental crowns and possibly an entire smile makeover because [...]

Super Erupted Teeth Can Be Damaged or Lost

Our teeth have two parts. There’s the top, called the crown, which is made of highly attractive enamel. The enamel is highly attractive, and it’s durable, capable of holding up to the daily stresses of exposure, including attacks by acid from food, drink, and oral bacteria. But in super eruption (also called overeruption), [...]

Dental Implant Health Should Be Measured Differently, Study Says

Dental implants are very similar to natural teeth in many ways. They look and function like natural teeth. They are cared for very similar to natural teeth. But they’re not exactly the same as natural teeth. The direct connection between the implant and the bone is a different structure than the ligament [...]

Why It’s Important That Your Dentists Work Closely Together on Implants

At Rice Dentistry, we have invited periodontist Dr. Nicolas Ravon to work as our in-house specialist on dental implants. Some dentists place their own implants. We believe that it’s important to give our patients the benefit of a specialist’s expertise on a procedure as complicated as dental implants. Other [...]

Can Ceramic Crowns Conceal Metal Roots of Dental Implants?

We’ve said it before: dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement. They can look just like natural teeth because they are anchored in the jawbone, supporting themselves instead of being connected to neighboring teeth or to a plastic base like bridges or partial dentures. They [...]