Mini Dental Implants in North Vancouver

Globally, the Baby Boomer generation has been the fastest-growing demographic over the last decade. In the US, for example, the number of people over the age of 65 has more than tripled and will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years. Once these Boomers reach the age of 75, more than 26% of them…

What are Dental Veneers? Uses, Procedure, and Durability

Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the surface of your teeth. The shell is specially formulated with teeth-colored laminate. This drastically improves your teeth’s appearance—changing their color, size, and shape. What Materials are Dental Veneers Made of? Dental veneers are made of Porcelain or resin composite materials. It…

Causes of TMD

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

  If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you might suffer from one of the most common causes of joint pain, temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Between 5% and 12% of people around the world suffer from some form of jaw pain. TMD has a wide variety of causes and symptoms. The good news is…

What Are All-on-X Dental Implants?

  120 million adult Americans are missing at least 1 tooth. While this can be just a cosmetic problem, often, it can cause issues with eating and speaking. If you’re one of these 120 million Americans, then you may either feel self-conscious about your teeth or are struggling with your quality of life from the lack…

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Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Implants

As mentioned in a previous post, a dental implant is not a one-step process. There are multiple steps and a lot of waiting and watching to the procedure, and usually takes 6-8 months to complete. As a result, patients usually ask many questions before embarking upon this journey. Here are the most commonly asked questions…

What Causes a Chipped Tooth

4 Surprising Causes of Chipped Teeth

Wondering what are the causes of chipped teeth? First of all, a chipped tooth is exactly what it sounds like: a tooth with a part chipped off (or missing). While the outer covering of a tooth, the enamel, is meant to protect the tooth while you eat, it is not indestructible. Usually, when something hard…

8 Tips to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

1. How Long is the Entire Procedure? A dental implant is not a one-step process. There are multiple steps and a lot of waiting and watching to the procedure. Between waiting for your jaw bones to heal, scheduling visits to your dentist, and creating your crowns, the entire process generally takes 6-8 months to complete.…