Wehrkamp Dentistry Blog
March 18, 2019
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard.” That’s because they are surgically inserted into the underlying jawbone, and they function like teeth roots. While the process has an overall success rate of 95%, the longevity of a dental implant depends greatly on how well it’s cared for. So to maintain your smile for years to come, learn about the top 3 contributors to premature implant failure.
February 10, 2019
Teeth can turn yellow for many reasons. Some of the chief causes of this problem include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and lack of regular oral hygiene. Teeth whitening may be able to help by removing built-up stains and restoring your smile to its former glory.
January 14, 2019
Are you looking into your smile enhancement options for 2019? A great way to start is by scheduling an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Brandon. Popular treatments include teeth whitening, gum lifts, all-porcelain crowns and veneers, aligners, and digital smile design. Each offers its own unique blend of benefits and considerations.
December 6, 2018
If you are living with the challenges of missing teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. By replacing both the root and crown of a tooth, it allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with any other treatment. As a result, you gain the next best thing to your natural teeth using a solution that offers over a 95% success rate. Although you know they can improve your quality of life, you are concerned about their cost. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several factors that influence the price.
November 3, 2018
For hundreds of years, humans have made dentures out of various materials to give themselves a full set of teeth once again. Thankfully, modern dentistry has brought dentures a long way from the use of animal teeth and pieces of bone. But what are dentures made of? How do you take care of your dentures to make them last? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions from a trusted dentist.
October 7, 2018
One of your fears is to be engaged in a conversation only for the other person to show signs that your breath is offensive. Unfortunately, if you suffer from chronic bad breath, this can be a reality for you. Thankfully, there are some strategies you can utilize to both prevent this type of oral issue and to improve an unfavorable situation. Additionally, you’ll learn about 4 of the more common causes of bad breath.
September 3, 2018
When it comes to aesthetics, proportion is everything. Although most people aren’t conscious of it, they think of a beautiful smile as one that has a certain proportion of gum tissue to tooth structure. But many people lack these proportions and, as a result, either have a “gummy smile” or teeth that appear small or square-shaped. Fortunately, any of these scenarios can be dramatically improved from a procedure called crown lengthening, where a cosmetic dentist reduces the amount of gum that shows and increases the length of the teeth. This procedure can usually be done in just one appointment to reshape the gumline and reveal the beautifully proportioned smile that’s been there all along. Keep reading to learn more about why a crown lengthening procedure might be necessary and what you can expect!
August 18, 2018
It’s an all too familiar image – the person with silver-looking metal that shows when he or she speaks or grins. This is a sign that some restorative work has been done, but your dentist says that’s a phenomenon of the past. That’s because the advancements in the world of dentistry have yielded a much better way of restoring teeth – with composite fillings. As you read on, you’ll learn why they are the much better route to take.
July 17, 2018
There once was a time when the only way to restore loss teeth was with traditional dentures. Now, with the advancements in the dental world, there is a much more effective form of treatment available – the dental implant procedure. As you read on, you’ll learn why this is the best form of restoration available and your dentist will answer the question, “What are the parts of a dental implant?”
June 26, 2018
Sometimes, a bad bite is the result of crooked or overcrowded teeth that only impact appearance. In other cases, a person’s bite can lead to jaw pain or headaches. A bad bite means that your upper and lower teeth don’t fit together properly. Consequently, you may move your jaw unnaturally in order to chew, which can lead to discomfort. A dentist in Brandon serving Sioux Falls will assess your bite and develop a plan for adjustment, so your smile is straight and you are no longer in pain. Read on to learn about what your dentist may recommend.