Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Perhaps you were playing sports and knocked out a tooth. Or your tooth got infected and you had an extraction. Whatever the reason for your tooth’s absence, you’ve probably already noticed its negative implications. The fact of the matter is that you need a replacement as quickly as possible. And you want that replacement to be simple but high quality. Dental implant surgery seems like too much work and you are adverse to the thought of a removable tooth. Many other people feel the same and that’s why they choose the perfect medium between comfortable installments and fantastic function: a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is rather ideal for bridging the gap in your mouth. This appliance is composed of two crowns bordering the gap and an artificial tooth called a pontic to fit over the breach. This bridge can be made and installed permanently in your mouth in just two dental visits.

A bridge can upgrade the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to chew competently or speak clearly. It will help maintain the shape of your face, allocate the forces of your bite correctly and prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. This apparatus can last anywhere from five to ten years or even longer with good care. You can care for your bridge in the same fashion that you care for your natural teeth – by brushing twice a day and flossing every evening.

If you’d like a dental bridge in Modesto, California, simply ring Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 for an appointment with Dr. Amandeep S Gill.

Learn More About Dental Cleanings and Exams by Knowing the Answers to These Commonly Asked Questions

Your dental checkups are vital for your oral health, which is why they are required every six months. If you forget to attend your appointment, your smile could suffer the consequences. Many people skip their appointments because they are nervous or afraid. If you’re one of these people, it’s common to feel this way, but this doesn’t have to be the case. To help you know more about your six-month checkups so you can feel better during your appointment, our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, is happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental cleanings and exams.

Why do I need a dental cleaning and exam?

Your dental cleanings and exams can help you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, the cleaning is one of the only treatments that can completely remove tartar from the smile, which is the stubborn and toxic substance that promotes gum disease. If plaque and tartar aren’t removed from your smile on a regular basis, your oral health could be in danger. Your dental exams can also help you by allowing your dentist to detect dental issues at the early stages of development, which can help you avoid intensive dental treatment and extreme pain.

What happens during the appointment?

Your appointment will start with our team taking a series of X-rays of your smile, including the teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Then, we will deeply clean your mouth, which should involve using special tools and techniques to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, clean the spaces between the teeth, polish the enamel, and nourish the teeth. The second half of your appointment should involve your dentist examining your smile with [hisher] naked eye. At this time, he will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, enamel erosion, oral cancer, and more. Your dentist will also inspect the dental X-rays to know the condition of your underlying bone and tooth roots. If there is a problem identified, he will recommend the proper treatment and the next necessary steps.

Will treatment hurt?

Your dental cleaning might involve a little bit of pressure and sensitivity (depending on the health and condition of your teeth and gums), but the treatment should not hurt. If you’re nervous and scared, feel free to talk to our dental team and tell us how you feel. If necessary, we can recommend some tricks, techniques, and even sedatives that can help you feel better during your visit.

For more information and details about your six-month checkup in Modesto, California, please feel free to contact Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721. When you reach out to our office, our dental team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!

4 Ways to Care for Baby Teeth

Our team at Gill Family Dentistry wants to help you take care of your child’s teeth so your child can grow into the strong, healthy, and beautiful smile they deserve. So, we recommend doing the following things:

· Before your baby’s teeth even grow into place, wash their gums daily with a moist gauze pad or washcloth. This will help eliminate the plaque from the smile and further prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
· Once the teeth grow in, brush them twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. However, you only need to brush with a small amount of toothpaste—about the size of a small grain of rice.
· Between the ages of 3 and 6 years old, add a little more toothpaste so it’s about the size of a pea. You can let them brush on their own, but please supervise as they do so. We also ask that you keep your children from swallowing the toothpaste.
· When two teeth grow in next to each other, make sure to floss between those teeth at least once a day. You can use a flossing product of your choice to do so.

For more information about how to take care of your child’s teeth, we encourage you to call (209) 549-1721 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Amandeep S Gill. We care about you, your child, and both of your smiles, so please remember that you can always call our office and ask us any questions if you need. We look forward to helping you!