Dentures are a type of prosthesis used to accommodate missing teeth. These devices are typically removable, but some are bonded or implanted. When all teeth are absent, complete dentures are used. When only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. Dentures may be for the maxillary arch, mandibular arch, or both.
For patients who want to enjoy the many benefits of straighter teeth without having to wear uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is an ideal alternative to traditional braces. The process involves the use of a series of clear trays that are worn for a few weeks at a time. Over time, these trays gently and effectively move the teeth until they are perfectly aligned.
When it comes to choosing the right dentist there is often a lot of things you need to consider. When you or someone you’re caring for has a disability or neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, the challenges in finding a dentist can be even greater.
At Sherwood Dental we want to make dental care accessible to everyone. It is important that we can be an office that understands the individual needs or special care that persons with disabilities may need.
What is Accessible Dentistry?
Accessible Dentistry is the means of providing all patients, regardless of any disabilities the access to safe and effective dental care.
What are some ways a dental office can be accessible?
Having large, bright operatories as well as power-operated doors for patients assist help those with motor disabilities or people who are in wheelchairs maneuver comfortably.
If the office is not on the main floor of a building it is important that the practice either has a ramp or elevator to ensure proper access.
Various communication methods such as texting or emailing can help those with hearing or speech impairments.
Allowing caregivers and service animals to accommodate patients to each appointment and accompany them while treatment is taking place.
Accepting of government assistant dental insurance such as AISH and NIHB.
Knowledgeable and tolerant professionals that can help accommodate your unique needs.
Your mouth is the doorway to your body and its total health. That’s why healthy teeth and gums are an essential part of your overall health and well being. Recent studies show that gum disease has been linked to:
What is Bruxism? If you find yourself waking up with sore jaw muscles or a headache, you may be suffering from bruxism the grinding and clenching of teeth. Bruxism can cause teeth to become painful and sometimes parts of the teeth are literally ground away. Eventually, bruxism can destroy the surrounding bone and gum tissue. It can also lead to problems involving the jaw joint, such as temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).
A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities. They were developed through dental research in the 1950s and first became available commercially in the early 1970s.
Botox®/Xeomin®/Dysport® – or Botulinum Toxin – is a purified, natural protein that relaxes muscles, creating a smoothed and improved appearance. This can be used in both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
Botox® treatment is not a new procedure in the medical field. It has been around for many years, treating frown lines, wrinkles and other muscular conditions. Dentists can also use Botox® for therapeutic purposes, such as complications associated with tight jaw muscles, like grinding and clenching teeth.