You Have Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours. Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important place holders for each other.…

Teeth Grinding

Is Teeth Grinding Bruxism? Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and/or clenching of the teeth. Over time, bruxism can wear down tooth enamel, which can make teeth sensitive to food, drink, and teeth brushing. In addition, bruxism can lead to TMJ problems, jaw muscle pain, chipping of teeth, and damage of restorative dental…

Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Almost everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they are a senior. Many might think that this is only a cosmetic issue, but failing to replace a missing or extracted tooth can result in a myriad of other issues. For patients who have recently lost a tooth or will need to…

Pull Your Tooth or Save It? Which is Best?

Natural teeth are stronger . Natural teeth are stronger , function better than artificial ones , and are easiesr to care for . While technology and materials are better than ever , fabricated teeth still don’t have the same toughness that natural teeth do .  Avoid shifting of teeth . When a tooth is pulled , it…

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Dental Anxiety And Dental Phobia

If you have put off needed dental treatment out of fear going to the dentist, you’re not alone. It is estimated that nearly 75% of adults in the U.S. experience some amount of fear with regards to visiting a dentist. Of that percentage, between 10% – 20% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. That’s about…

The Benefits of Choosing a Technologically-Advanced Dental Practice

Technology has taken many different industries to greater achievements and advances. Advanced technology in dentistry has also helped the patient experience improve and has made patient outcomes even better than years ago. Here at our practice, Dr. Claire Cho strongly believes in the power of dental technology. When you need dental implants in Aliso Viejo,…

Osseous Surgery vs LANAP®

Because of the advances in dental technology, it’s easier than ever to treat periodontal disease in Aliso Viejo, CA and Mission Viejo, CA and a host of other oral health issues. Specifically, LANAP®, also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure surgery is much more advanced than traditional surgery, which means you enjoy better results…

The Dangers of Missing Teeth

Did you know that tooth loss is much more than a cosmetic embarrassment? Although losing a tooth can have an immediate effect on the appearance of your smile, it can also have a more dangerous, unseen effect. After a tooth is lost, the missing tooth roots no longer stimulate the bone of the jaw. Without…

Symptoms of Gum Recession

Gum recession is a serious disorder and should be treated as such. Thankfully, there are treatment options, such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique , that are commonly used to address this issue. If you or a loved one is facing this condition, it is important that you make informed decisions. Take some time to learn…