Having crooked teeth or teeth with gaps can lead to a decrease in your confidence. At our dental office, Dr. Terry Bass, DDS can help you love your smile and achieve your cosmetic dentistry goals through the use of ClearCorrect clear aligners. ClearCorrect allows you to have straight teeth without the appearance of metal in your smile. They also alleviate any concerns about tooth sensitivity, avoiding certain foods, or having specific ways to brush your teeth because you can remove your aligners to eat and perform dental care. Find out if ClearCorrect clear aligners would be right for you by...Read More
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Dental implants are by far the most effective way to replace a missing tooth. They are the only option that replaces your missing root as well as your missing tooth. This provides for a highly durable, permanent restoration that will prevent bone loss in the future.
However, it’s important to understand that the process for placing dental implants is quite long, and you’ll need to commit the time necessary to complete this process in...Read More
Your gum tissue supports and sustains your teeth. It's important to keep your gums healthy because diseases and infection in this tissue can quickly progress. If you think you may be experiencing issues with your gums, experienced dentist Dr. Terry Bass is here to help.
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Gum disease is a very common problem. This infection is categorized by stages, with...Read More
Some people are born with gaps between their teeth. Your gap may be between your two front teeth or in another location. Gaps are also commonly seen around the incisors or canines, the other teeth at the front of your mouth.
For most people, these gaps are aesthetic issues only. They do not normally interfere with chewing or speaking. And while some people like their tooth gaps, others feel less confident when smiling because of...Read More
Does a light breakfast have your stomach grumbling mid-morning? Are you turning to the vending machine for an afternoon pick-me-up? Snacking is inevitable some days. But did you know that snacking may increase your risk for tooth decay? The reasons are two-fold:
1. Each time you eat, there is essentially an acidic attack on your tooth enamel. The acid is produced by the bacteria on your teeth that feast on food debris....Read More
These abbreviations are two names for the same thing. The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) are degrees with matching requirements, but universities chose one or the other name in generations past.
Whether your dentist has a DDS or DMD degree, you can be assured they graduated from an accredited dental school, including completion of the curriculum, tests and training that go along with...Read More
For some of the patients of Dr. Terry Bass, DDS, cosmetic dentistry results can have a life-changing positive effect:
1. Renewed sense of self-esteem. There are real emotional and mental benefits to feeling good about yourself. Just about everyone would agree that self-esteem is a positive thing. If you feel bad about your smile, cosmetic...Read More
So you just completed your porcelain veneers appointment, or your veneers placement appointment is coming up. How can you care for your veneers? Here are a few tips:
- Practice great dental hygiene. Although the porcelain itself cannot decay, all of the enamel around and underneath your veneer still can. Remember to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Not only does...
Feelings of self-consciousness about one's teeth are quite common, and among people of diverse ages. People wonder how their teeth affect their love life, their professional accomplishments and their joy in general. Some people struggle to come to terms with the appearance of their teeth well into middle age and beyond.
At the dental practice of Dr. Terry Bass, we believe...Read More
There is not much to be done to whiten porcelain veneers in any predictable way. That is to say, a teeth whitening treatment may or may not have some slight effect on the color of porcelain veneers, but it's not possible to predict which way it will go.
With that in mind, these are the two scenarios you may find yourself in:
- You are considering porcelain veneers...