Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Dental Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Teeth Whitening,  Tooth whitening procedures offer patients with stained, discolored, or dull teeth an opportunity to have a whiter, brighter smile...

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Although Challenging, 'Smile Zone' Implants can Appear Beautifully Life-Like
Dental implants have quickly become the restoration of choice for two basic reasons: they effectively restore the lost function of missing teeth and simultaneously rejuvenate the smile with their life-like appearance...

Extra Care is Required When Treating Teenagers With Lost Teeth
...Because the mouth structures are still developing, bone loss can be especially problematic for any future restorations of missing teeth...

Dental Implants
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
...To restore missing teeth, we have the option of using the tried-and-true bridge — or, the current gold standard in tooth replacement: the lifelike, permanent dental implant...

Customized Temporary Crowns let you 'Rehearse' Your Future Smile
Modern restorations for severely damaged or missing teeth are truly remarkable...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

How Denture Options Help Restore Your Smile
...Unfortunately, that's not all missing teeth can cause, as empty spaces can even raise your risk for nutritional issues and other systemic health problems later in life...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...We have several options for replacing missing teeth (as well as parts of missing teeth) that restore aesthetic appearance and functionality while potentially preventing other problems such as the drifting out of alignment or loss of remaining teeth...

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
...Until then, talk to your Bartlett dentist about other treatment options for replacing missing teeth in children and teens...

With Proper Care, Partial Dentures are a Viable Tooth Replacement Option
...But there is another type: a removable partial denture (RPD), which can be a viable option for replacing a few missing teeth...

Best reasons to choose dental implants
If you have one or more missing teeth and are considering their replacement, you have probably heard of dental implants...

Should I Consider Crowns and Bridges?
...Crowns and bridges can fill the gaps left from missing teeth, providing you with a happy, healthy smile...

How Long Does It Take To Get A Dental Implant?
...While the mouth heals the patient will be given a temporary restoration to replace your missing teeth...

Dental Implants Could be Your Best Option to Replace Lost Teeth
...As few as two implants could replace three to four missing teeth or play a role as supports for other restorations like removable dentures...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Why Are Dental Implants Needed?
While versatile and effective, making the decision to replace your missing teeth with dental implants can be a complicated matter...

Restorative Procedures
Several different restorative procedures are available to correct a variety of dental concerns, including missing teeth and tooth decay...

Waiting to Afford Implants? Consider a Flexible RPD in the Meantime
...The conventional RPD has a rigid acrylic base colored to resemble gum tissue supported by a metal frame with attached prosthetic (false) teeth at the missing teeth locations...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Here is How You can Improve Your Wedding Day Smile!
...If you have missing teeth marring your smile, you have several options...

Getting Dental Implants Requires Minor Surgery
Dental implants are best known as restorations for single missing teeth...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...And while those missing teeth can be restored, replacing them in patients who haven’t yet reached adulthood can be tricky...

How to Treat the Problem of Teeth that Never Developed
...While most of these congenitally missing teeth are wisdom teeth, they can also include premolars or lateral incisors (the teeth right next to the two front teeth, the central incisors)...

Dental Implants can also Support Other Traditional Restorations
...But if you have multiple missing teeth, you might think the cost of all those individual implants could put them out of your league...

Dentures are Still a Viable Choice for Tooth Replacement
...Dentures, though, do have one major drawback: they can’t stop bone loss, a common consequence of missing teeth...

Braces (Orthodontia)
Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion)...

Missing Teeth
Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems...

Bridges
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues...

Cosmetic Dentistry
... Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...

Glossary
... Bridge - A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements...