What is a bridge?

A bridge is used to replace missing permanent teeth when there are remaining teeth on both sides of the space where the teeth are missing.  It consists of crowns on the teeth on both sides of the the space where the teeth are missing and false teeth attached to the crowns with a connecting metal […]

My child has lost a permanent front tooth, what should I do?

This is a follow up blog to the one about a child with a loose permanent front tooth.  I received an e-mail saying that their 8 year old had just lost their permanent front tooth and asked me what could be done to treat this problem.  This is a difficult situation because the child is […]

My child has a missing permanent tooth-what should I do?

If your child has a missing permanent tooth, what needs to be done depends on the specifics of that situation.  This needs to be confirmed with a periapical xray, or a panoramic xray (panorex-see previous blog about monitoring your child’ s  dental development) .  The worse case that  I have seen was a young man […]