Losing your teeth can be a devastating experience. Tooth loss may be caused by decay, injury, accidents, poor oral health habits, gum disease or extraction. Missing teeth not only affect a patient’s appearance but also the condition can cause difficulty when eating or speaking. As teeth fall out or are lost, the supporting bone of the jaws begins to deteriorate. As the bone weakens, nearby teeth can shift, loosen and fall out as well. Patients who have suffered from tooth loss often feel a loss of confidence. Tooth loss causes the face to look shorter and sag. It can create … Continue reading
When you lose your teeth, you lose a lot. Not only do things that used to be easy like eating and speaking now seem awkward and difficult but even your appearance may suffer after you lose teeth. Dental decay and tooth loss can happen to you at any age, yet one of the unpleasant effects of losing your teeth is that you may immediately look decades older than you actually are. Modern dentistry makes it possible for you to address the serious effects of tooth loss by restoring your smile with your choice of many different restoration options. However, a … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental is a dedicated dental professional who wants to ensure his patients have the best solutions available to them through his dental practice. This is why he encourages patients to learn about cosmetic dentistry and restorative solutions when dealing with missing teeth. One of the most popular treatments available through his practice is Fountain of Youth Dentures. They work differently from traditional full dentures. The process of fabricating the dentures includes neuromuscular dentistry to ensure not only that the dentures fit over the ridge of the gum, but that they help support the rest … Continue reading
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults 65 and older. Trauma and accidents can also cause tooth loss. Regardless of the cause, it is critical to seek treatment when missing one or more teeth. Left untreated, several issues can develop including teeth shifting, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. The gums may shrink, resulting in a collapse of the facial structure. Men and women suffering from tooth loss often seek gentle care from holistic dentist Dr. Scott Stewart at his Lakewood practice, South Lakewood Dental. Dr. Stewart has the skills and expertise to restore health as well … Continue reading
Teeth are a very important part of not only aesthetics, but the way we communicate and eat. Without teeth, we cannot consume many foods that are essential in nutrition. Breaking down the food with chewing is necessary to aid in digestion. In addition, without teeth, speaking clearly may be difficult and can make it hard to communicate with others. When many teeth have been lost or extracted, their only solution to replace their smile in an economical fashion is with dentures. However, Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental is excited to offer an alternative known as Fountain of Youth … Continue reading
As we age, so do our teeth and jawbone. Over time, the loss of teeth due to periodontal disease, cavities or trauma can lead to resorption or the disintegration of bone by cells known as osteoclasts. As we age, resorption has a tendency to occurat a rate faster than the rate of regeneration, leading to loss of bone density. This can also occur at a higher rate when dentures that don’t quite fit properly are placed in a person’s mouth. Beyond the evident medical issues surrounding the need for precise dentures, having a new set of teeth that fits just … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental
Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.