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By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
May 07, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants   dentures  

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth? Dental implants and dentures are restoration options offered by your Southgate, MI, dentists, Dr. Jason Cohen and Dr. Timothy Killgrove of Cohen Modern Dentistry, to help you improve your smile.

How dentures and dental implants can help you

Without teeth, speaking and chewing become much more difficult. Eventually, your nutrition may suffer if you stop eating a range of foods. Tooth loss also affects your self-esteem and may make you feel less confident in business or social situations.

Fortunately, dental implants and dentures can restore your missing teeth, improve speech and chewing, and enhance your appearance.

About dentures

Dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a pink base that looks like gum tissue. Removable dentures are held in place by suction and denture cream and are removed nightly for cleaning. Today's dentures look more realistic and feel more comfortable than ever.

Dentures improve speech and chewing, although you will experience a decrease in biting power. Because your gums change as they heal, your dentures will need to be relined or rebased over time.

Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth immediately after any remaining teeth are extracted, while full dentures are used after your mouth heals. If you've lost several teeth in a row, partial dentures will fill the gaps in your smile.

About dental implants

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that serve as tooth roots. They're added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery in Southgate, MI, and bond to your jawbone in about three to six months. Although implants are often used to replace one or two teeth, they're also a good option if you've lost all of your teeth.

Implant-supported dentures can be attached to your jaw with as few as four implants per arch. Implants improve your biting power, prevent your dentures from slipping and help keep your jawbone strong by constantly stimulating the bone. If your dentures are permanently attached to the implants, you'll need to brush them every day and floss around the implants. You must be a non-smoker who is in good oral and general health to receive implants.

Restore your smile with dentures or dental implants! Call your dentists in Southgate, MI, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Killgrove of Cohen Modern Dentistry, at (734) 283-1263 to schedule your appointment.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
April 02, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Discover the many smile benefits of getting dental implants from our Southgate, MI, dental team.

When you choose to get dental implants, you’re giving your smile a wide range of benefits to enjoy for a lifetime. Dental implants are unique from any other tooth-replacement option and our Southgate, MI, dentist Dr. Jason Cohen has helped many patients regain beautiful, full smiles again after tooth loss. Here are some of the top ways dental implants can improve your smile,

Fill Gaps in Your Smile

You must replace the missing teeth as soon as possible. Not only will a dental implant provide a natural-looking restoration to fill those embarrassing gaps in your smile but also it will prevent the rest of your teeth from drifting into these open gaps, which can lead to more gaps between teeth, crowding, and crookedness.

Eat What You Want Again

We know how challenging it can be to properly chew your food when you are missing one or more teeth. Another benefit to implants is that they fuse with the jawbone, so you never have to worry about your false tooth shifting or moving around when you eat. In fact, implants are just as capable of chewing food as your natural teeth, so if you’ve been avoiding certain foods because of tooth loss, dental implants can help restore your love of eating.

Feel More Confident

While dental implants certainly provide a wide range of advantages for someone with tooth loss, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the cosmetic benefits involved in getting implants. After all, an implant truly does look just like a real tooth. No more gaps in your smile, just a full set of teeth. We’re pretty sure you’ll feel more confident at work, socializing, and dating when you have a beautiful smile again.

Prevent Bone Loss

Bone loss is a serious complication of untreated tooth loss. Since the roots of your missing teeth are no longer stimulating the jawbone this causes the bone to lose density. A significant amount of bone loss can occur in just the first year of tooth loss, which is another reason why you should turn to our Southgate, MI, family dentist right away to find the right tooth replacement option to fit your needs.

Are you living with tooth loss here in Southgate, MI? If so, you may be wondering if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants. To schedule an implant consultation with Dr. Cohen and his team, call Cohen Modern Dentistry at (734) 283-1263.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Halitosis   Bad Breath  

Halitosis. It's more than just bad breath from the foods you eat. It's persistent and may indicate an underlying health problem. At Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, your dentist, Dr. Jason Cohen, takes halitosis seriously. He will uncover the reasons for it and get you the relief you deserve.

Bad breath vs. halitosis

If you don't brush your teeth and floss as you should, become dehydrated, or eat onions and garlic in abundance, you likely will have bad breath. Smokers and coffee drinkers experience the same problem.

However, Medical News Today reports that bad breath which persists day and after day is more than embarrassing. It is called halitosis. A full 25 percent of Americans have this oral health problem, and it's a leading reason why they visit their dentists.

At Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and also evaluate your mouth odor. You may have an infection, or Dr. Cohen may see signs of post-nasal drip or other health conditions, such as diabetes or xerostomia (dry mouth). He may refer you to a medical specialist or your primary care physician for treatment.

How to treat halitosis

1. If you have periodontitis (advanced gum disease), you may need a deep dental cleaning to remove bacteria-filled deposits of plaque and tartar. This in-office procedure helps gums heal and re-attach to tooth surfaces.

2. Your dentist may recommend regular tongue scraping at home to remove excess food particles.

3. Stop all tobacco usage, and brush your teeth after drinking coffee or consuming aromatic foods.

4. Work on adequate hydration. That may mean less coffee (as it dries your oral tissues) and increasing your daily water intake substantially. Water, incidentally, improves the production of saliva which is Nature's own anti-bacterial agent.

5. Use mouthwash as Dr. Cohen or your hygienist directs. Products with zinc or chlorhexidine are effective against stubborn bad breath, says RDH Magazine.

It's worrisome and embarrassing

Yes, halitosis is no joke. At Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, your dentist understands, and he can help. Don't wait. Call Dr. Jason Cohen for an effective solution to halitosis. Phone our office at (734) 283-1263.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C.
November 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

You have a tooth that looks dark and feels very sensitive. Plus, you notice a couple of sores on your gum tissue. At Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, Dr. Jason Cohen offer comfortable and efficacious root canal therapy. This well-respected procedure could save your tooth.

What does root canal therapy involve?

Root canal therapy also called endodontic therapy--removes inflamed and infected soft pulp from the interior of a sick tooth. Whether your tooth is fractured, deeply decayed, abscessed, or simply weak from multiple procedures, it is in danger of extraction. And, dental extraction must be a last resort whenever possible.

So, before a root canal treatment at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, your dentist will look at your tooth and its surrounding tissues, X-ray it, and review your symptoms. Many root canal patients come to our office suffering from a toothache, drainage, bad breath, missing tooth structure, cracked fillings, or a whole host of difficult dental symptoms.

These patients may be tempted to extract a troublesome tooth and just be done with it. However, if you can save a tooth, you also save your oral function, smile appearance, bone structure, and more.

So, regarding your tooth, if it qualifies for a root canal, you'll receive a numbing shot. Your dentist then accesses each root canal, the slender chamber coursing down every tooth root. He removes the damaged pulp (composed of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels), cleans the canals, and adds a sealant called gutta-percha.

A temporary crown caps off the tooth, and you go home to heal for a week or so. When you return to the office, you'll receive a brand-new porcelain crown to support, protect, and enhance the appearance of the restored tooth.

Would this procedure help your tooth?

The American Association of Endodontists says that up to 98 percent of root canal treatments succeed, and the teeth go on for years and years. Pain and other symptoms resolve, and best of all, you get to keep the tooth and avoid pulling it.

Living with your restored tooth

Once healed, expect your tooth to function well and look great. Enjoy your favorite healthy food selections, brush and floss daily, and see your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and oral examination.

Root canal therapy really does work

At the first sign of dental pain or other unusual symptoms, please contact Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI at (734) 283-1263 today!

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
November 05, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Erasing the effects of time, genetics, or accidents on your teeth has never been easier thanks to veneers. The preferred method of smile rejuvenation in Hollywood, veneers offer the unique benefit of fixing multiple cosmetic problems at once. Your dentist in Southgate, Michigan, Dr. Jason Cohen, can tell you more about these amazing restorations.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin, tooth-shaped shell that your Southgate dentist attaches to the front of the teeth. They are often made from ceramic material, in particular porcelain, because of the similarity to natural tooth enamel. However, plastic-based resin veneers can also be an option for many patients. Veneers are attached to the front of the teeth with bonding cement and can last many years.

How can veneers improve my smile?

In short, veneers from your Southgate dentist can fix almost any cosmetic dental flaw. If your teeth are naturally shortened or have become worn down over time, veneers lengthen them to an aesthetically pleasing size. They can also fill in gaps or smooth out crookedness. Teeth that are resistant to traditional whitening - usually due to genetics or staining from the inside out - can be brightened as well.

How do I take care of my veneers?

The care of veneers is fairly straightforward. Since your natural teeth are still behind them, it's important to diligently brush and floss to maintain good dental health. Developing gum disease or a cavity may result in an expensive removal and replacement procedure. If you have any habits that could cause breakage, such as chewing on pens or crunching on ice, now would be a good time to curb them to avoid chipping or loosening your veneers. If you wear resin veneers, they can discolor from eating and drinking heavily pigmented foods and drinks like coffee, wine, berries, or tomato sauce.

This information is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to veneers. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Cohen by calling Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, Michigan at (734) 283-1263.

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