Serious Complications Can Result from a Loose Crown

A dental crown is cemented in place by a very strong dental adhesive cement. This is meant to give the tooth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or periodontal disease to weaken the cement. If your crown feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or if you... read more »

Dental Implants Restore the Function and Appearance of a Knocked-Out Tooth

Every year, millions of athlete’s take a blow to the face while they participate in contact sports or other rigorous athletic activities. Sometimes these blows can carry so much force that they can knock a tooth out of place. This is even more likely if you don’t use a quality mouth guard for protection. When a tooth is knocked out,... read more »

A Dental Implant Bridge Needs to Be Brushed and Flossed Twice a Day

Your new bridge mounted on dental implants represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of multiple lost teeth. While the bridge and the underlying titanium abutments are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be brushed and flossed twice each day. If residual food particles and plaque are... read more »

What Might Be Causing Your Gums to Bleed

At the dental practice of Christopher M. Granillo DDS, LLC, we want our patients in Tucson, Arizona, to know taking good care of your oral health will benefit not just your precious pearly whites, but your gum health as well. In fact, did you know your gums are an indicator of your overall health? The main cause of bleeding gums... read more »