Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

Cincinnati Jaw Bone DeteriorationIn this post from Endres Gateway Dentistry, we will review jaw bone health, and how dental implants can be beneficial.

To remain healthy and strong, your jaw bone needs to be continuously stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth damage is so severe that extraction is the only option. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the previous root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant  a strong titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

For more information about dental implants, call us at Endres Gateway Dentistry. We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, and the surrounding areas with family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 

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You Be The Judge

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If you are researching cosmetic dentistry in Montgomery OH, you may have heard claims that it can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.

A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may include the following:

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic options include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.

White Fillings

If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically improving your smile without crowns.

Dental Crowns

There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We perform an intensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown.

Composite Veneers

Veneers can correct chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like a wonderful white smile to give you optimal confidence.

Dental Bonding

Dentists use bonding to correct tooth troubles caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have loosened.

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the characteristics of a smile even if all the other teeth have a pleasing appearance.

Gum Contouring

If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and transform your smile.

Perfect smiles with cosmetic dentistry are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see the Endres Gateway Dentistry smile gallery and judge for yourself. Even better, schedule an appointment to visit our office. We serve the Montgomery, Blue Ash, and surrounding Cincinnati area.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


An Ugly Duckling In Your Mouth?

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Do you have a damaged tooth that causes you embarrassment? Even if all of your other teeth are nicely shaped and pearly white, guess what other people notice? Yep, the ugly duckling. If you do, Endres Gateway Dentistry can help with cosmetic dentistry.

A beautiful smile is an important component of your overall appearance. Unattractive teeth draw the eye away from other pleasing features such as thick shiny hair, gorgeous eyes or a peaches and cream complexion.

Fortunately, there are several cosmetic dental procedures to restore or repair one or more teeth. At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we can complete most of them in one short visit. Think about it; you could achieve a stunning smile in less than an afternoon!

Veneers, Bonding and Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure available for Loveland at Endres Gateway Dentistry. We use dental bonding in a variety of applications. In addition to repairing damage, dental bonding can close gaps between teeth.

Porcelain veneers are another minimally invasive cosmetic remedy. Like cosmetic dental bonding, veneers correct chips, cracks and improve tooth shape.

What if your problem is not an unattractive tooth but a missing tooth? Don’t despair, a beautiful smile is still possible with dental implants.

For more information about veneers, bonding, implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918. We are conveniently located at 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. We provide advanced dentistry for patients in Loveland, Blue Ash and the surrounding areas.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Live Better With Dental Implants

Cincinnati Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can bring about more troubles for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. With dental implant-supported dentures, they’d be a thing of the past.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, many frustrated denture wearers have discontinued dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are enabling former denture wearers to re-engage in life. Consider the benefits of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can result when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not aggravate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Patients who have replaced their conventional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of preserving your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

For more specifics about dental implants, contact Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, also serving Loveland and Montgomery. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Dental Marvels in Blue Ash

Millions of Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we are providers of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, making them an excellent, long-term option.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, and strengthen the bone.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

To find out more about dental implants from Endres Gateway Dentistry, contact our office. We serve Cincinnati, Blue Ash, and the surrounding area, providing family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Diabetes and Gum Disease in Cincinnati

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At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (thank you, Benjamin Franklin!). We are very big on prevention – and not only when it comes to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.

We are also concerned with how the condition of your mouth impacts your complete physical health and general well-being.

Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related issues for those affected.

Additional research is exploring whether the reverse is also true – whether poor oral health increases the risk of developing diabetes. A long-term study suggests that it does.

“We found that over two decades of follow-up, individuals who had periodontal disease were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life when compared to individuals without periodontal disease.” -Ryan T. Demmer, PhD, MPH1

Additional trials are exploring how tooth and gum health impacts the ability of diabetics to manage the disease.

“Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.”2

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you see a dentist regularly and are committed to daily oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and other important practices. Moreover, your success in controlling your blood glucose levels will improve your oral health and vice-versa.

If you don’t have a dentist and live in the greater Cincinnati area, call Endres Gateway Dentistry. We’ll carry out a thorough examination and ay hygienist will treat your teeth and gums to a professional dental cleaning. Then we will create a helpful plan for improving and maintaining your dental health for life.

1Angelo Milone, “Does periodontal disease cause type 2 diabetes?,” Endocrine Today, November 2008, http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes/news/print/endocrine-today/%7Bacdccbd7-a2b2-4a9e-ac08-b29b53116908%7D/does-periodontal-disease-cause-type-2-diabetes, accessed August 12, 2015
2“Diabetes and Oral Health Problems,” American Diabetes Association, September 18, 2012, http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/oral-health-and-hygiene/diabetes-and-oral-health.html#sthash.9IlHJB8l.dpuf, accessed August 12, 2015

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Persistent Dry Mouth? We can help

The Endres Gateway Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

At Endres Gateway Dentistry we are specialists in all aspects of oral health, from family dentistry to orthodontics. We serve patients from all over the Cincinnati area.

Many residents in our community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious problem. But constant dry mouth, known as xerostomia, is not only irritating, it can lead to acute health problems.

Never take your saliva for granted. It plays a vital role in maintaining your health. One of its roles is to help digest your food. The moment food enters your mouth, saliva starts breaking it down so your body can metabolize it. If you don’t produce enough saliva to carry out this task, your body may not be getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Saliva also functions as a disinfectant by cleansing the mouth of leftover food, bacteria, and fungi. This helps prevent tooth decay and infections. Many people don’t realize that some of the foods we eat are very acidic, and that saliva helps counteract those acids in our mouths.

Dr. Eleanor Endres and her staff at Endres Gateway Dentistry have been treating xerostomia since 2007. For starters, Dr. Endres recommends cutting back on caffeine in such drinks as cola, coffee, and tea. Not only do these beverages stain and discolor your teeth, the caffeine can contribute to dry mouth. She also recommend drinking water throughout the day to make sure you are adequately hydrated.

Tobacco and alcohol can also contribute to dry mouth. So can certain medications. IF you have been prescribed a medication and also have dry mouth, consult with your physician to see if dry mouth is a side effect.

Dry mouth is not a natural part of aging, so call Endres Gateway Dentistry today and schedule an appointment if your dry mouth is getting worse as you grow older.

Looking for a gentle family dentist who focuses on preventative dentistry?  I invite you to come visit my practice at 9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204 in Cincinnati. My friendly team at Endres Gateway Dentistry make sure you have a pleasant experience whether you visit us for a cleaning and exam or a complete smile makeover.

Our dental menu includes crowns and bridges, veneers, orthodontics, dentures, and implants. Call for an appointment or consultation today.

Your sensational smile starts with healthy teeth!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Would you like a beautiful smile? Come in and ask us about sedation dentistry or family dentistry. We can answer all of your questions. Considering orthodontics? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any  patient. We invite you to test our claims about restorative dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. Meet our friendly employees. Come see why Endres Gateway Dentistry is considered a gem in the Cincinnati community. We’re that good. You may also be interested in porcelain veneers.

If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about the process and the price of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery isn’t for everyone, but your research is never complete until you get in and visit with Dr. Eleanor Endres to find out if dental implants are for you. Eleanor Endres has been providing first-class general and cosmetic dental care since 2007. During that time, we have helped patients from all over the Cincinnati area including Cincinnati, Montgomery, and Kenwood.

Eleanor Endres’s skill and experience combined with all the wonders of modern dentistry works dental miracles. A complete smile makeover or smile redesign combines several cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Treatments include: dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, invisible braces, gum surgery, and teeth whitening. We guarantee that cosmetic dentistry will change your life for the better – it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment! You will value your new smile like a precious gem and will be proud to flash your smile to everyone you meet.

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


Eating Got You Down, Cincinnati?

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People who have missing teeth know that chewing can be difficult and painful. If you are looking at the cost of dental implants in Cincinnati and are uncertain if this is the step you ought to take, come see us at Endres Gateway Dentistry to learn all about tooth implants. Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for patients whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.

Improving a smile beyond just the functional needs can also be explored during an informative consultation with us. Dr. Endres offers straightforward advice about restoring your smile while keeping your costs as low as possible Come explore the possibilities, including the cost of a smile makeover. Call to set up a personal consultation today: 513-914-4918

With experience in orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and even family dentistry, our staff will answer your questions without a hard-sell approach. The choice has always been with you, the patient.

If you have missing teeth, come see our friendly team and let us improve your eating experience. (Haven’t you waited long enough?)

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry: 513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242

 


6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Cincinnati denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.

Today, Cincinnati dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.

The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:

Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)

Cincinnati dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Cincinnati dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.

If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Cincinnati or cosmetic dental financing, call Endres Gateway Dentistry at 513-914-4918. Endres Gateway Dentistry is a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:

 

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
family dentistry
orthodontics

Oral Health Is the Gateway to Healthy Living

 

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:

513-914-4918

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, Ohio
45242