A Lost Premolar Can Often Be Restored by a Dental Implant

The premolars that reside in front of your molars work in synergy with your back and front teeth to play several different roles. They help bite into tough foods with the front teeth and they also aid the molars in the act of grinding. When one is lost to severe, untreated tooth decay or total… Read more »

A Chipped Bridge Needs Timely Dental Care

A dental bridge is typically crafted from very durable materials that are meant to handle the daily rigors of chewing food. Despite this strength, there are still times when a dental trauma or something like grinding your teeth at night can cause a chip in a bridge. Any chip could result in significant complications for… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Forms of Tooth Replacement?

Are you in need of a tooth replacement? Have you any lost or missing teeth that must be filled in to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums? If you have any missing teeth, three common tooth replacements include dentures, bridges, and implants. Dentures are the most well-known form of tooth replacement and are… Read more »

Dental Veneers: What You Should Know

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Are there small chips or cracks you wish you could correct? Do you ever wonder what you might be able to do to improve the appearance of your teeth? If so, we recommend considering the benefits of dental veneers. As you may know, veneers are thin… Read more »

Warning Signs of Cavities

One of the most common problems that Dr. Steven J. Brazis treats at Steven J. Brazis, DDS is cavities. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to spot. Bearing that in mind, here are two common symptoms that come with having cavities, and how you can prevent cavities from forming. Aching Teeth Whether your tooth… Read more »

How to Maintain a Top-Notch Oral Health as a Teenager

Being a teenager can be hard, but taking care of your smile doesn’t have to be. If you keep your smile in tip-top shape, then there is a chance you’ll boost your self-esteem and feel great about yourself. So, to help you maintain a pristine oral health and smile as a teenager in Sacramento, California,… Read more »

A Temporary Crown Requires Some Daily Care Measures

Having a tooth restored by a dental crown in Sacramento, California, is often a two-stage process. The first step involves removing the tooth enamel layer to prepare the tooth for the restoration. Our dentist, Dr. Steven J. Brazis, will cast a detailed impression of the area and the dentin abutment that will anchor the crown… Read more »

How a Root Canal Treatment Can Save a Damaged Tooth

The mouth is a complex interaction of a lot of different parts, and there are many things happening in it that you don’t know about. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots, blood vessels, and nerves that support them. If an infection happens in this area a root canal treatment might be necessary. The… Read more »

Addressing the Cause of Stains Can Help Maintain Your Newly Whitened Smile

A dull, yellow, and stained smile can have a significant adverse effect on your self-esteem. Many people who want a whiter smile will contact their dentist, Dr. Steven J. Brazis, to schedule a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest way to effectively remove stains from tooth enamel. Once your teeth have had their luster… Read more »

Make Sure You Do This if Your Tooth is Knocked Out

We understand that your teeth are important to you. That’s why we take it seriously when they get damaged. One of the more traumatic things that can happen to your teeth is having one knocked out. The fear of losing a perfectly healthy tooth, especially if it was from an injury, can add a lot… Read more »