Dental Implants: Debunking Common Myths And Misconceptions

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Are you contemplating dental implants to rejuvenate your smile and self-assurance? It's crucial to sift through the truths and untruths before making a decision. Keep reading to learn about prevalent myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants. Myth 1: Dental Implants Are Excruciating and Invasive Contrary to popular belief, the dental implant procedure isn't as excruciating or invasive as rumors suggest. Thanks to contemporary technological progress and advanced anesthesia, the procedure is relatively painless.

23 August 2023

Symptoms Of A Gum Infection And Dental Care Treatment Options

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Gum infections are caused by oral bacteria, however, following a good regimen of brushing and flossing can help prevent infection-causing bacteria from building up inside your mouth. Poor oral hygiene can cause plaque to harden into tartar which is difficult to remove. When tartar builds up under your gums, it can lead to an infection. Here are some symptoms of a gum infection and some effective dental care treatment options. 

10 July 2023

Why You May Need Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option. They look and feel natural and can last a lifetime. That is why more and more people are opting for dental implants. You may even benefit from them.  Here are a few reasons why you may need dental implants. You Lost a Tooth If you have a missing tooth from a car accident or dental disease, you may feel self-conscious about it. The good news is that a dental implant can replace your missing tooth.

24 April 2023

4 Custom Dental Appliances Manufactured In Dental Laboratories

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Dental appliances are sometimes required for cosmetic and restorative dental work. When your dentist decides that you can benefit from a dental appliance, they will first gather the necessary information by taking impressions, performing x-rays, and taking photos of your teeth. This information will then be sent to a dental laboratory where materials such as porcelain, titanium, and zirconia will be used to create permanent or removable dental appliances that are custom-fitted to your mouth.

24 April 2023

Common Questions About Getting Dental X-Rays

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Do you have an appointment to visit your dentist, and they will be taking dental x-rays? You may have a few of these common questions about x-rays before you go to your appointment.  Are X-rays Safe?   Many people are concerned about whether dental x-rays are safe to have taken. While exposure to radiation is never ideal, every time an x-ray is taken a doctor needs to weigh the pros against the cons.

21 March 2023

Two Reasons A Root Canal Is Better Than Extraction

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Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, a dentist may recommend you either have the tooth pulled or undergo a root canal. Despite the bad rap root canals have in popular media, here are two reasons why you should opt to undergo one rather than have your tooth removed completely. No Harmful Gaps The problem with tooth extraction is it creates a gap in the mouth. You may think this is only an issue if one of your front teeth were removed—thus impacting the look of your smile—but a missing tooth anywhere can negatively affect how your mouth functions.

10 February 2023

Information You'll Want To Know About The Dental Implant Procedure

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If you're thinking about getting dental implants, but you're a little squeamish at the idea of having surgery, talk to your dentist about the procedure and what you can expect. You might also want to talk to someone who has had an implant to get their view of the experience. You'll probably find this information puts your mind at ease that the procedure isn't painful or hard to go through. Here's a quick overview of the dental implant procedure.

6 January 2023

What Benefits Will You Gain From A Dental Cleaning?

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A significant percentage of the population visits the dentist less often than they ought. Consequently, they do not get the most out of preventative dental health care services that could safeguard the life and service of their teeth. One of the services you can get from a competent dentist is tooth cleaning. Unfortunately, many overlook this in the belief that brushing is enough to keep their teeth healthy. However, many additional benefits come from dental cleanings at the clinic.

29 November 2022

The 5 Steps To Getting Dental Implants

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If you are planning to get dental implants either to support your dentures or to replace a broken or missing tooth with a dental crown, you should know that the dental implant process is made up of five steps. These five steps are completed over the course of several visits and can take several months to complete. Below you can learn more about each of these five steps.  Step 1: Getting Molds/Dental Impressions Taken

24 October 2022

Abutment Teeth for Dental Bridges: Can Any Existing Tooth Do the Job?

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You're probably already familiar with the word, but what's an abutment in terms of dentistry? To put it simply, it's a tooth (or a tooth root) that supports or stabilizes a dental prosthesis, such as a denture or dental bridge. So if you're about to receive a dental bridge, your dentist will want to discuss your abutment tooth (or teeth) with you.  Solid Support Dental bridges are used to replace multiple missing teeth and are connected to the remaining natural teeth at either end of the gap.

21 September 2022