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The Evolution of Dental Implants: Modern Solutions for Missing Teeth

May 17, 2024

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Patient smiling with dental implants

Dental implants have come a long way since their humble beginnings, revolutionizing the way dentists approach tooth replacement. While dentures and bridges are still viable options, modern dental implants offer a permanent, reliable solution that mimics natural teeth. If you’re curious how these implants were invented, and how they evolved into the incredible treatment you see today, continue reading!

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Why Are My Dental Implants Loose?

April 9, 2024

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dental implants

Is one or more of your dental implants loose? The success rate for this type of tooth replacement procedure is an estimated 95%. While most patients never experience any complications after having their permanent prosthetics put in place, there is a small chance that problems will occur, one of which is a loose or failing implant. Keep reading to learn why this happens and what you can do to avoid it in the future.  

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When Do Veneers Need to Be Replaced?

March 8, 2024

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Close up of a veneer next to a woman’s toothPorcelain veneers are an excellent investment because they correct many imperfections using a single procedure. Although veneers are thin, they are durable. They can last for more than a decade with the correct care, but there will come a time when they need to be replaced. Here’s how to tell when you need new ones. 

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How Can I Go on a Date When I’m Wearing Invisalign?

February 13, 2024

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Lady thinks about upcoming date

Invisalign has allowed millions of people to straighten out their teeth without having to worry about the visible metal parts or dietary restrictions required by traditional braces. Since Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, they can make it easier for many patients to approach people and smile proudly, which is of vast importance in the dating world. Here are a few pointers to help you comply with your Invisalign treatment the next time you’re out on the town with a special someone.

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Will Invisalign Treatment Affect How I Speak?

January 5, 2024

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person smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

In recent years, Invisalign has gained immense popularity as a popular alternative to traditional braces. This treatment offers patients a discreet way to address issues like gaps, alignment problems, and bite issues using custom-made plastic aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth. Adjusting to wearing these aligners may impact your speech, so let’s explore how Invisalign can affect your speaking and ways to minimize this effect.

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Racy Root Canals: How Long Do They Usually Take?

December 5, 2023

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Close up of a severely damaged tooth requiring a root canal

No one wants to hear that they need a root canal, but if you have an incredibly damaged tooth, it’s sometimes necessary. To preserve your tooth and avoid an extraction, your dentist will need to remove any decayed or infected areas, and then fill and seal them back up to prevent further harm. While it sounds like a long and tedious procedure, that’s fortunately not necessarily true. Keep reading to learn more about how long it takes to get a root canal so you can be better prepared!

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The Conundrum of Corrosion: Can Dental Implants Rust?

November 17, 2023

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A dentist explaining dental implants to his patient

Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment that replaces missing teeth. However, many are concerned that the implant posts used to attach the crowns will rust in their mouths. Is this really the case? No, and yes. The real answer is a bit more complicated.

If you want to learn more about dental implants and how they handle corrosion, continue reading.

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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Dental Care

November 2, 2023

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a person smiling and holding a piggy bank

These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to save money. Dental work is often one cost that people mistakenly cut when trying to slim their budget—however, this is quite unwise! Good oral health means you’re far less likely to encounter serious issues that threaten your smile and overall wellness. Better yet, having a healthy smile can also save you money, especially if you’re diligent about visiting the dentist and utilizing every benefit and financial aid at your disposal. Here are four ways you can easily save money on your dental care that you might not have been aware of.

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Can I Replace Existing Restorations with Dental Implants?

September 29, 2023

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Model of single tooth dental implantIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, or even an entire arch, you have more options than ever before to replace lost teeth. If you’ve been living with tooth loss for some time, you might have a bridge or denture. Although they are effective, they aren’t the only treatments for missing teeth. A dental implant differs from any other solution because it mimics the entire tooth structure, including the root. Don’t worry if you have existing restorations because you can replace them with dental implants.

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How Many Dental Implants Do I Need To Replace All My Teeth?

June 10, 2023

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3D render of all-on-4 dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most celebrated methods of tooth replacement, and they’re one of the first things that a dentist is likely to recommend if you’re missing a tooth. But what about if you’re missing several teeth?

Dental implants can be useful for patients like this as well, but they’re liable to need more of them than patients who are only missing a single tooth. However, you also don’t need a separate dental implant for every tooth you replace. If you want to know how many dental implants would be necessary to fill your mouth with teeth, here’s some information that can help you.

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