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Is Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants Worth It?

April 15, 2024

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You might’ve chosen dentures as your missing tooth replacement for a number of reasons. They’re relatively simple to use, easy to understand, and are less expensive than some other replacement options.

However, as you probably already know, dentures also have some characteristics that make dental implants seem attractive. Whether you’re considering a transition because your dentures slip out of place, don’t give you the chewing power you want, or are just plain tedious, keep reading. This is what you should know about making the switch.

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Oh No, Your Veneer Fell Off! What Should You Do?

February 7, 2024

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Someone looking a little scared

When people first get their veneers, they’re often stunned by how incredibly realistic their new smile looks. After a while, they can easily start to forget that their veneers aren’t their real teeth. This makes it a little bit jarring if one of them ever falls off.

That said, losing a veneer isn’t necessarily something worth stressing out over; if you stay calm, your beautiful smile will be back to normal in no time. Here’s a step-by-step guide for what you should do if you ever lose veneers.

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Loose Dental Implant? Here’s What You Should Do.

December 26, 2023

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Woman covering her mouth with her handA dental implant is the only treatment to recreate both the tooth root and the crown. Your jawbone will fuse to it, providing unmatched support and stability. After your bone has healed, it should never feel loose. If you’re experiencing any pain or your implant wiggles, it’s nothing to ignore. You should contact your dentist immediately. Here are the most common causes of dental implant failure and what your dentist can do to stop it.

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Giving Thanks for Dental Implants: A Review of All They Do

November 17, 2023

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A family enjoying Thanksgiving after the dad’s dental implants were successful

As you gather around the Thanksgiving table this year and declare what you’re thankful for, why not add your dental implants to the list? The prosthetic may be small, but it makes a big difference in your quality of life! Not convinced? Continue reading to learn four ways that dental implants are working to change your life right now!

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False Teeth Have Come a Long Way: The Evolution of Dentures

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

People have been worried about their lost teeth ever since they figured out how to recognize their own reflections. As a result, archaeologists have found many examples of primitive attempts to replace lost teeth with artificial restorations. While modern dentures are incredibly comfortable and lifelike, their ancient predecessors took quite a bit of trial and error to get to that point. Here’s a brief history of the evolution of dentures to help you appreciate just how advanced today’s restorations really are.

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Denture Diet Don’ts: What Not to Eat with Dentures

August 18, 2023

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An older couple with dentures about to bite an apple

When you had all of your teeth, the world was your buffet. Now that you’ve transitioned to dentures, there are some choices you’ll need to make as far as your diet is concerned. But don’t despair! While you can’t eat everything you used to, it will only take a few small tweaks to make your dining experience enjoyable and satisfying.

Continue reading to see the foods you should avoid while wearing your dentures and a few exceptions so you can safely cheat.

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The Serious Consequences of Ignoring A Toothache

July 11, 2023

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man with gray hair in blue shirt squinting in pain and pressing fingers to aching jaw

Imagine this scenario: your tooth has been aching for a little while and seems to be getting worse, but you have been too busy or perhaps anxious about the dentist to make an appointment. You tell yourself you will get to it when you are able, because though inconvenient, you figure you can deal with the pain for a little while longer until it resolves itself or your schedule frees up.

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Teeth Whitening Throughout the Ages

June 13, 2023

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Woman smiles

People throughout history have sought out ways to achieve a whiter smile. In cases of superficial discoloration such as a buildup of plaque or food debris, cleaning the teeth proved to be sufficient to produce a brighter grin. However, cultures throughout history have also developed different methods to treat more stubborn forms of discoloration. Read on to learn about the history of teeth whitening and how it evolved into its modern form.

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The Perfect Gift for Your Graduate: An Upgraded Smile!

May 26, 2023

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a man smiling with beautiful teeth from cosmetic treatments on graduation day

Graduating from high school or college is a wonderful time! There are boundless possibilities ahead for the graduates. As they step into a new future, you can add a bright smile to light the way by giving the gift of cosmetic dentistry. By enhancing their teeth, you can help them pave the way for their new career, college, and social life by boosting their confidence. Read on to learn the benefits of renewing your smile and the best cosmetic dental treatments to give as a gift.

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Tips to Help You Find an Emergency Dentist Right Away

April 26, 2023

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a digital illustration of a tooth in front of a dental emergency kit

Any type of unexpected event can through you for a loop, but it can be especially shocking when it affects your smile! When a dental emergency strikes, you may not know what to do right away. The first thing to do is to contact an emergency dentist so your smile can be treated as soon as possible. By seeking immediate help for your help, you can make the situation more manageable and receive guidance for your next steps. Read on to learn about dental emergencies and how to find an emergency dentist right away.

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