A 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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December 26, 2023
November 17, 2023
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!(more…)
October 13, 2023
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.(more…)
August 18, 2023
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.(more…)
July 11, 2023
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.(more…)
June 13, 2023
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.(more…)
May 26, 2023
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.(more…)
April 26, 2023
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.(more…)
February 26, 2023
If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning from a toothache, it may seem like the pain increases after the sun sets. Dental pain can intensify at night for many reasons, like fewer distractions or what you ate for dinner. You can prevent a restless night by avoiding 5 common things that can make your toothache worse at night.
January 5, 2023
At this point, you may have heard of dental veneers. This cosmetic treatment can transform your smile from the ground up! That said, you may want to know more about the veneer process before you commit. After all, having more details will help you confirm if the porcelain shells are right for you. It’s a good thing, then, that your local Centerville dentist can explain. Here is a summary of the five major steps in placing porcelain veneers.(more…)