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Are Dental Implants Right for Me? 3 Qualities of a Good Candidate

November 7, 2023

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Dentist holding model dental implant with gloved hands

Dental implants are considered by many to be the best of the best when it comes to tooth restoration techniques. They provide unique benefits over other options like dentures or dental bridges. They’re the only method that includes a support rod that’s inserted directly into your jaw. Eventually, the bone fuses with it so it functions like a root. That means it looks and functions more like a natural tooth.

That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice for everyone, though. This treatment involves a surgical procedure and other considerations so it’s important for your dentist to first identify whether it’s feasible for you. Keep reading to learn about 3 of the characteristics of a good dental implant candidate.

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To Keep Your Dentures Out-of-Sight, Be Sure to Soak Them Overnight

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be a fantastic way to have a complete smile after extensive tooth loss, but they require regular care and maintenance to keep looking their best. In addition to a daily cleaning, your dental appliance needs to be removed from your mouth and soaked for a solid eight hours. For this reason, most patients let their dentures soak while they are sleeping. Here’s why soaking your dentures is so important to keeping your mouth healthy and your appliance in working order.

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Can ClearCorrect Work on Just One Row of Teeth?

September 13, 2023

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Smiling woman

Some people are gifted with one row of perfectly straight teeth, while having some crooked teeth in the other arch. If they are interested in getting things straightened out, they might wonder if they can receive ClearCorrect treatment on only the misaligned half. While it is possible, doing so requires some important considerations on the part of you and your dentist. Read on to learn how ClearCorrect can work on only a single row of teeth.

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How to Get Your Perfect Summertime Smile with Veneers

July 5, 2023

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Example shades of veneers held up to a smiling woman's teeth

According to recent studies, three in five Americans hate how their smiles look in photos. If you’re struggling to have confidence in your smile, veneers can help you restore your self-esteem and tackle multiple dental imperfections at once. In just two sessions, you’ll be grinning ear-to-ear in all your vacation pictures. Here’s how to get your perfect summertime smile with veneers.

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A Brief Guide to Recovery After Full Mouth Reconstruction

June 19, 2023

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Woman resting at home after a full mouth reconstruction

When putting together your full mouth reconstruction plan, your dentist will explain each step carefully so that you understand what to expect. In particular, they will give you an overview of what recovery will look like after each treatment and what you might need to do to make sure the healing process goes smoothly. Below are some full mouth reconstruction treatments you might need and a few important facts about recovering from them.

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Are Dental Implants Really All That Great?

May 30, 2023

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dentist showing off a model of a dental implant

If you’ve spent any time at all talking to people about replacing missing teeth, you’ve probably heard plenty about dental implants. They’re often touted as the greatest thing to ever happen to tooth replacement, and even to dentistry in general.

After all that talk, you may wonder how dental implants could possibly be worth the hype. If you’re curious, here are a few reasons why dental implants are so celebrated.

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Procedures You May Need Before Getting Dental Implants

May 11, 2023

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3 D diagram of a bone graft

Dental implants are some of the strongest and most stable methods of tooth replacement—around 95% of them are successful at 20 years, and many last as long as 30. However, getting dental implants can also be a little bit demanding. While it’s possible for most people to get them, some preparation may be necessary before the procedure itself.

Here are a few treatments you may need before getting dental implants.

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Invisalign or Veneers: How Do I Straighten My Smile?

April 5, 2023

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young adult with a beautiful smile

Often, braces are associated with a certain period in people’s lives—the teenage years. However, there are a lot of people who wind up being unhappy with the alignment of their teeth well into adulthood.

While there are adults who get braces, many people are uncomfortable with how they’ll make them look. Thankfully, there are two treatments that can help busy people who don’t want to compromise their looks to straighten their teeth: veneers and Invisalign.

If you’re trying to decide between these two options, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.

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Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

January 4, 2023

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Dental bonding procedureIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone, but you don’t have to live with a less-than-perfect smile. Dental bonding is an affordable, convenient solution to address minor imperfections, like chips, stains, and cracks. No matter the reason, you can enjoy drastic improvement using a long-lasting solution. Although dental bonding isn’t permanent, it can last for years with the right aftercare. Here’s how to get the most from your investment.

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4 Things to Do After Getting a Dental Crown

December 4, 2022

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person at dentist having a dental crown placed

Dental crowns are small caps that are shaped like teeth. They cover the entire visible part of a tooth and can be used to repair damage or areas of decay, cover up discoloration, or reshape teeth. After you have a dental crown placed, your dentist will give you instructions on what to do to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. Even so, continue reading to learn about four things that you should do after getting a dental crown placed.

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