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What Are My Available Options for Replacing My Teeth with Dental Implants?

Because of their longevity (as well as other benefits and advantages), dental implants continue to be popular as an option for replacing lost or damaged teeth.   A good amount of planning and preparation goes towards determining the best available options or recommendations for you and your teeth. Your dentist will be with you every step of the way, so you know what to expect throughout the procedure.  Types of Dental Implants  First off, there are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.  Endosteal implants. These dental implants are attached directly to, or grafted to, your jawbone. These are the most commonly used type of dental implant, usually made of strong materials (like titanium).  Subperiosteal implants. These implants are not[…..]

How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth, or more accurately, replacement tooth roots. Even as practices in modern dental care have had innovations in leaps and bounds, millions of Americans still suffer from tooth loss– whether through tooth decay, injury, some form of gum disease, cancer, or regular wear and tear. While they are built for comfort and built to last, dental implants are not indestructible. Even as dental implants continue to be a popular method to replace missing or damaged teeth, there’s still a chance (however unlikely) that something can go wrong with them, usually through habits like excessive teeth grinding or mouth conditions like gum disease. Why Are Dental Implants So Popular? Providing a strong foundation for either permanent[…..]

“It’s a Safe Way To Save Your Tooth,” Says Roseville Prosthodontist on Root Canals

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Root canals have had a bad reputation of sorts. A lot of people still think that root canals are horrendously painful, or that the trauma can get you a fever, or that an extraction is a way better option. These are common myths, and misconceptions dentists have to deal with, according to the American Association of Endodontists. “But root canal treatments have come a long way,” says Roseville prosthodontist Dr. Jefferson Clark. “Thanks to modern techniques, most root canal cases can be treated quickly and with very little pain.” Dr. Clark, a specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry in his clinic in Roseville, also does a lot of root canal treatments. “A lot of people seem to think that getting[…..]

Do Partial Dentures cost less than Traditional Dentures?

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Partial dentures, often called partial removable dentures, is a dental solution for missing teeth which uses artificial teeth fastened onto an acrylic gum-colored plate and a metal framework to attach to existing natural teeth. A partial denture appliance made of high quality materials is an aesthetically appealing and affordable solution to missing teeth, whether those teeth are missing from gum or other oral disease, injury, or other medical problem. On average, the price range of partial dentures runs from $500-$2,000, depending on the needs of you, the patient. Below are a few of the factors which influence the cost of your individual treatment plan, all of which will be discussed with your prosthodontist: How many missing teeth are there. The condition of[…..]

Reasons to see a Prosthodontist

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There are many specialties when it comes to dentistry. You have a General Dentist that can do a variety of different procedures; fillings, cleanings, root canals, extractions, implants, etc…Then there are specialty dentists that specialize in one type of procedure. Orthodontists specialize in Orthodontics, Endodontists specialize in root canals and a Prosthodontist specializes in the design, manufacture and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.   All general dentists are required to complete 4 years of general dentistry training, but a prosthodontists will complete an additional 2- 3 years that are required in their field. While you may find that some general dentists will handle some restoration work, they simply do not have the same[…..]

What can I do about missing teeth?

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Missing teeth can be an uncomfortable situation. It can hinder people from wanting to smile. It can make people not want to be in social situations. Your speech can be impeded due to the spaces in your mouth. However there are many options to help with missing teeth, both permanent and non-permanent. Permanent options: Tooth supported fixed bridge. A tooth supported fixed bridge is when the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are prepared to have crowns placed on them, attached to a middle tooth to fill in the space where the missing tooth was. This is a very common way to fix missing teeth. It makes eating and speaking easy and natural because the bridge is fixed and won’t[…..]

What to know about a decaying tooth?

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Taking care of our teeth is a very important part of our every day life. If one does not take care of their teeth, then tooth day, or cavities, is likely to occur. The reason this happens is because the bacteria living in our mouths makes acid, and this acid will eat away at our teeth. This is not the only reason for tooth decay. Here are a few other reasons why tooth decay can happen:   Poor Oral Hygiene Practices: Not brushing or flossing your teeth can cause tooth decay to quickly take over your mouth. Brushing helps to remove plaque and food buildup that can form during the day from eating. Flossing helps to remove food that gets stuck between[…..]

How to Prepare for your Dental Implant Procedure

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Dental Implants offer many advantages; However, some patients might have mixed emotions about the procedure due to its nature. There are a few things that you can do to help prepare yourself to make sure that your experience goes smooth and you have an excellent recovery. Before you go through the implant process, you might want to consider the following: Clear your schedule: This means to make sure that you don’t pack your calendar full of events right before and right after your procedure. You want to be well rested before, and you want to make sure you have a few days of rest after. The first three days after your procedure should be strictly devoted to self-care and making[…..]

5 Things to Know About Dental Implants

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Dental Implants are not a new development in the dental field. They have actually been around since the mid 1960’s. Here are a few interesting things you might want to know about dental implants: You won’t set off metal detectors! There is no need to worry about any of the elements placed in your mouth during your dental implant procedure. All the materials that are used are completely safe. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is a strong metal and will hold up well in your mouth for years, or possibly your entire lifetime. The sutures that are used typically do not have to be removed. They are dissolvable and should dissolve in a few weeks. You won’t[…..]

Should I get partial dentures?

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Partial dentures are great option for replacing multiple teeth. Not only are they more cost effective than permanent crowns and implants, they don’t require any surgical healing time. Partial dentures can be made with a metal support or a flexible base for esthetics. If retention is an issue, implants can be used to support and retain the partial denture. A customized partial denture for your needs can be a great way to restore missing teeth, allowing you to chew and smile again!   A few things to expect from partial dentures: Replacing teeth that have been missing may take some readjusting. Without teeth your tongue and muscles in your mouth can take up space previously occupied by your teeth. Thus,[…..]

Testimonials

Dr. Clark took over from the dentist ... whom I had for many years. The staff at the facility is exemplary. Cindy is the best hygienist ever, and every dentist there has been screened effectively and does a great job. This last weekend Dr Clark contacted us when my 80-year- old mother had a dental crisis. He was totally available, and worked it into the schedule to help her get back into working order. If you're in the Roseville area don't go anywhere else.

– Chris Sacramento, CA

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