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Dental Implant Procedure

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Once you have discovered that you have a dead tooth, there a few options as to what you can do next. First is determining if the tooth is worth saving and if a root canal would be beneficial. If this is not an option, then extracting your tooth is the most common next step. You don’t want to continue having a dead tooth in your mouth. Pieces can break off, infection can occur and esthetically it’s not the most pleasing to have a broken dead tooth in your mouth. Extracting the dead tooth will help rid you of all those problems that can occur. After the tooth is extracted, an implant is a very common procedure to use as a[…..]

Dental Implant Costs

So you need a Dental Implant? Want to know what that will cost? When determining the cost you will want to make sure that you are getting your final figure directly from your Dentist. Implants are customized to your mouth, so cost will vary depending on a lot of different factors. If you are seeing a Dentist with experience of Dental Implant, they will know that no two patients, or their dental implant treatments, are exactly alike. This means that the number of appointments, procedures and costs will vary accordingly. Some of the things that will go into the consideration are: 3D x-rays – These are critical and help to properly diagnose and determine the best treatment plan. Extraction – Will any[…..]

Symptoms of a Dead Tooth

Did you know that your teeth are actually alive? The Pulp, which is located in the middle of your tooth, contains blood vessels and nerves. This is why you feel pain when your teeth are injured or have deep decay. Since we know that your teeth are alive, this means they can die. What would cause a tooth to die? There are a few reasons why this can occur:   Trauma – Sports injuries, falling and physical contact with your teeth are all ways that your teeth can be traumatized. Any time that the tooth is injured to the point that it cannot repair itself, the tooth will die. If blood flow within the tooth stops, the nerve and other[…..]

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option if you happen to have a missing tooth. Here are some of the many advantages to choosing dental implants:   IMPROVED APPEARANCE: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. You won’t run the risk of forgetting your tooth, or having it fall out.   IMPROVED SPEECH: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. There are also no adhesives, so you won’t have to worry about the adhesive coming loose and having to reapply so your teeth stay in.   EASIER[…..]

What’s the difference between digital vs traditional dentures?

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There are two types of dentures available on the market today. There is the traditionally made denture that is made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (roof of your mouth), and the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate the tongue. The newer digital dentures are milled out of a solid block of perfectly cured very hard resin which doesn’t distort as it cures like the conventional dentures can over time. This also helps to make the denture suction better to the inside of the mouth and makes for a much for comfortable feel that the acrylic.  The resin that is used is also a much harder[…..]

What are Digital Dentures?

Taking care and improving our teeth is one of the top self-improvement practices. There are various ways to improve ones smile. You can choose purely esthetic means; such as bleaching, veneers or implants. Sometimes a more severe option is necessary. There are cases where teeth just can’t be saved, built up or fixed due to damage. There are ways that can actually give you a better smile than your natural teeth and aren’t capable of decaying or breaking down over time. Dentures have been around since dentistry began. However they have come a long way since wooden dentures! Today they are so lifelike that you might not even be able to tell that people are wearing them unless you get up[…..]

Why See a Prosthodontist?

Dental School is a grueling 4 years of pre-dental plus 4 years of Dental School. That’s if you want to be a General Dentist. If you want to continue your education and become a specialized Dentist, that could mean an additional 3-4 years, depending on your specialty. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. Prosthodonitists specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. What would be the reasons that you would need to go and see[…..]

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