How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

 

Happy senior couple showing their nice teeth in their smiles.

The most natural-appearing option in tooth restoration for missing teeth is a dental implant. The design is similar to a tooth, with a titanium “root” that is connected to the jawbone. While dental implants can look and function like natural teeth, many people wonder whether they are worth the investment. How long do dental implants…

What Are the Pros and Cons of Clear Choice Dental Implants?

 

Smiling senior man and woman pointing at their teeth after dental implants treatment.

Losing all or most of your teeth can be devastating to your mental, physical and emotional health. Your teeth are important for so many reasons, from chewing nutritious food and enunciating words to the appearance of your face and smile. If you are considering dentures or full mouth reconstruction to restore your smile, Clear Choice…

What if My Dental Crown Feels Too Big?

 

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It happens on occasion that a new crown doesn’t feel like it’s fitting as it should. If you run into the problem of feeling that your crown is too big, what can you do about it? Definitely don’t wait too long! A poorly fitting crown can lead to problems down the road. What If You…

Can You Pull a Filling or Crown Out When You Floss?

 

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Permanent crowns and fillings are cemented and bonded to your teeth to last for a long time. One question many people ask, is if their crown or filling will fall out if they floss around them? As with your natural teeth, flossing should be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine with crowns and…

Lingual Frenectomy versus Lingual Frenuloplasty

 

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Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum. The lingual frenulum, the band of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is abnormally short, thick, and tight in individuals…

What Are Snap-on Dentures – Pros and Cons of Snap-on Dentures

 

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Regular dentures can slip out of one’s mouth easily, causing public embarrassment. The solution to this problem comes from snap-on dentures, which snap on to dental implants placed at the sides of the inner jaw. Sometimes, multiple implant posts are used as anchors for the snap-on dentures. These dentures stay in place and do not…

My Dental Implant Fell Out – Now What?

 

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You just had your new implant placed. Your dentist gave you some post-procedural care instructions, and you went on your way. After a couple weeks of healing, however, you notice something utterly horrifying: your implant has come out. What do you do with this little metal piece? Implant or Abutment: The Difference An implant is…

Strickland Facelift Dentures

 

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What if you could get dentures that not only improved your smile, they also improved your appearance? Strickland Facelift Dentures do just that! Using neuromuscular techniques and a custom design process, these dentures enhance your facial appearance so much that it looks almost as if you’ve had a facelift. The customized fit allows Strickland Facelift…

What is a Three-Quarter Crown?

 

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Well, a three-quarter crown is exactly what it sounds like! Think of what a dental crown looks like – a restoration that covers your entire tooth. Now imagine that it is only needed to cover roughly three-quarters of a tooth. Let’s take a look at how three-quarter crowns are used and why they are great…

Will Insurance Cover a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

 

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Has your smile been wrecked by an accident, cancer, or some other extensive disease? It could be difficult at the least and impossible at the worst for your mouth to function. Eating and speaking could be challenging as you’re in constant pain. Your smile needs more than a mere cosmetic makeover – it needs a…