If your dentist has told you that you need a tooth extraction, you may be nervous. Doesn’t taking out a tooth altogether seem a little extreme? The truth is that extractions are a common and routine part of dental work; that said, each patient is different, and some cases might be more difficult than others. Here’s what you need to know about tooth removal – why it’s done and what can affect the procedure.
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June 25, 2019
May 24, 2019
One question we often hear is whether or not patients can sleep while wearing their dentures. The answer is that most dentists recommend removing the appliance during sleep. However, some patients do keep the product in place while they’re resting. In this post, we’ll look at the features and considerations that come with wearing dentures.
April 2, 2019
Whether you’re without one tooth, or you’re missing an entire arch, it can have some negative effects on your life. For starters, it can make it difficult to carry out normal functions like eating and speaking with clarity. The most reliable solution is the placement of dental implants, and as you read on, you’ll learn how the process can accommodate any number of missing teeth and leave you with the smile of your dreams!
March 31, 2019
Research shows that more than 80 million Americans struggle with the problem of missing teeth. The standard solution to this problem is adhesive dentures. Unfortunately, traditional dentures suffer from a number of drawbacks. That’s why there’s so much talk these days about implant dentures, an innovative new approach which offers the best of both worlds.
February 8, 2019
Dental implants have become one of the most popular ways to replace teeth, but because they’re a newer technology, many people don’t know about the process of receiving them. Dental implants in Broken Arrow come with a unique set of benefits and learning more about the process will help you better understand these advantages. Keep reading to learn about the dental implant procedure and why patients are choosing this replacement over other options.
January 8, 2019
Statistics show that over 30 million Americans avoid visiting a dentist for any type of care because of anxiety or phobia. That means they are missing out on the preventive benefits and cost savings that come along with these appointments. Thankfully, with the help of sedation dentistry, patients are now able to overcome their apprehensions so they can experience the best in oral health. Read on to learn about two available options!
November 14, 2018
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. You know they can drastically improve your quality of life, but there is one question lingering in your mind – how much do implants cost? There is no easy answer. The amount you pay is based on your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the price, such as the number of teeth you are replacing and each phase of your treatment. To help keep them affordable, there are several ways to pay for your new smile.
September 2, 2018
Are you missing any teeth? You’re not alone. By age 50, the average American has lost around 12 teeth. Good thing there are options to make your smile whole again. A popular option that has quickly been recognized as one of the most permanent solutions for missing teeth are dental implants. This restoration is the most stable, permanent, and natural looking replacement to complete your grin. Keep reading to learn if you’re a good candidate for dental implants from an implant specialist.
August 8, 2018
Dental implants are an investment in your oral health with a big payoff: a beautifully restored smile that looks and feels more like your own teeth than any other option. Not to mention that implants can last for decades, if not a lifetime, with basic care and maintenance. But what can you expect when it comes to insurance coverage? And if you prefer sedation beforehand, will that be covered? Although implants are an excellent replacement option for missing teeth, dental insurance can raise a lot of questions. Get answers to those questions below!
July 1, 2018
If you are ready to replace your missing teeth, you can benefit from the most predictable and reliable option with dental implants. Due to the materials used, they have the potential to last for a lifetime, offering over a 95% 10-year success rate. Their long-term success relies on your jawbone’s ability to fuse to the posts while also having enough density to support them. To set the right foundation for your new smile, your dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure.