While a fixed bridge (also called a crown and bridge) is effective at replacing missing teeth, it can leave much to be desired. Thankfully, it’s not your only option. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about an innovative alternative, as dental implant benefits are compared to crown and bridge tooth replacement. Therefore, you can make an educated decision about how to create an attractive and highly functional smile!
Rigdon Dental & Associates' Blog
February 2, 2020
January 7, 2020
According to the American Dental Association, most people rank someone’s smile as the physical feature that stands out the most. In addition, countless studies have shown that people with an attractive smile are seen as more intelligent, friendly and competent. Given these findings, it’s no wonder that cosmetic dentistry is so popular! Especially procedures like porcelain veneers, which are the ultimate tool for smile makeovers. These thin, strong shells of porcelain give the teeth a whole new appearance and can last 10 to 15 years or more with basic maintenance. Learn more below about the advantages of porcelain veneers and whether they might be right for you!
December 11, 2019
Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, at least 35 million Americans have lost all their natural teeth in one or both arches. The most traditional way to treat complete tooth loss is with dentures. As many as 30 million adults currently use them to replace their missing teeth. Now, they are more realistic than ever, but they will always have their limitations. If you hate your dentures, there is another solution. You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with an implant-retained denture.
November 7, 2019
Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, at least 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both arches. The most traditional solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile are dentures because they are convenient and affordable; however, it’s normal to be concerned about their cost. If you’re thinking about using Medicare to cover the expense, here’s what you need to know when paying for your new smile.
October 4, 2019
Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Now, many patients prefer dental implants to treat tooth loss. They are the only treatment to replicate the entire structure of a tooth, but can implants replace multiple teeth? Yes! Dental implants are an effective solution to fill the space of one, multiple, or all missing teeth.
September 10, 2019
Most adults have 28 permanent teeth (assuming they’ve had their four wisdom teeth removed). But while you may think you essentially have 27 “spares,” that’s not quite how it works! It’s common to think that a single missing tooth isn’t a big deal, but you would be surprised at how it can impact your oral health and general well-being. In addition, many people see extractions as an easier, less expensive solution compared to other types of dental work, but it can actually cost you more in the long run to repair the problems created by a missing tooth. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What happens if I don’t replace a missing tooth?”, keep reading to find out!
August 9, 2019
Do you have several missing teeth? Are you currently using a denture that does not stay in your mouth properly, no matter how much denture adhesive you currently use? If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider a different method for resolving your extensive tooth loss. One of these methods is through revolutionary All-On-4 dental implant dentures in Tulsa. To learn more about the process and the benefits you can expect, keep reading!
July 26, 2019
You’ve probably known someone who relies on false teeth for eating and speaking. This isn’t rare at all, of course; the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry predicts that by 2020, 37.5 million people will be wearing full dentures. Unfortunately, as useful as they can be for restoring day-to-day oral functions, they’re not indestructible. If you wear dentures in Tulsa, it’s important to know how they can break and how they can be repaired – as well as other options.
June 25, 2019
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.
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.