Millions of Americans have at least one tooth missing, and many have multiple teeth missing. Patients looking for a permanent restoration option often turn to dental implants. This significant advancement in dental technology can be used to replace just one missing tooth or several teeth—or even an entire mouth. Talk to a dental implant specialist to determine the maximum number of dental implants you will need to restore your beautiful, healthy smile. The maximum number of dental implants on an arch Theoretically, patients could have one dental implant replace every… Read More
If you have missing teeth, you're certainly not alone. About 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, and about 36 million have lost all of their natural teeth on both jaws. Although this is common, there is a significant social stigma attached to it. People without any natural teeth feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Furthermore, missing teeth can lead to issues with your health. There is a revolutionary solution for people with complete tooth loss: All-on-4® Dental Implants, also known as full mouth dental implants. It's… Read More
Depending on the type of procedure, teeth whitening can take anywhere from one hour to six weeks. Many at-home whitening options can take between two and six weeks to show results. However, this process brings more risks and reduced efficacy. There are also professional teeth whitening procedures that are much quicker and more effective. At-Home Teeth Whitening If you’ve been in the oral care aisle of any drugstore, you’ve probably seen many at-home teeth whitening options. Each method offers different benefits as well as different timelines for when you can… Read More
Both dental implants and teeth whitening will improve your smile, although they accomplish this in different ways. A cosmetic dentist will use implants to replace missing teeth and preserve jawbone density-- whereas teeth whitening will achieve exactly what the name implies. If you already have dental implants, you might be wondering whether you can now have teeth whitening. There are two main areas of concern-- is teeth whitening safe for the implant material, and will it be effective at whitening your partially synthetic smile? Read on to find the answers.… Read More
Sleep apnea can have a negative effect on your life-- from chronic fatigue to difficulty concentrating. If you believe that you might have it, then you should schedule an appointment with your dentist. Along with evaluating your risk for the condition and referring you to a specialist for a diagnosis, your dentist can provide you with options for effective treatment. The sooner you begin looking for solutions for your sleep apnea, the sooner you will experience relief. Your Dentist Can Help Determine Your Risk for Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is… Read More
If you are considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile, then you might be wondering-- how soon you can expect to see results? While Invisalign is often a faster option than braces, the answer isn't as straightforward as you might assume. While Invisalign may be the most efficient method for many individuals, the difference may be less clear for others. Here are some of the factors that may influence how quickly Invisalign will work for you. Every Patient's Cosmetic Needs Are Different While your teeth might not… Read More
Professional teeth whitening from your dentist is generally safe for gums, though sometimes irritation can result from ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. This irritation will typically disappear within a few days after discontinuing treatment. Teeth become discolored over time due to many factors, most notably from smoking, chewing tobacco, and eating and drinking pigmented foods and beverages. A less than brilliant smile can make a person look older and, if they try to avoid smiling to hide their teeth, less outgoing and friendly. Fortunately, there are many… Read More
It only takes four or six implants to replace a full arch (either upper or lower) of teeth, so you only need eight or twelve implants to replace all your teeth. Having a mouth full of gaps is embarrassing, uncomfortable, and very bad for your overall mouth health. Luckily, modern dentistry now allows patients to replace all their teeth with eight or twelve implants, often in a single day. All on 4 Dental Implants The newest techniques for replacing full arches of teeth – meaning all the upper or lower… Read More
Dental implants are a popular solution to the problem of missing teeth because they are fixed permanently in place and look and function just like your natural teeth. To keep your smile looking beautiful and get the most benefit from your implant, however, following a proper oral hygiene routine is important. Here are some must-know tips for dental implant aftercare. Continue your regular oral care routine It’s important not to neglect your normal routine of brushing and flossing in the days and weeks after your implant procedure. While you should… Read More
One of the many disadvantages of traditional metal braces is that it's impossible to use most teeth whitening products. The potential for tooth discoloration is one of the many reasons why so many people choose Invisalign instead. It's not only possible to whiten teeth during Invisalign treatment-- it's also easy. A quick look at your professional teeth whitening options There are two main methods that dentists use. The first is in-office whitening, and the second involves custom-made take-home trays with professional-grade whitening agents. People undergoing Invisalign treatment can opt for… Read More
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