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3 Possible Procedures to Prepare for a New Smile with Dental Implants

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 9:34 pm
a dentist showing a patient dental implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, you have probably considered various tooth replacement options. Out of all the possible choices, you may have discovered that dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth loss solutions. They are able to replicate natural pearly whites, from root to crown. By inserting biocompatible titanium steel posts into the jaw and attaching a restoration on the top, dental implant patients have a fully functioning and beautiful smile restored to them! However, not everyone is a good candidate right away and may need some preliminary procedures to get them ready. Here are three of the most common preliminary procedures patients may need to go forward with completing their grins with dental implants.


Bad Habits to Avoid with Dentures

April 17, 2023

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Hand holding upper dentureNew advancements in technologies and materials allow dentures to look and feel like natural teeth better than ever before. Not to mention, they can last for 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced with the correct maintenance. However, certain bad mistakes can cause you to need a replacement sooner. Here are 5 habits to break if you have dentures.


Can Dental Implants Replace My Front Teeth?

March 13, 2023

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Man with a missing lower toothNothing can affect your self-esteem more than losing your front teeth. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with gaps being the focal point of your smile because there are more options than ever before to treat tooth loss, like dental implants. Contrary to what you might have heard, dental implants can be used to replace any tooth in your mouth, including those visible when smiling. You won’t think twice before flashing your pearly whites by investing in the next best thing to your real teeth.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Price?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 3:26 pm
A hand holding a model of dental implants

You may want to get dental implants if you suffer from tooth loss. These prosthetic teeth could, after all, fully restore your smile! Still, perhaps you’re hesitant due to their cost. Implants’ prices sometimes run high, and you may be on a tight budget. The truth, though, is that these restorations are more than worth the expense. In fact, your local dentist is here to prove it. To that end, read on to learn about implants’ priceless benefits and their money-saving ability.


Why Losing Teeth Can Change the Shape of your Face

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 7:16 pm
man with a missing tooth

If you’ve recently lost a tooth or had one extracted, you might be trying to readjust to how your mouth feels. You may also be noticing that you look a little bit different since you lost the tooth. You aren’t just imagining it; for a few reasons, many people notice that their face shape has changed after a tooth comes out.

If you want to know why that is, and what you can do about that, here’s a guide that can help


3 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 7:11 pm
Picture of carrots

There’s no better feeling than walking out of the dentist’s office after teeth whitening. When you smile at the people you meet, you can feel confident that you’re making a positive impression. It’s such a good feeling that it’ll make you want to keep your teeth white for as long as possible.

Dental hygiene is of course the most important thing in keeping your smile shining, but you can also make changes in your diet that can contribute as well. If you’re wondering, here are a few foods you could incorporate into your diet that could keep your smile white after teeth whitening.


How Do I Floss My Dental Implants?

December 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 6:18 pm
3-D diagram of a dental implants being flossed

Dental implants can completely change your life. One day, you’re having trouble chewing, covering your mouth when you smile, and being cautious of how you laugh. The next, you’re talking, eating, and speaking more confidently than you have in years. Dental implants will also change the way you floss. If you want to know why, and how, here’s a guide to cleaning in between your teeth when you have dental implants.


How to Tell Whether to Get Veneers or Bonding

November 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 8:24 am
A dentist explaining the difference between veneers and bonding

So, you’ve narrowed down the cosmetic dental work you want to two options. You’re now trying to decide between dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Unfortunately, you aren’t sure which one is right for you. Just what is the difference between veneers and bonding? Well, never fear — your Gilbert dentist is here to offer a helping hand. Read on to learn four factors you should consider when choosing porcelain veneers or dental bonding.


3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Won’t Judge You For Your Teeth

November 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 6:54 pm
A young woman talking to her dentist

Unfortunately, many of the people who are most in need of routine dental care are the least likely to actually get it. People who go a very long time without visiting the dentist naturally wind up with more oral health problems, which for some people can be a source of shame. That drives them away from the dentist, which only makes the problems worse.

If you’re living through this cycle, there’s good news: no matter what condition your teeth are in, a good dentist won’t judge you. If you have trouble believing that, here are a few reasons why that’s the case.


Is IV Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 9:50 pm
Closeup of IV dental sedation in Gilbert

Getting routine dental checkups, preventive care, and any dental treatments you may need is essential for maintaining a healthy smile for life. Unfortunately, dental anxiety or discomfort in the dental examination chair causes some patients to put off taking care of their smile, which can cost them in the long run. Fortunately, sedation dentistry options like IV sedation dentistry in Gilbert can help you feel completely at ease while your dental team works on your smile. Read on to learn more about this form of dental sedation and discover if it might be right for you.

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