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How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

March 5, 2024

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dentist holding model of dental implant

Dental implants have changed the way we handle tooth loss because they can last a long time, even up to 30 years or more. This is much longer than dentures or dental bridges, which often need to be replaced more often. While dental implants have a success rate of over 95%, there’s still a small chance they might fail. However, there are several things you can do to make sure your new smile stays strong and secure. Keep reading to learn some effective ways to ensure your dental implants remain stable and last for many years.

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Who Is a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

February 28, 2024

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Model of a dental implantA dental implant is the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. It’s the only solution to replace both the tooth root and the crown. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of them, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Although most people with good oral and general health can benefit from the treatment, they aren’t right for everyone. Here are a few qualities of a great dental implant candidate.

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About to Receive Your First Dental Implant? Here’s the Timeline to Expect

January 12, 2024

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Man smiling at his new dental implant

For patients with a missing tooth, a dental implant is a truly transformative procedure. These titanium rods fuse with your jawbone to create an anchor for a durable crown indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants restore the aesthetics of your smile and your ability to eat your favorite foods at the same time.

If you’re considering a dental implant, you might wonder about the duration of the surgical process. Continue reading to get a better understanding of the timeline for your treatment.

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Orthodontic Inquiry: Does it Hurt to Remove Invisalign Attachments?

December 4, 2023

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Man holding an Invisalign tray that has bumps for attachments

If you’re looking for solutions to straighten your smile, you’ve probably already learned about Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment is a popular alternative to traditional braces that doesn’t involve unsightly metal brackets. Because it’s touted as a discrete way to shift your teeth, many patients are alarmed to learn that they may need Invisalign attachments and have questions. Why are they necessary? Will they be visible? Do they hurt to remove? Keep reading to find the answers!

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Can You Use Invisalign to Treat Your TMJ Disorder?

November 9, 2023

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Illustration of Invisalign being placed over the teeth

Having a TMJ disorder means living with constant pain in your jaw. Naturally, you will want to take whatever steps you can to find relief. There are multiple methods for treating a TMJ disorder – and surprisingly enough, Invisalign is one of them. How can clear aligners help you overcome your jaw pain? The answer can be found below.

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4 Ways to Protect Your Invisalign Aligners This Halloween

October 13, 2023

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Halloween Candy

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Halloween is synonymous with fun and sweets. However, if this marks your initial celebration while undergoing Invisalign orthodontic treatment, it’s crucial to be attentive to your aligners. Adhering to fundamental care practices, such as regularly cleaning your trays and maintaining excellent dental hygiene, will enable you to stay on course with your treatment timeline. Keep reading to discover four methods to safeguard your Invisalign aligners throughout the Halloween season.

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Dentures Through The Ages

September 19, 2023

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Woman in white blurry in the background holding a set of dentures with 2 hands in the foreground

Dentures are a popular solution to replace missing teeth because they restore your smile and allow you to eat and speak normally. Did you know, though, that false teeth have a long and varied history? If you have dentures, you’ve joined a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Keep reading to learn more about how dentures began and then evolved over time.

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Can You Brush Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth?

August 24, 2023

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A closeup of a senior woman admiring her dentures in a hand mirror

As you get used to them, treating dentures like natural teeth is easy. After all, they can help you eat, speak, and confidently smile! Still, you shouldn’t just brush dentures while they’re in your mouth. You’ll need to take them out at times for more effective cleaning. As for the reasons behind these facts, your Mesquite dentist is here to explain. Read on to learn why dentures must be brushed outside your mouth and other ways to keep them clean.

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4 Clear Signs That You Need Replacement Dentures

July 5, 2023

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woman holding replacement dentures

Have you ever waited a long time to have your eyes checked? When you finally get your new prescription and new glasses, you’re surprised by how much better you can see! You may even wonder how you coped before without them. The same can happen with dentures. Day by day, you may not notice differences in your replacement teeth, but about every couple of years, your dentures need to be adjusted or replaced.  

If you’ve become accustomed to how your old dentures fit, you may not realize when it’s time to get new ones. Here are four clear signs that will let you know you need to see the dentist for replacement dentures.

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How Dentures Can Impact Your Sense of Taste

June 9, 2023

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a patient with dentures biting into an apple

Food has become a huge part of our culture—everyone loves to eat! But unfortunately, our taste buds tend to dull as we age, which inhibits our ability to taste food to the fullest. And what’s worse is that this can be exacerbated by wearing dentures! Here’s more from your trusted dentist about the link between dentures and your sense of taste, along with some useful tips for minimizing the impact your restoration has when it comes to enjoying all of your favorites!

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