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Wisdom Teeth Woes: Why Do They Cause So Many Issues?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 12:56 am
Patient holding their cheek because of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in the back of your mouth. While many people see them grow properly, others have a less pleasant experience where they go sideways. But why does this happen? Read on to learn more about wisdom teeth and how they can cause so many issues for your dental health.

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How Can Dental Implants Make Me Look Younger?

March 21, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 6:54 pm
Lady thinks something over

While dentures and dental bridges are great ways to replace missing teeth, they don’t offer the stability or ease of care that comes with dental implants. They also cannot address the problem of bone loss in the jaw that occurs after tooth loss, which can detract from the youthful appearance of the face. Since dental implants are placed directly in the jaw, they can facilitate maximum chewing force while stimulating the surrounding bone structure. Here’s how dental implants can keep you looking young.

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Can Impacted Wisdom Teeth Cause Further Health Issues?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 6:51 pm
Man has jaw pain

The wisdom teeth typically emerge sometime in a person’s late teens or early twenties. While some people have no problem when these third molars come in, they can cause a variety of complications for many others. In particular, impacted wisdom teeth are molars that emerge incompletely from the gums, and they can be constantly painful while setting a person up for dental infections and injuries. Here are some of the problems impacted wisdom teeth can cause and what you should know about having them removed.

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Risks of Getting Discounted Dental Implants

February 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 10:43 pm

Model of dental implant replacing lower toothDental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. However, they can be more expensive initially than other dental prosthetics, although they are the most cost-effective overall. If you’re like many people, you enjoy saving money, which means you might shop around to find the cheapest deal on dental implants, but you’ll get what you pay for. Pinching pennies can cause your investment to fail. Here’s why you should avoid discounted dental implants. 

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How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 3:20 am

Model of toothbrush and dental implantsDental implants are the most reliable method of treating lost teeth. They have over a 95% success rate and can last for 30 years or longer with the right aftercare. Although dental implant failure occurs in less than 5% of cases, simple mistakes can increase your risk. Here’s how to safeguard your investment from preventable complications.

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Concerns Clarified: FAQs for Patients After Dental Implant Surgery

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 6:59 pm
Patient talking with dentist about dental implant surgery

Dental implants are an incredible tooth replacement technology that can change lives. However, after dental implant surgery, some patients have questions about the recovery process and what to expect. While dentists give detailed instructions about post-operative care, they may not answer your specific questions.

If you want to see some of the common concerns of dental implant patients addressed, continue reading.

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Can Dental Implants Replace Healthy Teeth?

January 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 11:48 pm
Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the best form of tooth replacement because they look and work just like real teeth, but healthy real teeth are always the better option. Unfortunately, there have been some recent cases of people having healthy teeth removed and replacing them with dental implants. Some dental professionals have expressed concern over patients being recommended extractions and dental implants when treatments like veneers, fillings, bridges, or root canals could have addressed their concerns. Here’s why you shouldn’t want to replace healthy teeth with dental implants.

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Give These Foods Some Space if You’ve Just Had Your Dental Implants Placed

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 10:45 pm
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Dental implants are a wonderful solution to tooth loss because they look and function just like natural teeth. While dental implants are incredibly strong and durable once they have fused to the jawbone, they are vulnerable to damage while they are still healing. In addition to practicing excellent oral hygiene and steering clear of alcohol and tobacco, patients should also make sure they are careful about their dietary choices while the surgical sites are still recovering. Here are some foods to avoid if you’ve recently had your implants placed.

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If You Don’t Know These Dental-Implant-Related Words, You Aren’t Alone

December 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 4:27 am

Dental implants are marvels of modern dentistry. The so-called “implant revolution” recently swept over the field, meaning increased research and investment in making these prostheses as effective as they can be.

While this is excellent for patients, it also means that understanding everything that dental implants have to offer can be a bit complicated as a layperson. Even understanding some of jargon you’ll hear surrounding dental implants might be a bit difficult.

If you’re interested in learning more about what this dental treatment can do for you, here are a few terms you might run into.

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Staying Steady When Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 4:23 am

When you look into dental implants a little bit, one of the first things that you’ll discover is their remarkable durability. They routinely outlast other methods of tooth replacement by two-to-one, with a majority surviving well over 30 years.

However, there are instances where dental implants can fail, or could start to feel loose. If you ever notice this happening, here’s what your next step should be.

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