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Recovering from All-On-4 Dental Implants

March 12, 2022

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Digital model of lower All-On-4 implantDental implants can give you the next best thing to your natural smile when used to support a denture. Traditionally, it requires a multi-step process that can take several months to complete. You don’t have to live without any teeth while your mouth heals when choosing All-Of-4. Fewer posts are needed to stabilize your denture, allowing you to walk out of your placement surgery with a complete smile. Although they’ll look and feel like your natural teeth, you won’t be eating steak for a while. Here’s what you can expect when recovering from All-On-4 dental implants.

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4 Tips for Adjusting to Implant Dentures

March 2, 2022

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Digital model of implant denturesIf you’ve lost all your natural teeth, don’t settle for anything less than the best. If you are ready to add the support of dental implants to your denture, you are making a great investment. The implant posts will serve as roots, anchoring your denture to your jawbone. You’ll enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth to say goodbye to slipping and irritation for good. However, it’s going to take time to adjust to implant dentures. Don’t worry, here are 4 tips to make the transition easier.

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How Much Does Gum Recontouring Cost?

February 20, 2022

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Smiling young woman, happy she could afford the cost of gum recontouring

If you have excess gum tissue that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you might be thinking about undergoing gum recontouring. This minimally invasive procedure can trim away extra tissue, revealing more of the underlying tooth enamel and improving the proportions of your smile. Of course, you may wonder about the cost of gum recontouring. Let’s talk about some of the factors that determine its price.

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Gum Overgrowth: What It Might Mean and How You Can Stop It

February 3, 2022

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Young woman covering mouth, concerned about gum overgrowth

Do your gums seem longer than they used to, causing your teeth to look short and stubby? The problem may have even reached the point where you feel embarrassed to smile. While this issue might seem like nothing more than a strange aesthetic occurrence, it can actually point to a significant oral health problem. Let’s talk more about what gum overgrowth can mean and why you should speak to a periodontist about it.

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Why Crown Lengthening Is Not Just a Cosmetic Treatment

January 8, 2022

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Man smiling after receiving crown lengthening treatment

If you’ve always thought you’ve had a “gummy” smile, then treatments like crown lengthening may sound appealing to you. Not only can this service make your smile look fuller and more balanced, but it’s relatively straightforward to complete. But did you know that crown lengthening can do more than simply improve the appearance of your smile? In fact, if you were recently told by a dentist that you need to visit a periodontist before they can continue with your restorative treatment, you’ll want to keep reading.

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How Does Having Diabetes Affect Your Risk for Gum Disease?

December 13, 2021

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Healthcare worker testing blood of patient with diabetes

If you have diabetes, you probably already take many precautions to ensure your blood sugars are monitored closely. However, did you know that people with diabetes carry a heightened risk for developing dental diseases like gum infections? While this can be unfortunate to hear, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk moving forward according to periodontists (or specialists in gum health). Keep reading to learn more so you can protect your smile!

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How Long Before I Can Return to Work After Receiving Dental Implants?

August 7, 2021

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Dentists performing dental implant surgery on a patient

If you are preparing to have dental implants in Dallas replace your missing teeth, one of the most pivotal questions you may be asking is, “How long will I need to take off work?” Before you begin to worry about the amount of time you think you might need to miss, you should understand there are various factors that can determine the number of days you’ll need to stay home. Read on to learn more about the recovery phase of dental implant placement and when it’s safe to return to work.

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4 Common Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

July 7, 2021

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A young woman undergoing cosmetic bonding in Dallas

Minor tooth imperfections can be enough to keep you from enjoying the finer things in life. When you feel self-conscious about the small chips, cracks, gaps, and stains on your teeth, you may choose to avoid social situations and opportunities for advancements as a professional. Fortunately, with cosmetic dental treatments in Dallas, you can take back your smile once and for all. If you want a solution that is non-invasive and more affordable, here are 4 of the most common problems cosmetic bonding can fix.

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What to Do If Your Dental Implant Feels Sensitive

June 17, 2021

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man experiencing sensitivity in dental implants in Dallas

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your teeth while sipping hot coffee or eating some cold ice cream, you’re probably familiar with tooth sensitivity. However, you probably weren’t expecting to feel tooth sensitivity in your dental implant! The truth is, dental implant sensitivity is a sign that you need to see your dentist right away. Sensitivity near a dental implant could be caused by a minor issue or a much larger problem with severe consequences, but the only way to know for sure is to visit your dentist for an examination. Here’s what you need to know about sensitivity in dental implants in Dallas and what you should do if you experience this uncomfortable sensation.

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Gum Disease and COVID-19: The Concerning Connection

May 12, 2021

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Woman wearing mask, concerned about gum disease in Dallas

It has long been established that certain medical conditions, including heart disease, morbid obesity, and chronic lung disease, can increase the risk that an individual will suffer from severe COVID-19. But recent research has made it clear that another condition should be added to that list: periodontitis (the advanced form of gum disease). In this blog post, we’ll touch on the highlights of that research and discuss what you may be able to do to fight gum disease in Dallas.

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