Category Archives: Tooth Replacement

Why We Recommend Dental Implants.

For many years, I’ve been a proponent of dental implants. Not only have I completed advanced training in this area of dentistry, I have been a long-time member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), achieving Associate Fellowship status … Continue reading

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A Custom-Made Mouth Guard Can Prevent Costly Damage

With football season upon us, the growing concern about concussions has been a hot topic on the airwaves. However, while head injuries are a risk of this rigorous sport, any contact sport can lead to injuries of the head. Although … Continue reading

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Has Your Denture Started To Slip? Here’s Why. (And How To Stop It)

One of the reasons that sea oats are so precious is in how they help sand dunes to resist erosion. In addition to their beauty, we’ve learned that they prevent sand from giving way to wind and rain. This preserves … Continue reading

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Crown & Bridge – Not Always ‘Apples To Apples.’

When some people are missing one or more natural teeth, one of their options for replacement is with a crown-&-bridge combination. This is possible when a natural tooth exists on each side of where missing teeth are to be replaced. … Continue reading

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How You Care For Your Smile Can Save You Money!

As most families try to fund the added expenses for summer getaways or fun outings, having this time precious together can also pose a strain on some budgets. To save up for these well-deserved indulgences, many people look at their … Continue reading

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Dental Implants – A Lifetime Value!

Like most, I grew up being taught the value of a hard-earned dollar, learning early that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” This is what prompts us to carefully weigh the long-term value of the purchases we make. Getting the most … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Men Not As Diligent When It Comes To Their Smile

Having good oral health has taken on new light over the past few decades, thanks to an enormous amount of research. In addition to avoiding cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease, a healthy mouth is now understood to be a … Continue reading

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Why We Are Fans of Dental Implants

I have been selecting, placing and ‘restoring (attaching replacing teeth) dental implants for decades. I’ve not only receiving advanced training in the diagnosis and placement, I have continued to take continuing education that have kept me on the cutting edge … Continue reading

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Why Replace Missing Teeth? And How You Can.

Too many adults in our nation assume that losing a natural tooth is normal. Yes, accidents contribute to some tooth loss but the number one reason for losing adult teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. And, gum disease, although too prevalent … Continue reading

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‘Rocky’ Dentures? Here’s Why.

Denture wearers typically experience the same thing at one time or another. They notice their once-snug denture doesn’t fit quite as well. This may first be evident while eating, which tends to prompt more frequent application of denture adhesive. When … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking For Dental Implant Success

Dental Implants are the most successful tooth replacement option available, having up to a 98% success rate. Today, there are over forty implant systems, each designed to accommodate various needs and preferences. Dental Implants come in many types, each designed … Continue reading

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Headaches? Chipped Or Worn Teeth? Bite Alignment Is The Likely Culprit.

It’s amazing how even minor disparities can have a significant impact. For example, when sitting at a wobbly table in a restaurant, using just a sugar packet under one leg can solve the problem. Or, simple filing to the rough … Continue reading

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RECOVER FROM NUMBNESS IN HALF THE TIME? NOW YOU CAN!

When numbing is needed for a dental procedure, we love that most patients compliment our comfortable injections. Performed carefully and administered slowly to enhance comfort, our patients are often surprised that the numbing process can be nearly pain free. Recovery … Continue reading

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The Gift Of A Confident Smile

The holiday season has most of us anguishing over gifts. This time of year seems to trigger an annual quest of sorts to find that someone special in our lives just the right gift. Or, maybe it’s the challenge of … Continue reading

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Experience & Advanced Skills Matter With Dental Implants

A growing number of American adults are opting for Dental Implants to replace missing teeth. As a dentist, I know what a wise investment they are since I can see the advantages that occur both above and below the gums. … Continue reading

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