When you spend time considering dental implants, one of the big deal makers (or deal breakers) may include cost. Unfortunately, we find that once patients assume implants are going to require too much of an investment, they toss them aside completely. Rather than choose this path, we encourage you to spend time talking with us about cost savings options. Making implants work for you may be more of a reality than you initially thought possible and we will be happy to help!
The good news about modern prosthetic dentistry is that patients who experience tooth loss can rebuild their smiles so effectively that it’s almost as though they never lost a tooth. However, fully restoring a smile after losing teeth isn’t as beneficial for your long-term oral health as preventing tooth loss from occurring in the first place. Today, we take a look at two of the most common causes of tooth loss, and how you can improve your chances of preserving your smile in each case. (more…)
We know that when you discover you need oral surgery for your smile but you’re someone who does not like or has a phobia of needles, you may think your ability to receive the care you need is going to be out of the question. Certainly there will be some type of injection or other required instrument that is too far outside of your comfort zone, you assume, so you feel you should probably just walk away. Fantastic news: You are not alone in your feelings! In addition to being in very good company with other like-minded individuals, you are also under our care and we understand the anxiety you’re feeling. Let us explain how we can help!
You know when you visit us for dental implants and more that the fact we offer digital imaging is very exciting. Well, you see that we are excited and you know it’s something we tout as a wonderful aspect of our practice. What you might not know, though, is why this is something to smile about. Let’s cover just a few benefits of capturing images of your oral structures and tissues digitally rather than through conventional means and you’ll most certainly begin to catch on.
There are some times you will be so very happy to have dental implants! However, since you haven’t had the experience yet, you may have a hard time conjuring up these potential moments. Lucky for you, we have heard stories from many of our patients about moments they have felt overjoyed by their decision. Let us share a few with you!
When you’re working on addressing problems with your smile, there are many types of concerns that may be in the fold. First, you may be dealing with tooth loss, which is why you come to our practice to receive dental implants. However, what if you’re also looking to address other issues, which will allow you to arrive at your final destination of a smile that’s complete, aligned, beautiful, and healthy? How do you approach making this work, you wonder? By explaining some factors, we can help you start to see what makes this achievable.
You may have some idea about how long you’ll need to rest after your oral surgery, the types of things you’ll have to change over the next few days (like your eating habits), and more. However, what about right when your treatment is over and you’re about to head home? Do you know what to expect from this brief part of your entire experience? Let’s discuss the few details you can expect during this window of time, so you have a good understanding of how your visit will unfold.
You’re on the fence. You want to call us and say, “Okay! Let’s schedule a visit, I’m ready for dental implants!” but you haven’t done that yet. Maybe you’re thinking and thinking throughout the day about something in particular. Maybe you have some “fill in the blank” moments in which you need more information but you haven’t learned about it yet. There are some very simple fixes for whatever type of hesitation you’re experiencing! Want to know more? We thought you might…
Unless you happen to be quite keyed into the world of oral surgery, you may not remember that April is a very special month to be recognized amongst oral and maxillofacial surgeons: It’s National Facial Protection Month! In short, this means that we spend some extra time highlighting the fact that serious injuries can affect your face (which includes your jawbone, your teeth, etc.) and that they are very frequently preventable. Let’s get down to business, so you remember we are here to help you avoid problems (and treat them should they occur).
After you see us for the oral surgery your smile needs, you may go home, feel overjoyed by your improved oral health, and then one of two things may happen: First, you may continue treating your smile as you always have, remembering that consistent, mindful care is always necessary. Or, you may think that your newly improved smile is now immaculate and practically immune to problems because it looks and feels so much better. If you think you may fall into the latter category, we have acouple assumptions that you should avoid accidentally making. Remember, it’s easy to keep your smile healthy with consistent, daily care.