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All You Need to Know About Dental Implants

For those who have damaged or missing teeth, it may seem like there are very few ways to improve your smile. Gaps from missing teeth can be problematic for chewing, communicating, and aesthetics. Yet, dental implants offer a long-term solution in all of these areas.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Extract Your Tooth or Save It with a Root Canal?

Tooth decay or damage can cause a wide range of problems, such as infection or severe discomfort, and your tooth may be at risk. Certain treatment options allow you to save your natural tooth, or if the damage is excessive, tooth extraction may be necessary.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Dental Implants for Improved Oral Health

You have several options when it comes to tooth replacement, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. One of the greatest benefits of choosing to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant is that the procedure also replaces the roots from your natural tooth. Dental implants look the most natural compared to other tooth replacement options, returns your bite strength, and remain permanently affixed to your jaw. These are just some of the many reasons that dental implants have quickly become the preferred method of tooth replacement.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

What is Considered a Dental Emergency and What to Do if One Occurs

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think. However, many dental problems are not emergencies, but simply dental issues that have been left untreated and are causing pain and inflammation.

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Topics: Cedar Walk Dentistry, Charlotte NC, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth, Oral Health & Hygiene

The Benefits of Dental Implant Surgical Guides

While technology is advancing at a very rapid rate, that is especially true in the dentistry field. It seems like there is a new technology or a new product that hits the market every single week. One form of technology that has resulted in many benefits for the industry involves dental implant surgical guides. These guides are the latest advancement in the dental world and they have revolutionized surgical processes beyond just dentistry.

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Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Your Guide to Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger

How good are you at guessing someone's age? Can you place them in the right year — or even the right decade? According to a recent study, this is harder to do if the person is smiling. That's because we tend to perceive smiling faces as more youthful and attractive.

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Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Almost everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they are a senior. Many might think that this is only a cosmetic issue, but failing to replace a missing or extracted tooth can result in a myriad of other issues.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than clasps.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth