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5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

April 6, 2022

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Dentures in water glass

While using dentures takes some adjusting, you wouldn’t normally view them as a dental problem. After all, dentures function to restore oral health by replacing missing teeth, right? How could a mere prosthetic become a source of concern?

Unfortunately, dentures cause real health problems when they fit poorly.  To see how that’s the case, read this guide to five common complications of ill-fitting dentures by your local Dallas dentist. Take note of the relevant symptoms and consider if your dentures need some fine-tuning!

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5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options

April 5, 2022

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Dentist using 3D camera in teeth reconstruction procedure

Some people don’t need convincing to see their dentist for much-needed smile improvements. On the contrary, they might believe they need treatment so comprehensive that they don’t know where to start. They want a complete overhaul, in other words, but aren’t sure what that might entail.

Fortunately, many dentists offer full mouth reconstruction, a service in which they incorporate several treatments to rebuild or replace all the teeth in a patient’s mouth.  For those interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction in Dallas, here’s a list of its five most common treatment options.

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How Are Failed Dental Implants Removed?

March 4, 2022

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Woman with failed dental implant

It can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling, when you are missing one or more teeth. Fortunately, losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are a variety of tooth replacement options out there. Dental implants are a preferred option because of their numerous benefits, including their success rate of over 95%! However, it’s still possible for them to fail. Here are some of the reasons why this can occur and what happens next.

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What Are Some False Perceptions About Dental Sedation?

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdavid @ 8:29 pm
relaxing dental patient

For various reasons, many people have a hard time relaxing when they are at the dentist. It’s a common issue, considering a recent study by DentaVox found the majority of respondents worldwide admitted to some degree of dental fear. But since oral health and your overall health are intertwined, avoiding dental treatment forever is not a viable option. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is a great way to get the treatment you need while being able to relax in comfort. If you’ve encountered negativity about it online or elsewhere, you should check out some dental sedation myths in Dallas being debunked below. As your dentist discusses, it is safe, effective, and versatile to be used in a lot of situations.

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How Long Will You Need to Get Used to Implant Dentures?

January 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdavid @ 5:51 pm
Senior woman with implant dentures smiling with arms folded

When your dentist is recommending implant dentures in Dallas, they might mention how dental implants are more comfortable than other forms of tooth replacement. This is very true, as many patients are happy to talk about how natural their new teeth feel. However, like with traditional dentures, your mouth will need some time to get used to implant dentures. Here’s what you can normally expect from the process and what you can do to make sure it goes without a hitch

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What Is It Like to Get Sedation Dentistry in Dallas?

December 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdavid @ 9:07 pm
patient with sedation dentistry

You have a dentist appointment coming up, and you’re doing your best to stay positive. But the thought of dental tools in your mouth has always made you nervous. You want to keep the appointment, but it sure would be great to get some reassurance that you’ll be comfortable.

Fortunately, sedation dentistry in Dallas has you covered. You’ll be able to get the treatment you need without it being a stressful experience. Keep reading to learn what sedation dentistry is, what the experience feels like, and how you can prepare.

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What Do Dental Implants in Dallas Feel Like?

December 4, 2021

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mature woman in dental chair with mirror

If you’re a longtime denture wearer, you may be considering the move to dental implants. It makes sense, as they are the most permanent method of tooth replacement and enable patients to eat, speak, and smile more confidently.

Before you move forward, however, you must be wondering how they are going to feel. Fortunately, your dentist can explain what it’s like to get dental implants in Dallas and their benefits.

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Sedation Dentistry 101: Varieties, Benefits, and Candidates

November 24, 2021

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boy with sedation dental chair

Some people are cool as a cucumber when they visit the dentist for an exam and cleaning or a specific treatment. But a substantial number of people aren’t as calm and collected about it, and that’s okay.

One study found that dental anxiety affects roughly 36 percent of the population. Fortunately, most dental offices offer sedation dentistry to calm and successfully treat nervous patients. These methods make dentist appointments stress-free, faster, and more comfortable than ever before!

Are you unsure of what it involves? Read along for answers to some frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in Dallas.

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The Many Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

November 4, 2021

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young woman using sedation dentistry

While looking over your monthly calendar, you realize you have a dentist appointment coming up soon. Does the thought of it fill you with dread? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people find themselves nervous even when receiving a standard checkup. Luckily, sedation dentistry can help relieve any dental anxiety and allow patients to comfortably receive the care they need. Although it’s widely known as a tool to ease nerves, it provides benefits far beyond that. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry and how it can help anyone.

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5 Ways You Might Be Flossing Incorrectly

September 16, 2021

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young woman flossing her teeth

Do you floss? And no, only doing it right before a dentist appointment doesn’t count. Flossing is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which is why it’s a crucial step in your oral hygiene routine. But despite that tidbit, most people still skip it or do it improperly – and that can do more harm than good for your smile. Continue reading as your dentist in Dallas shares a few common mistakes people make when flossing.  

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