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Full Dentures vs Partials: What are the Differences?

November 9, 2018

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Full and partial denturesAccording to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are among that number, you already know the significant impact a missing tooth can have on your confidence and everyday quality of life. Gaps in your smile not only affect your physical appearance but can also make it more difficult to chew food properly and can even affect your speech. If you are considering investing in dentures to replace missing teeth, one big question you face is: full dentures or partials? Today’s blog post will go over the key differences.


Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants from Your Dentist

September 7, 2018

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older man green shirt smilingWhether you’ve lost one or a full arch, living without your teeth makes life hard. Many times, you’re forced to miss out on one of the simple joys of life – eating your favorite snack. Furthermore, you’re less likely to pose for pictures because of your smile insecurities. Thankfully, there is a way to replace your teeth and restore your image with dental implants, and as you read on, your dentist goes in depth about how the process works and the average costs. Your path to a new “You” starts now!


4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry!

August 7, 2018

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Patient receiving nitrous oxide Dentistry today is so much easier than it used to be. Not even 100 years ago, patients had no preventative care and not much restorative care, which meant that teeth were often pulled instead of being saved. What’s worse is that patients didn’t have many anesthetic or sedation options, so they had to undergo dental work without much pain management. Thankfully, patients today have sedation dentistry, which allows them to get the dental care they need without any fear, pain or anxiety. If you think you can benefit from sedation, you might have a few questions first. Keep reading for answers to the 4 most frequently-asked-questions below!


What Can You Expect During a Dental Implant Consultation?

July 7, 2018

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Computer graphic of a dental implantIf you’re one of the 178 million Americans who’s missing at least one tooth, you’ve probably done a fair amount of research on replacement options. There’s no question that implants are known to be the “gold standard” because they look and feel more like your natural teeth than any other choice. But if you’re ready to find out whether they would work for you, you might be wondering what you can expect from a dental implant consultation. Keep reading to find out what a consultation entails and who makes a great candidate for implants!


Learn the Ins and Out of Invisalign in Wharton from Your Dentist

June 3, 2018

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A single clear aligner.More and more adults and teens are looking for alternatives to fixing poor bites and misalignments in their smile. In many cases, traditional braces aren’t necessary, especially if there are only minor adjustments needed to be made. With this new interest comes many questions. That’s why your dentist is answering a few of the most common ones he hears at the practice.

If you’re unsure about starting Invisalign in Wharton, keep reading; you just might have your question answered.


How Can a Sedation Dentist in Wharton Help with Anxiety?

May 11, 2018

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woman white teethWhen you think about visiting your local dentist for a visit, do you good things run through your mind or panicked thoughts? If your first reaction is related to sweaty palms and anxiety when someone mentions the dentist, you should consider visiting an office that is sure to put patient comforts first so that you can receive your dental care your smile really needs in a positive, comfortable environment.

There are actually three ways that your sedation dentist in Wharton may be able to help you overcome your dental fear: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and our dental team’s approach to comfortable dentistry.


The 3 Main Parts of Your Dental Implant Restoration

April 19, 2018

Dentist showing woman implant tooth replacement modelsDental implant supported tooth replacement plans are some of the most complex dentistry treatments available. Before you get started with your dental implant restoration plan, you should take the time to learn more about these advanced procedures. In this post, we’ll walk you through the various aspects of your dental implant plan and help you learn what to expect during treatment. There are three main parts of a dental implant restoration – the post, abutment, and replacement tooth. By understanding each part of the implant post and how they work, you’ll be better prepared for your dental restoration plan.

Looking For Orthodontics In Wharton? Consider This First!

March 3, 2018

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Woman holding a clear tray and bracesDid you know that over 4 million people in the U.S. wear braces each year and that 25% of them are adults? That means that if you have crooked teeth and are considering orthodontics in Wharton, you’re in good company! Straightening your teeth can greatly increase your confidence in your appearance, which has a ripple effect in your personal and professional life. Not to mention that it’s easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy because they’re so much easier to clean! But what should you consider before making your decision and are there alternatives to braces that can still give you the same result? Keep reading for the answer to both of those questions!


Wharton Dentist Explains the Difference Between HMO and PPO Insurance

December 21, 2017

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woman smiling white teethScheduling dental visits shouldn’t be a daunting task, but when you don’t have dental insurance or simply don’t understand your plan, it can make you avoid the situation all together.

Whether you need to clarify the difference between an HMO and a PPO or figure out a plan for getting your restorative work done, your Wharton dentist has a quick guide for you to refer to here.


Dental Emergency? Your Wharton Dentist Helps Save Smiles!

November 6, 2017

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man dental painWhen faced with a dental emergency, you need to think fast. Your smile is on the line! The quicker you react to emergencies, the more likely you are to recover your beautiful teeth and gums.

Do you know what to do if an accident happens to your mouth? Who should you call? Have all questions answered today from your local Wharton dentist in this week’s blog post.


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