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Missing Teeth? Don’t Worry, You Have Options!

September 14, 2019

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Close up of woman with beautiful smileAre you missing one or more teeth? You may have heard about a dental crown, but that’s not always an option. Dental crowns are designed to cover or cap an existing tooth, strengthening and protecting it for the future. If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentist will recommend a dental implant or dental bridge. The solution that is best for you will depend on the number of teeth that you’re missing. Keep reading to learn more about these different tooth replacement options and when a dental crown is necessary.

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown Gets Loose

August 16, 2019

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dental crown

Loose teeth might be cute when you’re a kid, but once you’re an adult, they should be a thing of the past, even if it’s not exactly your real tooth that’s wiggling. A loose dental crown in Wharton can actually be harmful if left untreated for long enough. What should you do if the crown starts moving around? Read this step-by-step guide on what to do.

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Before You Get Porcelain Veneers in Wharton, Here Are 6 Important Things to Know

May 2, 2019

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a woman trying porcelain veneers

You know you want to change your smile, but there are so many options available, how do you know which one to choose? Those gaps in your smile have become a nuisance, and instead of spending months or years wearing braces, you want a solution that is more convenient, less time consuming, and can transform your smile. So, what do you do? You’ve heard about porcelain veneers in Wharton but are unfamiliar with how they work or their effectiveness, but you know they’re an option and supposedly, a very popular cosmetic treatment. To help you in your decision-making process, here are 6 important things you should know before getting porcelain veneers.

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Repair Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers in Wharton

April 24, 2019

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person smilingAfter going with your friends for a fun night out, you thought you were ready for the flood of pictures that were going to be posted on social media. But once they started popping up on your feed, you weren’t so excited to see your grin. Between your chipped and slightly-stained teeth, you wonder if there’s any way you could fix years worth of cosmetic issues in one easy procedure. After reconciling with your smile for so long, you decide to start researching ways to get a brighter and more beautiful smile and discover porcelain veneers in Wharton. Learn about the benefits porcelain veneers have to offer you below. (more…)

Why Teeth Whitening in Wharton is the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s

February 5, 2019

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Couple smiling with heartAs Valentine’s day approaches, have you found a gift for your special someone? Instead of the typical chocolate and flowers, what if you gave them a gift that could keep on giving? Teeth whitening in Wharton is a gift that can boost their self-esteem, confidence, and attractiveness. Additionally, if you’re looking to attract someone for Valentine’s, teeth whitening may be all you need to find the partner you’ve been wanting. Keep reading to learn about teeth whitening and the many benefits it can bring you and your loved one.

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Your Dentist Explains How You Can Revamp Your Smile!

December 4, 2018

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woman brown hair smiling perfect teethHave you gone through this year living with smile regret? If so, your dentist says before the new year arrives, you have an opportunity to correct any of your aesthetic or functional flaws and create the smile of your dreams. Read on to learn about the many different options available, and prepare to be the next amazing transformation in your cosmetic dentist’s smile gallery!

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

November 15, 2018

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man happy in dental chairNow, sedation dentistry is commonly used to help promote the dental experience for patients who have unique needs. It is widely used to ease fears and anxieties of patients who suffer from dental-related phobias. It can also benefit those who have difficulty keeping their jaw open, a strong gag reflex, or need multiple or invasive procedures. If any of these situations sound familiar, you could enjoy a more comfortable experience with the help of sedation; however, you are concerned about the cost. There is no need to worry. You may be able to use your dental insurance to pay for it.
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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.

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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!

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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!

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