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What Questions Should You Ask Before a Smile Makeover?

March 4, 2022

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A smile makeover can deliver a major upgrade when someone has multiple cosmetic flaws in their smile to address. Since it usually involves one or more treatments and procedures with an investment of money, time, and perhaps some slight discomfort, it’s a big decision. In a case like that, you need to get as much information as possible to make an informed choice. Do you need help determining whether this is the right solution for you? Here are five questions you could ask during a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Savannah to help you make a confident and informed decision.

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4 Issues That Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

February 10, 2022

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In the United States, an estimated 178 million people are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of them. Though this can cause people to feel insecure in their smiles, dental implants offer an excellent solution to missing teeth and are durable, reliable, and permanent. With a 95% success rate, they are the replacement option of choice for many. If you’re interested in getting dental implants, you’ll need to take care of these four things before proceeding.

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5 Tips to Recover from Your Bone Graft for Dental Implants

January 6, 2022

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Missing one or more teeth can make it difficult to complete daily tasks, including eating, speaking, and smiling. The good news is that there are several tooth replacement options out there that can restore your smile to health, including dental implants. However, if your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support a dental implant, you may need a bone graft ahead of time. Here is everything you need to know about bone grafts and some tips to help you recover quickly.

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Does Your Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

December 2, 2021

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Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. They look natural, they never shift or slip, and they can last for decades with proper care. However, when deciding the best way to restore your smile, there are many factors to consider, including cost. While dental insurance regularly covers preventive services like checkups and cleanings, it’s a bit more complicated when it comes to dental implants. Keep reading to learn when dental insurance covers implant treatment and how you can maximize your insurance benefits.

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Why Do I Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?

November 12, 2021

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Image of bone graft procedure for dental implantIf you’re ready to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth, your dental implant consultation is the first step in your journey. Unfortunately, there has already been a bump on the road. Your dentist found you’ll require a bone graft if you want to get dental implants. Although you hadn’t expected the additional procedure, it’s necessary for the success of your investment. Here’s why you’ll be glad you chose to strengthen your smile with bone grafting.

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How Teeth Whitening Products and Cavities Can Be a Dangerous Duo

October 4, 2021

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When upgrading your home, you wouldn’t paint the outside of your house and leave the inside a mess. It’s not unlike trying to whiten your teeth at all costs even when you are struggling with cavities. Getting the cavity situation under control beforehand is exponentially more important.

The shade of the tooth can wait – make sure the tooth will be able to stay in your mouth first. Keep reading to learn why whitening gel and cavities are a problematic combination and why the smart move is to consult with your dentist before any teeth-whitening treatments.

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5 Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

July 20, 2021

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Tooth-colored filling on molarAlthough they are preventable, at least 92% of adults have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Thankfully, tooth decay can be treated using a filling. You might be envisioning a dark metal spot on a tooth, but now there’s another option. Instead of amalgam, you can benefit from a tooth-colored filling. While metal has been used for generations, here are 5 reasons to choose a tooth-colored solution to restore your smile.

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What Are the Signs That You Need a Dental Filling?

June 10, 2021

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Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems, and they don’t just occur because you consume too much sugar. Other causes include dental accidents, poor oral hygiene, and even using your teeth to bite down on hard surfaces. They’re the first stage of tooth decay and can become a serious threat to your oral health if left untreated. Fortunately, cavities are easily treated with dental fillings before significant damage occurs. Are you unsure whether you need a filling? Read on for a few signs you should look out for.

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Cleaning, Handling, and Storing Your Dentures to Ensure They Last

May 8, 2021

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Dentures can offer many years of reliable use, making them a great affordable solution for severe tooth loss. Of course, they require consistent at-home care to keep them free of bacteria and prevent them from breaking down prematurely. With just a few simple steps on caring for dentures, you can ensure your tooth replacement lasts for as long as possible. To learn how to clean, handle, and store your denture, keep reading!

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

October 20, 2020

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Dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement options out there. They can be lifechanging, especially for those who have been missing most or all of their teeth. But what happens when your denture breaks? Does this count as a dental emergency? Should you seek help immediately. They may not be your real teeth, but it is certainly difficult to chew and speak without them. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how they break and what to do if you have a broken denture.

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