I Have a Dental Implant — Can I Still Get Braces?

February 15, 2024

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Portrait of smiling man with braces

If you lost a tooth in the past, your dentist likely encouraged you to get a dental implant in order to preserve your oral health. If you complied with their recommendation, you made a wise decision — dental implants are amazing! However, you might wonder how the decision to get an implant will affect your prospects for orthodontic treatment. Can you still get braces? In most cases, the answer is yes.

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What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

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Man refusing the offer of a cigarette

Are you planning to receive dental implants? Your oral surgery team will give you post-op instructions to help you experience a smooth and complication-free recovery. Those directions should include both tips on what you should do and what you should not do while you are healing. This blog post focuses on some activities that fall into the latter category.

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What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

January 16, 2024

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Dentist using model to explain dental implants

Are you contemplating the prospect of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? The first step on your journey will be a consultation with a qualified dentist or oral surgery team. This visit will serve as the launching point for the many good things to come. But what should you expect during your dental implant consultation? Read this blog post to find a basic overview of what might happen throughout your appointment.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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Close-up of insurance claim form

Dental implants have a widespread reputation as the best form of tooth replacement, and deservedly so. They are almost as good as natural teeth! However, they do tend to cost more than other treatment options. If your budget is a bit tight, you might be wondering if your dental insurance will help to pay for your dental implants. The answer to that is not necessarily straightforward. This blog post contains some important information that you should keep in mind.

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Help Your Dental Implants Thrive

December 11, 2023

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Couple jogging on the beach at sunset

Dental implants are meant to be a permanent solution for missing teeth; they have the potential to last throughout a patient’s lifetime. However, there are some circumstances that can cause them to fail. What can you do to help your new teeth stand the test of time? You might need to make some lifestyle changes. Here are some things you can do to set your smile up for success:

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When Is It Safe to Travel after Dental Implant Surgery?

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Woman standing in airport, holding suitcase

Are you always on the go, or do you have an upcoming trip that you are looking forward to? If so, you might wonder about how oral surgery will affect your ability to fly or drive long distances. When is it safe to travel after receiving dental implants? This blog post provides some practical points that you should keep in mind when you are planning the dates for both your procedure and your next getaway.

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Don’t Dread the Holidays: Discover the Benefits of Dental Implants

November 21, 2023

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family members enjoying Thanksgiving together

When faced with the inability to eat the foods you love, speak clearly, and smile confidently, you might feel more dread than excitement when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Tooth loss can make these special times even more difficult, especially if you feel too embarrassed to be around others. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way any longer thanks to dental implants. If you’re wondering what makes these prosthetics so special, read on to discover why you no longer need to miss out on holidays spent with family and friends.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

November 9, 2023

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Female dental patient wearing nitrous oxide mask

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful provision for patients who would otherwise find it difficult to get through their oral health procedures. There are a number of different types of sedation, the mildest of which is nitrous oxide. It is popular because it is both effective and comes with very few risks. But is it right for you? This blog post explains who is and who is not a good candidate for nitrous oxide sedation.

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Is It Possible to Replace Traditional Restorations with Dental Implants?

October 16, 2023

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Senior dental patient using mirror to admire his new restorations

If you lost one or more of your natural teeth some time ago, you may have chosen to get a fixed bridge or traditional denture. While those types of tooth replacement certainly have their benefits, they also have some drawbacks. Are you thinking about replacing your existing restorations with dental implants? Is it even possible to do so? In most cases, yes, it is perfectly possible. This blog post provides more information on what you can expect during the treatment journey ahead of you.

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What Procedures Might You Need Before Getting Dental Implants?

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Illustration of dental bone graft

Dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement, but since they involve a complex treatment process, not everyone is immediately eligible to receive them. In fact, it is common for patients to require one or more preliminary procedures in advance of their dental implant surgery. If that is true in your case, do not be discouraged — although these services can extend your treatment timeline, they will play a role in helping your new smile to be strong and successful. What are some of the most common preliminary procedures? This blog post explains.

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