How Does Bruxism Affect Dental Implants?

February 28, 2023

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Woman sleeping in bed, grinding her teeth

Bruxism (repetitive teeth grinding and clenching) affects millions of people. Since it usually occurs during sleep, countless individuals are not even aware that they do it. Nevertheless, it is a serious problem that, if left unaddressed, can be detrimental for oral health. It could even have an impact on your tooth replacement prospects. How does bruxism affect dental implants? Can you still get dental implants even if you grind and clench your teeth? Read on below to learn the answers.


Titanium vs. Zirconia Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?

February 15, 2023

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Illustration of titanium dental implant in upper arch

If you are missing a tooth, you may have considered getting a dental implant to replace it. That is a wise decision; dentists around the world view implants as the best way to rebuild lost teeth. Even after you choose to get an implant, though, you still have a decision to make. What material will it be made of? This blog post discusses titanium vs. zirconia dental implants so you can make a well-informed decision about how to move forward with your treatment.


Expand Your Dental Implant Vocabulary: Terms You Should Know

January 20, 2023

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“Vocabulary” underlined and written on chalkboard

Are you thinking about replacing your lost teeth with dental implants? Throughout your journey, you might hear some unfamiliar terms. Feel free to ask your oral surgery team to explain anything that does not make sense to you — they will be happy to do so. In the meantime, you can expand your dental implant vocabulary by reading this blog post.


Are You a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

January 16, 2023

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Woman holding hand mirror, admiring her teeth

Did you know that dental implants come in different sizes? Traditional ones are usually 3.4 – 5.8mm wide, whereas mini ones are 1.8 – 3.3mm wide. Under which circumstances is each type typically used? If you are not eligible to receive traditional implants, might you be a candidate for mini dental implants instead? This blog provides useful information on that topic.


Why Do I Need a Sinus Lift Before Getting Dental Implants?

December 4, 2022

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Illustration of dental instrument being used during sinus lift surgery

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are likely eager to get them replaced as soon as possible. Therefore, you might be a little disappointed if your oral surgeon informs you that you need to undergo a sinus lift surgery before you can move forward with getting dental implants. What exactly is a sinus lift, and why is it sometimes necessary? Read on below to discover the answers.


How to Properly Floss with Dental Implants

November 21, 2022

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container of dental floss, used to care for dental implants in Houston

Dental implants in Houston are a great investment in your oral and overall health. Taking good care of your replacement teeth is important for ensuring that they stand the test of time. That involves brushing and flossing regularly — but when it comes to the latter, you may find it difficult to adjust to the proper technique to really clean around your implants. Would you like some guidance on this aspect of your oral hygiene routine?  Keep reading below for more information on whether you should floss your implants and how you can do so safely.


Still Have Baby Teeth As an Adult? Choose Dental Implants

November 17, 2022

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Dental implants in Houston are placed in a state-of-the-art office

A child’s first set of teeth (primary, or “baby” teeth) usually fall out beginning around age 6 or 7. When everything goes like it should, each one is replaced by a permanent, or secondary, tooth. But sometimes, there is not an adult tooth waiting to replace the first one — and that can lead the baby tooth to hang around in the jaw for years after the others are lost and replaced. These lingerers are called “over-retained” baby teeth. Dental implants in Houston provide a successful replacement — keep reading to find out more about solutions for adult baby teeth.


Why Does My Dental Implant Feel So Sensitive?

November 14, 2022

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Man on sofa, experiencing sensitivity in a dental implant

When a natural tooth experiences heightened sensitivity, it is usually because outside stimuli are irritating its inner layers, causing the tooth’s nerve to send pain signals to the brain. A dental implant does not have any nerves, so you may feel confused if it begins to ache or feel sensitive. What can cause this problem? Read on below to find out. You will also discover why you should let your dentist know about sensitivity in a dental implant ASAP.


Debunking 4 Myths about Dental Sedation

September 25, 2022

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Street sign pointing different directions for facts and dental sedation myths

Millions of people struggle with some form of dental phobia or dental anxiety, while millions more have other indications that make them a good candidate for dental sedation. However, some individuals hesitate to accept their care team’s recommendation that they be sedated because they have heard misleading information about the methods used to help patients relax. This blog post aims to clear things up. Read on below to discover the truth behind four common dental sedation myths.


Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

August 25, 2022

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Smiling adolescent boy, wondering, “Can teenagers get dental implants?”

It is common for teenagers to be self-conscious. If your teen has lost one or more teeth due to infection or injury, therefore, they may be eager to fill in the gap. Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth, but you may wonder, can teenagers get dental implants? Or are there age restrictions that come with this treatment? Let’s discuss the answer to these important questions.

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