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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.


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.


Is It Possible to Replace Traditional Restorations with Dental Implants?

October 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 3:05 pm
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.


What Procedures Might You Need Before Getting Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 2:41 pm
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.


Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 9:51 pm
Patient wearing nasal mask for dental sedation

Are you thinking about undergoing a major dental procedure, such as dental implant placement? Many patients are nervous about their surgery. If that is true of you, be sure to ask your care provider if sedation dentistry is right for you. It may be the ideal way to create a more positive oral care experience, especially if any of the following are true:


How Can You Prevent Dental Implant Failure?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 6:37 pm
Smiling middle-aged woman holding toothbrush

According to some estimates, dental implants have a 98% success rate. That is certainly impressive, but it does leave the slight possibility that something will go wrong. How can you increase the chances that your prosthetic teeth will stand the test of time? Here are some tips to help you prevent dental implant failure:


Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

August 21, 2023

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Curious man wondering if dental implants can get cavities

Dental cavities are one of the most common health issues in the world. In fact, according to one estimate, more than 90% of people have had at least one cavity. But what if you no longer have your natural teeth? Can dental implants get cavities and develop other problems just like natural teeth? Read this blog to discover useful information that will help you care for your restored smile.


4 Reasons Not to Feel Embarrassed about Getting Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 4:23 pm
Smiling man, proud of his dental implant

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may want to get them replaced. But what if you hesitate because you are afraid of judgment from your acquaintances, coworkers, or even your dental team? There is no reason to worry. The dental implant process should not cause you any shame. In fact, you have ample reasons not to feel embarrassed about getting dental implants. Here are a few of the most outstanding ones:


What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 5:34 pm
Happy patient giving thumbs up for dental sedation

A lot of people are a little nervous about the dental implant placement surgery. They wonder if it will be a painful experience. Well, thanks to sedation, it should be very comfortable! What exactly is dental sedation, and what does it feel like? This blog post can help you prepare for your upcoming procedure.


Is It Possible to Replace Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 5:07 pm
Illustration of dental implant between natural teeth

If you ask any dental professional about the best way to replace lost teeth, they will likely point you toward dental implants. Implants are strong, long-lasting, and highly functional. But what if you still have your natural teeth and are thinking about swapping them out for high-quality prosthetics? Is it possible to replace healthy teeth with dental implants? This blog post offers some important information.

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