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Ornelas Family Dentistry Blog

4 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

January 8, 2023

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Businessman in suit Every tooth is important for a healthy, attractive smile. Losing even one can have detrimental consequences for your oral and general health, but those aren’t the only concerns. Your confidence is lost along with each tooth. Although you have many options to replace missing teeth, here are 4 cosmetic benefits you’ll enjoy by completing your smile with dental implants.


Look 10 Years Younger with Dental Implants

January 2, 2023

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Middle-aged woman with dental implants smilingTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth and 40 million adults don’t have any remaining. With each tooth you lose, your confidence and quality of life decline, but those aren’t the only concerns. Losing even one tooth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate, which can change the shape of your face. While there are many methods to treat missing teeth, only one can stop and reverse bone loss. Here’s how you can turn back the clock by rebuilding your smile with dental implants.


Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

December 16, 2022

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Dental implant replacing front toothLosing any tooth can be devastating, but missing front teeth can affect your self-esteem significantly more than one in the back of the mouth. A bridge or partial can replace missing teeth; however, you have another option. You might be a candidate for dental implants. They can be used to replace any tooth, including the front teeth. You can fill the gap in your smile and boost your confidence using a method that looks and feels natural.


Will My Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?

November 9, 2022

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Icon of a person going through a metal detector

There are things about dental implants that may not occur to you until you get them. You might have researched how your new prosthetic will look, how they’ll feel, and what it will take to get them, but some issues won’t be apparent until they’re relevant. For example: will your dental implants set off metal detectors? If you’re going on a trip soon, here’s what you need to know.


Don’t Want a Root Canal? Use Your Dental Insurance Coverage

October 20, 2022

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Tablet on desk with dental insurance form

Some people are more afraid of getting a root canal than they are of spiders or public speaking. The procedure isn’t nearly as painful or frightening as its reputation suggests, but you probably want to avoid needing it anyway since it means there’s an infection in your tooth. The good news, though, is that taking advantage of your dental insurance’s preventive coverage can make it less likely that you’ll require a root canal; here’s how.


5 Tips for Keeping Halloween Tooth-Friendly

October 19, 2022

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Tiny trick-or-treat bucket surrounded by candy

For children, Halloween means dressing up in a costume and getting lots of candy. But as fun as the holiday can be, it can also potentially lead to serious dental problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep your child home from trick-or-treating to protect their smile; just follow these Halloween oral health tips to keep the season as tooth-friendly as possible.


Should I Be Feeling Discomfort After a Root Canal?

September 8, 2022

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woman with toothache after a root canal in Crown Point

Many patients hesitate to undergo a root canal because they’re worried the procedure will be painful. Thanks to advancements in dental technology and modern anesthetics, this treatment is no more uncomfortable than getting a large filling! While you might experience slight soreness for several days after your appointment, you’re probably wondering how much would be normal. Read on to learn about root canal therapy, what to expect from your recovery, and when you should visit your dentist for help.


Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Solution for Your Smile?

August 17, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident when showing off their smile. However, if you have imperfections that litter your teeth, it is easy to feel self-conscious when saying “cheese” to the camera. Fortunately, there’s a wide array of cosmetic solutions available that can help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to present to the world. Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental treatment so you can make an informed decision about the future of your smile!


5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Bonding and Veneers

August 3, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Both dental bonding and veneers are great options when it comes to masking imperfections in your smile. Whether you’re dealing with discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps, or another cosmetic problem, both options could be viable solutions. However, the difference between veneers and bonding is important for you to understand so you can make an informed decision. Continue reading to learn which factors you should consider before opting for cosmetic treatment.


5 Tips for Helping Your Child Heal from a Tooth Extraction

July 4, 2022

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Child at the dentist for a tooth extraction.

Let’s face it—having a tooth pulled isn’t very fun. But sometimes, it’s the best and only way to ensure optimal oral health. That said, tooth extractions aren’t limited to just adults; there are times when children need to have their teeth extracted too. If your child has an appointment for a tooth extraction looming on the horizon, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to ensure that their recovery is as smooth and pain-free as possible. Here are five tips from your dentist to help you out!

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