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Why You Should Choose an Implant Dentist with a Cone Beam Scanner

August 12, 2021

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Patient at dental office

Tooth loss is a common issue people face all across the country. It can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating and speaking, when you have gaps in your smile. Fortunately, just because you’re missing teeth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with an incomplete smile. Dental implants have awesome benefits that you can’t find anywhere else. With the help of a skilled dentist, preferably with a cone beam scanner, you can get your smile back! Here’s why this piece of technology is so helpful in the process.


Why Do I Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

July 20, 2021

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Bone graft used before dental implant placementHave you decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? That’s great! Your first step to completing your smile involved scheduling a consultation with an implant dentist. Unfortunately, after reviewing your CT scan, your dentist determined you have lost density in your jawbone. As a result, you may not be a candidate for the treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become one. Your dentist likely recommended a bone graft to strengthen your jaw. Although it adds another step to your treatment plan, here’s why a strong jawbone is crucial to the success of your new smile.


How Dental Implants Have Gotten Better and Better Over the Years

May 26, 2021

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dentist showing a model of dental implants to a patient

For as long as humans have had teeth, we’ve been finding ways to replace them if they go missing. Over the centuries, people have experimented with various methods of filling the gaps in their smiles. These days, though, dental implants are by far the best option. While this form of tooth replacement is often considered a recent development, it has actually been around for longer than you might have thought. Continue reading to discover how dental implants have evolved into the reliable, long-lasting replacement teeth they are today.


5 Benefits of Choosing a Dentist with an Intraoral Camera

April 23, 2021

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dentist using an intraoral camera to show a patient their teeth

Sometimes, it’s hard to understand why your dentist might recommend a certain treatment. They can explain the problem with your tooth over and over again, but it still doesn’t make sense to you. If only you could just see the problem for yourself! Thanks to modern dental technology, specifically intraoral cameras, that’s actually possible. This thin, pen-like device has a small camera on the tip. When placed in your mouth, it captures high-quality images that are displayed on a chairside monitor. Here are five amazing things that an intraoral camera can do to make your life easier. 


5 Signs That Your Dentures Should Be Replaced

April 6, 2021

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hand holding a glass of water with dentures soaking inside of it

If you’ve replaced some or all of your teeth with dentures, then you know that today’s dentures are much more comfortable, lifelike, and durable than the ones your grandparents wore. Unfortunately, even the most well-made denture won’t last forever. On average, you can expect your denture to last for about seven years. How can you tell if you need a new one before then? Keep an eye out for these five signs that your dentures should be replaced.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2021

January 4, 2021

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woman eating salad to maintain a healthy smile

A healthy smile is linked to good overall health, and the start of a brand-new year is the perfect time to make changes that improve your well-being. Many people wish they could take better care of their teeth and gums, but they’re not exactly sure how. It helps to break down the process into smaller, more tangible steps. Here are four simple New Year’s resolutions that can help you maintain a healthy smile in 2021.


The Evolution of Dentures

December 21, 2020

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displays of different types of dentures in crown pointWhen you think of dentures, you might imagine big clunky mouthpieces that clacked when your grandparent spoke and often didn’t quite stay in their mouth. It’s true that dentures were not always the most reliable method of restorative dentistry. After all, technology wasn’t quite the same back in the 1700s when they were first invented. The evolution of dentures has transformed the way they work for those who wear them, and your Crown Point dentist explains how.


What Should I Do If My Dental Implant Is Loose?

June 17, 2020

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Concerned woman with loose dental implants in Crown PointDental implants in Crown Point offer a comfortable, lifelike, and permanent solution to missing teeth. However, what should you do if yours begins to feel loose? While dental implants are designed to stay securely in place for decades to come, they can sometimes begin to lose their grip in your smile. Here’s what you need to know about loose dental implants and what you should do if you find yourself in this uncommon situation.


Your Guide to Understanding Types of Dental Implants

April 4, 2020

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Elderly man smiling after getting dental implants in Crown PointDental implants are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth, with the American Dental Association estimating that dentists place roughly 5 million implants each year. However, did you know that there are actually different types of dental implants? If you are missing one or multiple teeth, understanding the variety of implants can help you decide if implant treatment is right to restore your smile. To that end, here is a helpful overview of the most common types of dental implants in Crown Point.

Can You Get Dental Implants In Just One Day? Find Out From a Dentist

February 5, 2020

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Full denture on the lower arch being supported by dental implantsTooth loss is incredibly common and can result from a number of different factors such as gum disease, accidents, large cavities and more. Fortunately, there are fantastic replacement options such as dental implants in Crown Point. If you’re one of the many people who has lost all of their teeth on the upper or lower arch (or both), one common question is, “How long do I have to wait for my new teeth after getting dental implants?” In some cases, a type of dental implants called “Teeth In a Day” can be done that allows you to eat and speak with a full smile right away. Learn more below about how this procedure works and whether you may be a good candidate.


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