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Implants or Bridges: Which is the Best Option for You?

Decided to replace your missing teeth but unsure of what dental treatment to opt for? Dental implants and bridges are great options for replacing teeth but which is the best for you? Here are the differences between the two and what you need to keep in mind when making your decision: Design A bridge works by suspending a false crown to fill in the missing tooth using two functional crowns placed over the adjacent teeth. Dental implants are an independent restoration, usually made up of a titanium root inserted in the jaw, with a crown secured on top. Impact Since … Continue reading

Dental Implants Feel Loose? Here’s Why!

When getting your dental implants you were most likely told this was a permanent restoration that wouldn’t come out. So why does it feel loose? While you should definitely schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible if you have this problem, here are our top three reasons as to why you may experience this: Loose abutment On the top of your implant is a hollow area, to which an attachment known as an abutment is screwed on to. This abutment will protrude from your gum, allowing the crown to be cemented securely on top of it. It’s … Continue reading

4 Great Alternatives to Conventional Dentures

Dentures have long since been a reliable treatment for missing teeth. They aren’t the only way to restore your smile, however. Some patients find conventional dentures cumbersome to wear and keep in place. If you feel the same, here are 4 great alternatives to check out! Dental Implants Dental implants involve placing a titanium post, imitating the root of a tooth, to which a crown (an artificial tooth) is placed on top. Comfortably secured in place, dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for replacing teeth, with a success rate higher than 95%! Highly durable and designed to … Continue reading

How to Clean Your Implant-Supported Dentures

More comfortable than dentures and an affordable alternative to implants, implant-supported dentures provide the best of both worlds to dental patients. With as little as 2 – 6 implants needed per dental arch, this option can be used to replace a complete set of teeth. To get the most out of your implant-supported dentures, here are some tips you should follow in terms of maintenance and after-care: Use a non-abrasive toothbrush Bacteria can easily build on dental appliances and lead to tooth decay if not consistently cleaned. Your implant-supported dentures can be cleaned with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. … Continue reading

How Safe is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedatives, in various forms, to calm a patient’s nerves before a dental procedure. This has steadily become the most popular method to perform easier, faster and more comfortable treatments. We know some patients still have reservations, however. Just how safe is sedation dentistry? Allow us to break it down! Levels of sedation There are different levels of sedation used depending on the age, medical history and personal preference of each patient in order for this to be a safe procedure for all. Mild sedation is usually administered orally, allowing patients to be relaxed and … Continue reading

4 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before Visiting the Dentist

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re definitely not alone! Many people find it difficult to relax when they have a dental appointment scheduled. You don’t have to let this fear compromise your oral health, however. There are certain ways you can prepare for a dental appointment and calm your nerves. Here are our four tips: Get acquainted with the team Any dental clinic’s primary concern is your comfort and to provide the best dental care. The dental staff are great at helping put your mind at ease. Feel free to have a chat with our friendly team and clarify … Continue reading

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular treatment for missing teeth. This long-term treatment is one of the most reliable methods available for rehabilitating your smile and is designed in a way that mimics your natural teeth. Lasting for decades at a time (with the right maintenance),dental implants are far more comfortable than removable prostheses like dentures. Wondering how it works? Here’s the step-by-step process: Preparation The first step begins with a thorough examination of your mouth to create an implant treatment plan. An x-ray will be taken to detect underlying problems that might complicate the implant process. In emergencies, it is … Continue reading

Types of Dental Sedation

If the thought of visiting the dentist gives you a lot of anxiety, sedation dentistry might be something that benefits you! Sedation dentistry involves many different techniques that allow a patient to relax during medical procedures or uncomfortable appointments! Certain types of sedation may require medical clearance, depending on your overall health and the severity of your dental concerns. Here are the different types of sedation: Nitrous oxide / Laughing gas This is the most common form of sedation used in dental practices. Laughing gas does not put you to sleep but is quite effective at reducing levels of anxiety.The … Continue reading

Your Easy Guide to All on 4 Implants

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Implants are the best go-to for people with missing teeth! Why? All-on-4 implants are designed to give our patients the full confidence of a beautiful, functional smile without having to endure a removable prosthesis like dentures! Developed many years ago, here’s everything you need to know about this dental treatment: What is All on 4 treatment? All on 4 uses the strategic placement of 4 dental implants to place a full arch of prosthetic teeth on both your upper and lower jaws. Comparatively, single, conventional implants each support an individual tooth. They are designed to be a long term restoration, … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Overdentures

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Having missing teeth can give you quite a few oral health issues as time passes if you don’t replace them ASAP! When multiple teeth are missing, we have a range of treatments you can choose from, including implant-supported overdentures! Overdentures are artificial teeth held in the mouth by 2 implants at the front of the lower jaw. They offer many benefits to their users including: Secured in place As we mentioned, overdentures are kept in place using dental implants, which means they address the one complaint most people have with dentures- they keep slipping! By using implant-supported overdentures, your teeth … Continue reading