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Can I Get Braces if I Have Dental Implants?

July 18, 2023

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a patient looking at their smile in a handheld mirror

Thinking about making some big, life-changing investments in your smile, like restoring your missing teeth with dental implants and aligning and beautifying your grin with orthodontic treatment? If you haven’t already gotten dental implants, it may be a good time to consider undergoing orthodontic treatment first. Read on to learn why getting braces after you get dental implants isn’t ideal and how it could impact your future plans for your smile.

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Enjoy These Summer Foods with Dental Implants

July 13, 2023

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People at barbeque

Summertime is grilling season, but you can feel left out if you have missing teeth or traditional tooth replacements. While bridges and dentures are great ways to show a complete and beautiful smile, they have some difficulty with tougher foods. The good news is that, once they have fully fused to your jaw, dental implants allow you to chew as well as natural teeth. Read on to learn more about chowing down with dental implants at the July barbeque.

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4 Things That Make Dental Implants So Great

June 13, 2023

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dentist holding out a model of a dental implant

Utilizing titanium posts embedded within the jawbone to mimic natural tooth roots, dental implants establish a sturdy foundation for substitute teeth. Renowned for their diverse advantages and capacity to yield visually appealing results, they have garnered significant recognition within the realm of dental restoration. Whether you’re pondering the possibility of dental implants to address tooth loss or seeking insights into their merits, here’s why they stand out as a premier choice for tooth replacement.

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Why is Summer Ideal for Starting with Dental Implants?

June 12, 2023

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patient smiling with dental implants

Searching for a durable and lifelike remedy to replace lost teeth? Look no further than dental implants, which offer precisely that, reinstating the visual allure and practicality of your smile. If the idea of dental implants has been on your mind, the summer months offer an optimal occasion to initiate this transformative process. Keep reading to uncover the benefits of opting for dental implant placement during the summer.

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3 Procedures You Might Need to Be a Viable Dental Implant Candidate

May 23, 2023

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Model of a dental implant and natural teeth

When your periodontist examines your mouth to see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, sometimes they might find that the answer is no. But that doesn’t have to remain the case! Sometimes it could still be possible to successfully and safely place dental implants in your jaw once the right steps have been taken. Below are 3 examples of preliminary treatments that might allow you to rebuild your smile with expertly placed dental implant posts.

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Does Dental Insurance Help Pay for Sedation Dentistry?

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 9:39 pm
Dental insurance form with glasses and a mechanical pencil

If you’re nervous about an upcoming procedure such as dental implant placement, then the idea of sedation dentistry can be a very appealing one. It can even help a patient with high levels of dental anxiety relax while their mouth is being worked on. But will the cost of dental sedation be covered by your insurance plan? The answer depends on the situation.

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Educate Yourself This Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 26, 2023

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a person receiving an oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is a serious disease that’s estimated to affect over 54,000 adults in 2023 and about a half a million people worldwide. While there are several risk factors that can impact your odds of being diagnosed with oral cancer, anybody can get it, which is why routine screenings and knowing what signs to look out for is crucial. This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to educate yourself about the condition and how to catch it early.  

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This Tax Season, Invest Your Refund into Your Smile

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 6:18 pm
a tax refund check and a W-2 laying on a computer keyboard

April 15th was the last day to file your taxes, so if you hit the deadline, you’re likely receiving your tax refund in the mail soon! Instead of spending it on an object that will give you a spark of joy or excitement, consider investing in your health and smile. Not only can replacing missing teeth or making your grin look less gummy provide you with a life-changing confidence boost, but the results last for decades or even a lifetime, making it a great investment. Read on to learn about specialized treatments offered by your periodontist and how they can benefit you.

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Sedation Dentistry for People Without Dental Anxiety

March 30, 2023

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patient getting nitrous oxide treatment

If you have dental anxiety, you have probably heard of the many benefits that sedation dentistry can offer. Dentists have a wide variety of drugs that are available to help patients, and each of them can make a huge difference in how you feel during routine dental care.

However, sedation dentistry isn’t just for dental anxiety—it comes with all kinds of other benefits too! Here are some other reasons you may potentially benefit from some kind of sedation at the dentist’s office.

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What Makes Dental Implants So Great?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 12:16 am
dentist holding out a model of a dental implant

If you’re looking for good ways to replace your teeth, there are quite a few. Dentistry has no shortage of ways to fill the holes in your mouth, so you can spend quite a long time figuring out the best option for your particular situation.

However, one tooth replacement option stands apart from the others: dental implants! If you want to know why that is, here are a few reasons why dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement.

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