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Are Dental Implants Stronger Than Your Teeth?

April 14, 2023

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dentist holding model of a dental implant

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They can replace missing teeth and provide strong bite force that can last for years with proper care. While tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body, it can still become damaged, and dental implants can be even stronger. Keep reading to discover why they are so strong.


Can Attaching Your Dentures to Dental Implants Help Your Smile?

March 16, 2023

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a computer-generated image of dentures being attached to dentures

Do you wear dentures? If so, you are not alone! Out of the 35 million people in the U.S. who are missing their teeth, a whopping 90% of them wear dentures. While they are a reliable way to complete a smile, they can still have their drawbacks. They can tend to slip out of place at random times and can even begin to lose their snug fit as your jaw changes shape with age. Fortunately, there is a better alternative: attaching your dentures to dental implants. Read on to learn more about why implant-retained dentures may be the better choice for your smile!


What Can You Eat & Drink After All-on-4 Surgery?

February 16, 2023

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Illustration of a denture from all-on-4 surgery

If your dentist suggests an All-on-4 surgery, chances are you really need one. After all, they’d only do so when your upper and lower arches are beyond repair. Still, you should know the treatment involves a lengthy recovery with diet restrictions. You’ll thus want to stock the right foods and drinks beforehand. It’s a good thing, then, that a local periodontist is here to help. So, here’s what you can eat and drink as you recover from an all-on-4 implant surgery.


How Crown Lengthening Can Benefit Your Smile

January 4, 2023

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a patient who’s undergone crown lengthening

Your smile is often the first feature that people notice about you, meaning that you should want your pearly whites to look and feel their absolute best! There are many available treatments these days that your dentist can perform to help with this, and one you might not have heard of is crown lengthening. Keep reading to learn a little more about this unique and innovative procedure, what it involves, and how it benefits your smile.


5 Gum Disease Myths and the Truths Behind Them

December 10, 2022

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Man pulling up lip to show signs of gum disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all adults who are at least 30 years old are affected by gum disease. Despite this, there are many misconceptions about this condition that can cause people not to seek treatment even when they need it. If you want your gums to stay healthy, then it’s important to learn the truth behind the following 5 common gum disease myths.


Which Sedation Option Is Right for Receiving Dental Implants?

November 4, 2022

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closeup of dental implants in Tallahassee

If you’re hesitant about your upcoming implant procedure, you might be wondering if there’s anything that can be done to alleviate your anxiety and ensure your comfort during the process—and there absolutely is! Here’s more from your sedation dentist about available sedation options and which is the best for when you’re receiving dental implants.


What to Expect While Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery

November 2, 2022

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patient sticking to a liquid diet following All-on-4 surgery in Tallahassee

Few options are as effective for replacing missing arches of teeth as All-on-4 dental implants; however, the recovery process plays a pivotal role in their overall success! Here’s more from your dentist about what to expect while recovering from All-on-4 surgery along with some tips on what to eat and drink throughout your recuperation.


Everything You Need to Know About Osseous Surgery

October 21, 2022

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Word cloud vector based around osseous surgery

If you have severe gum disease, your periodontist might recommend osseous surgery. While it’s normal to feel some anxiety when you hear the term “surgery”, there’s no reason to be frightened; not only is the procedure relatively pain-free, but it’s often the key to getting your gum disease under control. Below is a brief overview of everything you should know before having osseous surgery performed.


Why A Gum Graft Is Nothing to Worry About

October 4, 2022

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a closeup of a smile before a gum graft in Tallahassee

If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need a gum graft, you might have questions—including whether it’s going to hurt! But you have nothing to fear, as this procedure is an excellent means of addressing severe gum disease. Here’s more from your dentist about this form of gum disease therapy and a few tips for ensuring a smooth recovery process so that your smile is able to quickly get back to looking its best.


Do Gums Grow Back After They Recede?

September 28, 2022

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Close-up of mouth showing effects of gum recession

When gum disease goes untreated for too long, it could eventually lead to gum recession. This is when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the roots and making them look unusually long. Many patients look at this damage and assume it will heal on its own, but is that really true? Do the gums grow back after they’ve receded? And if not, what can you do to address or prevent the damage? The following post explores the answers to these questions.

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