How Long A Dental Bridge Lasts (& How to Make It Last As Long As Possible!)

Redoing expensive dental work is a “bridge” most of us would rather not cross before we have to.  Dental bridges are a type of restorative dentistry that  fills a gap when a tooth has deteriorated or been removed. The false tooth, called a pontic, is held in place by dental crowns that are attached to…

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The Benefits of Seeing a Dentist with Sedation

It’s natural for patients who are about to undergo a dental procedure to be somewhat apprehensive. The prospect of teeth being pulled or having a dentist’s instrument, like a drill or a pic, in one’s mouth may be enough to make a patient put off much-needed dental care. Patients like these should look for dentists…

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Dentist vs. Orthodontist: Who should you visit?

What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both dentists and orthodontists are knowledgeable and equipped to handle oral health problems. However, general dentists focus on maintaining oral wellness, and orthodontists specialize in aligning the teeth and jaw. Before people decide where they should set up their next appointment, they must determine what services…

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What Patients Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are highly recommended for patients with missing teeth. While traditional dental bridges and removable dentures are popular, adding implant support boosts their benefits because it replaces the tooth roots rather than just the crowns. Additionally, implants provide jawbone support that prevents tooth movement, more tooth loss, and facial sagging. The stability of dental…

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What’s the difference between a dentist and a dental surgeon?

The differences between a dentist and dental surgeon (usually called an oral surgeon) can be compared to those of a general doctor and a general surgeon. Many people visit their GP, or general practitioner, multiple times a year for check-ups, physicals, common illnesses, and minor injuries. However, if an injury requires surgery, your GP will…