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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?
Porcelain Veneers are thin dental coverings which are placed on top of front teeth to make your teeth look more beautiful. They are very useful in dentistry since they let dentists do so much with your smile. Since Porcelain Veneers are very thin, typically the size of a thick contact lens, they do minimal damage to your teeth. They are made from durable porcelain, which is very resilient and can stand your bite forces. Porcelain Veneers match your teeth shape and are nearly impossible to distinguish from natural teeth. Plus, they don’t stain or change color over time, so they look as good as new even ten years down the line. Your Porcelain Veneers are custom designed with the goal of restoring your ideal smile based upon your idea of the perfect smile. They are the most common cosmetic treatment offered by cosmetic dentists, aside from teeth whitening and Invisalign©. To learn more about Porcelain Veneers, click here. Now, let’s find out if Porcelain…
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Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry?
If you are reading this article then it’s probably safe to say that going to the dentist is not your favorite activity. If this is the case, then you may want to consider being put to sleep as an option. Sedation “sleep” dentistry, is a fancy word for using a combination of drugs and gases to achieve different levels of “sleepiness”. The lowest level of sedation is achieved with sedative pills or Nitrous Oxide gas which puts you at ease and takes the edge off. The next level of sedation uses oral conscious sedation or IV sedation and makes you very drowsy, although you still breath on your own at this level of sedation. The highest level of sedation uses general anesthesia which requires an anesthesiologist and completely knocks you out. Before you read the rest of the article, please come up with a number between 1 to 10 describing how scared of the dentist you are, with 1 being not afraid at all and 10 being deadly afraid. Great, now let’s find o…
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Should You Connect Dental Implants to Natural Teeth?As a general rule, you should NEVER connect a dental implant to natural teeth. There may be rare exceptions where this may be acceptable, but it really should be a last resort option. Consider getting a second opinion if your dentist is encouraging you to connect your natural tooth to a dental implant. Often times this is a shortcut technique, which like most shortcuts in dentistry, ends up failing.

Take the above illustration as an example which shows a dental implant connected to natural tooth with a dental bridge. This is not an ideal treatment option and is not recommended. A better solution would be to place an extra dental implant in the gap region to avoid splinting the dental implant to your natural tooth. Typically, this alternative treatment takes longer to complete and costs substantially more money, as it requires additional dental implants and bone graft, but the results are much more predictable with reduced risk of fail…
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Are Dental Implants Safe? When questioning the safety of dental implants, there are a few different concerns which come to mind. Are dental implants compatible with my body? Are there any risks? Am I a good candidate? Am I too old for implants? How successful are dental implants really? To help you better understand the safety of dental implants and put you at ease, here are all the answers you need to know about dental implant treatment:

Are dental implants compatible with my body?Dental implants are made from material which is extremely safe and compatible with our bodies. Most dental implants are made from a titanium alloy. Titanium is super compatible with our bodies, does not cause rejection or allergic reactions, plus titanium is very sturdy and lightweight. These characteristics make titanium an excellent choice for dental implants. In fact, hip and knee replacement implants are also made from a similar titanium alloy and in many cases by the same manufacturers. There are other m…