Why do dental implants cost so much?! If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, by accident or by a dentist, then you’ve probably looked into your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
There’s no question that implants are the best longterm tooth replacement option, but the cost of the procedure can give some patients sticker shock. Many patients leave the office wondering why something as “simple” as a tooth replacement can cost as much as $5000.
It’s no secret that a healthy mouth is often a sign of a healthy body, and that many health issues may first show up at a dental checkup. Here are five key indicators your dentist will look for during an oral health exam.
Are you an athlete? Do you participate in club or even casual sports teams, or other high-impact activities like CrossFit? Do you wear a mouthguard regularly? If not, take a quick look in the mirror, or grab your smart phone and turn the camera lens around. Can you picture yourself with a missing front tooth? You might need to. Maybe we can help change your mind with this discussion about the benefits of dentist fitted mouthguards.
Diabetes can lead to a whole host of health problems, but did you know that it can also put you at risk for dental issues? The implications of high blood sugar extend to every part of the body — including teeth and gums. When it comes to diabetes, teeth and gum problems are something you need to be aware of.
When it comes to extractions, we often get asked “do I need a dentist or oral surgeon?” A tooth extraction is nothing to take lightly, so it’s important to choose the right provider for your situation, especially if it’s an emergency procedure.
Both dentists and oral surgeons can perform extractions, so how do you know which to choose? The answer depends on what type of procedure you need to have, and how involved the work will be.
It’s here – the big day you or your child have been waiting for. It’s on your calendar: BRACES OFF!
Many people make plans to celebrate or do something special to mark the occasion of the day you get your braces off.
You come in to the office for your debonding appointment. And like magic, your teeth are perfectly smooth. And perfect! You look at them in the mirror like old friends. It’s been a long while since you’ve seen each other.
Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers. Oral cancer may not always be noticeable by patients, as symptoms are not always present in early stages. Early detection and treatment has a very high success and survival rate, so it is very important to have regular checkups to monitor for signs of oral cancers.
There are few dental traumas worse than breaking a front tooth. A broken front tooth impairs your ability to eat and talk, and there’s the embarrassment that comes from missing such a key part of your smile.
The time just after breaking or losing a front tooth requires quick decisions made from solid information. Like a lot of medical issues, there are a lot of myths and old wives tales out there about what to do or not to do.
Most people love eating fruits: They're sweet, juicy and the high vitamin C content – in fruits like oranges, strawberries and grapefruits – make them particularly good choices for both your dental health and overall health. Some fruits, however, have high acid contents and can also be damaging to the enamel of your teeth. But you can still reap the health benefits of acidic fruits if you know which fruits pose the greatest risk and how to keep your teeth safe while eating them.
We’ve all seen actors, musicians, and other celebrities on TV with picture-perfect white smiles. How did they get that way? Like the rest of us, celebrities were not born with perfect teeth; their shiny white smiles often come from porcelain veneers.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that usually grow in between the late teens and early twenties for most people. In some cases, these last molars can fit perfectly into a person’s mouth when they are properly aligned. However, in many individuals, the wisdom teeth are not properly aligned and may require removal.
How Not Replacing a Missing Tooth can Impact Your Life.
Tooth loss occurs due to a number of issues, including wear, cancer, injury, and gum disease. However, regardless of the reason you may have a missing tooth, the impact on your life is often significant, but do you know the cost of not replacing a missing tooth?
Wondering how to have great oral hygiene with braces?
Having braces is an investment in your future. A properly aligned smile not only looks fantastic, it helps to make sure your teeth can stay as strong and healthy as possible, and avoid unnecessary wear. Straightening your teeth can even prevent cavities and decay.
Dr Nabil Matti performs guided implant surgery using Instaguide. It is the only surgery implant guide made from a dental impression using a web based implant planning software. The procedure is highly accurate, and performed with no bleeding, cuts or discomfort.
Gum disease. Many people still do not know how to brush their teeth and gums. Most people are not aware that the biofilm that rests under the gum, is a major cause of chronic gum infection, which is linked to hypertension and diabetes. We are still treating disease like it’s normal to have disease. "Oh yeah, disease, it’s always been there, I’m not too worried about it".
We really like using this tool because it’s fun for us. It’s pretty high tech and pretty expensive. And it gets results. Ok, hold on. Nobody gives a hoot what tools we dentists have.
At Smiles Unlimited, we love to meet you, get to know who you are, before discussing goals for your teeth. This will be unlike your previous dentist, who likely either jumped in and started lecturing you on not brushing your teeth properly, or saying nothing at all and diving straight into “treatment”
Yes and no! I would absolutely recommend it if you can not demonstrate adequate home care. Usually this applies if you have rheumatoid arthritis affecting your hands, or limited manual dexterity. These devices are excellent in those situations.
These are the two most important resources in life. You have a finite number of minutes each day, and once it has passed, it is gone forever. The beauty of life is, you decide what to do with that precious resource. As adults, much of that time is traded for money. Money is a medium of exchange that can allow you to acquire goods or services. The things that you acquire are largely shaped by the circumstances you encounter in life, and by what is important to you, values that you have been taught, shaped by those closest to you, whether they be your parents or peers.