What Is a Sinus Lift and Why Do I Need One?


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Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. They feel and look just like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime. For the implant to be an appropriate choice, you need to have adequate bone to support the implant. In some instances, there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw. A sinus lift is then required for dental implants to be placed. 

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Root Canals Today Aren’t What They Used to Be


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Does the thought of a root canal make you fearful or uneasy?  If so, you may be reacting to a common misconception about the procedure. Today’s root canal procedures aren’t what they used to be. Just like technology changes, so has root canal treatment. 

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How Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?


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Should you replace missing teeth? When patients ask me whether they should replace a missing tooth I usually say yes. The only exception? The last molars. Fortunately, modern dental technology now makes it possible for nearly all missing teeth – seen and unseen –  to be replaced.

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What Happens When You Get a Root Canal?


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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How to Tell if Dental Implants are Right For You


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I see patients who have missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. For many of these individuals, dental implants are a good option. Implants feel and look just like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime. The implant is actually a prosthetic or artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into the jaw to anchor a replacement tooth or bridge. 

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What Happens When I Get a Root Canal?


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We’ve all heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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How to Get a Younger Looking Healthy Smile


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Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile gives a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear. 

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Take Years Off Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry


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Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile gives a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear. 

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What Are My Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?


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Never underestimate the value of your teeth. Even the loss of a few teeth can cause serious health and cosmetic problems. Fortunately, modern dental technology now makes it possible for nearly all missing teeth to be replaced. You no longer have to give up a healthy smile because of missing teeth.

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Want a Healthy Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help


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I see patients every day that are unhappy with their smile. Teeth play a big role in how you see yourself and the impression that you make on others. I tell them about the new dental health options available through cosmetic dentistry –  what crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, implants, and other cosmetic procedures can do for a healthy smile.

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