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Can I Expect to Be in Pain While Receiving Dental Implants?

April 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 5:33 pm
an up-close image of a dental implant sitting between two healthy teeth on the lower arch

It is natural to worry about the amount of pain you might incur because of a surgical procedure, especially those performed inside the mouth. No one wants their teeth, gums, or bone to experience discomfort; however, if you want dental implants, it is necessary that you undergo minor oral surgery. If you’re concerned that the process of receiving your new prosthetics will hurt, a local dental professional explains what you can expect and why you can expect to be pain-free throughout the actual procedure.   

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Dental Implants and Mental Health: How They Can Boost Your Confidence

April 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:36 pm
a young woman looking at her new and improved smile in the mirror while at the dentist’s office

The reality behind tooth loss is that you will not only suffer problems with your oral health, but you will also likely become much less confident in your appearance and abilities. Whether it is refusing to attend social gatherings or passing on a job opportunity because you believe your missing teeth will take you out of the running as a candidate for the position, you may begin to feel your self-esteem continue to plummet. However, with the help of dental implants, you can completely change the way you look and feel, allowing your mental health to turn in a positive direction. Read on to discover just how powerful these permanent prosthetics can be when it comes to regaining your confidence.  

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What Makes Dental Implants So Successful?

April 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 3:53 pm
an older man admiring his new smile in the mirror after receiving dental implants

As you contemplate how to replace your missing teeth, you will likely discover in your research that dental implants have an extremely high success rate of around 98% when initially put into place. After 10 years, this percentage remains roughly 90-95%. When compared to other, more traditional tooth replacement options, you may be asking, “What is the secret?” To better understand dental implant success, a local periodontist explains the various factors that make these unique prosthetics work so well.

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Choosing the Right Implant Dentist: Which Criteria Should You Consider?

March 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:46 pm
an up-close view of a patient holding a cross-section of a mouth mold that contains a dental implant while a dentist explains how it works

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, you want to find someone with years of knowledge and experience and who will produce life-changing results. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, so if you’re looking for tips on how to find the best implant dentist, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you will discover helpful criteria you should consider when navigating your search. These will help you to narrow down your options and choose the right professional for your dental needs.

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The Versatility Behind Dental Implants

March 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 5:35 pm
a digital image of a single tooth dental implant sitting in the lower arch of the mouth

If you lose one or more teeth, you may think your only options for a fully restored smile are to pursue fixed bridges or traditional dentures. After all, they are continually used and promoted by dental professionals throughout the country. But did you know there are different types of dental implants? As an extremely versatile tooth replacement solution, you can enjoy improved oral health no matter if you’ve lost one, multiples, or an entire arch of teeth. A local dentist shares the details about these flexible prosthetics and how you can find out if you are a qualified candidate for treatment.

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What You Should Know Before Moving Forward with Dental Implants

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:30 pm
a dental professional pointing to a cross-section of a mouth mold that contains a single tooth dental implant

If you’ve decided it is time to replace your missing teeth, congratulations are in order. Although there are many tooth replacement options available, there’s only one that can offer far more benefits than any other – dental implants. Considered the gold standard by dental professionals, their functionality, longevity, and appearance rank them high above dentures and fixed bridges. But before you embark on your journey to a fully restored smile, it’s important that you understand the basics of dental implants. Read on to learn what they are, how they work, and what you can expect from these permanent, longer-lasting prosthetics.

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Dental Implants and Bruxism: How to Avoid Damaging Your Smile

February 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:19 pm
a middle-aged woman wearing a suit jacket and leaning against a railing while smiling

Are you living with bruxism and dental implants? Wonder if the impact of your teeth grinding will negatively affect your new prosthetics? Unfortunately, this common, yet damaging condition can take a toll on your implants, potentially causing failure if you’re not careful. To learn what you can do to avoid harming your new and improved smile, hear from a local expert who explains how you can enjoy a damage-free smile while living with bruxism.

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Is It Necessary to Replace a Missing Tooth No One Can See?

February 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 5:13 pm
a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie smiles after receiving his dental implants

It’s natural to want to replace a missing tooth located toward the front of your smile, as it is noticeably visible to others. But what about a missing back tooth? If you lose a molar, is it really necessary to have it replaced? The truth is that even though this area of your smile is less likely to be seen by colleagues, family, and friends, these teeth need to be replaced to avoid more serious dental problems in the future. Read on to learn about the benefits of restoring a molar should you lose one over the years.

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Can Dental Implants Save You Money in the Long Run?

February 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 4:57 pm
a happy, middle-aged couple hugging and smiling while enjoying the outdoors

When it comes to considering dental implant cost, you may be wondering if it’s worth the investment. Yes, you can enjoy fully functional new teeth that offer a greater bite force, provide a greater aesthetic, and are known to last decades or more, but can they save you money in the long run? A local expert weighs in on the topic and explains why dental implants are far more cost-effective than you think and well worth the upfront cost.

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What is the Recovery Process for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:57 pm
an older man seated outside near a lake and showing off his fully restored smile

You’re tired of the broken, chipped, stained, and missing teeth. Scheduling an appointment with your dentist, you discover you’re a prime candidate for full-mouth reconstruction, which means combining multiple restorative services into one treatment plan.  Excited about the potential for a new, fully restored smile, you become eager to get started. But what do you know about the recovery process? How long will it take to heal after having certain procedures? When will you get to start enjoying your new and improved appearance? Read on to hear from a local dentist who can provide a reasonable timeline for at-home healing.  

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