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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Dental Implants

April 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 10:01 pm
Elderly lady is enduring strong ache.

You pick up your toothbrush and let out a sigh; your rheumatoid arthritis makes brushing your teeth a difficult task that you aren’t looking forward to at all. As you slowly and carefully begin cleaning, you start to wonder if your oral health might be in jeopardy. You know that solutions like dental implants exist for those with compromised smiles, but you aren’t sure if your arthritis will allow you access to such impressive solutions. Here’s everything you need to know how rheumatoid arthritis can impact dental implants.

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3 Factors That Will Impact the Cost of Your Dental Implants

March 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:42 pm
woman with dental implant

For many people, dental implant cost can be the one thing that prevents them from moving forward. Fortunately, the price for these permanent prosthetics is not the same for everyone. When meeting with a prosthodontist to undergo a thorough evaluation, you can expect them to consider various factors that contribute to the overall cost of treatment. Here are three you should be aware of before you settle for a less permanent, more traditional tooth replacement option.

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4 Potential Problems That Can Create Issues With Dental Implant Placement

March 18, 2022

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a single dental implant

You know you want dental implants to replace your missing teeth, but did you realize there are various problems that can make it more difficult to receive these prosthetics? Depending on your oral and overall health as well as your lifestyle habits and jawbone density, you may not be ready for immediate placement. Here are four potential issues that may delay your ability to receive dental implants.

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The Changing Landscape of Dental Implants

March 4, 2022

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a single dental implant

Dental implants may be a newer phenomenon to some people, but they’ve actually been around for quite some time. However, they were not always made of titanium or zirconia. Surprisingly, people resorted to alternative materials to try and recreate the complete tooth structure. If you are interested in discovering more about the evolution of these unique prosthetics, read on to find out what led to the longer-lasting tooth replacement we have today.

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What Should I Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery?

February 27, 2022

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woman smiling after dental implant surgery

As you prepare to undergo dental implant surgery, you may have questions as to what you can and cannot do once you return home. You’ll want to make sure you’re following the orders of your periodontist to prevent any delays during recovery. And you’ll want to minimize your risk for complications, but are there certain things you should avoid? Here are four things you’ll need to wait on until you’re given the green light.

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How Can I Know If I Am a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

February 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 7:37 pm
patient learning about dental implants

When comparing the benefits of permanent prosthetics to traditional dentures, you can’t help but be excited by the idea of enjoying a smile that is fully functional and can last 30 years or more. But are you a qualified dental implant candidate? The only way to know is to schedule a consultation with your local periodontist. But before your appointment, here are a few factors you can expect them to consider when determining how you will move forward with treatment.

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Will Dentures Make It Hard to Kiss?

February 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:32 pm
happy couple snuggling outside

Are you living without your natural teeth but want to feel confident and comfortable in your dating life? As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be worried that kissing with dentures will result in an embarrassing moment you and your date would both like to forget. In this article, a periodontist explains what you can do to avoid this potentially awkward situation and why you might consider transitioning to implant dentures.

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Will My Dental Implants Develop Stains?

January 28, 2022

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a woman learning to care for dental implants

Drinking your morning cup of coffee may be the norm but over time, it can cause stains to form. When wearing dental implants, you might assume this same problem won’t happen but unfortunately, it can. To better understand how your new teeth can become a victim of discoloration, a local periodontist is here to offer an explanation as well as three effective ways to keep your implants looking new for years to come.

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4 Bad Habits You Should Give Up to Better Protect Your Dental Implants

January 12, 2022

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a dental implant bridge

Are you prone to biting your fingers or eating ice? Do you regularly eat ice or chew on inanimate objects throughout the day? If you do, it’s time to get serious about breaking up with your bad habits. Dental implants are strong and durable, but they’re not indestructible. To readily avoid serious injury, here are four things you can do to keep your new teeth in optimal shape.

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Can Dental Implants Extend a Person’s Life Expectancy?

January 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — jacksonvilledentalspecialistteam @ 6:01 pm
Man receiving dental implants

Dental implants offer patients suffering from tooth loss a chance to embrace a newer, fully functional smile once again. With an array of benefits that cannot be matched by other tooth replacement solutions, you may not realize these permanent prosthetics can also help to extend your lifespan. If this sounds like something you might be interested in pursuing, here are three ways dental implants can help you embrace the potential of a longer life expectancy.

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