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If you have missing, damaged, or broken teeth and are looking for the perfect restoration solution, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Dental Implants are a permanent solution and are durable and long lasting. Implants function like natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. Implants are comfortable and do not slip or click like other restorative options.

 

Your bright white natural smile will be noticeable and will look natural. Implants act like an artificial tooth root and are made of titanium. Implants are placed into the jawbone and act like a screw. This provides the base for one or many crowns. Custom crowns are made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth giving patients a natural white smile.

 

As part of the implant consultation process we will check to make sure all patients have enough bone present in the jaw to support the new implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to add the support that is needed. This helps to create that strong base that is required for the implants.

 

Once the implants are placed, an abutment or connector is set on top of the implant to hold the crown in place. Temporary crowns may be used until the permanent crowns are ready to be installed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Provide patients with a natural looking smile and functions like natural teeth.
  • Provide long term value financially.
  • Implants are permanent and do not slip or click like other solutions.
  • Implants preserve the natural bone in the mouth, and this helps to stimulate new bone growth.
  • Dental implants are built to last upwards of 25 years, but can last a lifetime if they are cared for properly.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you, we encourage you to set up your initial implant consultation in our office. This will give our team the opportunity to take a detailed look at your teeth and mouth, and discuss treatment options. We also will develop a customized treatment plan, and answer any questions or concerns you may have with the dental implant process.

 

Dental implants can be life changing, and can allow patients to live a normal healthy life eating and drinking as they would with natural teeth. Taking that first step is worth it to achieve that beautiful smile you have always wanted.

 

To schedule your implant consultation please call our office and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely with our patients every step of the way.

 

Overall, the implant process is not painful. Many patients say that the dental implant process is less painful than having a tooth pulled. To keep patients comfortable we use local anesthesia and numb the gums around the implant area. Our team also checks to make sure each patient has enough bone present in their jaw to support their new implants. If necessary, bone grafting can be done to give patients the bone required in their jaw. This is an extra step in the process and does require additional healing.

How Is the Implant Healing Process?

The healing process for dental implants takes between 4-6 months. Antibiotics may be recommended to patients, as well as pain relievers to help with the healing process.

After Your Implant Procedure You May Have the Following

  • Minor bleeding that should subside after a day or two.
  • Minor swelling or bruising around the face and implant area.
  • Some pain or sensitivity around the implant area.

If patients notice any pain, swelling, or bleeding that does not subside, or gets progressively worse we encourage you to contact our office immediately. You will need to be seen in our office as soon as possible. During the healing process soft foods are recommended, and patients should stay away from foods or drinks that may stain your teeth.

 

Dental implants can last up to 25 years or a lifetime if they are cared for properly. The pain associated with the dental implant process can be kept at a minimum by following the at home care instructions. Implants are a great choice for patients seeking a beautiful smile that is permanent and will last for years.

Interested in Finding Out More?

To find out more, scheduling your implant consultation is the first step towards a beautiful smile. Our team is available to answer any questions, and our detailed consultation process allows our team to take a close look at your mouth and teeth. We will build a customized treatment plan and get you on the road to a beautiful smile.

 

To schedule your implant consultation contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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When someone experiences tooth pain, they usually think it’s associated with having a cavity. And while that’s true for a lot of patients, others experience tooth pain for a variety of other reasons. Below are three other reasons as to why your teeth are painful.

Gum Recession

Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity and pain as well. Over time. gum recession causes enamel erosion at the gum line, which can make eating and drinking painful. The pain from gum recession can also mimic the pain that stems from having a cavity. If left untreated, gum recession may even cause permanent damage to the tooth and underlying dental structures.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause toothaches. As wisdom teeth try to erupt through the gum, there might not be enough room for them to come through completely. This can cause them to become impacted and cause pain.

 

This happens when there there is overcrowding in the mouth. The pain from impacted wisdom teeth varies between patients. Some patients experience severe tooth pain while others only complain of a dull, constant ache.

Dental Abscess

Most patients associate a dental abscess with having deep cavities. However, it’s possible to develop a dental abscess and not have a cavity. Poor oral hygiene allows food debris to settle in between the teeth, which can cause infection. That’s why our dentists also offer advice and demonstrate proper brushing techniques to ensure you’re brushing your teeth the right way to avoid developing an abscess.

Sinus Infections

Allergies and sinus infections can also cause tooth pain. Sinus pressure can make it feel like the pain is coming from your mouth, when in reality, it stems from your sinus passages. If you suffer from recurrent sinus infections, it’s a good idea to take preventative measures, like keeping your nasal passages clear, to prevent tooth pain.

 

Having a toothache without a cavity does happen. However, when symptoms don’t respond to treatment, you need proper diagnosis. If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain that’s not from a cavity, contact our office today. One of our experienced staff members will be happy to assist you in making an appointment or simply providing additional information about dental pain.

Need to Contact Our Office?

Knowing these signs can help you decide if you need to contact a dentist. We always tell patients to never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help, and a cavity should never be left untreated.

 
If you have tooth pain and need to schedule an appointment, contact our office and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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Toothaches come in varying degrees of severity. Sometimes, when the pain is caused by a minor dental caries, only affect the tooth itself and is relieved with anti-inflammatory medication. But when the cause is deep infection within the tooth or gum abscess, the pain can radiate, even into the sinuses.

Treating both sinus and toothache pain starts with understanding where the pain originates.

Diagnosing Sinus Tooth Pain

Pain that originates in the mouth usually only affects one tooth. While some patients do experience pain on the opposite side of the mouth, it’s usually contained. However, if you develop a sinus toothache, the discomfort usually spreads to other teeth as well, specifically, the molars.

 

Symptoms of sinus toothache pain can include:

  • Pressure in the midface, forehead and bridge of nose
  • Ear pain
  • Increased mucous production

Treating Tooth and Sinus Pain

If your toothache is caused by your sinuses, there are ways to treat at home. In addition to staying well hydrated, you need to clear the sinus passages. Steaming your sinuses can alleviate the pain and pressure in the front of the face and forehead. Saline rinses can also be effective in keeping the passages clear and reducing painful tooth and sinus pressure.

 

If your sinus pain is referred, meaning it’s coming from your tooth, you need to get to the root of the problem. Infected teeth, particularly ones needing a root canal can cause significant sinus pain and pressure. You might also feel throbbing in both the affected tooth and sinuses.

When to See Your Dentist

If tooth and sinus pain continue, progressively worsen or are accompanied by a fever, you should seek medical attention. Your family physician dentist will work together to make an accurate diagnosis. If the pain from your sinuses or tooth infection, a course of antibiotics is the best course of treatment. Afterwards, appropriate dental treatment can address the dental issue that’s been causing the sinus headaches.
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