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In-house Full Orthodontist

29 Sep The Advantages of Working with Our In-House Full Orthodontist

Most of our patients who are preparing to have orthodontic work are unaware of the difficulties dental offices can have in providing the best care when they outsource dental services like orthodontics. Fortunately for you, we have an in-house orthodontist to make the treatment easier for the dentist, and more importantly, for you. Here are some of the advantages of working with our in-house full orthodontist.

Saves You Time

You don’t have to wait as long when your orthodontist is on-site to take care of all your orthodontic needs. You don’t have to wait as long for the orthodontic devices to be made and fitted. And, you don’t have to drive to a different office for adjustments. The time savings can be substantial.

Saves You Money

Because our orthodontist is a member of our dental care team, you save money. How does this work? You need fewer dental appointments because your dentist and orthodontist are located in the same building. You also get the expertise of a trained specialist who doesn’t have to foot the bill for office expenses alone. By combining these services with our full-service dental office, the orthodontist saves money on these expenses and thus doesn’t have to pass the added cost on to you.

Ensures Exceptional Communication with Primary Dentist

Even when you’re working with our in-house orthodontist, there may be times when you need the services of your primary dentist. You’ll also need to have routine checkups and teeth cleanings throughout the orthodontics treatment. Our orthodontist is in the same location as your regular dentist, so communication between them is easier. In addition, face-to-face communications can be much more accurate and beneficial than electronic communications or even phone conversations.

Many Excellent Options for Orthodontic Treatments

Just because your orthodontist is in the same building as your regular dentist, it doesn’t follow that you’ll be limited in options for orthodontic treatments. Our in-house orthodontist can fit you with your selection of braces, whether you choose traditional braces, hidden braces or invisible aligners. You also have options like retainers, headgear, and about any other orthodontics treatment you might need.

Full-Fledged Orthodontist

Our in-house orthodontist is a member of our team, but he or she is also a full-fledged orthodontist in his or her own right. You can count on superb care and treatment just as you would with any orthodontist who practices in his or her own office. Our orthodontist has the skills and training you expect.

Early Orthodontics Treatment for Your Children

Getting a jump on your children’s orthodontic issues can prevent dental problems in the future. With an orthodontist on the premises, it’s convenient to take your children to the dentist without looking for a new professional to take care of your child’s teeth. Your regular dentist can refer your child to our orthodontist for evaluation and treatment if needed. The good news for your child is that he or she doesn’t have to get used to going to a strange place. The same dental team and the same office provide your child with a sense of security and comfort through any orthodontic work needed.

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In-house denturist

22 Sep What to Expect from Your In-House Denturist

Our in-house denturist provides a valuable service to patients who are missing teeth and need some type of denture. Rather than outsourcing the creation of your new dentures, our in-house denturist makes them right here, in our dental office. What can you expect from our denturist? Here are some of the services provided.

Pre-Denture Examination

If you have already lost all your teeth, our in-house denturist can examine your gums using visual and/or digital inspection. In case you still have some of your teeth, our dentist will examine them first to discover any problems that need to be corrected before the denture is fitted. Then, when your mouth is ready to go, our denturist examines your mouth to detect any problems with fitting the dentures and plan for creating the dentures.

Making Impressions

In many dental offices, the dentist makes the impressions of your gums and sends them out to a dental lab. Because we have an in-house denturist, he or she can make the impressions for you. Denturists have specific training in making the impressions. It’s a part of their main job, so you can expect that your dentures will be well-fitted when you receive them.

Preparing to Make the Dentures

Our in-house denturist explains the process of getting dentures and helps you make any necessary decisions. For example, the denturist shows you several different colors to choose from so you can have dentures that look like your natural teeth  or opt for a whiter, brighter color. Also, if you had a slight gap between your front teeth, you can choose whether your dentures will retain that gap or not. People who have the gap because of genetic reasons often like to keep the gap so they will look like their other relatives who have it. Others are happy they will no longer have it.

Creating the Dentures

With all the specification gathered, our denturist goes to work making your dentures. You can expect our denturist to make dentures that fit the shape of your gums and suit your individual tastes you have already stated. He or she uses high-quality materials to make the dentures from and puts them together in a skillful way. If any dental technicians help with the creation of your dentures, the denturist supervises them closely to ensure the best possible quality.

Fitting the Dentures

Once the dentures are made, your denturist can fit them to your mouth. You can expect the denturist to take adequate time to make sure your dentures fit snugly but don’t pinch or irritate your gums. The fitting session usually isn’t very long, but when it is finished, your new dentures should fit well.

Adjustments, Relining and Repairs

Our in-house denturist is also available for other denture services besides making them. He or she makes adjustments as needed before and at any time after you leave our office with them for the first time. Sometimes, after wearing the dentures for a while, they need to be relined. Our denturist can do this in a very short time, right here in our office. He or she can also make certain repairs. This allows you to keep the same dentures after some accidents or after they have worn down due to age. And, if you ever need new dentures in the future, our denturist is always here to help!

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Dental implants

15 Sep Health Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can improve your smile dramatically. They can make you feel more self-confident and at ease in social situations. You don’t have to worry about them slipping or falling out. And, they are quite possibly the best solution to missing teeth. But dental implants mean more to you than convenience and appearance. They provide many benefits for your health, too. Here are some great things about dental implants beyond the way you look.

Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss

When you have missing teeth, the jaw that would normally support those teeth can begin to deteriorate. Your jawbone can become soft or uneven. Dental implants are the only type of tooth replacement device that can not only prevent bone loss but can even stimulate bone growth.

Allow You to Get the Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Chewing power is a major health advantage over living with missing teeth or even over some other types of tooth replacements. Dental implants work just like real teeth. You can eat hard to bite fruits and vegetables like apples and raw broccoli, both of which are valuable additions to a healthy diet. You get more of the vitamins and minerals you need without taking a vitamin supplement. This is an important point, because getting these micronutrients from whole foods has been proven much more effective than taking them in a pill.

Can Help You Lose Weight

When you first get your dental implants, you might be so excited to eat properly that you overindulge. But eventually, you settle down and get back to a regular diet. When you do, you’ll find that you can eat healthier foods than you could before. Instead of snacking on a dish of fatty, sugary ice cream, you can kick back with a dish of carrot sticks. Rather than having a bowl of macaroni at supper because it doesn’t require much chewing, you can eat a crisp salad instead. Many of our patients report that after they get used to having the implants, they stop relying on soft carbs to fill them up and eat more fruits and vegetables instead. The natural result is often weight loss.

Protect Your Cheeks and Gums

Having a missing tooth opens up a space between your remaining teeth where you can easily catch your cheeks and tongue. If you bite your cheeks, you can cause infections. And, if you bite your tongue, you may need stitches to allow it to stop bleeding and heal properly. Do you have any idea how painful it is to get stitches in your tongue? Ouch! Suffice it to say, it isn’t pleasant!

Avoid Damaging Healthy Teeth

Some of the other solutions to missing teeth cause damage to the healthy teeth surrounding the tooth you lost. For example, if your dentist fits you with a bridge, it can allow you to chew and talk fairly normally. However, to install the bridge, your dentist needs to file down the teeth on each side of the missing teeth. This damages them to a certain extent and leaves them more vulnerable to problems later on. But, with dental implants, your dentist can leave all your other teeth completely intact. The implant takes the place of the root, right where it was originally located in your jaw.

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