Posts for: December, 2014

By Page Family Dentistry
December 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are a lifetime investment that can give you a full smile again.

While shopping around for a tooth replacement option you may find yourself stumped about dental implants. After all they are pricier than other options, so you may be wondering, “What makes them different and are they worth it?” Find out more about what getting dental implants in Providence entails and whether it’s right for you.

Price

First and foremost, a lot of patients consider dental implants until they look at the price; couple this with the fact that most dental insurance programs don’t cover this dental treatment and it can be hard to consider this a worthwhile option. However, besides dental implants your other options include dental bridges or dentures. While you may spend a lot upfront on dental implants unlike these other tooth loss treatments your implant won’t slip around, make noise while eating or speaking, or irritate gums.

You also won’t have the same amount of repairs or adjustments with implants in Providence that you would with other dental work. While repairs to your dental crown may be necessary every few years, you won’t have to get a completely new implant unlike dentures or bridges.

Appearance

Dentures and bridges are a completely viable way to replace your missing teeth; however, dental implants also surpass these options Dental Implantswhen it comes to looks. This is because the implant acts similarly to a tooth’s root and is imbedded into the jawbone. Therefore you’ll never have to worry about your implant moving around or slipping out of place. Plus, we customize a dental crown to match the color and look of the rest of your smile, so you’ll always get an artificial tooth that resembles a real tooth.

Health

While any tooth loss option is better than forgoing treatment, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that actually offers health benefits. In fact, these implants not only preserve the jawbone but also stimulate new bone growth. When we lose permanent teeth we also start to lose healthy jawbone density, as well. Over time the person with tooth loss will also suffer from a shrinking jawline and sunken in appearance, which can make anyone appear older. Dental implants, however, fill out the face and protect your jawbone from losing density.

Do you want to find out if you’re a perfect candidate for dental implants? To truly find out if you are a good fit you’ll want to visit our office for a consultation. When you come in we can tell you everything you need to know about this procedure so you can make an informed decision that best works for your smile needs. Call us today!


The holidays are often the busiest time of the year. We often have so much on our mind including get-togethers with family, last minute shopping and the millions of other little things that pop up every day. Even though we are busy, we all should remember to take time out to focus on health issues and remember to instill healthy habits. Take time out of your day to improve your dental health.
So, what can you do this holiday season to promote better oral hygiene?

Visit your dentistBrush Teeth
You should see your family dentist every six months for routine cleanings. Once a year we will also run X-rays to make sure that teeth are developing properly and that both gums and bones look healthy. During your cleaning, we can also remove troublesome tartar buildup that your at-home toothbrush just can’t remove. Plus, these visits also give you the chance to talk to us about your hygiene and ask any questions you may have.

Brush those teeth
You should be brushing twice a day for at least two to three minutes each time. Not sure if you are brushing for that long? Set a timer on your phone so you can ensure that you’re brushing long enough. However, don’t just focus on the length of time, also focus on effectiveness. Really make sure you brush all surfaces of your teeth, getting around those hard-to-reach spots, and also brushing your tongue.

Don't forget to floss
Did you know that flossing is the best way to prevent gum disease? While gum disease is completely preventable with proper oral hygiene, it still affects almost half of the American population. Untreated gum disease can lead to bone loss, receding gums and tooth loss.
If you notice that flossing easily irritates your gums, then you may not be flossing frequently enough. Floss every day, and you’ll notice that your gums will become tougher. To find out if you’re flossing effectively, let us show you how to properly floss the next time you visit our Providence office.

Replace your toothbrush
Have you been brushing with the same toothbrush for a while now? Do you notice that the bristles have begun to fan out? If so, it’s time to toss that old toothbrush and spring for a new one. Most toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Old toothbrushes aren’t effective and can trap harmful bacteria that can cause gum disease.
These are only some of the ways you can promote better oral health for you and your family. If you’ve been putting off that much-needed dental appointment, then what better time to set up your next visit than before the end of the year? 




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