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What If I Have a Black Line Around One of My Dentist Crowns?

December 15, 2019

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embarrassed woman hiding mouthWhen you first received your dental crown, you may have loved the way it made your tooth look and feel. Now, though, you’ve noticed a thin black line around the crown’s edge. Does that mean something is wrong with your crown, or worse, does it mean that something is wrong with the underlying tooth? Fortunately, the answer to both questions is probably no. A dentist in Boca Raton is here to discuss what that black line around your crown means and what you can do about it.

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Dentures or Dental Implants — Which Is Right for Me?

November 4, 2019

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smiling senior womanAccording to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70 percent of people ages 35 – 44 in the United States have at least one missing tooth. If you are older than 44, it may be even more likely that you have suffered some tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of ways to rebuild your lost dentition and help you regain a complete, functional set of teeth. Dentures and dental implants in Boca Raton are two popular options for replacing teeth. In this blog post, we discuss these options and provide some guidance on how you can choose the one that is right for you.

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5 Important Facts to Know Before Getting Dental Crowns

September 18, 2019

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Smiling dental patientHas your tooth been badly damaged or severely weakened by decay? Chances are your dentist or prosthodontist will recommend a dental crown to repair and protect it. These restorations are excellent for keeping your smile healthy and whole, but how much do you really know about them? Here are 5 facts about dental crowns in Boca Raton that every patient should keep in mind.

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I Chipped a Tooth — How Do I Get My Smile Back?

August 27, 2019

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embarrassed man covering mouthYou’re enjoying a delicious bowl of popcorn when suddenly — crunch! You accidentally bite down on an unpopped kernel. You use your tongue to assess the damage, and you discover that part of your tooth is gone. When you chip a tooth, the first thing you should do is call your dentist in Boca Raton for an emergency appointment so they can determine whether the break is purely cosmetic or if it poses a threat to your oral health. Then, you can start thinking about how to restore the tooth’s appearance and function. A prosthodontist, a dentist who specializes in dental prosthetics, may offer multiple treatments that can get your smile back to looking and feeling its best.

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HELP!!! I Hurt My Teeth! What Should I Do?

July 15, 2019

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Have you suffered a serious tooth injury? You are in a scary and painful situation. However, the last thing you should do is panic. Take a moment to calm down, and then assess the situation. If you are bleeding a lot or have injuries in areas other than your mouth, you may need to visit a local emergency room for initial treatment. Then, you can focus on your tooth injury. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to care for oral injuries, how you can bounce back from them, and how you may be able to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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3 Potential Complications of Dental Implants in Boca Raton

June 18, 2019

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Dental ImplantsThere’s a very good reason dentists often bring up dental implants as an excellent option to replace missing teeth; not only do they help keep the jawbone healthy, but they’re also durable and a great way to restore chewing power. However, there’s no such thing as a foolproof treatment; while implants have a very high success rate (90-95%), patients need to be aware of factors that can lead to failure. Here are 3 potential complications that can occur with dental implants in Boca Raton.

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3 Signs That You May Need Gum Disease Therapy in Boca Raton

May 12, 2019

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Nearly half of American adults experience gum disease at some point in their lives. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it can be ignored. In fact, if it’s not caught early enough, it can progress and lead to problems not just in your mouth, but in your heart and your immune system as well. Let’s look at 3 signs that you might have gum disease, and some tips to take care of your oral health to prevent you from needing gum disease therapy in Boca Raton.

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4 Things To Look For When Searching For a Dentist In Boca Raton

April 17, 2019

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Woman with a beautiful smileTrusting your smile to a new dentist can feel daunting for anyone, so it’s a good idea to spend some time finding a high-quality office to make sure you’ll be well taken care of. The first recommendation is to look at a dentist’s website to get an idea of what kind of training they have and the services they provide. In particular, there are 4 things to look for to know you’ll be in good hands with a new dentist in Boca Raton. Keep reading to find out more!

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Discover How Dentistry After Cancer in Boca Raton Can Restore Your Smile

March 8, 2019

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an oral cancer red ribbonIf you have been diagnosed with cancer, we understand the diagnosis itself is enough to negatively impact your body, mind, and spirit. No matter the type of cancer, the treatment methods can cause a wide array of side effects, all of which are worth it as long as it eliminates cancer. You may associate chemotherapy with vomiting or hair loss, but it can also create problems for your dental health. Find out how dentistry after cancer in Boca Raton can restore your smile and have you back to your old self again.

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How Long Does Placing Dental Implants in Boca Raton Take?

January 7, 2019

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If you’ve lost a tooth, you probably want to replace it. Not only can that unsightly gap in your smile be distracting, but it can also impact your speech and eating habits. But choosing the right option between a dental bridge or an implant can be daunting. Surely, you have questions. How long is the dental implant process? Why would you want to choose a dental implant over other restoration options? Get the answers to your burning questions about dental implants in Boca Raton here! (more…)

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