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    29May

    When patients are dealing with tooth loss, it’s very important for them to find restorative treatments quickly. Obviously tooth loss poses some aesthetic problems, but it can also lead to additional dental damage down the road.

    Our Cheney dental implant dentists have found that this type of permanent replacement tooth are only becoming more popular with patients of many ages. Keep reading to learn more about why so many people choose dental implants!

  • Permanence and Peace of Mind
  • Dental implants are actually grounded into the patient’s jawbone tissue. So, once your replacement tooth is in place, it’s not going anywhere. You don’t have to worry about your new tooth slipping around or falling out. Plus, you’ll find that it’s easy to care for your dental implant, as you can brush and floss normally.

  • Health Benefits
  • Losing a tooth can start a chain reaction of oral health problems for a patient. The empty space in the patient’s smile becomes ground zero for further infection, destabilization, and jawbone deterioration. Because dental implants actually have replacement roots as well as crowns, they help to support the surrounding natural bone tissue, and to keep your natural teeth from moving.

  • Customization
  • When our dentists place dental implants, we personalize the shape, size, and color of the replacement tooth to blend with the patient’s existing smile. We’ll use your natural teeth as guidelines to help us design the perfect dental implant for you. The end result is a replacement tooth that looks natural, and enhances the smile as a whole.

    These are just a few of the reasons that so many people turn to dental implants when faced with unexpected tooth loss. Our Cheney dental implant dentists are happy to give you more information about all of your restorative options—so give us a call to get started with a personal consultation!

    15May

    With so many aesthetic treatments available to patients today, it can sometimes seem overwhelming for people to choose the perfect treatments for them. Well, that's where our Cheney cosmetic dentists can help!

    We’ll walk you through your treatment options, and help you understand all of the considerations that go into picking the right treatment for you. Keep reading to learn more…

    Before you get started with cosmetic treatment, you’ll undergo an assessment from our dental team. This examination gives us a starting point from which we can make treatment recommendations. We need to have a good understanding of how healthy your smile is, and what kinds of aesthetic objectives you want to achieve.

    It’s also important for our dental team to know if you are on a specific timeline for a special event, like a wedding or a reunion. There are a number of aesthetic treatments that deliver results quickly. Professional dental whitening can lighten your natural enamel in just one appointment, and dental bonding, likewise, is completed in one day.

    You also need to consider what type of post-treatment maintenance you’re comfortable with. Professional whitening treatments will need to be repeated periodically in order to keep your smile looking bright and fresh. On the other hand, dental veneers are naturally stain resistant, so they won’t change in color due to environmental factors. The good news is that there are treatments available to fit in with your daily life and long-term dental goals.

    Finally, cost is also a factor for many patients. Again, there are a range of options available. If you’re interested in covering your natural teeth, for example, you can choose between dental bonding and veneers; you’ll find that bonding is generally much more affordable than individually crafted veneers.

    The best way to get started improving your smile is to call our Cheney cosmetic dentists to schedule a personal consultation. Every aesthetic dentistry plan really needs to be customized to suit the individual patient, so don’t settle for one-size-fit-all treatments.

    01May

    You may already be cleaning your smile twice a day, but are you really doing enough to protect your oral health for the future?

    Our Cheney dentists are here to help you answer this question. Keep reading to get some tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your at-home oral hygiene routine. And, remember, you can always reach out to our team if you have additional questions!

    So, you probably already know that you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. The best times to do this are in the morning, shortly after you wake up, and at night, right before you go to bed. The goal of brushing is to minimize the amount of plaque in your mouth, and because plaque is continually accumulating, it’s important to stay on top of it

    When you do brush your teeth, you want to apply gentle pressure, and move your brush in small circular motions over your dental enamel. Many of us are actually brushing too vigorously; this can cause patients to develop thinned and weakened enamel, as well as damaged gum tissue.

    Flossing is another key component to a healthy oral hygiene routine. Try to floss your smile at night, right before you brush your teeth. Flossing helps to dislodge those particularly stubborn bits of plaque and food particles.

    If you want to add a mouth rinse into your routine, you can talk to your dentist about what type of formulation may be right for you. There are mouth rinses on the market that aim to strengthen teeth, whitening enamel, freshen breath, and combat dry mouth.

    When you come in for a consultation with our Cheney dentists, we’ll assess the current state of your smile, and make recommendations based on your unique needs. Get started by calling our office to schedule a personal consultation!