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Investing in Your Smile: The Long-Term Value of Dental Implants

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 5:57 am
Dental implant in someone’s mouth

Dental implants have revolutionized the way we approach missing teeth, offering a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution. Despite their apparent costliness, understanding their long-term value helps demystify why they are considered a worthwhile investment for many.


Can You Switch from Other Prosthetics to Dental Implants?

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 10:11 am
A senior woman admiring her new dental implants

As someone who’s lost teeth, you may already have a dental restoration. Perhaps it’s a denture or a high-quality bridge. Still, you might be considering a move to dental implants. In that case, you’re likely wondering if such a switch is possible. As it happens, yes – you can replace existing restorations with dental implants. Your local Garland dentist is even here to explain further. To that end, here’s a summary of how implants can replace your existing dentures or bridges.


Why Won’t Your Lower Denture Stay Secure?

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 11:18 am
A closeup of a lower denture sitting on a platform

If you’re a first-time denture wearer, you may think the lower prosthetic is the steadier kind. After all, shouldn’t it rely on gravity to keep itself in place? Truthfully, though, this restoration often shifts and slips over time. It can thus make things like eating, speaking, and even smiling rather awkward. All that said, there are ways to solve this particular issue. Read on to learn what causes a loose lower denture and how to keep it more secure.


If My Dentures Need to Be Relined…Can I Do It Myself?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 6:38 pm
a set of dentures being fixed by toy men

For those struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss, dentures can be a life-changing solution for restoring their missing pearly whites. Although they’re designed to fit nicely at the beginning, the mouth can start to change over time, meaning the prosthetics will need to be relined later on. While a visit to your dentist seems like the obvious thing to do for this, you may be wondering if you might be able to perform this at home. Read on to learn what this process involves and why you may want to avoid DIY kits.


Why You Shouldn’t Wear Your Dentures All Day

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 7:55 pm
a man giving a thumbs up while holding his dentures

After losing some or all of your teeth, you’re bound to experience some difficulties with everyday tasks. This can involve eating, talking, and smiling confidently. If you’re struggling with these kinds of complications, you might consider getting dentures to restore your bite. After receiving your new teeth, you might wonder if you can wear your prosthetics 24/7. Read on to learn why you’ll need to eventually take them out every night.


Can You Be Too Old for Dental Implants?

May 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapradafamilydentistry @ 6:14 pm
Senior woman in light blue shirt smiling

Your risk of tooth loss increases as you get older, so as the years go by it’s important to familiarize yourself with your options for filling any gaps in your smile. Dental implants are highly recommended due to their many benefits, of course, but you may have heard that they’re not a good choice for older patients. But is that actually true? Your dentist is here with the facts on whether age affects your ability to have dental implants placed.


Your Guide for Navigating Dental Emergencies without Insurance

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 9:30 pm
a patient visiting their emergency dentist

Life can come at you pretty fast, and most of the time, it’s entirely impossible to anticipate an emergency, and dental emergencies are no exception! But if you ever find yourself experiencing an urgent situation involving your smile, you shouldn’t have to spend time panicking about the financial implications—even if you lack dental insurance! Here’s a brief guide from your emergency dentist on navigating dental emergencies without coverage so that you can be sure your smile’s health and beauty aren’t in any long-term jeopardy as a result of your situation.


3 Things It’s Crucial to Avoid When Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners

March 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:24 pm
Invisalign aligner being rinsed under a sink

Your Invisalign aligner is your key to a new, more beautiful smile. If you wear it for the recommended 20-22 hours a day, you can get results comparable to braces without bulky wires and brackets.

However, for your aligners to properly help you, you need to protect them as much as possible. That means thinking carefully about how you’re cleaning your Invisalign trays so that they can last as long as possible. In that spirit, here are a few things you ought to avoid doing to your Invisalign aligner.


Just How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 1:46 pm
3D illustration of veneers in Garland

So, you’re considering veneers in Garland. That’s fantastic news – the porcelain shells will transform your smile for the better! Still, you should keep in mind the treatment is irreversible. In particular, it’ll remove a small portion of your tooth enamel. As such, you’ll want to go into your procedure with clear expectations. Your local dentist, fortunately, is here to help with that. Read on, then, to learn about the veneer process, including why it removes enamel and how much it removes.


Why Your Teen Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:13 am
smiling teenager

Adolescence is when many kids began to become more independent. They start to feel more confident and ready to make their own decisions. Even so, there are still some decisions that you should make, and that includes which dentist they go to. Though many teens will likely opt for an adult dentist, There are so many reasons why they should visit a pediatric one. Continue reading to learn about three reasons why your teenager should continue visiting a pediatric dentist.

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