Chewing in a Tough Economy

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Chewing our food well is very important. In fact, our teeth are important because are smile says a lot about who we are. Teeth are used not just for digestion but for communication, defense and status. If a picture says 1000 words then a smile must say one million. But how do you preserve a million dollar smile in a tough economy? Here are two ideas.

Keeping Gums and surrounding anchor bone healthy

Homecare and regular visits to a dentist who has a dental hygienist are likely to be very important. Prevention is key to keeping your smile healthy and fit is paramount. A good hygienist is difficult to find. They treat teeth and gums by removing hardened deposits of plaque and they provide homecare education. Top hygienists are trained in Arestin Therapy.  Continue reading….

Arestin-2Arestin Therapy is affordable. The material is often covered by prescription plan insurance. Placement is not uncomfortable and the results can be well worth it.

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Belleglass is NOT your typical white filling -Top material & most insurance pays!

Another excellent way to make your dental visits cost-effective is to choose treatment modalities that deliver fine dentistry and may be paid for by any dental insurance coverage you may have. Continue reading….

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What is Belleglass?

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Belleglass is a laboratory processed composite restoration that closely resembles tooth structure. What makes it so special? During fabrication the material is brought to high temperature (about 293 degrees Fahrenheit) and pressure (about 2 atmospheres or 28 psi of nitrogen) allowing the acrylic to cure with less flaws. When cooled to room temperature the result makes for a much harder, stronger and durable dental restoration when compared to a typical chair-side cold-cure composite. Patients who drink hot coffee or tea and eat ice cream are prone to experience marginal leakage of their white cold-cure composite fillings. Sometimes you can see yellow-brown stains outlining the margins where leakage is occurring. (See Figure 2) Yuck!  Belleglass restorations have a coefficient of thermal expansion closely resembling that of natural teeth. So, Belleglass is less prone to marginal leakage. In addition, it’s high compressive strength makes it much more durable and resistant to fracture than both silver fillings and chair-side cold-cure composite fillings. Consequently, Belleglass is the restoration of choice for patients that suffer from bruxism (night grinding) and may need adjunct nightguard therapy. In short, Belleglass restorations are excellent.  Continue reading….

“Dental Implants – Should you bite?”

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Dental Implants – Should you bite?(July, 1996)

About 19 million American adults have no teeth; another 113 million are missing at least one tooth. Many of those gaps are filled with dentures and bridges. But if you wear such an appliance, you’re probably familiar with the limitations – they can weaken your bite, cause discomfort, and even harm the adjacent teeth.

Many people are turning to dental implants – artificial teeth surgically anchored into the jawbone and intended to be a better-looking replacement. Ads promote implants as “the next best thing to natural teeth.” Perhaps 400,000 individual implants are now done each year. 

But they’re a major investment and not risk-free. If you need extensive work, you could wind up paying tens of thousands of dollars, spending lots of time in dentists’ chairs, and waiting more than a year for your new “teeth.” You’ll also need to be an unusually assertive patient, checking out the credentials of the dentists and the implants they use. Some dentists who do implants have insufficient training, and some implant materials have been in-sufficiently studied.

Are implants worth all this? Their track record suggests they are, for some people – but because of their cost and possible complications, you should try other approaches first.     Continue reading….