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Fillings in Your Future: 5 Signs You May Need a Dental Filling

October 27, 2023

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A woman getting a dental filling

Dental fillings are a painless, non-invasive way to prevent future tooth decay. In modern dentistry, they’re also practically invisible! Cavities are insidious. You may not always know when you need a filling, but you can look out for some signs that could be a big indicator.

If you’re wondering if you need a filling because of something you’ve seen or felt on your teeth, continue reading. Here are the five biggest red flags for dental fillings.


Use It or Lose It: Three Ways to Get the Most out of Your Insurance Benefits

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Many employers offer dental insurance to their employees, but many people don’t know how to make the most of the benefits they pay for every month. Believe it or not, American dental insurance holders lose about 100 billion dollars every year by not making the most of their benefits. It only makes sense that you’d want to get all the dental care you pay for. Here are some pointers for getting everything you can out of your dental insurance before it resets at the beginning of next year.


How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns?

September 27, 2023

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Many dentists consider themselves to be artists as well as medical professionals. The human mouth is a complex system full of unique and intricate teeth that work together for optimal chewing performance, and restoring a tooth to its original shape after damage requires no small amount of math and finesse. If you’ve ever received a dental crown, you may wonder how your dentist got its color to blend in so perfectly with the rest of your smile. Here’s a brief explanation of how a dentist color-matches crowns to a patient’s existing teeth.


6 Steps to Take If You’ve Chipped Your Tooth

September 19, 2023

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Minimalist illustration of a white tooth with a chipped corner on a teal background.

Generally, no one plans on chipping their teeth, so when it happens it can be quite alarming! Whether you bit into one too many hard candies or were knocked across the face during a sporting event, it’s important to contact your dentist right away! Regardless of the extent of the damage, you’ll need to act quickly. Continue reading to learn more about 6 steps to take next!


Replacing Existing Restorations with Dental Implants: Is It Possible?

August 11, 2023

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A man looking in the mirror at his new dental implants

Your smile is a crucial part of your identity, and dental restorations play a critical role in preserving it. Over time, dental restorations like bridges or dentures may need replacement due to wear and tear, damage, or changes in the condition of your teeth.

But what if you want to replace your existing treatments with dental implants? Continue reading to learn about dental implants and if this process is possible.


Why It’s Best to Stop Smoking After Getting Dentures

August 10, 2023

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Senior man breaking a cigarette in half

There are already plenty of reasons to give up smoking, as the impact that it can have on your overall health is well-known. But if you wear dentures, then giving up cigarettes is even more important. It may not be obvious, but smoking can cause serious problems for denture wearers; below are just 4 examples that highlight why you need to break the habit as soon as possible.


Should Your Dental Crown Be Replaced? Here Are the Signs

July 21, 2023

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Woman with questioning expression

Dental crowns (also called caps) can be a solution for teeth that are broken or misshapen, but they don’t last forever. While they might faithfully serve you for many years, there will come a time when you’ll need to get them replaced. Using the same crown for too long can lead to it failing, which can cause mild to severe tooth pain, inflammation, and tooth decay. Here are some signs that you might need to get a new one and how you can catch it before it becomes a problem.


Toothache Troubles? Try These Sleep-Friendly Tips for a Restful Night

Filed under: Uncategorized — premierdental @ 3:47 pm
A man trying to sleep with a toothache

Toothaches can strike without warning for a number of reasons—mouth injury, sinus infections, and tooth decay, to name a few. But the most devastating time to go through tooth pain is when you’re trying to sleep. It can create a vicious cycle where you can’t get enough rest to get better, and you can’t heal to fall asleep.

So, what can you do? While emergency dentists exist, they operate during the day when most people are active. This can leave you responsible for your care while you wait until morning to make an appointment to have the issue addressed.

Continue reading to find some of the best techniques to relieve the pain of a toothache and get yourself to dreamland.


How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

June 21, 2023

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dentist holding model of dental implant

The advent of dental implants has transformed the field of tooth loss treatment. Unlike traditional alternatives such as dentures or dental bridges that require periodic replacement, dental implants have the potential to endure for 30 years or even longer. While boasting an impressive success rate of over 95%, there remains a slim possibility of implant failure. Fortunately, there are numerous measures you can take to safeguard the longevity and stability of your new smile. Keep reading to learn about a few of the best ways to make sure that your dental implants stay in place for years to come.


What to Put in a Dental Emergency Kit

June 12, 2023

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toothpaste tube

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly, and dental emergencies are no exception. Whether it’s a toothache, a broken tooth, or a lost filling, being prepared for such situations is crucial. Having a dental emergency kit on hand can provide you with the necessary tools and supplies to address dental emergencies promptly and effectively. Continue reading to learn about what should be included in your dental emergency kit.

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