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Do I Need a Dental Bridge or a Partial Denture?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 9:13 pm
Questioning woman

Dental bridges and partial dentures are two popular ways to replace missing teeth, and either one can serve excellently in the right situation. If you are wondering how to fill in a gap in your smile, one of these might be the appropriate solution for you. Here’s what you should know about these appliances, how they’re used to replace lost teeth, and how you can know which might be the best way to restore your smile.


A Breakdown of Your First Month with New Dentures

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 9:35 am
Older woman smiling with teeth at viewer while holding handheld mirror in front of her as dentist stands behind and points gloved fingers at each side of her face

Congratulations – you’ve just received your brand-new dentures and restored the appearance and functionality of your teeth! Although there is much to celebrate, it’s important to recognize that the first 30 days after getting dentures can be difficult. Your gums need to get accustomed to your new dental hardware. To ease the transition and let you know what to expect, here is a breakdown of your first month with new dentures.


What’s the Difference Between Dental Crowns and Fillings?

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 4:09 am
3D rendering of a before and after of cavity treatment

One of the best things about modern dentistry is that for just about any issue you could have with your smile, there’s likely a treatment that could help you. An experienced dentist has a wide range of tools at their disposal, and there’s likely going be at least one that can address your problem.

In some cases, there’s even some overlap in what dental treatments can do. Dental crowns and fillings are a good example—both of these treatments repair holes in your smile, but their exact use differs slightly. If you want to know more, here’s a brief guide on distinguishing these two restorations.


3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wear Your Dentures Around the Clock

April 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 12:27 am
dentures being placed in water over night

Whether you need to replace several teeth or an entire arch, dentures are a reliable option for restoring your smile. They can return the confidence that comes with having a complete set of natural-looking teeth. Additionally, they give you back the ability to speak and eat with ease. And you can also count on your prosthetic to last up to 10 years or more!  However, despite all these benefits, it’s important to not wear your dentures 24 hours a day. Read on to learn the reasons why and discover the optimal wear time for your prosthetic.


What Is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 10:19 pm
dentist answering questions about lifespan of dental implants

Do you have missing teeth due to an accident or oral health problems? Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option that can fill in the gaps in your smile. These titanium screws replace the roots of missing teeth, providing a durable solution. However, you may wonder how long they last. Read on to find out the lifespan of dental implants and how they can help complete your smile.


Eat These Foods to Keep Your Smile Bright After Teeth Whitening!

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 6:16 am
a woman showing her white teeth while eating healthy foods

A luminous, white smile is something that many people desire because it makes them look more vibrant and healthier. As a matter of fact, according to U.S. census data, 37 million Americans whitened their teeth in 2020. Professional teeth whitening has made brightening your pearly whites even more effective and long-lasting. However, you will want to get the most out of your treatment. You can do this by choosing smile-friendly snacks and meals. Read on to learn some great food choices to keep your teeth gleaming!


What You Should Expect After Receiving a Dental Crown

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 4:24 pm
a dental crown

You have a chipped tooth that needs to be repaired. The damage is severe enough that your dentist recommends a dental crown. Although you know plenty of people who have them, you’ve never received one yourself. What will it be like? A dentist is here to explain what you can expect after receiving a dental crown so that you are better prepared on the day of your procedure.


How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

December 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 5:56 pm

All-ceramic crown in dental labA single dental crown is the most commonly used restorative treatment because of its versatility to protect a weakened tooth or repair significant damage. Crowns can also be used along with other treatments, like root canal therapy. No matter the reason, it provides a long-term solution to improve your smile: however, it won’t last forever. Many things affect the lifespan of a crown, but here’s how you can get the most out of your restoration. 


Why Do Dental Implants Succeed So Often?

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 11:21 am
A dentist explaining dental implant success rates

As it turns out, dental implants are usually the most effective tooth replacements. It’s to the point that the long-term implant success rate is over 95%! In other words, therefore, these prosthetics almost always work after they’re placed. Still, you should know the reasons behind dental implant success before you get treatment. After all, you likely want to ensure the restorations are right for you. That being said, your Denver dentist is here with some help. Read on to learn three essential factors that explain the success of dental implants!


4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Retainer

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shauna Soltani @ 12:56 am
Woman holding both a traditional and plastic retainer.

Once you get your braces off and reveal your new smile, the hard part is already over. Now all you have to worry about is maintenance. However, now that you have your retainer, you must still watch out for a couple of things. Namely, you should think about when it may need to be replaced. Your retainer might last anywhere from 5-10 years, but that depends heavily on how well you’ve cared for it. The wide range of years means you can’t bet on your oral appliance lasting for a decade; you have to be vigilant for signs of wear. Here are four things you can look for to know when your retainer should be swapped out.

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