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February 7, 2023

Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 2:37 am
portrait of some smiling teenagers

Missing teeth are a bummer at any age, but especially as a teenager. Young people can knock a tooth out in a wide variety of ways, leaving them and their families desperate to replace it as quickly as possible.

If you’re in this situation, you may have heard that dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. That’s true, but in the case of teenagers, most professionals would tend to recommend against getting them. If you want to know why, and what tooth replacement options are available for teens, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


November 4, 2022

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 3:07 am

Woman holding clear aligner and model of bracesIf you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have shifted over the years, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by your smile. However, poorly aligned teeth are more than an aesthetic issue. Bite and alignment problems can affect your oral and general health. With your mouth the gateway to your body, here are 4 ways straight teeth can boost your health.


October 8, 2022

How Long do Dental Fillings Last?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:52 pm
A close-up of an amalgam filling

The fillings you get when you have a toothache not only protect you from pain, they also help prevent tooth decay from progressing. They’re a very effective restorative procedure, which is why most people want their fillings to last as long as possible. Of course, how long you can keep your fillings is affected by several factors. Here’s a little bit of information about a dental filling’s expected lifespan.


September 13, 2022

5 Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 8:42 pm
paparazzi taking photos around red carpet

Dental implants are a popular replacement for missing teeth. These titanium screws are inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. Once there, they spend the next four to six months fusing with the jawbone. This is what makes dental implants so durable and long-lasting. Dental implants are a great way to repair gapped grins. Even some celebrities have them! Read on to learn about four celebrities who have dental implants to thank for their full, beautiful smiles.


August 16, 2022

What Should I Do If I Have a Loose Dental Implant?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:41 pm
person with loose dental implant covering mouth

Dental implants are posts that are often made from titanium and are inserted into the jawbone through the gums to replace the roots of a missing tooth. They fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration for four to six months, which makes them incredibly durable and dependable. Even though dental implants have a high success rate of 95% or more, there are still some things that can cause them to fail. Read on to learn about some of the potential causes of failure as well as what to do if you have a loose dental implant.


June 8, 2022

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:52 pm
person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

As we get older, our bodies begin to change. Our skin loses its elasticity, our hormone levels change, and even our voices may take on a different tone. One thing that changes that you may not have considered is your smile. Though it may start to lose its shine as time goes on, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution. Read on to learn about some common aesthetic dental issues that cosmetic dentistry can correct.


April 4, 2022

Just How Far Has Cosmetic Dentistry Come?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:09 pm
Dentist with beautiful female patient

Surprisingly enough, cosmetic dentistry started centuries ago. Only through continued discoveries and ideas did it evolve from its primitive beginnings to today’s current form.

For those eager to learn more about this storied path, here’s a summary of the significant periods in cosmetic dentistry’s history – its ancient origins, its growth in the Medieval and Enlightenment eras, and its present peak.


January 13, 2022

Choose the Best Denture Adhesive for Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 4:20 am

Hand holding upper dentureThanks to new impression technology and other advancements in dentistry, dentures can fit your mouth like a glove. Suction should be enough to hold them in place, but sometimes you might want a little extra stability. A denture adhesive can give you a snugger fit, so can enjoy a juicy steak or give a speech without worrying about your teeth falling out. It can also provide a temporary fix if your denture needs to be relined or adjusted; however, there are a lot of options. Here’s what you need to know about different denture adhesives to choose the best one for your smile.


November 11, 2021

How Dental Crown Color-Matching Works

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 4:55 am
dental crown on finger

If you have a tooth that needs some extra support after experiencing decay or an injury, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown. Fortunately, they aren’t noticeable anymore. You no longer need to deal with a dark line around the base of the tooth. Your dentist has a way of making your crown look so much like part of your tooth, you won’t even be able to tell the difference. But how are they able to get the color down so perfectly? Continue reading to learn more about the color-matching process.


October 4, 2021

What Is That Black Line Around My Dental Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:11 pm
man looking curiously in mirror

If you’ve noticed a black line near your gums on an older dental crown, you’re not alone. Many people have found themselves in this predicament, which makes it obvious you’ve undergone dental work.

Fortunately, you can do something about it and ensure you never see that line again. Keep reading to learn what causes the black line around a dental crown and how your dentist can help.

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