Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry because they are unlike any other treatment for tooth loss. A dental implant recreates the entire structure, including the root. This has made it the most reliable option to replace a lost tooth with over a 95% success rate. Although dental implant failure is rare, certain factors can increase your risk of complications, like smoking. If you can’t kick the habit, here’s what you need to know about smoking and dental implants to safeguard your investment.
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August 10, 2021
June 17, 2021
Often, people want to know the cost first before deciding to move forward with dental work. However, it can be challenging to find an exact price online for specific treatments.
Dental implant restoration is one procedure with several estimates that vary widely. If you’ve been considering this treatment, you may have reached this conclusion yourself as it’s almost impossible to find one answer. There are many factors at play with this tooth-replacement option that affects its affordability. Read on to learn which variables influence the cost of dental implants.(more…)
May 6, 2021
If you have experienced issues with your gum health, you may have heard the term ‘Arestin’, an antibiotic treatment recommended by your hygienist or dentist. So what is Arestin & how can it help you? Every year when you visit Dolan Dental, our hygiene team gathers metrics to assess your gum health or periodontal status. Your dental hygienist and dentist gauge your periodontal status by measuring the pocket depth of gum tissue surrounding each tooth and reviewing dental x-rays. This is also known as “probing.” Why Does My Hygienist Poke Me?!!!(more…)
May 5, 2021
3…2…3…4…bleeding….every adult patient has experienced this monodrone exchange between their hygienist and assistant every year at their hygiene appointment, but what are they doing?!!! What does it all mean? Is a high score good?(more…)
April 2, 2021
If you are researching different ways to restore your smile, you probably want to know more about dental implant cost. Because there are so many factors at play, the best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to schedule an initial consultation with your dentist. In the meantime, however, you can read below about some of the key factors that may influence the cost of your dental implants.(more…)
January 31, 2021
Full-Arch implants in Wethersfield are an excellent solution to treat significant tooth loss in the upper or lower jaw. You won’t need a dental implant to replace each tooth. Instead, your denture is attached to only a few implant posts. You’ll enjoy unmatched stability while benefiting from a treatment that has over a 95% success rate with the right aftercare. You can protect your investment and ensure your new smile lasts by caring for your Full-Arch implants every day using a few simple tips.
December 31, 2020
Have you already been looking for ways to fill in the empty space in your smile? If so, you’ve probably learned plenty about dental implants and the multiple benefits they offer. However, during your research you might also have stumbled upon the name “Full-Bridge”, and you may have gotten confused about how it’s supposed to be different from traditional implants. When you visit your dentist to discuss tooth replacement options, it’s important to have a clear idea of what the choices actually are. As such, now is a good time to learn the differences between Full-Arch and implants, as well as why you might choose one over the other.(more…)
November 12, 2020
You pay for dental insurance every month and you vaguely know that it’s important, but you’re not entirely sure how it works. If all of the technical-sounding language your insurance company uses sounds like gibberish to you, you’re not alone. Many Americans don’t fully understand their dental insurance, and as a result, end up overpaying for their dental care. To make the most of the coverage you’re paying for, read these four tips on how to maximize dental insurance benefits.(more…)
October 22, 2020
Before 2020, staying on track with Invisalign in Wethersfield involved routine appointments with your dentist, switching out your aligners regularly, and wearing the trays for at least 22 hours a day. However, amid the current pandemic, some of those best practices are no longer an option, leading many patients to fall off track with their treatment plan. If this sounds all too familiar, then read on for four tips for upgrading your smile during COVID-19.(more…)
September 23, 2020
If you have a gap between your teeth that is wider than 0.5 millimeters? That means that you have a diastema. Don’t worry – this isn’t at all harmful and it happens to both children an adults. Even though treatment isn’t usually necessary for your oral health, many people prefer to have this fixed for cosmetic reasons. Continue reading to learn why diastemas can occur and what your cosmetic dentist in Wethersfield can do about it.(more…)