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What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023
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What Should Dental Implants Cost in 2023

When dental implants first became widely available, the costs were so extraordinarily high that most dental surgeons did not offer them. However, as the raw costs of materials have decreased, and the equipment to produce dental implants requires far less of an upfront investment, prices have become much more competitive.  Dental implants, once thought out...

Missing Teeth? What to Do About the Cost of Implants
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Missing Teeth? What to Do About the Cost of Implants

Some 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. And dental implants have become the preferred choice for restorations. But what do you do if you are missing teeth, and can’t afford implants? Many people go without, but this is a bad idea. Missing teeth should be...

Can Missing Teeth Cause Health Problems?
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Can Missing Teeth Cause Health Problems?

When it comes to ruining a smile, a missing tooth is about as bad as it can get. But the problems with missing teeth go way beyond how a person looks or the embarrassment they might feel. The situation can lead to other significant dental problems. Those, in turn, can cause health issues.  A gaping...

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face
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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Whether they are knocked out or lost due to decay, missing teeth pose a number of problems besides just looking bad.  It might be harder to eat or speak clearly with a missing...

Dental Plates vs. Implants: Which is Better?
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Dental Plates vs. Implants: Which is Better?

Dental plates and dental implants are two very different solutions to the same problem: Missing teeth. Understanding the differences, together with a dentist’s evaluation and guidance, will help determine which is right for you.  A dental “plate” is a term referring to any removable dental prosthetic. This covers any type of false teeth: full dentures,...

What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?
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What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace missing ones. Getting implants involves surgery that is moderately invasive, and not all dentists can perform it. It is important for patients considering implant surgery to understand what kinds of dentists do implants. General dentists, oral surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists may all have the necessary qualifications. ...

Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain
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Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain

Dental implants have become increasingly popular because of their durability in comparison to alternatives such as a bridge or dentures. Plus they look and feel like real teeth! But implants require surgery, and surgeries usually involve pain. How much do dental implants hurt, and for how long? And when should patients consult their surgeon about...

Dental Implants: What are they, and do they work?
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Dental Implants: What are they, and do they work?

Whether due to accidents or tooth decay, millions of Americans are missing teeth. People often replace missing teeth for cosmetic reasons, but there are other good reasons to replace them, too. Missing teeth can lead to further oral health problems in the future.  Dental implants provide a more permanent replacement for those missing teeth, and...

Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?
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Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?

There’s more to deciding between dental crowns vs. implants than just picking a personal preference, or what works with your budget. While both are effective solutions to restore a tooth, they are not really the same.  Understanding the different uses for dental crowns and dental implants could make the choice obvious. In situations where either...

Why Get a Dental Bridge? What They Are For, and How They Help
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Why Get a Dental Bridge? What They Are For, and How They Help

There is one primary factor to consider when asking why get a dental bridge: Missing teeth. Shockingly, a study estimates that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. So what are dental bridges for? A dentist essentially bridges the gap where one...