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Implants: All On 4 vs All On 6

You may have heard of all-on-4 dental implants or all-on-6 implants, without actually understanding what’s involved in either of these two procedures. First of all, it will be necessary to have an understanding of what a dental implant consists of. Typically, dental implants are made of titanium, because that’s a material which is highly biocompatible, … Continued

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

A dental implant is a surgical procedure which installs a small titanium post directly into your jaw bone to provide an anchor for an artificial tooth which will be emplaced later. This titanium post or implant, serves as the root of a tooth, and its function is to provide an anchor and foundation for the … Continued

Dentures: Snap-In vs. Snap-On

There are a number of implant procedures available in modern dentistry, so it’s entirely possible that there could be some confusion regarding the nomenclature of all these potential procedures. Two in particular seem to be responsible for considerable misinterpretation and confusion, those being snap-in dentures and snap-on dentures. If you’ve been wondering about these two, … Continued

Tooth Extracted: How Long Should You Wait To Get Implants?

Following a tooth extraction, most people are eager to have that tooth replaced as soon as possible, so functionality can be restored in the mouth. Eating and speaking clearly both depend on having a full set of teeth, so that all oral functions can be as efficient as possible. Many people are also aware that … Continued

How to Take Care of Your Teeth After A Tooth Extraction?

There are any number of reasons why it might become necessary to have a tooth pulled as an adult. For one thing, it can become badly decayed, or you may have suffered some recent physical trauma to the mouth, which damaged the tooth so that it must be pulled. In some cases, your dentist will … Continued

How to Put an End to Teeth Grinding/Bruxism

Many people experience teeth grinding in sleep without realizing it or clench and grind their teeth during the day as a reaction to stress. The medical name for teeth grinding in children and adults is bruxism, regardless of how it occurs. The reasons that people clench or grind their teeth are as unique as they … Continued

5 Reasons to Get Invisalign

Most people recognize Invisalign aligners as an orthodontic solution which is much preferable to wearing traditional metal braces, with their wires, rubber bands, undesirable appearance, and constant discomfort. These clear aligners are usually marketed as being a patient-friendly solution to teeth straightening, which allows the wearer to avoid having a mouthful of metal and being … Continued

5 Signs You Need to Go to an Emergency Dentist

Whenever it’s necessary to make a judgment call on a situation, there’s plenty of room for error. However, when you have some guidelines or rules of thumb, it can help you make the right choice. Here are some guidelines you can use to determine whether or not you have a dental emergency on your hands. … Continued

What to do if Your Dentures Keep Slipping Off

  Dentures and partial dentures have the appeal of being the most affordable solution when you have a number of missing teeth, but they do carry some significant disadvantages. They can slip in your mouth, and this means you may have difficulty chewing certain foods properly. Slippage may also interfere with your speech, and words … Continued

What to do After a Tooth Extraction

Dental care has improved a great deal over the years, but patients do not always exercise good oral hygiene, so people are still subject to losing teeth, either due to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Even conscientious patients might lose a tooth through some kind of traumatic injury to the mouth, so it becomes necessary … Continued
Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden

Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden

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