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What Should You Expect from Dental Crown Aftercare?

June 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — avdentalramsey @ 10:08 am
A young woman who just got a dental crown for her tooth

If you’ll soon have a dental crown treatment, you may have already prepped for it. Perhaps you even know how the procedure will work and what to do before your visit. That said, do you know what to expect from dental crown aftercare? It’s best to grasp that detail so you’ll have a smoother recovery process. Luckily, your Ramsey dentist can share the relevant facts with you. Read on to learn what happens after getting a dental crown and some tips on recovering.

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A Crowning Moment: How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns

June 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — avdentalramsey @ 11:22 pm
A dentist using a shade guide to color-match a dental crown

If you’re considering a dental crown treatment, you’ll likely start to wonder what goes into it. So, there’s a good chance you’re questioning how dentists color-match dental crowns to your grin. Knowing the answer would assure you that your final results blend with all your other teeth. Luckily enough, your local Ramsey dentist can share the facts on this matter. Just keep reading to learn how dentistry color-matches dental crowns to a patient’s smile.

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Meal Prep for Implants: 4 Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

April 5, 2024

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An older man admiring his new dental implant in a hand mirror

So, you’ve just gotten dental implants? That’s great news – these posts should restore your bite force over time. You’ll then get to enjoy a wide range of foods again! Even so, you’ll need to recover from surgery before that can happen. You’ll thus have to forego foods that could delay your healing. If you need help with that process, your Ramsey Dentist is happy to assist. Here are four foods to avoid after dental implant surgery and what to eat instead.

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4 Qualities of Good Candidates for Dental Implants

March 18, 2024

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a patient speaking with their dentist about dental implants

Dental implants feature unique and life-changing benefits that make them a top choice among patients and a frequent recommendation from dentists. While this treatment uses leading-edge technology and techniques to restore smiles to their natural look and feel, it does require candidates to have certain qualities in order for treatment success. Read on to learn four qualities that may make you a great candidate for dental implants and how you can find out if they’re the right choice for you.

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An Easy Guide to Dental Implant Terms That You Should Know 

February 5, 2024

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doctor showing patient dental implant

You’ve recently experienced tooth loss and are exploring replacement options. Considering it’s just one tooth, dental implants seem like a viable choice. However, during your discussion with the dentist about the procedure, they used a slew of unfamiliar terms, leaving you puzzled. We understand that deciphering your dentist’s terminology can be daunting, so we’ve created a straightforward guide to help you understand some common dental implant terms.

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Myths & Molars: Debunking Tooth Extraction Tall Tales

January 5, 2024

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A woman smiling after her tooth extraction site healed

Tooth extraction is often the last resort for any dentist. The procedure involves removing an infected, damaged, or unnecessary tooth from its socket. Because of the nature of the treatment, many have come to fear or revile it. These same people are often the ones who spread misconceptions through their friends and over social media leading to harmful myths.

Continue reading to learn the truth about tooth extraction and debunk some of the more common myths surrounding it.

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Socket to Me: Should I Be Worried About Getting Dry Socket?

December 6, 2023

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A man holding his jaw due to the pain of dry socket

Tooth extractions are a very simple procedure in modern dentistry. However, the aftermath can raise concerns with dry socket. You probably heard this term from your dentist as they told you to avoid it, but what is it exactly?

If you want to be prepared for dry socket, continue reading. You’ll learn what dry socket is, explore preventive measures, and find essential tips for post-tooth extraction care.

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Can Tooth Extraction be the Cure for Gum Disease?

November 8, 2023

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A man who just got an extraction to try to cure his gum disease

When gum disease takes hold, it can lead to multiple dental complications, and in some cases, extraction may be necessary to stop the spread. But does the removal of affected teeth mean the worst is over?

If you want to understand what happens after tooth extraction, and how gum disease is treated by dentists, continue reading.

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5 Bad Habits to Avoid After Getting Dental Implants

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — avdentalramsey @ 2:10 pm
Woman with glasses smiling and looking at a laptop

Dental implants typically last much longer than other forms of tooth replacement. In fact, many people are able to keep the same dental implant posts for their entire lives. That said, certain bad habits could end up compromising your newly restored smile if you’re not careful. Below are 5 things you need to avoid doing if you want your dental implants to last.

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Temporary Veneers: Why Are They Necessary?

September 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — avdentalramsey @ 7:05 pm
Placing a temporary veneer on a tooth

You’ve finally taken the first steps toward enhancing your grin by asking your dentist about the process of getting veneers. However, while they’re explaining what you can expect to happen, you may be surprised to learn that you’ll need to wear temporary veneers for a while before you can receive the final versions. Why are temporary veneers needed? And what do you need to know about wearing them? The answers to these questions can help you prepare for your smile transformation.

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