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What Difference Does Attaching Dentures to Dental Implants Make?

January 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 6:59 pm
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Over the years, you’ve just become accustomed to wearing dentures. Perhaps you’ve accepted the little annoyances that come with these tooth replacements, but this complacency could be holding you back from a better option! You really should consider attaching your dentures to dental implants.

But do they really make that much of a difference? What do they add to tooth replacement? Keep reading to find out!

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3 Surefire Tips To Get Ready Before Dental Implant Surgery

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 12:17 pm
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Dental implants can provide you with a level of stability and security that you might struggle to find from other methods of tooth replacement. They easily last for decades at a time, regularly outlasting other methods of replacing teeth by two or three times.

However, some people are still discouraged from pursuing the treatment because of the surgery, a unique feature of this treatment compared to others. Fortunately, this procedure doesn’t have to be daunting if you’re prepared. Here’s what you can do to make surgery a breeze.

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Invisalign Inquiry: What is a Refinement and Why Do I Need One?

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 7:35 pm
Close up of someone holding an Invisalign tray over its container

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. These clear plastic aligner trays are customized to fit snuggly over your teeth to gently reposition them over a designated period. If something happens, though, and your treatment doesn’t go according to plan, your dentist might have to incorporate refinements. If you’re not sure what that means, keep reading to find out!

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Dodge the Dental Stains by Being Careful with Red Wine This Holiday Season!

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 9:25 pm
Red wine

The holiday season is here again, and feasts, parties, and other celebrations are coming with it. Friends and families have enjoyed red wine together during special occasions for thousands of years in no small part because of its tart taste, rich red color, and the way it compliments a nice beef or lamb dish so well. Unfortunately, this delightful adult beverage can cause stains or discoloration in your teeth if you are not careful about drinking it. Here are a few tips for enjoying red wine during the holidays without endangering the color of your smile.

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A Gentle Farewell: Does Removing Invisalign Attachments Hurt?

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 6:10 pm
A man smiling after having his Invisalign attachments removed

If you’re an anxious person, your brain will often make you overthink a situation, especially if it’s new. This may be the case if you’re about to have your Invisalign attachments removed for the first time. You may have run through all the scenarios in your mind already, but don’t worry, it’s going to be way less stressful than you think.

If you’re not convinced, continue reading to learn more about Invisalign attachments and what it’s like to have them removed.

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Can Dental Implants Extend Your Life Expectancy?

November 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 3:30 pm
smiling person with dental implants

If you’re dealing with the absence of one or more teeth, it’s natural to feel uneasy about your smile. Beyond the aesthetic concerns, gaps in your grin can have significant implications for your overall health. Dental implants provide a remedy by restoring your smile, and they go a step further by reducing your susceptibility to various conditions typically associated with missing teeth. Explore the advantages of dental implants and discover how they contribute to an extended and healthier life.

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3 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

October 19, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

Exploring tooth replacement options? Dental implants, renowned for their durability and lifelike feel, are a sought-after choice. As a comprehensive solution replacing both the tooth and its roots, they offer long-term benefits. However, understanding the investment involved is crucial. Delve into the factors influencing the cost of dental implants to make informed decisions about enhancing the look of your smile as well as your oral health.

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5 Ways Your Dental Implants Could Stain

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 2:54 pm
5 models of teeth in varying stages of discoloration and emoting accordingly on a white background

There are many benefits to replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant. Now that it’s in place and has bonded with your jawbone, you’re able to speak and eat just like you did before your pearly white went missing. In fact, dental implants function so similarly to natural teeth that many patients wonder whether or not they can be stained.

Generally, they are considered resistant to blemishes. Dental implants are made from hardy porcelain that has a smooth, polished surface that works differently than natural enamel. With the right care, your restoration can keep its clean hue for years! There are some factors that can lead to potential discoloration, though. Keep reading to learn 5 things that could impact your dental implant’s appearance so you know what to avoid.

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Just How Much Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

August 31, 2023

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A dentist placing veneers on a patient's teeth

You may want to get dental veneers if you have stubborn smile flaws. After all, these shells hide all sorts of tooth-related imperfections. However, there’s something you should know first: some of your tooth enamel is removed for veneers. Ahead of treatment, then, you’d be wise to learn what amount is shaved away. Luckily, your local Jacksonville dentist can give you the scoop. Read on to learn about the veneer process, why it removes enamel, and how much enamel it takes.

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How Healthy Eating Helps Implants Last

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jc-dentistry @ 10:45 am
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As you might know, dental implants are great at restoring your mouth’s bite force. They’ll thus help you eat almost anything you’d like. Still, don’t go overboard with your meal choices – a healthy diet can help implants last! Given this fact, you’re better off sticking to some items more than others. Your Jacksonville dentist can even tell you which foods to prioritize. To that end, here’s how healthy eating can enhance your implants’ lifespan.

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