Dental Implant Recovery Diet

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A very common question patients have after undergoing dental surgery is, “What can you eat after dental implant surgery?” Eating the right foods is a crucial part of every patient’s post-op care. It’s important that you help your body make the most of its natural resources to stay strong and heal quickly. Once a dental implant procedure is complete, our patients must often adjust their diet and create new nutritional habits from the time of their surgery date to the final delivery of their new teeth. Typically, we give our patients a recovery nourishment options list after treatment to ease this transition, but there are a few best practices everyone should be aware of.

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Comparing Dental Implant Systems for Tooth Replacement 

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Finding the Best Solution for Missing Teeth  It’s human nature to improve our lives by bettering ourselves, and one of the simplest and yet most powerful ways to do so is to increase your self-esteem. With more confidence, men and women have a greater freedom to pursue their goals and can more fully and naturally relax in social recreative pastimes, such as spending time with family, going out to restaurants, or taking selfies with friends during a vacation.  If you have missing or broken teeth, you know how it negatively affects these pursuits and activities, leading to greater stress in the short term (with every smile) and the long term (as this effect compounds and shapes lifestyle choices). Dental implants can clear away this stress with the rapidity of waking up from a bad dream, and unlike many other self-improvement options that require large amounts of striving and soul-searching, dental implants supply lasting self-esteem with a single decision and easy process.  If you’re set to make a big…

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By Design Dental Now Offers Teeth Whitening with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed

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In partnership with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, By Design Dental Implant Center now offers in-office teeth whitening services. First-time and existing clients of By Design Dental are encouraged to ask our dental professionals about scheduling a Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed session, which is proven to transform smiles up to eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Two of the most common questions about Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed are: is it safe? And, are my teeth too sensitive for whitening? Here’s what you need to know. Safe & Effective Method Clinical studies have shown that using carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for both your teeth and your gums. Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed gels are formulated to actually aid with enamel protection throughout the whitening progression, while also helping remove difficult and stubborn stains. Fast & Easy Outcomes This innovative remedy will help you safely achieve a brighter…

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Dispelling 4 Common Myths about Dental Implants

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Dental implants have long been associated with a laundry list of negatives; outrageous cost, large amounts of discomfort during and after the procedure, time spent away from work and avoiding favorite foods are all commonly thought to be synonymous with dental implants. Fortunately, advances in technology and practices have made dental implants much simpler and easier than they’re commonly thought to be.

Long-term costs are greatly decreased when compared to that of traditional dentures, and affordable payment plans are available for a wide range of budgets and financial situations. Discomfort is virtually nonexistent during the procedure, thanks to intravenous sedation and medications, and the time associated with surgery and recovery have been greatly reduced, thanks to advances in technique and technology. The technology used during the procedure has advanced beyond the usual selection of instruments, from custom, easy-to-install full sets of dental implant supported teeth to robotics that can guarantee advanced planning and incredible precision.

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How to React to Losing (or Breaking) an Adult Tooth

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Adult teeth are commonly knocked out by falls, sports accidents, biting down on hard objects, and other mishaps. Damaging or losing permanent adult teeth can be scary. Minor tooth injuries can often be treated by your dentist, but severe tooth and mouth injuries require a specialist to perform expert extractions, restorations, and sometimes even bone grafting procedures. Oral surgeons are experts in repairing facial injuries of all kinds, including tooth replacements. In fact, many oral surgeons are on staff at major hospitals to treat emergency facial trauma patients. All of us at By Design Dental Implant Center know how frightening losing your permanent adult teeth can be, which is why we’ve listed a few steps to help you prepare for broken and lost teeth. To improve the chances of saving your natural tooth with minimal discomfort, follow these helpful instructions! Broken Teeth: When you break a tooth, it’s vital that…

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Considering Dental Implants? 5 Things You Need to Know Now

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What is one of the most common reasons that patients visit or look into visiting an oral surgeon? To replace missing teeth! Most patients end up choosing dental implants as their ideal replacement choice because dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. The popularity of this procedure has sparked so much interest that other dental practitioners and corporate dental companies are looking to capitalize on this opportunity to offer dental implantation services. But the unfortunate truth is that many practitioners don’t have the necessary training or experience to place dental implants. That is why we urge you to ask very specific questions of your doctor prior to making a selection for your dental implant placement. Below are the 5 things you want to go over when you are choosing the right doctor for your dental implant procedure: 1. What kind of training has the doctor completed? Before…

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How to Gain Your Smile Back

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What if you are embarrassed to smile? It could be due to multiple missing teeth. Maybe you have broken or decayed teeth? If you’re not smiling, you are missing out in more ways than one. Gaining your smile back will help you develop and maintain your emotional wellness. We all know it is important to be physically healthy, whether it is through exercise or eating well, but many people often overlook their emotional well-being. Emotional health and physical health go hand-in-hand, especially in a world that is constantly changing and becoming increasingly challenging. You shouldn’t have your smile be a source of stress. Smiling naturally releases endorphins and endorphins offer you natural, positive energy. Endorphins can actually work to reverse stress and make you feel better. Smiling also works to help you lower your blood pressure and boost your immune system, which will help you to stay physically well. Unfortunately,…

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Best Electric Toothbrushes

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better? The main question many consumers still have – years after the invention of the electric toothbrush – is are electric toothbrushes even better than a traditional toothbrush? The answer is somewhat complex, but can also be distilled down into an easy yes or no. And the answer, in brief, is yes. The traditional thinking was that the best electric toothbrush would not provide better hygiene than a traditional toothbrush as long as you brushed your teeth thoroughly twice per day, for two minutes at each session. However, new research has shown that the best electric toothbrushes actually beat the traditional brushes. The studies concluded that the best electric toothbrushes got rid of 20% more plaque, and 10% more of gum inflammation when used for over 2 months continuously. While 10% more gum inflammation being removed may not seem like a big deal, removing 20% more plaque…

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Matching The Color of Natural Teeth

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One of dentistry’s biggest challenges is matching the color of a single central incisor (aka your front tooth) so that your new crown looks natural. To understand why requires a little background on light and color. As you may recall from high school science class, light carries color to our eyes. All the colors we see are the result of light either being reflected or absorbed by whatever object we’re looking at. All light contains every visible color in the spectrum, but we can’t see light at all until it is reflected off of an object. When light hits an object, some colors are absorbed into it. Those not absorbed are reflected back to our eyes as color. Every material reflects light differently. Wood and metal, for example, absorb different amounts of light, so it’s a challenge to make one look like the other. Sometimes, under the right circumstances we…

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Reverse Engineering for Function and Esthetics

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Dental prostheses usually consist of three components: The first is the implant, which can be thought of as a replacement for the root. The second is the abutment, which fits on the implant and provides a platform for the prosthesis. The third component is the prosthetic tooth itself, which connects to the abutment. Single tooth replacement and bridges require a tooth to be positioned and placed directly over an implant. If the implant is not correctly positioned, the result can be a misshaped tooth that has to be contoured to work with the bite of the opposing teeth, and must also twist and bend to meet and fit with the implant or abutment. The hybrid prosthesis usually consists of a CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) titanium framework that interfaces with the implants or abutments, and connects the implants together with a bar to create a strong, solid and stable…

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