Caring for Dental Implants: A Post-Surgery Timeline

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Dental implants are popular due to their ability to look and function much like natural teeth. Implants also require the same care and attention as your natural teeth. At By Design Dental, we can offer the care and advice necessary to protect your dental implants and ensure many years with your gorgeous, dependable new smile. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists discuss the importance of attending follow up visits and maintaining proper dental habits. Two-Week AppointmentWhether you underwent implant placement to replace a single tooth or went through a Total Mouth Makeover, you will need to attend several vital follow-up visits. The two-week visit involves removing sutures and evaluating the state of healing. The By Design Dental team will also watch for any warning signs of infection. If deemed necessary, you may need to attend a similar appointment at six weeks. During these visits, we will also check the…

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A Matter of Taste: How Implant-Secured Teeth Can Help You Retain Your Sense of Taste

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Despite the fact that they’ve been the go-to solution for total adult tooth loss for hundreds of years, traditional dentures have a number of drawbacks. For starters, they often slip or fall out while eating and talking. But what some may not know is the wear and tear they cause on the gums and the underlying jawbone. But by far the most common complaints we hear from patients who wear removable dentures is the significant reduction in their ability to taste their food. The joy we take from savoring the complex flavors of our favorite foods is part of what makes the eating experience so unique. Take that joy away, and you can experience a serious decrease in your quality of life. The team at By Design Dental, Philadelphia’s premier dental implant center, discusses this phenomenon and talks about how dental implant-secured teeth do not impair the tasting experience. Traditional…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Discuss Common Problems with Patient Candidacy

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If you’ve ever read our blog, visited our website or performed any online research into solutions for missing teeth, then you’ve probably heard that dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement. Their innovative design mimics the structure of a natural tooth and provides years of exceptional aesthetics and functionality. However, your research has probably also shown you that not everyone qualifies for dental implant placement. Today, your Philadelphia dental implant experts at By Design Dental discuss a couple of the most common obstacles that might prevent you from qualifying for this procedure, and provide some simple solutions to these problems. Problem 1: Tobacco UseMost implant dentists will not approve the procedure for patients who smoke or use chewing tobacco regularly. The chemicals contained in tobacco products–specifically nicotine, hydrogen cyanide, and carbon monoxide–interfere with the body’s ability to heal properly and deliver adequate amounts of blood to the…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Discuss Adult Tooth Loss

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  Did you know that approximately 178 million U.S. adults are missing one or more teeth? Unfortunately, many people assume that losing their permanent teeth is natural and unavoidable, accepting the reduced quality of life associated with missing teeth. Thankfully, that couldn’t be further from the truth. At By Design Dental, our team of oral surgeon, prosthodontist, and periodontist understand adult tooth loss and offer convenient and affordable solutions. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists discuss the benefits of dental implants. Missing Teeth and Related Health Issues When patients suffer from missing teeth, they experience an array of related health complications. Even a single missing tooth can lead to misalignment that can threaten the stability of the smile. The misalignment resulting from tooth loss also creates spaces that aren’t easy to reach when brushing and flossing. Soon, bacteria thrive and may lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Finally,…

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How Philadelphia Implant Dentists Offer Natural-Looking Dental Implants

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Are you missing teeth? You are not alone. Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. The biggest mistake you can make, however, is assuming that this is inevitable or that there is nothing you can do about it. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide a breakthrough procedure to repair your smile. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants.   What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are small devices, similar…

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King of Prussia Dentists Eliminate the Need for Dentures in a Single Day

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  Do you wish to eliminate the need for dentures in a single day?  The team of King of Prussia dental implant doctors at By Design Dental Implant Center offer patients an alternative to dentures and a solution for missing teeth. Their All-on-4™ procedure uses four dental implants to give patients new permanent teeth. The All-on-4™ procedure utilizes four titanium anchor points to secure a full new row of teeth. These new teeth look, feel, and function like the patients’ previous natural teeth. First performed in Europe, the All-on-4™ procedure is now FDA-approved with a high success rate, eliminating the need for dentures. By Design Dental Implant Center is fully equipped with the latest technology the field has to offer, including 3D CAT scanning and CAD/CAM modeling. According to the dentists at By Design Dental Implant Center, individuals who have dentures, teeth that are in disrepair, missing teeth, loose teeth,…

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King of Prussia Dentistry Practice Offers Free Seminars to Strengthen Patient Care

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The doctors and staff at By Design Dental Implant Center host weekly educational seminars teaching patients how to maintain optimal oral health. At their King of Prussia dental implant practice, the doctors at By Design Dental Implant Center are a team of dental specialists who strive to educate their patients on the importance of oral health. To meet this goal, they offer complimentary patient seminars on Wednesday nights. These seminars are hosted bi-weekly from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Cliff Gratz, the practice’s treatment coordinator, says patients have a chance to meet the doctors and staff in a relaxed and informal environment. The practice’s implant surgeon, Dr. Robert Mogyoros, says that there are a variety of benefits to the educational seminars. Among these benefits are: Patients have a chance to tour the facilities at the practice, which includes a full service on-site laboratory Patients receive free education on dental implants and…

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In the news: By Design Dental – Giving patients plenty to smile about

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By GARY PULEO – gpuleo@timesherald.com | Posted: 12/31/12 07:24 pm UPPER MERION– By Design Dental Implant Center wants to give their patients plenty to grin about even before their smile makeovers put gleams on their faces. The once novel dental implant, a device which resembles a real tooth and is anchored to the jaw, has been helping the toothless say goodbye to their dentures for years.     

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