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Your Biggest Invisalign Questions — Answered!

June 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:14 pm
Close-up of woman holding Invisalign aligner close to her mouth

Are you thinking about using Invisalign to straighten your teeth? This treatment is discreet, effective, and convenient — you have a lot to look forward to! Of course, you may want to learn more about it before you make any big commitments. Below, you will find answers to some of the biggest Invisalign questions that patients ask.               


Why Get Started with Dental Implants This Summer? 4 Reasons to Consider

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:12 pm
Smiling older couple on a boat during summer

The dental implant process can take several months from beginning to end, so it can be difficult to decide when to get started with it. There are a lot of factors to consider! After weighing their options, many people choose to embark on their tooth replacement journey during summertime. Why? There are a few reasons, which we will discuss in this blog post.


If You Wear Dentures, Avoid These Bad Habits!

May 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:08 am
Older woman scratching her head, wearing concerned expression

If you receive a full set of dentures, you will no longer need to worry about developing cavities. However, that does not mean that you can adopt bad oral care habits. In fact, it is very important that you adopt good habits and avoid bad ones! Otherwise, you could end up damaging your prosthetic teeth and harming your oral health. Here are some practices that denture wearers should be careful to avoid:


A Sticky Situation: How to Use Denture Adhesive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:06 am
Beautiful older woman with nice teeth wearing summer clothes

Among individuals with traditional dentures, many of them find that their teeth stay in place with nothing more than natural suction. Others, though, use adhesive to help their prosthetic gain a more secure fit. Should you use adhesive, and how can you do so in the correct way? This blog post provides some practical guidance.


I Have Restorations on My Teeth — Can I Get Invisalign?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 12:02 am
Woman holding Invisalign aligner and pointing at her teeth

Invisalign is one of the most convenient ways to correct dental misalignment, and many patients are eligible for it. But what if your teeth have restorations on them, such as crowns, bridges, or veneers? Can they adversely affect your candidacy for Invisalign? That really depends on the specifics of your situation, but in most cases, restorations will not stop you from using Invisalign. This blog post provides more information on how crowns, bridges, and veneers might affect your clear aligner treatment.


What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

April 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:59 pm
Close-up of four-unit dental bridge on blue surface

A traditional dental bridge can provide sturdy and cost-effective tooth replacement. It also has the potential to serve you well for a long time; many people find that their bridge lasts for a decade or longer! In some cases, though, bridges fail prematurely. What could cause that to happen, and what steps should you take to protect your restoration? This blog post explains.


Fixed Bridges vs. Partial Dentures: Which Do You Need?

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:22 pm
Dental patient holding mirror and smiling

In order to enjoy optimum oral health, it is important that you replace missing teeth in a timely manner. Admittedly, though, it can be a bit confusing to compare your treatment options. Should you get a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or some other type of tooth replacement? This article provides important information that can help steer you in the right direction.


How Long Can I Expect My Dental Bridge to Last?

March 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:18 pm
Close-up illustration of three-unit dental bridge

Fixed dental bridges are a popular tooth replacement solution that can improve your chewing ability, prevent your teeth from drifting out of place, and provide numerous other benefits. But still, if you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on a dental treatment, you may want to know if your restoration is going to last long enough for you to get your money’s worth. How long can you expect your dental bridge to last? This blog post explains what you should know.


Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Dentures!

February 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:40 pm
“Myths vs. Facts” written on notebook paper

If you are thinking about getting dentures, it would be wise to research the treatment process ahead of you. You should know what to expect during your tooth replacement journey! Still, you might come across some misinformation in your quest to gather information. This blog post aims to clear things up. Here are some common myths about dentures and the truth behind them:


Which Type of Denture Adhesive Is Best?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:38 pm
Denture and tube of adhesive

As a denture wearer, you should feel confident that your prosthetic will stay in place all day long whether you are eating, drinking, speaking, or laughing. In order for that to be a reality, your dentures should be well-made and have a secure fit. However, you might also need some adhesive. But which type of denture adhesive should you use? This blog post can help you compare your options.

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