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 How Long Dental Implant Surgery Takes

January 9, 2024

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dentist explaining dental implant surgery to patient

If you’re considering dental implants, you’re probably excited to start treatment. It’s only natural – completing it means getting back your smile! You might be wondering a big question: “How long does dental implant surgery take?” Knowing this can help you prepare for the procedure. Fortunately, your Falls Church dentist can provide the answers you need. Keep reading for an overview of the dental implant process, including its duration and recovery tips.


The True Value of Dental Implants: Is the Investment Worth It?

December 15, 2023

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An older man smiling with his new dental implants

What’s the difference between an expenditure and an investment? When you spend your hard-earned money on things that will give you value once, it’s an expenditure. Investments give you their value repeatedly. It can be hard to tell between the two, but for dental implants, it’s the latter.

Even if the cost of a dental implant seems high, remember that you’re getting far more value for what you spend. Continue reading to learn some of the many benefits your investment will get you.


Reverse the Clock: 3 Ways Dental Implants Make You Look Younger

November 7, 2023

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Woman with long white hair closing her eyes and smiling wide

Dental implants are often considered the preferred method to replace your teeth because they have unique advantages over other restorations like dentures or dental bridges. They’re the only treatment that includes a rod inserted directly into your jaw to function like a root. As a result, patients don’t have to worry about it falling out or associated dietary restrictions. But wait, there’s more! Did you know that dental implants can help you look younger? Keep reading to learn 3 ways they can preserve your youth.


Do Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

October 7, 2023

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Illustration of human skull with jawbone highlighted

Tooth loss is a common problem among older adults. Many individuals choose to get dentures to recomplete their smile. Certainly, dentures can look beautiful and restore a measure of chewing power. However, they have some downsides. For example, they might affect the health of your jawbone. This blog post explains the relationship between dentures and bone loss. It also provides information on how you can keep your jaw healthy and strong.


How Many Hours Per Day Can You Wear Dentures?

September 15, 2023

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Upper full denture in palm of handAdvancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. They’ll fit so well you may never want to take them out. However, wearing your dentures for too long puts you at risk of serious complications for your oral and general health. You will even need to replace your dentures sooner. Here’s how long you should be wearing your dentures to keep your mouth and body healthy.


Meta-Analysis Reveals the Hidden Danger of Ill-Fitting Dentures

August 11, 2023

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An older man smiling with his dentures

Dentures are a lifeline for many people who have suffered tooth loss. They allow eating, talking, and emoting normally without fear or embarrassment. However, when these important prosthetics don’t sit correctly in your mouth, or if they fall into disrepair, they may hurt you in more ways than one.

A meta-analysis—or a study of multiple studies—of the link between dentures that don’t fit correctly and a deadly disease reveals a surprising result. Continue reading to learn more on this study and signs to look for that might indicate your dentures aren’t in good working order.


Do You Have to Worry About Your Dental Implants Rusting?

July 20, 2023

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Dental implant lying next to model of tooth

If you’ve heard about the advantages of dental implants, you may be considering getting them to replace any teeth that are missing from your smile. But when you hear that dental implant posts are made of metal, you might start to worry. Will your metal implants eventually rust? And is there anything you can do to protect them? The answers to these vital questions can be found below.


3 Reasons Not to Be Self-Conscious About Dental Implants

June 7, 2023

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woman with dental implants

Living without a full set of teeth can cause most people to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Challenged by the inability to perform normal daily tasks (i.e., eating and speaking), it can make spending more time at home a reality for many. So, why would you be embarrassed about your dental implants? As permanent prosthetics, they look and act just like natural teeth. Before you decide to pass on another opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, here are 3 reasons you don’t need to be ashamed of your new smile.


Lifestyle Changes to Protect Your Dental Implants

May 12, 2023

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dental implant in someone’s mouth

Dental implants are often celebrated as one of the greatest tooth replacement options, not the least because of their incredible durability. Studies have shown that around 95% of dental implants remain successful at 20 years. Many of them even last as long as 30 if they’re maintained well.

That said, dental implants can fail if they aren’t maintained very well, so if you want to get the most out of them, there are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle that your dental implants may appreciate.


Why You Shouldn’t Reline Your Dentures Yourself

April 2, 2023

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a dentist holding a pair of dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true dental solutions for replacing missing teeth, and they’ve served countless patients well in their quest to live a normal life with full oral functionality! But as convenient and useful as they may be, the restorations can, unfortunately, stop fitting as intended. Needless to say, this can cause issues for patients and necessitates the need for their dentures to be relined—but is this something patients should do themselves, or should they seek out professional assistance? Keep reading to learn more about why it’s always best to have your dentist handle this process.

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