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With Dental Emergencies, Can Cracked Teeth Be Repaired and Look Natural, Quickly?

Posted in Emergency Care

Posted on November, 17 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

If you have a dental emergency and crack a tooth, it’s important to repair your smile, and not just for aesthetic reasons. A cracked tooth can allow bacteria to access the sensitive nerve tissue inside your tooth, which can cause pain, inflammation, and even infection [1]. When dealing with a cracked tooth that visibly impacts… READ MORE

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What Causes Failed Dental Implants Due to Bone Loss?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on October, 17 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures and have the potential to last for life. Although properly placed and cared for dental implants have a very high success rate, it is possible for failure to occur. What causes failed dental implants due to bone loss? Here, we explore some common reasons causing… READ MORE

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Common Misconceptions About Signs and Treating Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Posted in Oral Hygiene

Posted on September, 22 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition affecting almost half of American adults over the age of 30 [1]. Despite its prevalence, people have several misconceptions about gum disease, which may stop them from preventing and even treating the condition. So, what are some common misconceptions about the signs… READ MORE

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Are Mini Dental Implants Permanent?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on September, 7 2023 by G Marlin

Mini dental implants are smaller than regular dental implants and are ideal for areas in the mouth that may not be able to support a traditional implant. Since mini dental implants require less bone for adequate support, people lacking bone in their jaw from tooth loss or osteoporosis may qualify for mini dental implants without… READ MORE

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How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

Posted in Full Mouth Reconstruction

Posted on August, 22 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Full mouth reconstruction, also known as complete mouth restoration, is a comprehensive dental treatment that involves rebuilding or restoring the teeth, gums, and bite to improve both functionality and aesthetics. The process typically includes a combination of various dental procedures such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontal treatments. Patients who undergo… READ MORE

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Understanding Palatal Obturators and How They Can Address Openings in the Roof of the Mouth

Posted in Palatal Obturators

Posted on August, 17 2023 by G Marlin

Palatal obturators are a type of prosthetic appliance worn in the mouth. This device is specifically used to close openings on the roof of the mouth which can be congenital such as a cleft palate or acquired as a complication from surgery, trauma to the oral cavity, or maxillectomy from cancer removal [1]. Palatal obturators cover… READ MORE

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How Painful Is a Dental Implant?

Posted in Dental Implants

Posted on August, 8 2023 by G Marlin

Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. The process involves surgically placing a metal post, or implant, into the jawbone, which serves as a secure anchor for a replacement tooth or bridge. When getting a dental procedure, it is natural to wonder if it will be painful. Fortunately, dental implant… READ MORE

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Dental Hygiene Care Is Not a “One-Size-Fits-All” Process

Posted in Oral Hygiene

Posted on July, 20 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Oral hygiene is the first line of defense against conditions such as cavities and gum disease that can result in lost bone and teeth. Therefore, caring for your teeth and gums throughout your life is crucial to protecting your beautiful smile. For those patients who have dental implants, you must take care of them as… READ MORE

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When Are Fixed Implant Bridges the Best Treatment Option?

Posted in Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge

Posted on July, 12 2023 by G Marlin

Fixed implant bridges combine the technology and security of dental implants with the convenience and aesthetics of a dental bridge replacing one or more teeth. Unlike a traditional bridge, which uses dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap to support an artificial tooth in between, a fixed implant bridge exclusively relies on dental… READ MORE

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How Long Do Dental Restorations Usually Last?

Posted in Dental Restorations

Posted on June, 28 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental restorations include prostheses such as implants and crowns, as well as dental veneers, that are used to restore missing, damaged, or severely discolored teeth. People who need to repair or replace teeth can benefit from dental restorations that enhance the appearance and function of their smiles. When investing in dental restorations, you want to… READ MORE