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Should You Get Composite or Porcelain Veneers?

October 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 5:45 am
A dentist holding veneers with a tweezer

At this point, maybe you’re considering dental veneers. That’s a smart move – you can trust the shells to revamp your whole smile! Still, there’s more than one type available. Beyond standard porcelain veneers, there are “composite” kinds as well. You’ll need to decide between the two. As for whether to get composite or porcelain veneers, let your Greenfield dentist help. Here’s a summary of each veneer type and which you should choose for your smile.


Is Invisalign Attachment Removal Painful? Here’s What You Should Know

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 1:38 pm
A woman putting in her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is a fantastic orthodontic system that can help you achieve a straight, confident smile without the need for traditional braces. However, if you’re considering it for the first time, you may have questions about the process. It can be particularly muddy when it comes to Invisalign attachments and their removal.

If you want to learn more about Invisalign attachments and their place in your treatment, continue reading. This guide will discuss everything you need to know.


Probiotics and Gum Disease: A New Frontier in Oral Health

September 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 11:28 am
Young person with a nice smile

Oral hygiene is not merely about maintaining a captivating smile. It is a cornerstone of overall health and well-being. Recent research hints that the microbes residing in our mouth, often aided by probiotics, may play a pivotal role in safeguarding our gum and oral health.


Steps You Need to Take If You Lose a Dental Crown

September 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 11:25 am
dental crown balanced on a finger

Dental crowns, often described as “caps” for our teeth, are custom-made covers to restore damaged teeth. Whether due to an accidental bump or a bite into something hard, losing one can be quite alarming. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s a guide on what to do next.


How Long Will a Dental Filling Last?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 11:04 am
A 3D illustration of tooth-colored dental fillings

Maybe you’ve just gotten a dental filling for your tooth. If so, you’re probably happy – your cavity or tooth decay received much-needed treatment! Despite your relief, though, don’t forget: fillings don’t last forever. You’ll likely need to replace your current one in the future. Fortunately enough, your local Greenfield dentist is here with helpful advice. Read on to learn how long dental fillings last, when to replace them, and crucial tips for maintaining them.


How to Change Your Diet After Implant Denture Surgery

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 6:40 am
3D render of implant dentures

If you need the coverage of dentures but the security of a dental implant, all-on-4 dentures can be a way to get the best of both worlds. With just minimal dental implant surgery, you should be able to completely replace all the teeth on an upper or lower arch.

However, as with any kind of oral surgery, you may want to change what it is you eat for a few days after getting the dental implants. Here’s what you can expect that to look like, along with some other ways to make dental implant aftercare a little bit more comfortable.


How Dentists Prepare Teeth for Crowns

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 8:57 pm
Woman smiles in dentist's chair.

Whether you are a king, a queen, or a tooth, crowns are a big deal. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration fitted over a tooth that is misshapen or severely damaged. It can be made from materials like porcelain, metal, or ceramics and can be placed in two days. These appointments will usually be two weeks apart and will probably take a couple of hours. Just in case you’re scheduled to receive one soon, here is what you can expect at your appointment.


How Can You Tell if You Need a Dental Filling?

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 6:50 pm
a digital illustration of a tooth being filled

At some point in their lifetime, most people will need a dental filling. This incredibly common procedure is typically used to treat cavities and damage in permanent teeth, and an estimated 91% of adults between 20 and 64 years old have received one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read on to learn how to tell if you need a cavity filling, and what that process will entail when you visit your dentist.


Invisalign Refinements: What Are They & Will You Need Them?  

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 3:56 pm
a person putting Invisalign trays in their mouth

Ideally, everything in life would go as planned, but in many cases, there are too many factors to account for, leading to small compromises needing to be made. Such is the case with Invisalign refinements. Sometimes, certain teeth can be stubborn, or you may not be as diligent about wearing your aligners throughout the day. In these situations, your dentist may have you wear additional trays to help shift your teeth into their ideal positions and provide you with the best results. Read on to learn more about Invisalign refinements, like when it’s necessary and how long they’ll tack onto your original treatment plan.


Can My Dental Implant Get a Cavity?

May 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — AdvancedDental @ 1:51 am
3D model of a dental implant

If you’re interested in replacing your teeth, you’ve probably heard a lot about what dental implants are capable of. They’re strong, durable, look realistic, and they’re often much easier to take care of than dentures or bridges.

You may even wonder whether dental implants could be resistant to tooth decay and other oral health problems. Here’s some information about whether cavities are a concern for people with dental implants.

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