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Missing Teeth – Finding the Right Solution for You

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When we were little kids, the loss of a tooth was an exciting event – we even invited the tooth fairy to come help us celebrate! But, obviously, losing a tooth as an adult can be a pretty devastating occurrence.

Not only are you now missing a tooth, but you’ve probably also lost some of your self-confidence. A missing tooth can make it difficult to face the day, go to work, and talk with new people when our smile doesn’t live up to our expectations.  

Depending on the location of the missing tooth, you may wonder if it’s really necessary to have it replaced. Of course, it is ultimately ...

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Adult Braces are More Popular Than Ever

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Have you ever noticed that celebrities always seem to have flawless teeth? Their perfect pearly whites grin at you from the big screen and the pages of magazines. The truth is that stars aren’t all born that way. Some have even sported orthodontic gear on the red carpet!

For instance, big stars like actor Tom Cruise and country singer Faith Hill have made braces downright fashionable.

In the past, adults  – both celebrities and not - may have been hesitant to inquire about using braces to straighten their crooked teeth. One common misconception about braces is that they only work in young mouths; however, braces do work effectively in adulthood.

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What is Malocclusion?

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Do you feel as though your top and bottom teeth do not fit together comfortably? Ideally, your top teeth should rest perfectly over your bottom teeth. If this is not the case, you may have a malocclusion.

What is a Malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a misalignment of bite. There are three main types of malocclusion:

  • Overbite – An overbite is characterized by the teeth in the upper jaw significantly overlap the teeth of the lower jaw
  • Underbite – If the teeth in your lower jaw protrude past the teeth in the upper jaw, you may have an underbite
  • Crossbite – A crossbite is an irregular bite characterized by one or more teeth that overlap where ...

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Dental Implants FAQ

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Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implants?

The only age limitation we have in implant dentistry is the requirement that bone growth be completed at the time of implant placement to ensure predictable results. The completion of bone growth generally occurs around the age of 18 for males and 15 for females.

Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

We can answer that question after your initial consultation. Utilizing our advanced in-office imaging technology such as 3D Computer Tomography Dr. Kaplansky will determine if your bone requires augmentation via a graft to facilitate implant placement. Bone grafting may be performed prior to implant placement or ...

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Top 10 advantages of Dental Implants.

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10. If you wear a removable denture, say bye-bye to Fixodent and Sea-Bond! Messy and nasty tasting denture adhesives are a thing of the past once you have dental implants.
 
9. Your new dental work will stop damaging your adjacent teeth. No teeth grinding for dental bridges, no partial denture clasps that wear down and loosen your natural teeth.
 
8. Now here's a BIG one, ready? You'll be able to eat ANYTHING you want!
 
7. Ever worry about your dentures flying out of your mouth when sneezing or laughing? Your dental implants are even more secure than your natural teeth.
 
6. Dental implants help stop permanent bone ...

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Winter Safety Tips for our Friends and Neighbors

It’s official – the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. The cold and snow have been even worse than usual this year, and it seems that there may be more in store for us this season. Accordingly, our team at Dr. Kaplansky’s office would like to take an opportunity to remind our friends and neighbors to stay healthy and safe this winter. Be sure to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your home and family safe.

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Slipping and falling on ice is a serious concern during the wintertime. One misstep on a slippery step or ...

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