Dental Implant vs Partial Denture

Dental Implant vs Partial Denture

At one time, dentures were the only option to replace missing teeth. If you have some natural teeth remaining, your dentist might suggest a partial denture, which is anchored to the existing teeth. However, despite this anchor, partial dentures are prone to slipping and rubbing. The clasp may show when you speak or eat, and the denture can be quite …

Dental Implant vs Bridge: Know Your Options

Dental Implant vs Bridge: Know Your Options

If you are missing a tooth, you might be able to decide between a dental implant and a dental bridge. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options, so it is important to fully understand both procedures. This will allow you to make an informed choice on which best meets your needs and goals. A dental implant is a tiny screw made …

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

At Imperial Dental Associates, we know that traditional metal braces were long considered the treatment of choice for straightening teeth, and they are still a popular solution today. Increasingly, though, patients are asking us about Invisalign. “The clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign uses clear, comfortable aligners to gently shift teeth. Both options are effective for most orthodontic issues, making it up …

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease & Diabetes

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Recent research suggests that there’s a link between oral health and serious, chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. By taking care of your oral health through regular brushing, flossing, and proactive dental care, you can likely reduce your risk of being diagnosed with a serious health condition. Here are some of the things that researchers have found …

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Financing Dental Work: What You Should Know

Dental care is essential to keeping both your mouth and your body healthy. Those who go without regular dental work are at risk for painful abscesses, tooth loss, systemic infections, and even heart disease. Yet dental work is expensive, and most people don’t have dental insurance. Fortunately, there are several ways to finance your vital dental work. The first step …

Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Teeth grinding is sometimes, but not always, linked to TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Therefore, the symptoms of the two conditions frequently overlap. Teeth grinding is a highly individualized disorder, so not everyone will experience it in the same way. Still, most people who grind their teeth will experience some or all of the following symptoms: Teeth grinding can have many …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

Even the cleanest mouth harbors numerous types of bacteria, some helpful and some harmful. When harmful bacteria form a colony on your teeth, cavities can occur. Preventing cavities is an ongoing struggle, but there are five main methods to reduce your risks. The single best way to prevent cavities is to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth and gums. This …

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, which can give you better self confidence. Typically this is achieved with crowns, veneers, bonding, and sometimes periodontal surgery. What you need to have your best smile depends on your teeth’s current condition, but always remember that with cosmetic dentistry it is possible to get the beautiful smile you …