Vason Family Dentistry Blog

Should Healthy Teeth Ever Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

May 2, 2024

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patient holding model of dental implant

You likely know that dental implants can effectively replace missing teeth, seamlessly integrating with the jawbone to improve the appearance and function of your smile. However, this raises a question: is it ever advisable to replace healthy teeth with implants, or should you always aim to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible? Read on to discover the best choice for your oral health.


Perfect Pearly Whites: Can Veneers Straighten My Smile?

April 11, 2024

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Someone with a beautiful smile

Cosmetic dentistry is capable of making stunning changes to the look and feel of your smile, and no treatment is more illustrative of that than veneers. These thin shards of porcelain are astonishingly powerful, allowing you to completely alter the apparent color and shape of your teeth in as few as two appointments!

Given everything that this treatment is capable of, you might wonder whether the treatment is sufficient to handle misaligned teeth. If you want to know more, here’s some information you might find illuminating.


5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers

March 7, 2024

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Veneer being held by tweezers

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, veneers could be an excellent solution. They are the easiest way to transform numerous aspects of the teeth at the same time. Veneers can last 15+ years, but you must be taking all of the proper steps to care for them. Proper maintenance means that you can get the most out of your veneers. Continue reading to learn some tips that can help.


What Should I Know Before Getting Veneers?

February 13, 2024

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If you’ve ever wondered why so many celebrities have seemingly flawless smiles, the answer in many cases is that they had their teeth treated with veneers. After all, veneers were invented as part of a costume for a Hollywood movie, and over the decades they have evolved into a cosmetic dental treatment that can permanently reshape a smile into a beautiful new state. Here’s a list of a few things you should know if you’re considering getting veneers.


Why Does My Dental Implant Feel Sensitive?

January 5, 2024

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Someone holding their cheek and wincing

You might have heard the term “sensitivity” in a dental context, referring to a quick zing or twinge of discomfort. The feeling can be a bit hard to explain if you’ve never experienced it before, but should be immediately recognizable to anyone who has.

Sensitivity can occur for many different reasons, some more concerning than others. If you have a dental implant, for example, you might be a little bit worried if you notice this feeling surrounding your false tooth. Here’s why you might experience this issue, and what you should do to handle it.


Metal Mouth: Will Dental Implants Alert Airport Security?

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drvason @ 8:43 pm
People walking through a metal detector at airport security

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth because they’re the only restorative treatment that includes an abutment, or support rod. This pole is usually made of titanium and stimulates your jawbone whenever you chew to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.

If you tend to travel frequently, whether for work or pleasure, it’s normal to wonder whether your dental implants will be a major inconvenience. Will they set off the metal detectors and hinder your plans? You wouldn’t want to invest in a prosthetic just to waste time and expenses at the airport, after all. If you’re wondering whether your dental implants would hold you back, keep reading to find out!


What Makes Cone Beam Scanners So Great for Dental Implant Surgery?

November 10, 2023

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Dentist smiles in office

Cone beam scanners are dramatically changing the way dentists gather data on their patients’ oral health. These machines use CBCT scans to provide the accurate anatomical information necessary to make a diagnosis, plan a treatment, or carry out dental implant procedures. If you’re considering getting dental implants, it’s important to make sure that your implant dentist uses a cone beam scanner. Here’s what this piece of advanced technology does and why it is so important.


Can I Get SureSmile If I Grind My Teeth?

October 12, 2023

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Woman with a sore jaw

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile thanks to misalignment and bite issues, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend your orthodontic treatment with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Instead, you could opt for SureSmile. This treatment uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their rightful locations. But what if you grind your teeth at night? Will this get in the way of your ability to get SureSmile? Here’s what you should know.


How Should I Floss with SureSmile Clear Aligners?

September 13, 2023

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Excellent hygiene is always crucial to your overall oral health, but it becomes especially important when undergoing SureSmile orthodontic treatment. Wearing clear aligners creates what can be an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and bad breath. Unless you clean your teeth and aligners regularly, these germs will rapidly multiply in the space between them. Here are some tips for flossing during your SureSmile treatment.


Are You Having Trouble Removing Your Clear Aligners? Read This!

August 17, 2023

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Woman in bathroom using her fingers to remove her clear aligners

When your dentist takes off your aligners at your appointment, it seems easy. Then, you get home, and suddenly it seems like they are firmly bonded to your teeth! Don’t worry – this is very common for patients who are just starting their orthodontic treatment. To help, here are some tips on how to remove your clear aligners with ease.

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