December 1, 2016
If you are one of the 178 million people in the United States missing at least one tooth, you have probably noticed a significant decrease in your confidence and quality of life. Despite these challenges, you might have delayed replacing your missing teeth. Often, people believe that one or two missing teeth is no big deal. However, as your dentist in Midlothian, we are here to tell you that missing teeth is a big deal if they are not replaced. All your teeth work together for proper oral function. When even one tooth is lost, there are significant changes to your oral health and quality of life.
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July 26, 2016
The team at Long Family Dental provides patients with dental implants in Midlothian and Cleburne. Are you getting ready for tooth replacement with implant dentistry? If so, there are a few things you should know in preparation for your procedure and recovery.
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July 22, 2016
We here at Long Family Dentistry answers questions related to dental implants and dentures daily! Continue reading to learn about how you can benefit from this method of tooth replacement.
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June 2, 2016
If you’re suffering from tooth loss, advancements in dentistry now allow you to benefit from multiple options. In the past, if you had missing teeth, dentures, partial dentures, and bridges and crowns were the only options. Now, you’re able to benefit from the traditional forms of tooth replacement, as well as new advanced treatments, such as dental implants. Long Family Dental is a dentist in Midlothian to help treat your tooth loss. We offer a diversity of options to meet your individual needs and budget to regain a complete smile.
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November 17, 2015
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you don’t have to tell us that you’re suffering from their effects. Feelings of stress and anxiety are common with tooth loss — the stress that you won’t be able to eat your favorite foods, and anxiety regarding your appearance or ability to speak. The good news is this: a gapped smile can be made whole again, and dental implants in Midlothian are an excellent option in tooth replacement. Learn more from the team at Long Family Dental today.
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November 15, 2014
Just one missing tooth can spell trouble with a capital T. Obviously, there is the consequence to your smile. In fact, for many people a missing tooth can keep them from smiling. But beyond your smile, one or more missing teeth can lead to oral and general health problems. Thankfully, there are dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dr. Robert Long and Dr. Chris Long at Long Family Dental have restored oral health and many smiles around Midlothian, TX, with the help of dental implants.
To more precisely place dental implants and reduce recovery time, Drs. Long and Long use computer-assisted technology during the procedure. First, a small titanium post is implanted into the bone below the space of the missing tooth. This is allowed to heal for six to 12 weeks during which time the bone grows around the post. Thus, a dental implant has the added advantage of slowing or even stopping bone loss that may occur when the root of a tooth is missing. Once healed, the doctor places an abutment on top of the post. This abutment then holds the dental crown which has the look, feel and function of a real tooth.
But dental implants aren’t only for single missing teeth. Implants are also used to comfortably secure and support implant bridges. Once again, a bridge that is supported by implants has the added advantage of discouraging bone loss. And unlike partial dentures which are usually noticeable—especially when chewing—a bridge with implants feels natural almost immediately.
Caring for implants is much like caring for your other teeth. Brush and floss them as usual and your dental implants will last for years and years.
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If you or someone you care for has been dealing with the effects of missing teeth, call the office of Long Family to learn more about dental implants. We proudly serve patients in Midlothian, TX, and Cleburne.
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