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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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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December 18, 2013
It’s no secret a lot of people are less than confident when it comes to their smiles. For some, it’s the color of their teeth, and for others it’s the misalignment. For a lot of people, though, it is because they have missing teeth. Though dentures partials are ways to handle the issue, dental implants at Long Family Dental may be perfect for you! Simple and convenient, dental implants can definitely revolutionize your life for the better.
The process of dental implanting starts with a consultation with our experienced dentists. They will be able to evaluate your smile and speak with you about your goals for the future. Once you are considered to be a candidate, the adventure begins. A metal implant resembling a screw is embedded into your jaw bone. This metal implant provides security and stability. Then the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the metal implant as well as the crown. After that, the crown is cemented to the abutment, completing your new look!
With a 98% success rate, dental implants will give you back the self esteem you lost, as well as improve your speech and ability to eat. Another plus to getting dental implants is the fact they look very natural. Smoothly blending in with your natural teeth, implants are a sure way for you to look as organic and pure as possible. Contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, and start off the New Year with a new smile!
At Long Family Dental, we provide quality general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services in Cleburneand Midlothian. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Bob and Dr. Chris Long are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
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