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Will Dentures Prevent Jawbone Deterioration?

March 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stephenhale @ 2:51 pm
an up-close view of a set of full dentures designed for a patient with an upper and lower row of missing teeth

When deciding how to replace an entire row of teeth, you have two options: dentures or implants. While one is far more affordable (dentures), the other offers greater benefits and the ability to restore teeth from the root to the crown (dental implants). Knowing which one is the right option for you isn’t always easy and often requires sitting down with a dentist to discuss the pros and cons. But if one of your concerns is jawbone preservation, it’s time to learn why there is only one possible solution. Read on to learn why dentures don’t measure up to dental implants when it comes to the status of your facial structure.


How to Have a Camera-Friendly Smile

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stephenhale @ 5:28 pm
woman smiling for camera

Flaws in a smile are no respecter of persons, so it stands to reason that many people just don’t feel comfortable showing off their pearly whites in front of the camera lens. A previous patient of mine is a full-time photographer and owner of nearby Magnifique Portrait, and she has shared with me how often she hears her clients mention that they wish they felt better about their smiles. Maybe you have a special event coming up or a job interview that you need a new headshot for. Regardless of the reason that you’ll be finding yourself as the subject of a photograph, you want to be able to feel confident in how it will turn out. Dental blemishes can contribute to a lack of assurance when it comes to your smile. Keep reading to learn five tips I’ve shared to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.


Invisalign vs. Veneers: Which One Is Better for Fixing Misaligned Teeth?

February 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stephenhale @ 3:33 pm
Man in suit smiling with straight teeth

According to a recent survey conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry, 40% of participants listed smiles as the first trait they notice when meeting someone. Subsequent studies have found that a confident smile can boost your personal and professional success while simultaneously increasing your confidence. If misaligned teeth are preventing you from enjoying benefits like these, then it is time to consider Invisalign or veneers. Collectively, they’ve helped millions of patients around the world correct everything from minor gaps to severe crowding. Keep reading to learn the difference between Invisalign and veneers so you can determine which one is right for you!

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