November 21, 2018

Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

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root canal procedureHas your dentist recently recommended you undergo root canal therapy? Your first instinct may be to delay the treatment because root canals have a bad reputation for being painful. Instead, you wonder if you should just have the tooth pulled? Although it may seem like the easy solution, it is best to save it. Despite what you may have heard about them being painful, you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry make them no worse than a traditional filling.
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November 11, 2018

What Can I Expect After a Tooth Extraction in Arlington?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 12:05 am

model of tooth extractionEvery tooth is vital to the health and function of your smile. Your dentist does everything they can to preserve your teeth for as long as possible. There are times when a tooth extraction in Arlington is in your best interest, such as due to trauma, overcrowding, infection, or impaction. Having a tooth removed is a simple procedure; however, you can expect there to be a bit of a recovery period.
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January 17, 2018

Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Arlington: Which is Right for Me?

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — allheart_dental @ 2:33 am

denturesNothing can decrease your quality of life faster than dealing with the daily challenges of tooth loss. When you are missing teeth, simple tasks like chewing and speaking can become very difficult while you also struggle with low self-esteem due to the changes to your appearance. To regain a complete smile, you now have many different options. In addition to traditional dentures, you can also replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Arlington. While both are effective for treating tooth loss, there are clear differences between the two.
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February 24, 2017

FAQs on Dental Implants from Your Arlington Dentist

Dental implants in Arlington replace damaged teeth from root to crown. Read answers to questions about these prosthetics placed by Allheart Dental.

Tooth loss adversely affects your appearance, self-image and even the health and stability of your remaining teeth, but dental implants can avoid all that. Your dentists in Arlington at Allheart Dental place these artificial teeth in healthy patients. If you’re interested in these prosthetics, here are the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants in Arlington.

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October 17, 2016

Arlington Dentist Offers Implants to Replace Teeth

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Dental Implants in Arlington, TX are today’s best tooth replacement option. Allheart Dental places these prosthetics for beautiful and durable smiles.If you are unfortunate enough to lose one or more teeth, you can depend on modern dentistry to fill that oral gap so you can chew, speak and smile confidently and properly. If you qualify, your Arlington dentists at Allheart Dental Care can place realistic dental implants to strengthen and beautify your smile for years.

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August 22, 2016

Tooth Replacement? Red Oak Dentist Provides Denture FAQ

dentist in red oakPeople are talking about the increasing popularity of house flipping in North Texas, but your Red Oak dentist is thinking about a different kind of transformation. Full and partial dentures completely remake a smile that has suffered the loss of several or a whole row of teeth. Plagued by tooth loss? It doesn’t have to be that way. Learn more about natural-looking tooth replacement from the team at Allheart Dental in this denture FAQ.

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August 11, 2015

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Red Oak Trusts

wisdom tooth extraciton red oak, txFor most patients, wisdom teeth don’t make them feel particularly wise, and generally, the development process is painful and can be detrimental to your smile. 90% of people will have at least one impacted (stuck below the gum line or in the jawbone) wisdom tooth, and less than 30% of patients have adequate oral space for the additional teeth. Of those patients who choose to keep their wisdom teeth, roughly 65% experience complications resulting in extraction within 10 years. Needless to say, the wise course of action may be to have your wisdom teeth removed. To find out more about wisdom tooth extractions, our specialty dental care, or any of our dentistry services, call our Red Oak, TX office to schedule an appointment today.
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June 17, 2015

Dental Implants in Red Oak, TX

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Dentures that slip and slide, that tooth you got knocked out playing football last Thanksgiving, those back teeth that were lost to tooth decay, they all have something in common – left unfilled, they’re harmful your oral health. Patients give all kinds of reasons for not replacing lost teeth, but the long-term health effects can be severe. Don’t put off tooth replacement, restore form and function to your teeth with dental implants. They don’t just fill the gap left by missing teeth, they actually help to maintain bone density and restore gum tissue. Call the top notch staff at Allheart Dental Care in Red Oak, TX to schedule a dental implant consultation.

The Hidden Effects of Tooth Loss

Patients who loose teeth are frequently concerned about infection or their smile esthetics. Many don’t even know about the detrimental hidden effects of tooth loss. Missing teeth can allow dental drift or shifting and movement of remaining teeth. When your adult teeth shift within your mouth, the surrounding teeth may gap or overlap changing your bite. This can be painful, and undo costly orthodontic straightening. Replacing missing teeth quickly helps to maintain your smile for years to come.

Without the root to support gum tissue and stimulate the jawbone to maintain density, there is usually significant deterioration over time. The absence of a tooth and the deterioration of the gum and bone can change the shape of your face because there is less bone and gum tissue to support and shape your facial structure. Bone loss is also associated with TMJ which can be very painful and requires extensive treatment.

Traditional Tooth Replacement

Single tooth replacement and the replacement of two or three teeth has been done using crowns and bridges. This technology is still relevant and can successfully replace missing teeth. However, traditional crowns and bridges often inhibit chewing ability, and because they rely on the surrounding teeth for support, are less effective at retaining gum tissue and bone density.

Dentures too are effective tooth replacement for full arches. However, they come with numerous hassles and inconveniences. Because dentures cover the pallet, they change the way that food tastes, even with improved dental adhesives, dentures still shift and slide over time, and you are very limited in the kinds of foods you are able to chew effectively.

The Dental Implant Difference

Where traditional crowns and bridges and dentures fall short dental implants shine. The implant works by imitating your existing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the gum. Over the course of several weeks, the post will fuse to the jawbone in much the same way that replacement hips and knees fuse to the existing bone. For a single tooth, a customized porcelain crown is permanently anchored to the post, and restores full function to your bite. You can eat with and clean the crown the same way you would your own natural teeth.

Implant supported dentures are anchored to several posts that fuse to the jawbone. Once the posts have fused, a complete set of customized dentures are connected to the posts. While some foods may still prove difficult to eat at first, most patients report no problems chewing even the most difficult foods once they are used to the implants.

Schedule an Implant Consultation

Most patients who are healthy enough for routine medical procedures are candidates for dental implant treatment. However, there are numerous factors that help us determine whether you will be a successful candidate for implants. The only way to know for sure, is to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable dentists today. Our conveniently located Red Oak, TX practice welcomes customers from nearby communities including Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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