If you’ve been putting off dental implants because of fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people feel frightened and overwhelmed about the process, and worry about the pain that may come with getting a dental implant.
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So you’ve decided to get a dental implant. Or perhaps you need several implants. Congratulations! Losing teeth can make you feel shameful and embarrassed, but dental implants look and feel like natural teeth-and they work just as well, sometimes even better.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 69% of Americans between the ages 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth as a result of decay. That’s well over half the population!
There’s nothing better than a bright, beautiful smile to illustrate your healthy active lifestyle. When you’re missing teeth, have broken teeth, or simply aren’t happy with the color and shape of your teeth, it’s difficult to feel confident and proud when you’re in social and professional situations. I have the expertise and experience to transform your smile into one you will love. Broken or missing teeth don’t only affect your smile and confidence- they can hinder your physical well-being as well. When you avoid certain foods because they’re too difficult to chew, or you’re always favoring one side of your mouth […]
One of the top reasons that people put off getting Dental Implants is fear of the process itself. It’s a surgical procedure, and surgery can be scary. And yet it’s not as bad as some people fear. I emphasize with my patients who fear surgery, or any dental procedure. Truth be told, I don’t much enjoy sitting in that chair myself! That’s why I’ve focused much of my practice on making my patients feel safe and comfortable at all times. We even specialize in sedation dentistry in order to offer a comfortable experience for even the most nervous patients. Here are […]
When you lose a tooth as an adult it’s no fun. The tooth fairy doesn’t come, and you certainly don’t run around showing it to people, or smile extra wide for the cameras. Missing teeth can be embarrassing. In our culture especially, there is a stigma surrounding missing teeth, and the result is a sense of shame. Losing teeth doesn’t just affect your smile however. There is also potential damage to your oral health, and all around physical wellness. You don’t have to live like that any longer. With the amazing advances in technology, dental implants are more accessible to everyone, […]
Getting dental implants can be a scary and overwhelming prospect. Any surgery is a big deal, and dental surgery is especially daunting to many. Dr. Joseph Field has dedicated his career to the art of Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers. He believes that a beautiful smile goes way beyond just a pretty picture. A winning smile can enhance ones entire life through confidence, responsible eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle all around. Dental Phobia and Sedation Dentistry Fear of the dentist is common. Some people fear the dentist chair so much they avoid necessary treatment for years at a time. The […]
We pride ourselves on being one of the absolute best dental implant specialists around. Dental implants are my specialty and passion, and I go out of my way to ensure that each of my patients receives best care possible. Part of the credit goes to the superior technology we use in our office. Here is a brief explanation of some things that we have to offer to make your dental implant experience superior. Sedation Dentistry Since the beginning of my career I understood that fear and anxiety keep countless numbers of people from getting the dental treatment they need. To be […]
So you’ve lost a tooth. Or maybe you’ve lost several teeth. This can be distressing at best, and devastating at worst. Losing teeth can make you feel shameful and embarrassed. It can hinder your ability to chew, making it difficult to eat the healthy foods that you need to nourish your body. That’s why I’ve made dental implants my specialty. I love seeing the transformations of my patients, both physically and emotionally. Confidence in your smile is something everyone deserves. Read on to learn about how dental implants work. Bone Grafting After your damage tooth has been removed, the jaw bone […]
Dental implants rarely fail. Dental Implant surgery has a 98% success rate. With proper aftercare, good dental hygiene, and healthy eating habits, the chances of your dental implant failing are slim to none. They do fail occasionally however, and it important to address a failing implant as soon as possible in order to avoid more serious consequences in the future. What Causes a Dental Implant to Fail? Some people may experience an early implant rejection. Occasionally the body will resist the insertion of a foreign substance, such as the metal of an implant. This can lead to pain or infection. This […]