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I Grind My Teeth: Can I Still Get Invisalign?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 10:00 pm
Woman with questioning expression

Invisalign is a virtually invisible, minimally invasive alternative to traditional metal braces. Using a sequence of clear aligners (called “trays”) custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth, the process shifts the teeth into better alignment. Because these trays are removable, they do not require the patient to give up any foods during their treatment. While this is great for many people, some might wonder if their teeth grinding (bruxism) can ruin these aligners. Read on to find out how Invisalign can work for people with bruxism.

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Do I Have to Worry About Dental Implants Getting Cavities?

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:56 pm
3D render of a dental implant

For most patients who have lost a tooth, dental implants are one of the most often recommended methods of replacing them. They’re long-lasting, strong, and fit in the mouth such that they look incredibly realistic.

If you lost a tooth due to tooth decay, you may have heard tell about dental implants and be interested in them. You may also wonder whether these implants could succumb to the same tooth decay that attacked your last tooth. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about the connection between dental implants and cavities.

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Are DIY Replacement Teeth Safe to Use?

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 5:28 pm
A person with a missing tooth holding a dental prosthesis

If you’re missing teeth, you know it’s a harsh situation. A broken smile will always lower your quality of life. Still, you may think there’s a do-it-yourself solution for your issue. After all, many today talk about making their own tooth substitutes. In truth, though, DIY replacement teeth aren’t safe for your mouth. It’s always better to see a qualified dentist for restoration work. To learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your Wakefield dental practice.

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How Many Hours Daily Can You Wear Dentures?

April 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:40 pm
Dentures soaking in a glass of water

True, today’s dentures are comfier than those of years past. Some patients even forget that they’re wearing the restorations! Even so, it’s not a good idea to wear dentures constantly. Having them in your mouth too often causes severe problems. As for how long you can wear the prosthetics, your local Wakefield dentist will explain. Read on, then, to learn the proper denture wear time and the risks of going past it.

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Can I Get Dentures If I’ve Been Without Teeth for a While?

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 9:16 pm
a patient receiving dentures from their dentist

Dentures are among the most popular and tried-and-true solutions when it comes to restoring lost teeth; these lifelike, durable restorations have assisted countless generations of patients with restoring oral functionality and beauty alike. That said, if you’re thinking about replacing your missing pearly whites with dentures, you might be wondering if they’re a viable option if you’ve been without teeth for quite some time. Here’s more from your dentist about why dentures might still be an effective solution for you!

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What Are Temporary Veneers, And Why Are They Useful?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 2:27 am
Young adult with a perfectly white smile

Veneers can give you the smile of your dreams, the kind of smile you’re used to only seeing on red carpets. Even better, a good cosmetic dentist can give you those veneers in as little as two appointments!

Between those two sessions, your dentist will almost certainly have you wear temporary veneers. If you want to know more about why you may need temporary veneers, and what they can do for you, here’s a guide that has everything you’d want to know.

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Veneers VS Invisalign for a Straight Smile

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 10:10 pm

Woman holding clear alignerAre you embarrassed by gapped or crooked teeth? You have multiple options to invest in a straight smile. Don’t worry, you don’t have to deal with brackets and wires. Instead, you might be a candidate for Invisalign or veneers. Clear aligners can treat many bite and alignment issues, while veneers provide a quick fix for minor concerns, like gaps between teeth. Although both can create a straight smile, which is right for you? 

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Can I Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 7:07 pm
Dentist checking the back side of a young woman’s tooth

When you’ve finally had your veneers cemented in place, it’s easy to feel like all your oral health problems have disappeared. In some ways that’s true–-your veneers will make you look, talk, and feel better than you have in a long time. However, maintaining your oral health is still vitally important.

You might wonder if it’s still possible to get cavities with your veneers. They are made of porcelain, so you might think tooth decay isn’t an issue. If you’re wondering, here’s what you should know about veneers and cavities.

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Am I too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:53 pm
elderly patient smiling in mirror at dental appointment

In the United States, 33% of people are unhappy with their smiles. If you’re part of that statistic, you may be considering  ways to improve your beam. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. This refers to a form of dentistry that focuses solely on the look of your beam. As you get older, your smile will begin to show more and more signs of wear. This may have you wondering if you’re ever too old to undergo cosmetic dental treatments. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can actually be beneficial for aging smiles. Read on to learn about three ways that cosmetic dentistry can benefit your beam.

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4 Ways a Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

November 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:02 pm
person bout to undergo treatment from cosmetic dentist

Over time, smiles will start to show signs of wear. From chips to staining, these things can prevent your smile from looking as lovely and luminous as it once did. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist specializes in a range of treatments that can cover up or correct these issues. Some people think that these treatments are only accessible to those who have money to burn, but there are several ways to make cosmetic dentistry more accessible. Read on to learn four tips that will allow you to attain a more gorgeous grin on a budget.

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