Are you missing a tooth and wondering what options are available to you? A dental implant is a great option to have when you are missing a tooth. Modern dental implants can be used in many situations from one missing tooth to multiple missing teeth. They are very predictable and present a more conservative way to replace what is missing in your mouth.
Halloween is around the corner! The costumes are being brainstormed, the houses and classrooms are being decorated and the treats are being bought, eaten, and bought again.
We all know that October is especially full of sugary, sweet treats. The kids are having classroom parties and the coworkers are filling those enticing little containers. By the time Halloween rolls around, we’ve all had more than enough chocolate, caramel and lollipops to send us running into the dental office for a deep cleaning. But there’s no need to have the kids hold back on knocking on as many doors as their energy levels will allow! Let them have fun, collect all the candy their treat bags will hold, pick out a few pieces to keep and enjoy and then bring them into ANY of our offices on November 1st, between 8am and 5pm to take advantage of our Halloween Candy Buy Back! We will trade $1 for every pound of Halloween candy that children 12 years old and younger bring in. Volunteers from Blue Star Moms will be weighing the candy. It will then be sent to our Troops serving overseas.
We can’t wait to see all the excited faces on November 1st!
Orthodontist Thais Booms talks about when and why phase one orthodontic treatment should begin.
Will it hurt? If there’s discomfort will it last? There are many questions when getting braces. Dr. Thais Booms speaks the truth about what to expect when you get yours.
After almost 3 years of working with the team at Personalized Dental, Doug shares what makes our office such a great environment for work and for our patients.
Dr. Thais Booms debunks the myths about Invisalign and talks about what it is, and what it isn’t.
PDC customer Ray shares with his love for the PDC staff, atmosphere, and how his teeth don’t hurt when he leaves the dentist.
Dr. Chris Cooper, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida, joined PDC in 2004 after serving for four years as a dentist in the Navy. When he’s not skiing, playing softball, basketball, or spending time with his family, he is making adults and kids alike feel comfortable in the dentist chair. Here, he shares his favorite things about working at Personalized Dental Care, such as the unique opportunity to create a relationship with his patients, ensuring their comfort, and creating positive dental experiences.
Dr. Thais Booms, University of Michigan grad and five-year PDC Orthodontist, answers the question of how old you should be to begin your orthodontic care.
She shares that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends every child be seen by an orthodontic by the age of seven. Additionally, Dr. Booms recommends bringing your child in once or twice a year after age seven for evaluation. This allows the orthodontist to achieve the best results by optimally monitoring growth, tracking the direction of teeth, and determining the best time to start treatment, resulting in the shortest treatment time possible.
Dr. Petersen and Dr. Townsend answer frequently asked questions about dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium pins that are placed inside the bone and replace the root. After the pin is implanted in the bone, it will receive the crown, or tooth portion, of the implant.
Why would someone need dental implants?
Dental implants replace a lost tooth. Anyone who has lost a tooth due to an accident, a tooth removal, periodontal disease, tooth decay, or another condition that resulted in a lost tooth could need a dental implant. Dental implants can replace single teeth, replace multiple teeth, provide support to hold dentures in place, be used for full mouth fixed restorations, preserve the bone once teeth/tooth is lost.
How long does the entire process take?
The process varies – anywhere from one day to 10 months. If the bone has to be regenerated, so that the implant has something to be supported by, that could take 6 months to rebuild the bone and another 4 months for the implant to attach to the bone.
Who is a good candidate for implants?
Almost anyone is a candidate for implants. Patients who may be less of a candidate include smokers, those with a disease such as diabetes, patients who have had radiation therapy, or those with any condition or treatment that reduces the patient’s healing capacity. This can reduce the chance that the implant will work. Most patients, though, are a good candidate for implants and should always be evaluated before other alternatives are considered.
Where can I find out more information about dental implants?