There's good reason that Invisalign clear plastic aligners have become such a popular option for those looking to get straighter teeth.They're clear so, especially from a distance, it's hard for anyone to even tell you have them in your mouth. They're removable so you have the option of taking them out when you're eating, when you need to brush your teeth or in other situations where it's inconvenient to have them in. And, also, they're quite effective! They've helped millions of people get straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles.So how do this little, clear plastic aligners work their … [Read more...] about How Does Invisalign® Make Your Teeth Straight?
The promise of dental discount plans is this... you pay a monthly or annual fee to be a part of their group and, in return, you can get significant discounts on dental services.But are these plans worth the cost? Below we take a look at the pros and cons of these increasingly popular plans.Dental Savings Plans vs. Dental InsuranceFirst thing to understand about dental savings plans is that they are different from dental insurance. Yes, ultimately the purpose of both is to save money on any dental treatments and procedures you may need. But how they work to deliver those savings is quite … [Read more...] about Are Dental Discount Plans Worth The Cost?
The price tag for dental implants can give many interested in them sticker shock. Coming in an an average of around $4000 per tooth for implants, many are on the lookout for cheaper, more affordable options to replace their missing teeth.As expensive as implants are, they are a highly effective, safe and proven successful way of replacing teeth. And they don't just have to be for the rich. Below we share 5 options for low(er) cost dental implants that may be available to you. There's no guarantee these options will work for your situation, but they could potentially save you thousands of … [Read more...] about 5 Options For Low(er) Cost Dental Implants
So you've decided it's time to do something about those diseased and/or missing teeth. And All on 4 dental implants seem to be an appealing option.All on 4 appeals to many with a lot of missing teeth because it uses only 4 implants (as opposed to 6 or more with traditional implants) to support an entire bridge of teeth. Because it uses fewer implants, the costs for All on 4 is generally lower than it would be with traditional implants.But how exactly does it work? What can you expect the All on 4 implant procedure to be like? Below, we've put together a short, easy to understand guide to … [Read more...] about A Short, Easy-To-Understand Guide To The All-on-4 Implant Procedure
Is a dental crown procedure in your future?If you have a weak tooth (or one that needs a bridge), your dentist may recommend one for you.Or, if you have an extremely discolored tooth and teeth whitening or veneers aren’t the best option, a dental crown may be just the thing to give you the bright white smile you're after.Either way, the dental crown procedure should take two visits to your dentist. The first one is where most of the action happens. The second one is putting the icing on the cake, so to speak. Dental Crown Procedure - Visit #1 During your first visit, your dentist will … [Read more...] about What is the Dental Crown Procedure Like?
It's difficult to come up with an average cost for dental implants. The average cost is around $2000 for a single implant. But they can range from about $1000 to $3000 per implant. And if you're talking about a full set up implants, the variation in pricing gets even bigger. A full set up implants can start around $24,000 and go up to $100,000 or so. So why such the big range in costs? Glad you asked! There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of dental implants. Below we're going to look at 9 of the main factors that can affect the costs. How Many Implants You Need You … [Read more...] about 9 Factors That Influence the Cost of Dental Implants
As with most things in life, dental implants have their good qualities and not so good qualities.If you're considering implants, you want to know it all - the good, the bad and the ugly - so that you can make the best decision about whether implants are a good choice for you or not. Below we take a look at some of the pros and cons of dental implants to help you decided if they are right for you. 6 Pros For Implants Dental Implant Look RealFor replacement teeth, you ideally want them to look as close to the real thing as possible. You don't want people to really know you're even wearing … [Read more...] about Dental Implants: The Pros and Cons
Invisalign© can be a great option to get straight teeth.But Invsalign, like pretty much anything in life, has its good points and bad points. So before you jump on the Invisalign bandwagon, you'll want to consider some of the drawbacks of them. Here are 10 common complaints patients have with wearing Invisalign... Maintenance Required (A lot of it) To keep your Invisalign aligners clean and in good shape takes a lot of maintenance. Mainly you’ll have to do a thorough job of cleaning your teeth (brushing and flossing) every time you eat. This can get to be a big hassle if you eat out a lot or … [Read more...] about 10 Issues With Invisalign
Curious about how veneers can help improve your smile? Below we take a brief, easy to understand look behind the scenes to see how veneers can make your smile look better and also how the process of getting veneers works.How Dental Veneers WorkVeneers are essentially an outer covering that gets placed over your existing teeth. You can think of them kind of like a case you'd put over your cell phone. If you don't like the look of the back of your cell phone or it gets damaged somehow, you can buy a cover to go over it. You just fit it over your cell phone and protects your phone, gives it … [Read more...] about Veneers: How Do They Work?
If you're considering getting dental crowns, one of the main questions you probably have is about how long you can expect them to last.Below we look at the answer to that question, explain why it's not an easy question to answer, what factors affect how long they last for and some research that helps provide as good as answer on how long they last as you're going to find.So let's get right to it...Based on information compiled from dentists, insurance companies and some academic studies, the average amount of time that dental crowns last for is in the 5 to 15 year range.That's a pretty … [Read more...] about How Long Dental Crowns Last