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I Just Received Dental Implants; Can I Fly?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 8:58 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Dental implants are the best solution to tooth loss currently available because they look and function just like real teeth. Since placing them involves surgery, you might wonder if you can travel normally during the recovery period, and some people have particular concerns about flying due to changing air pressure. Read on to learn about traveling by airplane after receiving dental implants.


Your Brief Guide to Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 7:59 am
a graphic render illustrating All-on-4 dental implants

If you’ve heard of dental implants, you probably know that they’re considered the ultimate tooth restoration option in terms of look, feel, and functionality. One specific way in which they’re utilized is the All-on-4 method, which relies on strategically placing four implant posts into a patient’s jaw, coupled with a customized denture on top. Though this surgical procedure might sound a little intense, it’s nothing to worry about if you take the recovery period seriously and know what to expect. That said, here’s what you need to know and some tips to help you navigate the healing process.


What Makes Dental Implants So Successful?

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 6:49 pm

Digital model of dental implantAlthough bridges and dentures are supported by generations of success, 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth. They are unlike any other treatment because they replicate both the root and the crown. Not to mention, they have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades. Here are 6 secrets behind their track record of success.


What Is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 3:21 pm
a model example of dental implants in Richardson

While several treatments can help restore missing teeth, dental implants will provide the most comprehensive solution for your oral health. On top of having superior stability compared to dental bridges and dentures, they also help promote a strong and healthy jawbone in the long run. Though you can expect numerous benefits from this procedure, you might be wondering how long they can last. Keep reading to learn about the typical lifespan of dental implants and how you can make the most of your brand-new smile.


How to Manage Invisalign During the Holiday Season

December 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 2:42 pm
a woman smiling with Invisalign in Richardson

With the holidays in full swing, you’re likely excited to enjoy all the festivities this season has to offer. Other than spending time with loved ones and buying gifts, you’ll also have plenty of delicious meals to look forward to. That said, if you’re undergoing Invisalign, you may have to take certain steps to avoid running off track from your treatment plan. Keep reading to learn a few tips on how to keep steady progress with your orthodontic process during the holiday season!


Do You Need a Retainer After Invisalign?

November 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — epospecialists @ 2:02 am

Set of blue retainersIf you chose Invisalign to fix your bite and alignment, you’ve made a smart decision for your smile. Nothing is more exciting than finishing the last aligner in your series. Although you’re looking forward to not wearing aligners anymore, you’re going to need a retainer to lock in your results. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wear it for as long as your aligners. Here’s how long you can expect to need a retainer after finishing Invisalign.


4 Tips to Maximize Your Dental Insurance

September 28, 2022

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Dental insurance underline in blueA healthy smile relies on more than brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, many people skip seeing a dentist because they are concerned about the cost. If you’re among the 59% of Americans with dental insurance, you can get the care you need for minimal out-of-pocket expense. Here are 4 ways to maximize dental insurance benefits to achieve your best smile, even if money is tight.


3 Reasons Why Root Canals are Good News

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 2:22 pm
A patient receiving root canal therapy

So, let’s say you’re seeing your dentist for an oral health problem. Following a thorough exam, the latter explains that you need root canal therapy. Should you feel upset or afraid of this development? Not at all! Instead, you ought to feel relieved that you’re going to receive a root canal. You could even consider your upcoming treatment as good news. Read on to learn three reasons why root canals are ultimately a good thing.


Can Children Develop Gum Disease?

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 7:12 pm
Child at dentist

Nearly half of American adults over the age of 30 are suffering from gum disease to one extent or another. While it is very common amongst adults, gum disease is not as apparent in children, but teens and younger kids are still at risk for the condition. Fortunately, gum disease is usually easy to treat when caught early on. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease in children, its causes, and how it can be treated and prevented.


Why Do I Need Root Canal Retreatment?

May 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — epospecialists @ 1:20 am

Model of root canal procedureAccording to the American Association of Endodontists, 25 million root canals are performed annually. The procedure is designed to save severely damaged or infected teeth from extraction. Root canal therapy has over a 95% success rate, offering a long-term solution that can last for decades to a lifetime; however, some patients need to have the procedure repeated. Although it’s rare, there are situations when root canal retreatment is necessary. Here’s what you need to know to save your tooth. 


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