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I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part IV (Dental Implants)

    The final option to replacing a missing tooth is to get a dental implant. A dental implant is, essentially, a titanium screw (some are made out of zirconium or a mix of titanium and zirconium).  It is meant to replace the root or roots of the missing tooth.  It is, in my opinion, […]

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part III (Bridges)

The second option to replacing missing teeth is what’s called a fixed partial denture; most commonly known as a “bridge”. Some people confuse the term and call partial dentures, bridges. There is a big difference. The main one being, bridges are permanently cemented in your mouth, whereas a partial denture is removable. Click here to […]

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part II (Removable Partial Dentures)

  I previously discussed the risks and complications of doing nothing to treat a missing tooth. For a patient who decides that they DO want to treat the missing tooth, there are several options. One option to treat missing teeth is a removable partial denture. A removable partial denture (RPD) is a prosthesis that comes […]

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part I

After having worked 9 years or so as a dentist, there are some questions I am asked numerous times; throughout the day, even. One of those questions is “what are my options to fill this empty space” or some variation of that question. Patients come in after having a tooth extracted (pulled) and want to know […]

The Birth of Premier Smiles

So, this is the very first blog post of Premier Smiles. In fact, it is also the very first blog post for me personally. Having never blogged before, I hope I do this correctly (can these even be done INcorrectly?) I sat here for a while, trying to figure out what topic our first blog should […]

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