Pearl Dental Associates Blog
October 23, 2019
Getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth can change your life for the better, but you’ll have to adjust to them first. You might experience some mild pain or discomfort in the days following the procedure, as you would while recovering from any surgery; this is, of course, normal, but how will you know if it’s a sign of something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about monitoring and controlling your dental implant pain.
September 24, 2019
Braces aren’t the only solution for a straighter smile anymore. Over six million people have used Invisalign to correct crooked teeth, overbite and other orthodontic issues. But what’s it really like to live with clear aligners? Before you sign up for the treatment, take the time to learn the answers to these 6 common questions about what to expect with Invisalign.
July 23, 2019
Maybe you didn’t take great care of your teeth when you were younger. You’re starting to pay for it now as one or more of your teeth have needed to be extracted. These missing teeth have really been a blow to your self-esteem, because now you have unsightly gaps in your smile. You’ve heard about filling these gaps with dental implants, but are you really a candidate for them if the rest of your teeth are in bad condition? Read on to find out whether implants could still be an option for you.
July 18, 2019
Once you’re not a kid anymore, your teeth should no longer be wiggling. This includes dental implants. Although it’s rare for an implant to become loose, it’s a serious problem that can have consequences if left untreated. Let’s talk about what makes a dental implant loose, what signs to watch out for, and how your dentist can treat a loose implant.
June 19, 2019
Life with missing teeth can be challenging; you’re limited in what you can eat, you have trouble speaking clearly, and you’re reluctant to smile in front of people you don’t know. Dental implants can be an excellent way to fill in those gaps, but you might worry: how long will they last? Here’s what you need to know about the life expectancy of your new teeth – and how you can help extend it!
May 31, 2019
Dentists love to talk about dental implants when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not only do they look natural and let you eat normally, but they also help prevent bone loss in your jaw! They may sound miraculous, but of course, like any medical procedure, implants can fail. It’s important to learn about potential complications that can occur with dental implants and how to recognize them.
April 15, 2019
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that smokers who got dental implants are at a greater risk of experiencing implant failure, infection, and bone loss than nonsmokers. After investing in your new smile, you want to make sure that you take proper care of your implants so they last. Learn how smoking can put your oral and overall health at risk and make it difficult for your mouth to heal after implant surgery. (more…)
March 14, 2019
Tooth loss used to automatically mean a lifetime of wearing dentures or getting a bridge. Fortunately, dental implants came along (which are widely regarded as the best way to restore your smile) and changed everything. They offer many important advantages over bridges and dentures that help you maintain your quality of life after tooth loss. Keep reading to find out why implants are one of the best investments you’ll ever make and learn about the many benefits they provide!
February 7, 2019
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Did you know that 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have at least one untreated cavity? Tooth decay is one of the leading chronic health issues among children, and it can lead to much more serious issues than simple cavities. So, in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of oral healthcare for kids, your children’s dentist has put together some tips you can use at home for healthy smiles year-round.
January 23, 2019
Teeth that are failing or missing greatly impact your quality of life. Your ability to eat and chew with ease is gone, and you may not be able to enjoy the foods you were used to eating. You might also find yourself avoiding interactions with other people if you feel embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but how do you know what to look for when your shopping for dental implants in Scituate? Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.