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How Dental Implants Help Full tooth Loss

Missing teeth can be frustrating and negatively impact your self-esteem. You can no longer enjoy your favorite foods or laugh and smile with ease. At Modern American Dentistry, our dental implant dentists understand how you feel, which is why they offer quality dental implants for all degrees of tooth loss.

If you have a missing tooth or full tooth loss, dental implants in Woodland Hills or Manhattan Beach, CA can help!

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a thin post. This post is implanted in your jaw, bonds with your jawbone, and creates a stable foundation for a natural-looking tooth restoration.

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement ...

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How Preventive Dentistry Starts at Home

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Preventive dentistry starts at home, but a dentist and hygienist also play a vital role.

The first step in prevention is brushing and flossing regularly—at least twice per day—and avoiding sugary treats and beverages.

However, this is only part of it. Without regular dental exams and twice-yearly teeth cleanings in Manhattan Beach or Woodland Hills, CA, even the best oral health routine at home will not be enough to prevent:

  • Cavities
  • Gum infections
  • Dental emergencies
  • Periodontal disease

The Goals of Preventive Dentistry

The goals of preventive dentistry are to prevent infections, cavities, periodontal disease, dental emergencies, and other issues that may compromise your oral health and cause tooth loss or the need for aggressive therapies.

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Invisalign Versus Traditional Metal Braces

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Many people want straight teeth, but do not want the metal and brackets associated with clear braces. The alternative is Invisalign. With Invisalign clear braces in Manhattan Beach and Woodland Hills, CA, you get the benefits of braces through Invisalign technology, but without the hassle of metal, brackets, and wires.

Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces

Aside from discretion, Invisalign also offers other benefits over traditional braces. These benefits include:

  • Aligner removal for optimal brushing and flossing
  • Aligner removal for eating
  • Comfort because of the clear plastic design as opposed to the heavier metals of braces. Invisalign also relies on low pressure to straighten teeth rather than the tightening appointments required for traditional braces.

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4 Ways to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

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At Modern American Dentistry, we’ve found that the most common dental emergencies are infections. We also know that these infections come with excruciating pain and swelling. But infections are not the only dental emergencies.

Our Woodland Hills, CA emergency dentist treats dental emergencies often and focuses on relieving pain and saving your tooth or teeth.

Let’s look at ways that you can prevent dental emergencies.

1. A Solid Oral Hygiene Routine

Our Woodland Hills emergency dentist recommends brushing and flossing twice per day.

This is the foundation of a clean and healthy mouth and goes a long way toward preventing dental infections.

2. Avoid Sugar

Chewing gum and candy with sugar and drinking sweet drinks can lead ...

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3 Times When a Dental Extraction Is Your Best Option

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At Modern American Dentistry, we understand your trepidation. No one likes to think about tooth extractions, but dental extractions are sometimes necessary and, in some cases, can even contribute to a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Let’s look at times when a dental extraction—or extractions—in our Woodland Hills, CA dental office are your best option.

1. The Misery of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are not necessary teeth. You don’t chew with them. You don’t need them to anchor anything. In fact, these troublesome teeth can encroach on other teeth and cause pain and shifting.

Sometimes, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, too, which is an invitation to root and gum infections.

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Why Modern Dentures Are a Great Option

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At Modern American Dentistry, we understand that losing your teeth can be a traumatic experience. However, today’s dentures are heads above the dentures from decades ago.

The modern dentures in our Woodland Hills, CA dental office are high quality, fit perfectly, and are completely natural looking.

Denture Options

At Modern American Dentistry, we offer several denture types, including removable dentures, partial dentures, and affixed dentures.

A removable denture is a standard, high-quality prosthesis that takes the place of natural teeth. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning, realignments, or other purposes.  

Partial dentures, designed for patients who still have viable teeth, are removable. A partial denture, however, is anchored to surrounding teeth, which keeps ...

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We Can Treat Your Dental Emergency

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Dental emergencies are frightening. Whether you have lost a tooth or are experiencing swelling and pain, our emergency dentist at Modern American Dentistry wants to help you recover quickly.

The good news is that with prompt action even a tooth that has been knocked out can be saved. We can also relieve your pain quickly and begin treatment immediately depending on your situation.

Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

Many of us have experienced tooth sensitivity at one time or another, but dental emergencies are different.

If you have a dental emergency, you may experience one or more of the following:

  • A lost tooth
  • A broken crown
  • A fever
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding

When in doubt, call our office. The staff ...

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