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Four Issues Solved with Dental Implants

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At Modern American Dentistry, dental implants are a patient favorite because they solve a variety of dental issues.

Apart from looking natural and restoring confidence—by closing gaps brought by missing teeth—dental implants can also improve oral health! 

Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted in your jaw. After implantation, these posts fuse with your jawbone. This creates a stable foundation for above-the-gum line abutments and brand new teeth!

You can opt for a single implant or more than one.

A few strategically placed implant posts, in fact, are stable enough to host an entire bridge of new teeth or an affixed denture.

Let’s look at a few issues solved with dental implants, or a ...

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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

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Dental emergencies can be painful and scary. Some emergencies can even lead to permanent tooth loss. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it is crucial to contact our dental office immediately or, in some cases, head to your local emergency room.

The signs of a true dental emergency include:

  • A broken tooth
  • A lost restoration
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth trauma
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Fever
  • Bleeding

If you have been in an accident or suffered trauma, we strongly recommend going to the hospital where your dentist can be alerted to the situation.

How Our Office Responds to Your Emergency

At our Woodland Hills, CA dental office, we can respond to emergencies even after hours. Simply call our office and follow the easy phone prompts. ...

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Weighing Your Cosmetic Dental Options

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At Modern American Dentistry, our cosmetic dentist provides several cosmetic dental options—everything from the invasive to the non-invasive.

We even offer long-term cosmetic enhancements with quick dental chair time and treatments you can do at home!

No matter your needs or budget, we will do everything we can to provide the perfect cosmetic dental option just for you!

A  Bright Smile on Your Own Time

We provide custom whitening trays, which are contoured to fit your unique mouth shape. These trays, along with our prescription-strength gel, can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades.

Moreover, you can whiten your teeth with these trays and our solutions at home on your own time!

Our Restorations Look ...

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3 Good Reasons to Choose Dental Veneers

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At Modern American Dentistry, we’re experts when it comes to cosmetic procedures and treatments. And our Manhattan Beach dental veneer procedures are a big part of what we do.

If you want your teeth to be consistent in length or a homogeneous shade of white, dental veneers are a great option. Veneers can also conceal a chipped tooth and close small gaps between teeth. 

Veneers are thin but sturdy shells that adhere to existing teeth, giving your smile an amazing enhancement. 

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure or treatment, here are three great reasons to choose dental veneers. 

Veneers Are Versatile

Many cosmetic dental treatments and procedures are designed to correct a single issue, but veneers ...

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Amazing Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

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At our Manhattan Beach office, we’ve seen the amazing benefits of Invisalign clear braces first hand. And our satisfied clients could not be happier with the results they’ve had after choosing this smile-optimizing device. 

Invisalign clear braces are not like traditional braces. They are not bulky or irritating. There are no wires or brackets, and you can even remove the aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. 

In addition to giving you a new smile, here are a few more amazing benefits of Invisalign clear braces.

Invisalign Clear Braces Correct Your Bite

Bite problems can interfere with the way you speak and even change the profile of your lower face. In some cases, bite issues ...

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Waking Up Unrested? Sleep Apnea vs. TMJ

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired? Does this tired feeling persist throughout the day? Does your jaw ache? Head hurt? You could be suffering from sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

According to the latest statistics, more than 18 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, and 35 million have been diagnosed with TMJ.

Let’s look at the symptoms of sleep apnea vs. TMJ, the similarities, differences, and risks.

Sleep Apnea Overview

You go to bed early enough but wake up feeling tired. For most of us, this tired feeling diminishes after coffee or by late morning. But for people with sleep ...

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3 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea

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Many of us experience what’s called simple snoring that occasionally occurs because of illness or consuming too much alcohol too late in the evening. While annoying to your sleep partner, simple snoring isn’t necessarily a health problem.

But severe or excessive snoring is often the result of sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from this condition, and about 80 percent of these cases range from moderate to severe.

Why Sleep Apnea Is A Problem

We refer to it as “obstructive” because your airway is blocked, which prevents you from breathing ...

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