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Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they give a number of benefits to patients. Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth shares a few of the most notable benefits below. A natural smile A dental implant looks and feels just like your own tooth. The color, shape and contour of the new tooth can be made to match your natural tooth. The result is a natural smile, that brings back your confidence and quality of life. With your new natural looking teeth, you will feel like smiling again. Eat and speak normally Did you have to give up on some of your favorite dishes since you lost your teeth? Or do you feel self-conscious when talking to your friends and associates, because missing teeth or dentures make it more difficult to speak clearly? Dental implants bring back the full function of natural teeth. No matter how hard, or sticky the food, dental implants can put it back on your menu. And they can restore your clear speech if you have found yourself repeating your words because others could not understand what you are saying. Neighboring teeth stay intact Other restoration methods often require neighboring teeth to be ground down to anchor the restoration in your mouth. Dental implants do not harm neighboring teeth. Stable and comfortable fit Since dental implants are fixed to your jaw bone, they are usually more stable, more comfortable and long-lasting than other restorations. On top of that, dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, which means that your body tolerates them. A long-lasting and proven solution Dental implants are very durable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants will last for many years or even a lifetime. Decades of research have gone into their functionality and stability, since the first patient received modern dental implants in 1965. Cost-effectiveness Implant treatment can be considered a long-term investment into your life and well-being. Compared to other restorations, costs can seem higher at first glance. However, higher maintenance costs, the potential increase in lost jaw bone, and, ultimately, the loss of even more teeth can make other restorations more expensive in the long run. Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth today if you have any questions about how dental implants can improve your health if you are missing...

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You Might Need Dentures

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

You Might Need Dentures

Dentures? Not me! If you’ve always figured that dentures are for others, you’re not alone. The truth is, dentures are more prevalent than you might think. Approximately 20 million women age 40 and over wear full or partial dentures, reports a 2009 Fixodent Beauty & Aging Survey. It’s a fact that a surprising 17% of adults age 65 years and older have had all their natural teeth removed, says a 2010 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of US adults needing dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020, per research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.   If you have lost more than two or three teeth, you need to dial Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth pronto. Why? You need some sort of prosthesis otherwise the pressure on the remaining teeth will be too great. If you have lost your back teeth and are thinking, ‘I still have my front teeth and they look good, so who cares,’ know that fewer teeth are doing all the work, and there is a greater chance of losing more teeth.   Sometimes dentures are an aesthetic choice. “I have patients who elect to have a denture earlier than they might absolutely need to because of the appearance of their front teeth,” says Dr. Phillips. Does it make a difference? According to Fixodent’s 2009 Beauty & Aging Survey, most female denture wearers (67%) say they smile more often since getting dentures. Even so, opting for dentures deserves careful thought, so consult with Brit Phillips DDS to determine what’s best for...

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North Texas Denture Center

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

North Texas Denture Center

North Texas Denture Center Traditional full dentures are usually a last resort option. Dentures are definitely not the end of the world, and if created properly, they can really enhance your smile and still allow for a decent chewing ability.  So if you’re missing most of your teeth and can’t afford or don’t want dental implants then a removable denture may be the best option for you. It’s very possible to get a set of dentures that look like real teeth.  If you have enough bone to support them, it’s also possible to have a set of dentures that give you good chewing ability for many foods. The cost of dentures will be the most affordable option compared to implants and implant supported options.  Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth  and the team at the North Texas Denture Center welcome you to learn more about modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry options. Here are some before and after examples of some of our past patients. Advantages of Dentures They can look great and feel like real teeth. North Texas Denture Center can add subtle imperfections which add to the realism of the teeth. There are many different levels of quality in denture teeth too–the better ones usually look more realistic. Dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth.  One upper or lower denture can replace all the missing teeth on that arch.  While dentures may not be inexpensive, compared to fixed bridges and implants, they definitely cost less than the alternatives. Removable dentures can support the cheek and facial structure.  By replacing the missing teeth with dentures, the face can appear full and dramatically change your look. Dentures help eating and speaking.  A proper fitting set of dentures can improve chewing, speaking and enhance your quality of life in a variety of ways. Questions? Please call your North Texas Denture Center today or use the form below to contact us privately. We are here to...

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New Smile in One Day with Implants

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

New Smile in One Day with Implants

New Smile in One Day with Implants   Can just four implants replace all the teeth in your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a resounding yes! Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults. In fact, more than 35 million people in America are missing all their upper and/or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called “all-on-four” dental implant restoration. All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you highly realistic-looking and functional prosthetic teeth. You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the all-on-four. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the all-on-four is how quickly it can transform your life. You can get a radiant, new smile in just one day By combining the precise technology of the all-on-four procedure with the expertise of our implant teams, Brit Phillips DDS has a way to give most patients a new smile in one day. Here’s why the all-inclusive approach at Brit Phillips DDS works for people who are missing most of their teeth: Your team of doctors, lab technicians and equipment are all in one patient-centered facility We’re able to place the all-on-four dental implants and the arches of your new teeth in your mouth while you are fully sedated You leave our center with a natural looking, fully functioning set of teeth — all in one day After your day with Brit Phillips DDS, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. You see, it takes dental implants some time to heal and fuse to your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and your team will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you. How do you know if the all-on-four from Brit Phillips DDS is the right option for you? Brit Phillips DDS offers a free consultation for first-time patients. At your consultation, you’ll receive a free 3D CT Scan. This scan will help determine if you need implants and assist your doctors in creating your treatment plan. So if you want to learn more about dental implants and unique all-inclusive treatment approach, simply schedule your free consultation. It’s...

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Denture Wearers Common Problems

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Dentures Fort Worth, Gum Recession, Healthy Smiles | 0 comments

Denture Wearers Common Problems

Moving or slipping dentures: Shrinking the of jaw bone and loss of surrounding gum tissues can cause dentures to become misaligned after a time. Even the best fitting dentures will likely become ill-fitted after awhile even with the best of care. Proper care and regular dental visits can prolong the life of your dentures and lessen the need for realignment or replacement and prolong the life of your dentures. Difficulty chewing certain foods: Certain foods may always be hard to chew for denture wearers. Smaller food items such as rice and sesame seeds can get lodged underneath the best fitting dentures easily. Ill fitting dentures are much more susceptible to these kinds of problems. Small food particles can easily get in between the denture and gums or roof of the mouth causing irritation and sometimes sharp pain if the offending item is hard or sharp in any way. Avoiding certain foods might not always be an option for some people so good denture care is almost always the best option. Wear and tear: The material that makes up dentures is not as strong nor as long lasting as natural teeth, meaning that replacement is likely inevitable over time. Refitting them as needed is a very effective way to preserve the longevity of your dentures. Good hygiene and regular cleaning with a soft bristle brush and a cleaner made for dentures will go a long way towards helping to make your dentures last longer as well. Avoid brushing with toothpastes as they are more abrasive and will and to the wear and tear of them over time. Storing dentures submerged in water or a cleaning solution will keep them form drying out and potentially warping as well.    ...

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Consequences of a Lost Tooth

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Dental Facial Rejuvenation, Dental Implants | 0 comments

Consequences of a Lost Tooth

Effects on jaw bone and gum When you lose a tooth, it disturbs the interplay between teeth and bone. Because gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough due to the missing tooth, the jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back. This can weaken neighboring teeth until they collapse. Teeth in the opposite jaw can then start growing into the gap. The more teeth are missing, the more challenging it can become to replace them. Effects on your appearance Missing teeth and a reduced jaw bone can make your face look older and wrinkly, and for your cheeks to become hollow and saggy, because they can no longer fully stabilize your lips and cheeks from the inside. Every tooth...

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Replacing Lost Teeth

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

Replacing Lost Teeth

Why its’ important to replace a missing tooth A single lost or damaged tooth can influence your daily life. Even though it may be at the back of your mouth and not visible from the outside, over time it can start affecting your appearance, self-esteem, your oral health and even your health in general. Learn more about what role each tooth has to play in your mouth, the consequences of tooth loss and when it is important to contact Dr. Phillips. Four reasons to talk to Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about a lost tooth: Unsure whether to see a doctor about your damaged or lost tooth? Here is a list of reasons to make an appointment.  1. One or more teeth in your mouth are missing or are going to be pulled A dental restoration at the right time can prevent further oral health complications that could affect remaining healthy teeth. 2. You’re avoiding certain foods, because they’re too difficult to eat Getting your tooth replaced restores your full chewing function, so you can go back to enjoying the foods you love. 3. You’re suffering from headaches or migraines since you’ve lost one or more teeth Missing teeth can often affect the positioning of your other healthy teeth, causing a misfit of the upper and lower jaws and stiffness in the muscle and joints. 4. Your facial silhouette has changed since you’ve lost one or more teeth A lack of teeth can severely reduce density of jaw bone, because it is no longer stimulated when chewing. This leads to a shrinking jaw line which makes you look older than you really are. If you can say yes to one or more of these reasons, call Brit Phillips DDS about modern dental restorations that will let you smile...

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Invisalign for Adults

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Healthy Smiles, Invisalign | 0 comments

Invisalign for Adults

You’ve probably wanted to have straighter teeth for a while, but at this stage in your adult life, metal braces are not a choice you are willing to consider. Invisalign® offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with other types of treatment. From the moment you start Invisalign treatment, you’ll enjoy a better smile every day. THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE TO ADULT BRACES Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find out how many people won’t even notice you’re going through treatment. That means not having to feel self-conscious about how you look. One thing people may notice, however, is that you’re starting to smile a whole lot more. LIVE LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT With Invisalign smooth, comfortable aligners, there are no irritating brackets or wires to worry about and no food restrictions that will change your eating habits. Plus with fewer doctor visits, Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle. MAINTAIN ORAL HYGIENE Invisalign treatment not only straightens your teeth, it allows you to continue to brush and floss as normal since the aligners are removable. As you know, having straight teeth can not only affect your oral health, it can impact your professional and social life as well. INVISALIGN FOR ADULTS It’s never too late to get the smile you deserve. If you want to learn more about Invisalign for adults, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth today...

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Denture Trouble Solutions Fort Worth

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

Denture Trouble Solutions Fort Worth

If you have lost many teeth or have a toothless jaw, the most common solution is dentures, also called false teeth. Dentures can get rid of many problems caused by missing teeth. But if dentures don’t fit well or aren’t given the necessary care, they can lead to a number of new problems. “I want to get rid of my uncomfortable dentures. Is there an alternative?” Consequences of badly fitting dentures Irritated gum and mouth Some denture wearers suffer from mouth infections caused by yeast, which settles on their dentures if they don’t fit properly. Moving dentures When you lose teeth, it disturbs the interplay between teeth and bone. Because gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough by the teeth and tooth roots, the jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back. When this happens, your dentures will become loose and need to be adjusted. Loose dentures can cause sore spots or even painful inflammations. Adhesive creams will only provide momentary relief and should be used sparingly. Repeated application of an increasing amount of cream can be tedious, time-consuming and often disagreeable for denture wearers. Difficulties eating, speaking and smiling As a denture wearer you certainly know the feeling of not being able to eat what you like. Maybe you even feel uncomfortable smiling or speaking in public for fear of losing your dentures in front of other people. Modern dental implant solutions can help you get rid of these problems and regain full tooth function and a natural look and feel. If you are experiencing denture issues, please contact Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth. You can use the confidential form below or call us at (817)...

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Before Dental Surgery Care Tips

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

Before Dental Surgery Care Tips

What To Do Before Dental Surgery Do not eat or drink before surgery for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Phillips. Brush and floss your teeth before you arrive. Do not wear make-up or lipstick. Bring some lip moisturizer for after surgery. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Fill your fridge with soft food that requires little chewing for the first few days. Arrange for someone to pick you up after surgery and to look after you and/or your children for the rest of the day. Treatment with dental implants is a surgical procedure and requires prior evaluation by Dr. Phillips to make sure your dental and general health permits dental implant...

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