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April 11, 2016

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 3:46 pm

dental implantsDental implants are highly sought due to the high success rate and unmatched benefits. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, implants offer a permanent solution that closely mimics natural teeth in terms of function and appearance. However, dental implants are costlier than other types of tooth replacement procedures. Many simply can’t afford implants if dental insurance doesn’t help cover the cost. But, does insurance cover the cost of implants? The answer isn’t so cut and dry. Depending on your insurance, some of the implant procedure may be covered, while some portions may not be covered at all. As implant experts, we have the answers to your questions about insurance and implants.
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March 4, 2016

The Best Tooth Replacement Option Available

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:00 am

tooth replacementLosing a tooth is a common occurrence, whether due to injury, decay, or gum disease. Once a tooth is lost, you lose 10 percent of your chewing ability. Not to mention, when left untreated, the tooth loss will lead to the destruction of bone and gum. Your oral health and quality of life can drastically decrease just from one missing tooth. Thankfully, you have many tooth replacement options. Of the most preferred option for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Dental implants are a permanent way to fill the gap from a missing tooth, while producing many additional benefits.
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February 15, 2016

Alternatives to Dentures

Dr. Chilcoat @ 4:05 pm

denturesThanks to advancements in dentistry, you now have many alternative options to dentures. The latest innovations allow you to resolve the issues of missing teeth using various restorative procedures that offer more benefits than traditional dentures. At Texas Wisdom Teeth, we provide a number of restorative procedures to regain the function of your teeth, while giving you a million-dollar smile.
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January 7, 2016

Possible Complications after Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dr. Chilcoat @ 12:24 pm

Teenage girl with a toothahce needs wisdom teeth removalThird molars, informally referred to as wisdom teeth, are the last set of teeth to erupt from the jawline. An evolutionary hangover from a time when coarse foods and poor hygiene resulted in extensive tooth loss for people by their late teens and early twenties, modern diets and hygiene routines mean patients typically keep their healthy, natural teeth well past their early twenties making a third set of molars unnecessary. Approximately 85% of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, and it is the most common type of oral surgery performed in most dental offices. Patients have wisdom teeth removed due to crowding that may cause other teeth to shift, and impaction, the inability of a tooth to erupt from the gum line. While this procedure typically presents minimal risk for patients, there are a few potential oral health concerns directly related to wisdom tooth extraction, and knowing the warning signs and symptoms of each is the best way to ensure your recovery period is quick and comfortable.
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December 11, 2015

Bone Grafts for Dental Implants Explained

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:41 am

bone grafts for dental implantsIf you’re missing one or more teeth, you probably know by now that dental implants are the absolute best method of replacement. Nothing else replaces the missing tooth and its root, keeping your jawbone intact and even preventing further tooth loss. But sometimes, teeth have gone missing for so long that significant degeneration has occurred in the jaw — and a little preparation is necessary before dental implants can be successful. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of bone grafting your Texas Wisdom Teeth dentist chooses from to prepare your mouth for the sturdiest tooth replacement.

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November 27, 2015

When To Get a Tooth Extraction? Your Dentist Answers

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:28 am

tooth extractionYou probably thought you were finished losing teeth around the age of 12, but sometimes teeth just have to be pulled — even well into adulthood. Trauma, decay or some other damaging effect can all cause teeth to require extractions, and when that happens to you, it can seem really traumatizing. Fortunately, Dr. Chilcoat has years of experience in tooth extraction, guaranteeing you the comfortable, easy process you want… and deserve. Keep reading to learn more.

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October 8, 2015

Wisdom Teeth Removal with the Dallas Oral Surgeon

Dr. Chilcoat @ 3:13 pm

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is specially trained to perform many kinds of surgical procedures in and around the mouth, face and jaw. These surgeries include wisdom teeth removal, dental implant surgery, jaw realignment surgery and soft tissue repair. Thus, oral surgeons effectively bridge a gap between dentistry and medicine, and therefore must complete an additional four to eight years of specialized training beyond the years of education they receive in dental school.
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September 17, 2015

You’ve Lost too Much Bone for Dental Implants, Now What?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:39 pm

Woman smiling with beautiful dental implants from texas wisdom teethMany patients who would love to restore their smiles with dental implants have been told that inadequate bone density is preventing them from the stable, natural looking smiles of their dreams. Lucky for you, implant dentistry advances every year, and your trusted North Texas oral surgeons at Texas Wisdom Teeth  help patients with bone loss or resorption get the permanent smile replacement results possible with dental implants. Call to find out more about dental implants, or to schedule your consultation with our Dallas, TX dental team today.
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September 3, 2015

Missing Tooth? Know Your Replacement Options

Dr. Chilcoat @ 8:08 am

Missing teeth can be fixed.If you’re suffering from the damaging effects of a missing tooth, you need to know that you have several options for replacement. Click to read and learn which is best for you.

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August 25, 2015

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

tntadmin @ 9:40 am

x-ray of wisdom teeth

Whether wisdom teeth are impacted—meaning they have not yet erupted through your gum tissue—or not, having them removed necessarily involves surgery. This surgery is required to help you avoid future dental problems such as pain, infection, an abscess or damage to adjacent teeth. Like almost any other type of surgery, some discomfort and recovery time is to be expected after wisdom teeth removal. At Texas Wisdom Teeth in Dallas, TX, Dr. Chilcoat and his attentive team want you to be fully aware and prepared for what you can expect post-surgery, so your recovery will go as smoothly as possible.
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