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September 12, 2018

3 Benefits of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Following Oral Surgery

tntadmin @ 1:49 pm

Man in dental chair talking to dentistPlatelet-rich fibrin, often referred to simply as PRF is a post-surgical treatment used to improve the comfort and efficacy of almost any oral surgery, including bone grafts, tooth extractions, and gum recontouring. PRF is made from your blood, so it’s completely natural. The blood is separated using a centrifuge into plasma, red blood cells, and PRF. PRF is a yellow, jelly-like substance is made up of fibrin, white blood cells, and bone growth factors. These biological materials are essential factors in the healing process, and when applied following oral surgery, they can decrease risk for infection, accelerate healing, and improve the comfort and safety of almost any surgical treatment.

1 – Diminished Risk of Infection

Following advanced oral surgery and other dental solutions that may impact the soft tissue, PRF can be applied directly to the surgical site. This application actually creates a seal that keeps bacteria out of the surgical area and allows the tissue to heal with significantly diminished risk for infection.

2 – Accelerated Healing

Use of PRF following advanced treatment for gum disease accelerates healing, controls inflammation, and delivers the desired results within just a few days of treatment. The shorter healing time leads to improved comfort and reduces risk of infection, allowing patients to reclaim their healthy smile right away.

3 – Safety & Comfort

Using PRF can dramatically decrease swelling and discomfort following any surgical treatment, and it stimulates the production and retention of gum tissue volume and jawbone density. Patients worry that introducing PRF into their system is unsafe. However, PRF is produced from a patient’s own blood cells. That means PRF is highly biocompatible, making it safe and effective to use.

Meet Dr. Brown

Skilled Dallas oral surgeon, Christopher Bao Brown, DDS, provides patients with a wide range of surgical treatments at Texas Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of the field, Dr. Brown regularly incorporates the latest oral surgery techniques and technologies into treatment at his oral surgery practice. That includes offering platelet-rich fibrin following almost any surgical service to improve comfort, safety, and treatment efficacy. If you want to learn more about PRF or any of the complex oral surgery services we offer, contact Dr. Brown and his Dallas dental team to schedule a consultation. Many of our patients are referred to us by their general dentists, but you don’t need to wait for a referral. We’re here to help!

July 30, 2018

Why an Oral Surgeon May Recommend Bone Graft before Implants

Dr. Chilcoat @ 6:30 am

older couple consulting with professionalLong-lasting dental implants require two things in particular: a strong jaw bone and a generally healthy lifestyle. The second part is up to you, but when it comes to the first, your oral surgeon in Dallas can help to ensure that your mouth offers the right environment for successful dental implants. If you have been missing teeth for quite some time or have had periodontal disease, you may need to have a bone graft before you can get dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about how it works and what to expect with this procedure.

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June 5, 2018

How to Tell if Your Dental Implant in Dallas is Failing

Dr. Chilcoat @ 9:23 am

single tooth implantDental implants enjoy a very high success rate — they thrive in well over 90 percent of patients. However, it’s a sad fact that sometimes these tooth replacements don’t live up to expectations. It may be because of infection, a patient’s health conditions, or other factors. But how can you tell if you need to seek treatment for a failing dental implant in Dallas? Here are some signs to watch out for.

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May 12, 2018

Discover the History of Dental Implants in Dallas

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:17 pm

dental implantsOver the last couple of decades, you have probably heard plenty of discussion about the benefits of dental implants in Dallas. Today, they are widely used to replace missing teeth because they offer over a 95% success rate. While you may think that they are a fairly new advancement in dentistry, they actually have a long history. In fact, many ancient civilizations used them to fill the space of missing teeth. As time went on, their use in history helped to pave the road for success in modern dental care.
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April 11, 2018

What Is Dental Tourism? Is It Safe?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:40 am

woman at the dentistDental tourism sounds like a dream. What could be better than going on an awesome vacation and coming back with a healthier smile — and saving potentially hundreds of dollars on your dental bill in the process? It’s gotten more popular over the past decade, as travel becomes easier and access to information is faster than ever. If you are considering booking a flight somewhere else to avoid the cost of something like dental implants in Dallas, we ask you to consider just a few things first.

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March 14, 2018

Dental Implants VS Removable Dentures

tntadmin @ 11:53 am

Senior woman pointint to replaced teethIf you’ve experienced extensive tooth loss, it’s essential that you replace missing teeth as soon as possible. However, before you move forward with a treatment plan, you may want to take a few moments to consider the benefits of prosthetics supported by dental implants versus traditional, removable dentures. An oral surgeon or dentist will be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option and help you make the best decision for your unique situation.
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February 7, 2018

Is it True That I Can Get Brand New Teeth in a Day in Dallas?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:43 am

woman apple Do you have ill-fitting dentures that you wish you could replace? You’ve already had to suffer from tooth loss, the last thing that you want is to face more problems from slippage, irritating dentures that just won’t stay in place.

If you’re ready for a more permanent solution to your tooth loss concerns, it’s time to explore a better restorative option: teeth in a day in Dallas! Learn more about how you can leave our office after one visit with a full, new, stable smile.

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January 10, 2018

The Many Treatments Available from Your Oral Surgeon in Dallas

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:15 pm

Learn more about oral surgery!You may already know that your dentist performs some basic oral surgery. Whether you’ve gotten a tooth extracted, such as your wisdom teeth, or you needed a root canal done, your oral surgeon in Dallas can perform that and far more.

Whether it’s dental implants, a biopsy, or bone grafting, your oral surgeon can do it! If you’re figuring out what treatment you need done, just keep reading to learn about them and how they can benefit your future oral health.

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December 15, 2017

My Teeth Are So Bad! Am I Still a Candidate for All on 4 Implants?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 3:42 pm

woman holding bad teeth illustrationBad teeth can put a damper on your daily activities, whether you’re trying to eat a meal or out for a night on the town. If your pearly whites aren’t functioning the way that they should, you might be busy researching ways to reclaim a healthy, attractive, and functional smile. All on 4 implants might be right for you! Yes, even if the natural teeth that you have remaining are in poor condition, it is possible that you can undergo this procedure and enjoy the improved quality of life that comes with healthy teeth.

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November 26, 2017

4 Things You Need to Know About the Cost of Dental Implants

tntadmin @ 1:52 pm

Dentist talking to patient about dental implantsWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants have quickly become the gold standard in dentistry. However, many patients shy away from this treatment option because the initial cost is high. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants replace the lost root structure of the tooth and provide natural support for the replacement teeth. There are additional costs associated with this, but by recreating a more natural tooth structure, your dentist can deliver a permanent tooth replacement option.
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