Efficient, affordable, and providing excellent results, the All-on-4 dental implant in Dallas is an increasingly popular option in tooth replacement. What is an All-on-4 dental implant? And is All-on-4 right for you? Dr. Chilcoat takes a look at these and other question related to this type of tooth replacement in this installment of the Texas Wisdom blog.
Texas Wisdom Blog
May 31, 2016
April 11, 2016
Dental 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.
March 4, 2016
February 15, 2016
Thanks 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.
January 7, 2016
Third 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.
December 11, 2015
If 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.
November 27, 2015
You 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.
October 8, 2015
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.
September 17, 2015
Many 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.