Restorative Dentistry- Hendersonville, TN.
If you’ve ever wondered why restorative dentistry takes so long or requires so many appointments, you’ll be please to learn about CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, also knows as CEramic REstoration. This high tech approach can get you finished with your treatment in a single dental visit at Hendersonville Family Dentistry. This is what you should know about the CEREC treatment process.
Treatment Process for CEREC
CEREC is a type of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)dentistry . Our team will prepare your tooth and then take a digital image using specialized equipment and software.
Treatment only takes a single visit. Nobody likes going to the dentist multiple times for a single problem. During the first visit, you not only need to have a mold taken which is uncomfortable enough in itself. You also need to have a temporary crown put on the tooth and hope that it lasts, without much discomfort until your second visit.
Some crowns, bridges, and fillings are made of metal. While lead-free metals can be safe, silver and gold-colored objects in your mouth aren’t attractive. CEREC crowns and bridges are made of ceramic, and fillings are porcelain. They are closer to the natural color of your teeth. In addition, porcelain fillings can be more durable than composite ones.
CEREC lets you avoid multiple trips to the dentist, and it can also give better results. Ask. Dr. Harbin & Dr. Jones to find out whether it is an option for you.
Does A Dental Implant Fail?
It is rare that your body will reject your dental implants. However, this does not mean that your dental implant will not fail. A successful dental implant is one that is placed in healthy bone and is properly cared for after the surgery takes place. There is only one major reason why a dental implant would be rejected:a titanium allergy. The majority of dental implants are made with titanium because it has proven to be the most biologically compatible of all metals. On average, less than one percent of potential dental implant recipients reported an allergy to titanium.
Dental Implant Failure
The most common cause of dental implant failure in the upper and lower jack is bacteria. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. If you have bacteria in your jawbone at the time of your dental implant, it can spread from implant to implant, causing dental implant failure.
If you do not take proper care of your dental implants, that could also cause them to fail. You also have to take proper care of the implant and keep your mouth clean. The development of excessive bacteria around the implant and in surrounding tissues can lead to implant failure.
Teeth grinding is another reason dental implants fail. When you grind your teeth, it can move the implants out of position. Therefore, you should wear a mouth piece when you go to sleep if you know you grind or clench.
If you take care of your implants by practicing good oral hygiene and visit our office at Hendersonville Family Dentistry you shouldn’t have any problems with your new dental implants. As always ask Dr. Jones about any questions or concerns you have about your dental implants.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is national breast cancer awareness month where a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness.
Our office other than myself, Dr. Jones & Ryan our Insurance Coordinator is made up of all women. Since they are indeed women we as a office feel that breast cancer awareness month is very important.
Know the Facts
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a startling statistic.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer saves many thousands of lives each year.
Hendersonville Dentist Talks Floss!
Did you know nearly 27% of patients lie about how often you are flossing. The reason is fairly simple, people don’t like to floss. In fact, they’s rather wash dishes, clean a toilet or even spend time doing their taxed than gloss. The ADA association reports that nearly 50% if Americans floss daily, and 18% don’t floss at all. YUCK!
When you consider that flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities and not flossing is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, it makes you wonder why more people don’t do it.
Flossing Facts- Hendersonville Family Dentistry.
- The most important thing is to just floss regularly. Whether you floss before or after you brush it doesn’t matter as long as you are flossing.
- Try storing floss in your car, in your bag or in your office drawer then break it out when you have time.
- Flossing removes plaque from area’s between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. If this plaque isn’t removed, it can eventually harden into calculus or tartar leading to gum disease.
- You need not use any dental floss to clean between your teeth. There are other options specifically made for the purpose, like pre-threaded flosser’s, tiny brushes that can reach between your teeth, pointed rubber tips, or wooden plaque removers.
- Flossing should not be painful!
- Be aware of flossing too hard it could damage the tissue between your teeth.
- Children should start to floss as soon as they have two teeth that touch.
Relax with Sedation Dentistry
We understand that many of our patients have a fear of dentistry. You may be concerned about experiencing pain from sensitive teeth or routine procedures. General anxiety is also common. Do not put off visiting Hendersonville Family Dentistry where we offer various types of sedation to take the pain and fear out of your dental procedure.
Types of Sedation at Dental Office in Hendersonville-TN.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation- For many patients, nitrous oxide, combined with local anesthetics, will provide pain relief and reduce dental anxiety. You will be capable of driving shortly after the procedure is completed.
- Oral Injected Sedation- With oral sedation, you may be given a pill or liquid to consume several hours before your procedure. You will not be able to drive yourself to the appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide with Oral Sedation- If you experience higher levels of anxiety an oral injected sedative can be offered before nitrous oxide is started. This is also effective for reducing anxiety regarding the injection of local anesthetics.
- General Anesthesia- This type of anesthesia can be offered as an inhaled gas or intravenous liquid. If no oral sedative is given before the general anesthesia is administered, you should wake up quickly after your procedure is complete.
Do not hesitate to as Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones about receiving sedation or pain prevention when you visit. We will be glad to explain the options we have available and aswer all your questions to ensure that your exam is pleasant for you.
Dental Insurance Benefits
Do you have dental insurance? Unsure? Well if you have health insurance than more than likely you are paying into for dental insurance as well. So my next question is, have you been to the dental office recently? Are you going for your periodical cleanings, or needing dental work done? Then what are you waiting for! If you are paying into your company, or it’s coming out of your check each week, then why are you not using your dental benefits?
There should be NO EXCUSE! You are allowing your dental benefits go to waste. Oh, so you are waiting until you have a major toothache. Well that’s just pardon my language stupid that is just going to cost you more money. Why no maintain your smile, visit your dentist twice a year and take up on the opportunity of your dental benefits.
Schedule Your Appointment Today.
Please, don’t wait until December to try and make an appointment with our office, because more than likely we won’t have any appointments available for you. Call our office today 615-822-8262 to schedule your appointment. This gives you plenty of time if you need treatment to plan ahead and schedule it and work it out with your schedule.
Again, you are paying for your dental benefits so why allow that money go to waste. If you don’t use them, you lose them. These benefits do not roll over to next year.
Can you believe it’s already September? At Hendersonville Family Dentistry we know that gingivitis the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t recognize the warning signs, bleeding and swollen gums, as a precursor to gum disease. This month, a national campaign is under way to raise awareness about gum health and periodontal disease, and we wanted to help do our part to spread the word!
Important Steps to Healthy Gums.
Studies have been published every year linking oral health, including the gums, to the health of other areas of the body, such as your heart. One of the most important steps to improving the care of your gums is recognizing the warning signs for gum disease. These can include:
- Gums that appear red or swollen
- Gum that feel tender
- Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing)
- Gums that recede or pull away from the teeth
- Persistent halitosis, or bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position
If you happen to notice any of these sings with your or your child, please schedule an appointment at our office in Hendersonville, TN. Our team will begin taking proactive steps to prevent gingivitis and gum disease, while showing you how to improve hum care in your or your child’s daily oral hygiene habits.