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Dental implants are widely considered to be the best option for replacing missing teeth, as they are the only treatment that actually replaces the tooth root. Placing a dental implant requires a minor surgical procedure, but your recovery time should be fairly short. Most patients are able to eat solid foods again after just a few days, and are able to manage any pain or discomfort with over the counter painkillers.…Read Full Post
Dental crowns and dental veneers serve very similar purposes, but they are used in different ways. Dental crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened or damaged, while porcelain veneers are typically used in a cosmetic manner to correct imperfections in the front teeth.
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If you’re visiting a new dentist, it can be an intimidating experience, especially if you’re prone to dental anxiety. However, you can establish a rapport with your dentist and calm your anxiety with a conversation establishing expectations and delving into your oral health. It can be difficult to know when a dentist is genuinely concerned about an oral problem, or is simply trying to upsell you. These questions can help you to trust your dentist’s recommendations.…Read Full Post
We all know that porcelain veneers can look absolutely amazing when performed by a cosmetic dentist who takes his time to listen to your concerns and craft a beautiful smile unique to you. However, how do those porcelain veneers feel after they’re in? Will they be uncomfortable? Will you always be aware of them?
The answer is that porcelain veneers, when performed…Read Full Post
If your jaw is painful, and pops or grinds whenever you open your mouth, you should seek treatment. A painful, popping, grinding jaw is one of the main symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, and if left alone, will usually only get worse, not better.
Fremont TMJ dentist Dr. Jorge Montane has experience diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder. His treatment options go straight for the root…Read Full Post
A beautiful smile is a combination of the teeth and gums. Even if your teeth are healthy and white, if they are obscured by excessive or irregular gum tissue, they may not be as attractive as they could be. When gum tissue extends too far down the teeth, making your teeth look small or uneven, this is called a “gummy smile.”
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At Montane Dental Care, the process to have porcelain veneers placed takes 3 appointments. The first appointment is your consultation and wax-up, showing a general picture of what your end results will be like. The second appointment is to actually prepare your teeth and place temporary veneers on. The third appointment is when your final, custom-made veneers will be placed.…Read Full Post
If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you have a choice between traditional dental implants and mini dental implants. If you have significant bone loss in your jaw, you may not be a candidate for traditional dental implants unless you first undergo a bone graft. Mini implants can be a great choice for patients with bone loss who do not want…Read Full Post
There are many adults who never got their teeth corrected as children, but now wish they had straighter and healthier teeth. Luckily, you can still get braces as an adult, and the effects will be just as good. Dr. Jorge Montane offers both clear ceramic braces and Six Month Smiles for adults who want to straighten their teeth.
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The best way to replace missing teeth is usually considered to be dental implants. Dental implants are the only type of solution for missing teeth that actually replace the tooth root. The roots of your teeth play a vital role in maintaining jaw structure, and when a tooth root goes missing, it can lead to bone loss and eventually jaw collapse if enough are missing.…Read Full Post