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Can I Get Cosmetic Dentistry If I Have Gum Disease?

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, you might have heard that it’s important to have good oral health before you can beautify your smile. Does this mean that you can’t get cosmetic dentistry if you have gum disease (also known as periodontal disease)? Not necessarily.  The best way [...]

Things To Look For In An Implant Dentist

Dental implants are usually very successful and give you beautiful, durable results. But the success of your dental implant depends on your implant dentist, so it’s important that you take the time to choose your implant dentist carefully. At Rice Dentistry in Irvine, CA, we encourage [...]

Survey Shows Complications Common for Dental Tourism

Dental tourism has become, unfortunately, a common way for people to try to find cheaper dental treatment. It might seem like a triple win: get a vacation, get dental treatment, and save money. However, the reality is that it’s actually a great way to ruin your vacation, create a need for urgent dental care, [...]

You Can Give Dental Implants a Second Try

Dental implants are a very successful technology. In about 98% of cases, they work great and last longer than our long-term studies. But in some cases, dental implants do fail. But even in this case, you might not have to give up on your dream of having a replacement tooth that looks [...]

Is It Time to Replace Old Dental Work with Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often the best solution to tooth loss, but they’re not the only way to approach tooth loss and tooth damage. Often people choose other options before they decide on dental implants in Irvine. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your previous dental work? Here’re some [...]

Can Invisalign Fix Your Overbite?

Invisalign initially began as a radical experiment in orthodontics. Treatment was limited. Results were less predictable, and some types of movements were just impossible. But over the last 20 years of research, design, and redesign, Invisalign’s ability to treat more and more different orthodontic problems has expanded. Since 2017, Align [...]

Smile Makeover Doesn’t Have to Be Invasive to Give Great Results

If you are unhappy with your smile, you might be considering a smile makeover. However, there might be one thing that holds you back: dental anxiety. You might be concerned that getting a smile makeover means you’ll need to spend a lot of time getting extensive invasive dental procedures in [...]

Dental Implants a Better Solution If You Have Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is an uncommon autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks your body’s moisture-producing glands. This can cause dryness in the eyes, mouth, and throat. However, as a rheumatic disease, Sjögren’s syndrome also causes symptoms that overlap with rheumatoid arthritis. This includes attacks on the temporomandibular joints and the jaw muscles. The [...]

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