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Why Healing Caps Are Useful, But Not Critical to Dental Implants

Replacing your missing teeth is an exciting journey we can’t wait to take you on. If you’ve settled on dental implants as your choice, you’re in for a lifetime of a highly stable and functional replacement option that feels close to natural teeth. During your procedure, there is one aspect that not all patients [...]

Restorative Dentistry Should Be Cosmetic Dentistry

Although the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the state of California are allowing dentists to start offering routine and elective care, we understand that many people are still limiting their dental care to urgent, if not necessarily emergency, dental procedures. This includes restorative dentistry.  However, that doesn’t mean that you [...]

Why Does My Dental Implant Hurt?

After the initial healing period, your dental implant should be comfortable. In fact, you should pretty much forget it’s there most of the time (except, hopefully, when it comes time to clean it). If you develop dental implant pain years later, it’s not a good sign and it demands attention. [...]

10 Most Common Causes of Chipped and Cracked Teeth

Chipping and cracking teeth can range from a minor cosmetic issue to a major emergency, depending on the severity of the injury. It's also usually preventable, if you can avoid these common causes. Playing Sports without a Mouthguard Any kind of zestful exercise can put your teeth at risk. Whenever a bunch of people are [...]

Head and Tooth Injuries Very Common in Water Polo

Water polo is an aggressive sport where people frequently come into contact. The nature of the game creates numerous fast-moving arm swings, usually over the head, which increases the potential for head injury. Now a new study from the University of California Irvine reveals that people playing water polo are at a high risk for [...]

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