August 20, 2020
Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, life isn’t perfect, and sometimes we have to get some of our pearly whites removed. Although there are several options available these days to replace missing teeth, the most beneficial choice by far is dental implants. These titanium posts create a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like the ones you were born with. Before you can schedule your implant placement surgery, you have to first attend a consultation with your dentist. Here’s what that appointment might look like.(more…)
August 3, 2020
Whether it’s due to normal dental anxiety or worry that the dentist’s office isn’t clean enough to prevent infection, there are a lot of reasons why people have been putting off their routine dental checkups lately. However, these biannual appointments play an important role in ensuring excellent oral and general health, both of which are crucial considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic. If you’ve been thinking about postponing your checkup, your dentist has four reasons why you should reconsider.(more…)
July 16, 2020
Dental emergencies can be scary and never happen at a convenient time. In the event where you’ve accidently knocked out your tooth, it’s important to act calmly and quickly so that you can get to your emergency dentist in time and save your tooth. Continue reading to learn about the different steps you should take when dealing with this type of dental emergency.(more…)
At Bluff Creek Dental, our team members want to do everything they can to make dental visits comfortable and accommodating for patients. Over the years, we’ve realized that in order to do that in the best way possible, we are going to have to move locations! Around the end of August, our office will be moving to 15101 Crown at Lone Oak Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73013. Of course, a new location is not the only thing that’s in store for your future dental appointments, according to your dentist in Oklahoma City.(more…)
June 25, 2020
As someone with diabetes, you’ve been told you’re at a high risk for serious complications if you contract COVID-19. For this reason, you’ve been avoiding going out as much as possible. One day your dentist calls and reminds you that it’s time for your biannual checkup and cleaning. At first, you start to panic. Is it even safe to go to the dentist? Yes! Rest assured that your dentist takes your safety and comfort into account when planning for your appointment. Here are a few of the precautions your dental team is taking to alleviate your worries.(more…)
May 29, 2020
Dental offices across the nation have been closed (essentially only seeing patients with dental emergencies) for the last couple of months due to COVID-19. Now, practices are starting to gradually open back up for regular procedures like cleanings and fillings. If you have been to one of these appointments, you might notice that your dentist is starting to do things a little differently than they used to. One of these new protocols involves rinsing with an antimicrobial rinse, such as mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide and water, before your appointment begins. Why is your dentist having you do this? Keep reading to find out.(more…)
April 8, 2020
No one ever expects a dental emergency to interrupt their day, but it’s quite common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans needs urgent dental care annually. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the treatment they need right away because they don’t realize they are having a dental emergency. If you wait too long to see your emergency dentist, you might lose your tooth. Here are 4 common signs you need to call your dentist right away.
March 9, 2020
Have you been living without a full set of teeth? If so, then you may be feeling less confident about smiling and speaking before a group of people. However, there are even greater threats that you could face. You’ll find out about them as you continue reading, and how having your missing teeth replaced with dental implants will help to prevent these issues and restore the lifestyle you once knew!(more…)
February 23, 2020
If you’re among the 120 million Americans who have lost 1 or more teeth, you can enjoy a close replica of your natural smile with dental implants. Unlike any other dental prosthetic, they recreate the entire tooth structure, including the root. As a result, you’ll require an oral surgery to insert the post into your jawbone. The long-term success of dental implants requires your jaw to properly fuse to the post to support it. To give your new smile the foundation it needs to thrive, your dentist may recommend a bone graft.
February 20, 2020
Dental implants allow you to permanently replace your missing teeth using a prosthetic that closely mimics what natural gave you. Unlike any other solution, a dental implant replicates the entire tooth structure, including the root. As a result, it requires a multi-step treatment plan, but how long will the process take? Every plan differs, but here’s what you can except during each stage of your journey.