Who Can Have Dental Implants?

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Dec 13, 2018 8:33:00 AM

While you may think dental implants might only be for older people, there are many, many people who make good candidates for this option.

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How a Good Dental Implant Match is Made to Your Own Teeth

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Dec 10, 2018 8:32:00 AM

Will the new tooth match the rest of my teeth? Will it be the same shape, size and color?

These are questions most patients, just like you, have when thinking about getting implants.

Not to worry. You’re going to like the answers and they’re all right here.

Certainly, looking good while receiving dental implants, especially for the front of your mouth, is of utmost importance. While the implant posts are settling in, a custom temporary crown is placed to fill in the spot. The temporary crown also is the blueprint for the final crown.

This allows several of the criteria for success to be worked out ahead of time. This is when the color and shape along with compatibility with the gum tissues and smile line, speech, and biting function are considered. There are many colors and shades available making a perfect match possible for your teeth.

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Here’s the Difference Between Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Dec 6, 2018 7:06:04 AM

You may have heard your friends and family talking about crowns or veneers and implants when it comes to having their teeth fixed. But these are three different types of restorations. Each one is meant for different forms of issues a patient might have.  

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Topics: Dental, implant, porcelain, veneers, crowns

How to Determine the Best Choice For You

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Dec 3, 2018 7:03:00 AM

You’re missing a tooth or maybe even many teeth. You want and need to do something.  You want to restore that wonderful smile you once had and be able to chew and eat again!  What can you do? What options do you have?

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Which Comes First…The Implant or the Braces?

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 26, 2018 6:26:00 AM

This is another classic "it depends" answer. Every dental implant and orthodontic case is different, with varying conditions, and goals for the outcome.  

Most often, however, it is best to move the teeth to an ideal position (orthodontics) creating the appropriate spaces and anatomy, then place the implant.  

However, it is quite common that dental implants are used as anchors for the orthodontic treatment.  And, in those cases, the implants are placed first.

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Yes. More Than One Implant Is Possible

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 22, 2018 6:25:00 AM

In some instances, it might be necessary to have more than one implant to replace more than just one tooth.

So, to answer the question if this is possible, the answer is Yes! Although it does depend on the overall health of your mouth.

If your mouth is healthy enough to undergo the procedure, you can have any number of your teeth individually replaced.  Putting a post and a crown to fill in the empty holes where needed.

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Meet the Doctor Behind Your Dream Smile

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 19, 2018 6:25:00 AM

He understands that for some patients, going to the dentist creates anxiety.

He takes the time to listen to your concerns.

He alleviates your fear of pain or trauma with the care he provides.

He answers all your questions.

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Dental Implants – Cost and Insurance

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 15, 2018 6:24:00 AM

Many people call and ask us, “How much is one implant going to cost?”  And this may very well be a question at the top of your list too.

I wish it was that simple to answer with a flat fee number. But it isn’t.

Obviously, costs vary greatly depending on your needs and desires.  The only way to determine actual cost is by coming in for a consultation and examination to find out if you have bone loss or if you’ll need one, two, or more implants.

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Sedation Dentistry and How It Can Take the Fear Out of Your Visits

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 12, 2018 6:23:00 AM

“Now, don’t judge – but I’m scared to death of the dentist. What if I need extensive work or implants? What are my options?” says many people everywhere…

And there is a way you can finally reclaim your health and your good looks with the miracle of sedation for dentistry.

Here’s some helpful info to ease those fears…

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What You Need to Know About the Time it Takes to Get Implants…

Posted by Dr. Maulik Nanavati on Nov 8, 2018 6:22:00 AM

If you’re considering having dental implants, the first concern you might express is about how much time it takes.

What is the recovery period? Will you need to miss work?  These are the 2 most common questions.

To put your mind at ease, here’s what you need to know.

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