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Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

November 8, 2019

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model of dental implantDental implants are an investment in your oral health and your quality of life because they closely replicate your natural teeth. A titanium implant post is inserted into the jawbone to act as a new root while an abutment connects a custom-made restoration to it. Together, they offer a solution that can last for several decades with the right aftercare. Unfortunately, many people think dental implants are not an option because of their cost. Although you will pay more upfront, they are more affordable and cost-effective than you might have heard. In fact, you might even be able to use your dental insurance to rebuild your smile without breaking the bank.
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4 Reasons To Replace Missing Teeth and How Dental Implants Can Help

October 5, 2019

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3D image of a single implant in lower jawboneMissing a tooth doesn’t impact your oral health very much, right? Think again! Most people are surprised to learn about the many unanticipated consequences of losing even one tooth. And since tooth loss is so common, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will experience it at some point. Fortunately, we live in a day and age where there are excellent replacement options like dental implants that look and feel incredibly natural. Keep reading to learn about the 4 problems you can develop if you fail to replace your missing teeth.

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What Are the Parts of a Dental Implant?

September 25, 2019

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diagram of dental implant

Dental implants have been used for decades as a way to easily replace missing teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re probably interested in dental implants to restore your smile. Maybe you want to learn a little bit more about them before you invest in them. That’s why we’ve written this guide to the parts of a dental implant.

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What Can I Do About My Worn-Down Dentures?

August 30, 2019

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A pair of dentures According to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, almost 37 million people wear full dentures. One of the most popular types of restorative treatments, full and partial dentures can help restore your ability to smile, eat and speak. But what happens when you need to fix this restorative appliance? In this post, your dentist will explain the common repairs available and list some alternatives to traditional dentures. 

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How Microscope Technology Aids Your Dentist in Petaluma

July 5, 2019

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Dental microscope

From the polio vaccine to mapping the human genome, mankind’s biggest scientific breakthroughs would not have been possible without the most advanced technology of the day. Although keeping your smile healthy is a slightly more modest goal than fighting polio or understanding human DNA, the latest inventions still play an important role in advancing your oral health. As an experienced dentist in Petaluma, Dr. Bob Koenitzer utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including powerful microscopes, to deliver the highest-quality dental care possible. Wondering how microscopes can help improve your oral health? Keeping reading below to find out.

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3 Good Reasons to Have a Regular Dental Checkup

June 24, 2019

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Patient at dental checkupYou haven’t seen your dentist in the past year. You’ve just been too busy at work and don’t think you can afford any time off. And really, what’s the harm? You brush twice a day and floss daily; that’s all you really need to do, right? Not so fast. Having a dental checkup at least twice a year is an important part of maintaining good oral health – as well as good overall health. Here are 3 reasons why you should make sure to schedule those appointments.

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Your Cosmetic Dentist Offers 2 Alternatives For a Straighter Smile

May 22, 2019

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person smilingYou never had the opportunity to get braces when you were younger, but now it feels like it’s too late to get the straighter smile you’ve been dreaming of. With your professional career, you don’t think anybody will take you seriously with a mouth full of brackets and wires distracting them from everything you’re saying. Lucky for you, your cosmetic dentist offers a couple of alternatives without taking away from your mature look. Six Month Smiles and Invisalign treatments can give you the results you’re looking for without all the inconveniences of traditional braces. Ditch the cumbersome look and check out the latest advancements in dentistry by reading below! (more…)

Here are 4 Key Things You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

April 10, 2019

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attractive woman smiling nice teethIf you’re looking to make a positive impact on a person at a first-time meeting, it’s important to have an attractive smile. Teeth stains can definitely act as a hindrance, though. Thankfully, there is help available with teeth whitening provided by your local cosmetic dentist. Before you undergo the process, here are 4 things you should know.

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A Quick Primer on How Dentist Insurance Works

March 27, 2019

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dental professional caring for patientOne reason why more people don’t see the dentist is fear of costs. Dental coverage is one way of making treatment more affordable. But how do you know which plan is right for you and your family? It helps to know a little bit about the different options. Some of the more popular choices include PPO plans, HMO plans, and discounts for specific services.

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Will My Insurance Cover a Same-Day Crown?

February 4, 2019

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woman in dental chairDo you need a dental crown? Now, you can get the restoration you need in a single appointment. CEREC technology resolves the common disadvantages of the traditional method, allowing you to enjoy a same-day crown that looks like a real tooth. You can benefit from the latest technology while keeping your treatment within your budget using your dental insurance. You have the affordable and convenient solution you need to rebuild your smile.
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