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How Long Will Numbness Last After my Dental Appointment?

June 20, 2018

Woman holding cold compress to face following dental treatmentIn order to ensure patient comfort, the dentist will likely use Novocain as a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Following dental care using Novocain, patients typically remain numb for 30 to 60 minutes. However, depending on the extent of numbing, your individual response, and a number of other factors, you may remain numb for much longer. In this post, we’ll review some of the factors that influence the amount of time patients remain numb following treatment with Novocain local anesthetic.
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Why Should I Choose Dental Implants if Insurance Doesn’t Cover It?

June 12, 2018

Older man and woman reviewing dental implant costsMany patients know that dental insurance covers treatments deemed necessary for oral health, so if insurance doesn’t cover dental implants, that must mean this advanced tooth replacement technique isn’t necessary, right? Actually, dental insurance agencies are notoriously behind the times. Until the 1990s, most insurers considered orthodontic treatment a purely cosmetic service. Additionally, most benefit plans have had the same annual maximums ($1000 to $1500) since the 1960s. Though more dentists than ever before are recommending implant supported tooth replacement as the ideal solution, dental insurance providers are still not offering coverage, but dentists hope they will be soon. In the meantime, your dentist will likely recommend implant supported tooth replacement for its many benefits, and there are many ways dentists can help you offset the costs of dental implants.
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Are There Different Dental Implant Tooth Replacement Techniques?

June 2, 2018

Dentist and patient looking at dental implant modelMany patients think there is just one type of dental implant post. Actually, there are many kinds of dental implants placed in a variety of ways, made from numerous materials, and specially designed to meet unique needs. If you’re considering dental implant supported tooth replacement, this post can help you better understand what types of dental implants are available and which could best meet your needs.
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What is White Tongue?

October 17, 2017

Woman Cleaning Her TongueHave you ever looked in the mirror while brushing or flossing your teeth only to be surprised by a tongue covered in a grayish-white film? You likely have white tongue. White tongue can either refer to a complete coating of the tongue or just patches of white coating. Many patients try to allow this condition to clear up on its own, and in some cases, this will happen. However, depending on the different causes of white tongue, you may need to visit a dentist for professional dentistry treatment.
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Are All-Ceramic Dental Crowns in Fort Worth Better?

November 3, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — drboyd @ 4:41 pm

Your dentist for all-ceramic dental crowns in Fort Worth.If you have a tooth that requires a dental crown, you now have a lot of options available when choosing the restoration material. In the past, your only option were metal restorations. While these restorations are effective, there are certain disadvantages. Now, advancements in dentistry allow you to benefit from an alternative option with ceramic dental crowns in Fort Worth. When compared to traditional metal restorations, the long-term success is equally compared to porcelain fused to metal (PFM). So, how can you tell which is the best option? As your dentist in Fort Worth, we have the information you need to make a wise decision.
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