First Impressions Dental Blog

What Is the Difference Between a Dental Crown and a Dental Filling?

November 7, 2023

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Tooth decay and cavities require the attention of a dentist in order to be resolved, and dental fillings and dental crowns are two ways they can be treated. While these two treatments can sometimes be used interchangeably, it is usually better to use one or the other depending on the patient’s situation. Here’s some information on the difference between dental crowns and dental fillings and why one might be the better option in certain situations.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Do I Need to Wear My Retainer?

October 3, 2023

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Closeup of patient holding their Invisalign retainer

One of the best parts of Invisalign is that you get to watch your smile transform before your eyes. Even then, there’s nothing quite like the moment when you take off your last tray, and your new smile is revealed! After soaking up your gorgeous new smile for a few minutes, your dentist will provide you with your custom retainer. Naturally, your first question might be, “How long do I need to wear my retainer?” Here’s the answer!


Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

September 2, 2023

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a dentist placing a dental implant in a patient's mouth

While dental implants have been around for decades, accessible technology, materials, and advancements to the treatment are making it more popular than ever. For those missing one, several, or all of their teeth, this leading-edge treatment not only restores the visible tooth, but also the important root structure below the gums. Of course, this requires oral surgery to complete, which many patients may feel concerned about. Read on to learn more about the process of getting dental implants and whether it can be painful or uncomfortable.


How Safe Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

August 1, 2023

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Smiling woman standing against gray background

Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, so it makes sense if you want to enhance its appearance through cosmetic dentistry. Before you commit to anything, though, you probably have some questions about the road ahead. How safe is cosmetic dentistry? Is there any chance that it could cause long-term damage to your teeth or your overall health? This blog post provides useful information.


The Evolution of Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 6, 2023

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a man smiling as he is about to get a modern cosmetic dental treatment

Modern cosmetic dentistry has the ability to completely transform your teeth. Whether it’s veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, or even an entire smile makeover, there are so many treatments to help you achieve the confident, beautiful look you’d like to achieve. However, it wasn’t always this way! Read on to learn more about the evolution of cosmetic dentistry throughout the ages.


How Your Dentist Can Get You Beach-Ready in a Hurry

June 6, 2023

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young woman smiling at beach

Summer is here already, and that means millions of Americans are hitting the beach. If this includes you, you might think you need to pick up a new bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen to be ready. But, there is one accessory you’re overlooking—your smile! Wherever you’re going this season, it will be there, and it will be the centerpiece of all the pictures that will inevitably be taken. Thankfully, getting a beach-ready smile is much easier and faster compared to getting a beach-ready body, and your cosmetic dentist offers multiple ways to help.


3 Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

May 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 9:53 pm
patient talking to their dentist

No matter what aesthetic issue you’re dealing with, cosmetic dentistry is the key to the smile of your dreams. Whether you wish your smile was a little bit whiter or that you could erase years of damage, a good aesthetic treatment could make a world of difference.

That said, cosmetic dentistry is so vast that it can be hard to know where to start when you’re talking to your dentist. If you have a consultation coming up, here are some topics you may want to touch on with them.


Why Are My Invisalign Aligners Becoming Stained?

April 3, 2023

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a closeup of an Invisalign aligner

If you’re familiar with Invisalign, then you probably know all about how incredible the clear aligners are; not only do they straighten teeth into a healthier position, but they do it discreetly! This is because they’re made from a special, clear plastic that makes them appear “invisible” while they’re being worn. However, if you aren’t careful, the trays can end up turning unpleasantly yellow. Here’s more about what causes this staining to happen and what you can do to prevent it.


Struggling to Meet Your Invisalign Wear Time? Here Are 6 Tips!

March 9, 2023

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Patient holding Invisalign aligner against blue background

With no dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene regimens, Invisalign is a relatively hassle-free treatment. Of course, there is one “rule” that patients are often surprised by: you must wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Since you can’t eat, drink anything other than water, or brush with your trays in, you might have a hard time meeting this goal. If that’s the case, then read on for six tips for meeting your Invisalign wear time!


5 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 4:35 am
person biting their nails

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and complete your smile. They are a permanent solution to gaps in your grin and give you back at least 80% of your bite power so you can eat almost anything without issue. Implants are also incredibly durable, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to damage them. Continue reading as we discuss five bad habits that you should avoid to make your dental implants last as long as possible.

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