First Impressions Dental Blog

Protecting Your Newly Rebuilt Smile: 4 Tips for Avoiding Dental Implant Failure

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 2:12 pm
Blonde woman brushing teeth in bathroom mirror

Dental implants are a highly reliable tooth replacement option. They can last for decades (or even a lifetime) with the right maintenance, and it’s very rare for them to fail. Of course, there’s a difference between “unlikely” and “impossible.” If you want to minimize the odds of dental implant failure, then you need to take the right precautions. Below are 4 tips for avoiding problems with your dental implants.


How Long Does Dental Implant Surgery Take?

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 5:55 pm
Team carefully performing dental implant surgery

Dental implants are often held up as the best form of tooth replacement that modern dentistry has to offer. Of course, they also involve a somewhat complex treatment process; you will have to go through a surgery. Naturally, you may have questions about your procedure. For example, how long will it take? Will you have to set aside an entire day or longer? This blog post provides some information about what you can expect during and after your procedure.


Tray Tips: The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 3:10 pm
Closeup of patient holding Invisalign aligner against blue background

The beginning of your Invisalign treatment can be a bit overwhelming. After all, transitioning to life with braces can be quite an adjustment! With that said, it’s important that you follow the guidelines your dentist gives you so you don’t fall off-track with your treatment plan, adding weeks or months onto the backend of your treatment. To help, here are a few key do’s and don’ts of Invisalign!


In the Clear: How to Navigate the Holidays with Invisalign

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 12:55 pm
group of young friends enjoying the holidays

One of the best things about the holiday season is that it offers a break from your normal routine. While this is great when it comes to traveling, catching up with friends, and seeing loved ones, it can also spell trouble if you have Invisalign. It’s important to be consistent with your aligners in order to get the most out of them, but the fun, food, and festivities of the season can make it easy to forget habits you normally don’t think twice about. Fortunately, just keeping a few things in mind will allow you to get the most out of the holidays and stay on track toward your straight smile.


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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 7:48 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 5:41 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 3:18 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 7:31 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drronsherm @ 12:03 pm
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.

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