What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation during dental treatment helps you feel relaxed, comfortable, and relaxed during the dental procedure. It’s a moderate level of sedation, so you’re still technically awake but it feels a bit uninteresting. It is sometimes called conscious sedation or “twilight sleep” because it creates a state of short-term amnesia (forgetting) where you feel a sense of insensitivity of pain without loss of consciousness. Who needs sedation dentistry? People of all ages can benefit from sedation dentistry, including children.…

Tooth Implants: What is All-on-4?

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The “All-on-4” dental implant method is sold by Nobel Biocare. It’s a brand name for both the actual posts and the implantation technique. Four implants are placed in one jaw (upper or lower). The four teeth implants to support the fixed (non-removable) denture. How is the All-on-4 system different than conventional implants? The primary difference…

What If My Dental Insurance Doesn’t Cover Dental Implants?

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For years, the dental industry has been advocating implants as the preferable tooth restoration option in most circumstances. But many dental insurance providers don’t cover implants. The dental insurance industry seems to be stuck in 1970. For example, many insurers will cover dental bridges. Clearly, dental insurers rarely make coverage decisions based on what is…

The Dental Implant Process

Dental implants are rapidly becoming the tooth replacement option of choice. Millions of Americans have chosen implants, like those available at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Once the decision is made, patients usually want to know what’s involved every step of the way. Before the Procedure It begins with a consultation and preliminary exam.…

Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose conventional dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Problems With Dentures Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first. But the mouth changes…