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The Role of Dental Insurance in Implant Tooth Replacement

June 4, 2018

More patients than ever are replacing missing teeth using dental implant supported tooth replacement. Dentists recommend these solutions because they look, feel, and function more like healthy, natural teeth, ensuring patients maintain the optimal level of oral health for life. While dental insurance doesn’t typically cover the cost of dental implant posts or their placement, your dentist may be able to use insurance coverage for other aspects of your tooth replacement plan. In this post, we’ll review the ways that dental insurance impacts the costs of implant supported tooth replacement.

Can Dental Implants in Sunnyvale Stop Bone Loss?

May 29, 2018

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dental implantAlthough several advancements in dentistry over the last few decades have helped to decrease the rate of tooth loss, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When left untreated, it can lead to additional missing teeth in the future, difficulty speaking clearly, dietary restrictions, and confidence issues; however, there is another problem brewing beneath the surface. When you do not have all your teeth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate. You can preserve its density with dental implants in Sunnyvale.

Spring Cleaning! Your Dentist Helps You Clear Out the Dental Clutter

April 2, 2018

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oral care producctsWhen you think about spring cleaning, you probably make a mental checklist of all the things you need to do. Perhaps you want to get the carpets cleaned, steam the curtains, vacuum under all the furniture, and donate all the clothes that don’t fit anymore. But there is something you should add to your spring cleaning list: Clearing out your bathroom cupboard. Your dentist in Sunnyvale helps you decide which oral hygiene products to throw away and which ones to keep.


Dentist in Sunnyvale Explains the Cost of Dental Implants

March 9, 2018

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Image of dental implantsAre you among the 120 million adults in the United States who are missing at least one tooth? If so, your confidence and quality of life were lost along with your teeth. Now, you feel insecure when you smile while also living with new challenges when chewing and speaking. To regain a beautiful, functional smile, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants; however, you have also heard that they cost more than traditional options, like a bridge. Although they may cost more upfront, they provide a lifechanging investment that makes them worth the cost. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several factors your dentist in Sunnyvale will consider.

4 Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

February 8, 2018

Man in dental chair next to dental hygienistIf you keep up with your twice a year dental appointments, you likely know how important a dental hygienist is to your biannual dentistry visits. However, you may not be taking full advantage of all your hygienist has to offer. Dental hygienists are skilled professionals who are invaluable resources for helping patients with their preventive dentistry needs and oral hygiene goals.

Reap the Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants in Sunnyvale

November 29, 2017

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dental implants structure Everyone knows that when you undergo surgery, there’s always a risk. Thankfully, if you have missing teeth and are facing oral surgery to receive dental implants, you have a very high success rate with minimal risk—up to 98% success to be exact! With those odds, your dentist is excited to explain why you should consider getting dental implants in Sunnyvale and all the benefits they can give you.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants in Sunnyvale?

October 3, 2017

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woman looking in dental mirrorAre you ready to make an investment in your confidence by restoring your oral health with dental implants in Sunnyvale? That is great! They provide you with the next best thing to natural teeth. Offering over a 95% success rate, you can replace your missing teeth with an option that can potentially last forever with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene. However, you are a bit hesitant because it does involve a multiphase treatment process. To put your worries at ease, here is what you need to know about the process to complete your smile.

Reminder: Use Up Your Dental Insurance Benefits for 2017

September 4, 2017

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close-up of a smile at the dentist'sWe know it’s a little early to start thinking about the New Year, but if you’ve got dental insurance, it’s actually a perfect time to gear up for 2018. Did you know that most insurance plans are set to start over on January 1, meaning that any benefits you haven’t used will end up expiring when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve?


Your Family Dentist in Sunnyvale Discusses Preventive Dentistry

August 25, 2017

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A woman having a dental checkup.You probably don’t think too much about your routine cleaning and checkup appointments at the dentist, except maybe that you don’t want to go. Perhaps they crop up at inconvenient times for your work or your children’s school schedule, and you wonder why it is you have to go twice a year – especially if your teeth don’t hurt. Well, your family dentist in Sunnyvale is here to share some reasons why your six-month visits are more important than you think.


We Prevent Issues Before You’re Googling “Dentist Near Me!”

August 18, 2017

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You’ve probably heard this statement from your dentist, and you’ll keep hearing it: taking care of your teeth and gums do much more than help you maintain a beautiful smile, it’s about your keeping your whole body in good health! When most patients think about being healthy, the mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are closely correlated. That’s why it’s so critical to not only your oral health to visit Dr. George T. Philip, but your overall health. Come receive your preventive care before it’s too late and you’re googling for a “dentist near me!”


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