George T. Philip, DMD Blog
October 8, 2018
It all comes down to numbers—or so the saying goes. Well, here are some very interesting numbers for you to consider. According to The American Dental Association, Americans who have dental insurance receive $323 worth of dental treatment on average in a year. Dental insurance plans, however, typically offer coverage for up to $1,250. This means that $927 is not being used. Multiply $927 by the 164 million people who carry dental insurance and you get a whopping $152 billion! Most of those benefits do not roll over, so that’s a lot of money the insurance companies keep. This year, get your money’s worth! Schedule a dental checkup or a restorative procedure with a dentist in Sunnyvale before the end of the year.
September 8, 2018
Whether you’ve just had a root canal performed or you needed to restore a cracked tooth, dental crowns in Sunnyvale truly get the job done. Of course, before they can start protecting your smile for years to come, the dentist needs to have it fabricated. Since this process can take as long as two weeks to complete, you’ll need to wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the meantime.
This causes many patients to ask questions: “How do I maintain it?” “What can I eat?” “What if I have a dental emergency?” We’ll answer those questions today.
August 4, 2018
Dental implants in Sunnyvale are an outstanding investment in your oral health. No other replacement option will look, feel or function more like your own natural teeth. And the best part is that they last many decades, or even a lifetime, provided that they’re well maintained and cared for. Since implants can’t get cavities the way that normal teeth can, many people think that that they’re maintenance-free. Unfortunately, that’s simply not true! In this blog, you’ll learn why implants still require care and what steps you can take to enjoy their benefits as long as possible!
August 3, 2018
Your dental implants are made to last a long time—just like your natural teeth. Now that you have a full and healthy smile, your main goal should be to keep it looking great and in good shape. So how do you make sure your dental implants in Sunnyvale last as long as they’re intended? Keep reading to find out some helpful tips on how to set your implants up for long-term success.
July 26, 2018
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often the ideal solution because they restore the entire lost tooth – roots and crowns. What many patients don’t know, is that there are a number of different materials available to create the implant posts. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the most popular implant materials to help you make an informed choice in partnership with your skilled Sunnyvale dentistry team.
July 6, 2018
Missing teeth can take a toll on just about every aspect of your life. Finding a high-quality replacement is important for your continued health and happiness. Dental implants offer a comprehensive solution that does your smile good, and there are also a number of emotional benefits that come with this option as well. We can count 5 at least — learn what they are below.
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.
May 29, 2018
Although 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.
April 2, 2018
When 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.
March 9, 2018
Are 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.