Elwood Avenue Dental Blog

Life Lessons: Learning to Eat with Dentures

May 8, 2024

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If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, you probably have already experienced frustration with the changes it brings. Struggling with basic tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling can have a detrimental impact on your daily quality of life. Fortunately, your dentist can rebuild your grin with dentures. These versatile prosthetics can be adapted to replace a few or all your missing teeth. You’ll once again be able to speak clearly and enjoy meals with loved ones.

Learning to chew with dentures does require some time and patience, though. It can take about a month for your mouth to acclimate to your restoration. It’s crucial to be kind to yourself during this adjustment period, as your muscles relearn the basics. In the meantime, keep reading for 3 helpful tips to guide you through this process!


Is Getting a Dental Crown Uncomfortable?

March 13, 2024

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A dental crown is a cap designed to fit over the visible section of a tooth, and it is used to restore a tooth after injury or decay, to anchor a dental bridge into place, or to address cosmetic issues like misshapen teeth or discoloration. Modern dental crowns are incredibly lifelike, allowing them to restore a tooth’s beauty as well as its function. If you’ve never gotten one before, you may be wondering if the process will hurt. Here’s what you can expect when receiving a dental crown.


Don’t Wait to Get Your Dental Fillings

December 7, 2023

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Model of a tooth-colored filling on a molarDid you know that 92% of adults will experience tooth decay? Your teeth are regularly exposed to cavity-causing bacteria from sugars and starches in the foods and drinks you consume. Bacteria can weaken your enamel until a small hole forms. No amount of brushing can reverse tooth decay. Your dentist can spot the early signs of enamel loss during routine cleanings and checkups. They’ll recommend a dental filling to protect your tooth from eventually needing to be removed. If you’ve been delaying treatment, don’t wait any longer. Use your dental insurance for the filling you need before your coverage expires.


Timeless Teeth: How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Reverse the Clock

November 14, 2023

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Older man in gray sweater in dentist's chair smiling

Age can impact your body in a lot of ways including your oral health, and these changes can leave you feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about your appearance. No one wants to look older than they feel! Fortunately, your dentist can restore a much more youthful smile with cosmetic dentistry. If you’re curious to learn how, keep reading to learn about 3 ways that growing older impacts your teeth, and how your dentist can reverse the clock!


3 Things Worth Knowing about Dental Insurance

October 6, 2023

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Navigating any kind of insurance can be a little bit difficult, and dental insurance even more so. You’ll find that a lot of the rules are different from what you’re used to from your normal health insurance, which may leave you at a little bit of a loss for how to make the best use of your benefits.

Thankfully, keeping just a few tips in mind can do a lot to help you get the most out of your dental insurance. Here are some things worth keeping in mind that could be of use to you.


Signs That Your Dental Crown Needs Replacement

August 10, 2023

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Dental crown lying on a table

Dental crowns are a vital part of restorative dentistry, used to strengthen and protect damaged teeth. While they are designed to be durable, dental crowns are not immune to wear and tear. Over time, you might notice signs that your dental crown needs to be replaced. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key indicators that it’s time to consult your dentist for a potential crown replacement.


Crowned with Care: Tips for Healing After Dental Crown Treatment

July 14, 2023

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A man in a dentist's chair smiling at his dentist next to him

For broken or decayed individual teeth, dental crown treatments offer a strong, affordable option. But if you’ve recently had one put in, you know it can require some getting used to. The first few days directly following the treatment are the most critical to the healing process, so it’s important to know exactly what to do.

Continue reading to learn the answers to the most common questions regarding the aftereffects of dental crown treatments and improve the speed and comfort of your recovery.