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Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers - Pros and Cons Jul 28th, 2020

Veneers are one of the simplest oral restorations used primarily for cosmetic dental purposes. They are wafer-thin restorations that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to get rid of their surface imperfections and restore their shape and size. Also, they are used to make the teeth look...

Clear aligners: What are your options, and how do they compare? Jun 30th, 2020

Treating malocclusion is a significant part of dentistry. An entire branch of dentistry called orthodontics is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusion. Although dental braces made from metal components were the go-to orthodontic solution for several years, they have been taken over by clear aligners, owing to several...

Same-day crowns can transform your smile in a day! Apr 30th, 2020

Same-day crowns are fabricated using a technology called CEREC, which stands for 'Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic'. It is an advanced technology that is being incorporated by many dentists worldwide and allows us to provide all-ceramic crowns in just one visit to the dental practice. They are an amazing...

Types of Dental Implants Mar 24th, 2020

A dental implant is a small screw-like post made of titanium, which is placed surgically within your jawbone underneath your gum line. This post will fuse with your jawbone to form a strong base for your tooth restoration or crown. A dental implant post helps in replacing the missing tooth’s...

Sleep Apnea and Its treatments Feb 19th, 2020

Sleep apnea can affect both adults and children, causing interruptions in their breathing while sleeping, and prevents them from taking adequate rest. When the intake of the proper amount of oxygen gets depleted, people might suffer from sleep apnea which drifts from deep sleep into a light sleep. As a...

Full Mouth Reconstruction Jan 15th, 2020

Full mouth reconstruction is a treatment or a process that involves a series of procedures, which helps in restoring the health and function of the mouth and teeth. If there are missing teeth, unhealthy gums, or any other complications, then this might be a holistic treatment for you. It is...

5 Ways Dental Implants Can Change Your Life Dec 24th, 2019

They say eyes are the window to the soul; however, that isn't always the case. At a glance, people generally tend to notice one's smile more than any other gesture. A healthy set of teeth and gums is vital to a beautiful smile. Any signs of gaps, cavities, discoloration, and...

Ways to Improve Your Oral Health Dec 17th, 2019

Gum disease occurs as a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth and around the teeth. It can affect other parts of your mouth, such as the enamel of your teeth and supporting tissues. People worry about tooth loss over time due to gum disease and other factors, but that...

Modern technology in dental implants Oct 30th, 2019

The perfect set of teeth can make a lot of difference in your everyday life. The way you smile with confidence, interact with people around you, etc. could be influenced by the aesthetics of the teeth. On the contrary, teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or missing can take away...

Post-implant care Oct 23rd, 2019

A lot has been talked about dental implants lately. Dentists from all around the world believe that implants are the best solution to replacing lost natural teeth. Patients who have gotten implants done from us often express their joy about getting back their lost smile. They feel so relieved for...

Am I too Old Or Too Young To Get Implants? Oct 16th, 2019

Dental implants are the source of strength and happiness for patients to help them smile and laugh with confidence and comfort. These artificial root structures act as strong anchors to support teeth restorations and are known to be more durable than dentures. Implants are generally recommended for patients who have...

How can you choose the right dental implant for you? Oct 10th, 2019

Dental implants are an ideal option to replace your missing teeth. Implants have about a 90% success rate and can significantly improve the quality of your life. These factors are making them extremely popular amongst the people who are looking for such a solution to their missing teeth. No doubt...

All about implants Oct 1st, 2019

Missing tooth is a common problem. This might happen due to tooth decay or an injury which makes it necessary to replace the missing teeth. The best and efficient option to restrain this problem is by replacing missing teeth with implants. Implants are artificial roots that are fixed into the...

How to Make Sure Your Dental Veneers Last Jun 7th, 2019

Wondering if dental veneers are the right choice for you? When you are living with one or more tooth imperfections, it is likely that you do not feel as confident as you should when you smile. Life is simply too short to live with a smile that you are not...

7 Options for Improving Your Smile Jun 4th, 2019

When life itself brought teeth to show signs of aging with yellowed, chipped, cracked teeth or the front teeth have shifted slightly to bring slight spaces in-between the teeth, the only solution was to shrink away from the camera. Good News! - with new advancements made in cosmetic dentistry, there...

Welcome to Smile by Design Dental Group Jun 3rd, 2019

We are committed to provide quality service to residents located In the Irvine, CA area. Our website has additional information about the following topics: Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist, Prosthodontist, Emergency Dentist, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, Dental Veneers, Dentures and Dental Crowns.

What Symptoms Point Toward Sleep Apnea? Jun 2nd, 2019

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes an individual to stop breathing for short periods of time throughout the night. While many people are affected by this sleep disorder on a daily basis, some individuals with this disorder have never received a diagnosis. However, this disorder can result...

Dental Implants: Why Your Jawbone Needs Them May 28th, 2019

We provide dental implant as a way to replace missing teeth. This is an excellent solution if you are looking for a dental restoration that is natural-looking and also functions like a natural tooth. If you are considering getting dentures or a dental bridge, these solutions are also effective, though...

Implant Restoration for a Loose Dental Implant May 26th, 2019

Dental implants offer people a chance to restore missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged. They are a newer dental appliance that provides an array of benefits. However, this isn’t to say that dental implants don’t have their flaws. Just like with any other type of dental appliances, dental...

5 Cornerstones of Good Dental Care May 21st, 2019

Are you looking for information on what constitutes good dental care? Excellent oral hygiene is not only good for a beautiful smile but also to prevent many tooth and gum infections. According to the World Health Organization, a person has optimal oral health when their oral cavity and face are...

If You Smoke, You May Need a Gum Treatment in our Dental Office May 7th, 2019

If you are a smoker, you may need quality gum treatment in our Irvine dental office. Contrary to popular belief, smokers are more susceptible to a variety of dental complications than nonsmokers. The toxins that enter your mouth touch your gums and teeth during smoking, making your tissue more susceptible...

When to Visit a Sleep Apnea Dentist for an Oral Appliance May 1st, 2019

If you think you have sleep apnea, it may be time for you to visit a sleep apnea dentist for an oral appliance treatment. When you do not have enough adequate sleep, you may feel fatigued, weak, and agitated. The lack of sleep can also lead to a weaker immune...

Get Your Oral Health Questions Answered by a Dentist Apr 23rd, 2019

In our dentist office, we help people have beautiful and healthy smiles. We believe in the critical nature of preventative care and its contribution to achieving this goal. Many people make the mistake of only visiting the dentist when they have a toothache or other health concern. If, however, you...

Family Dentist in Irvine: The Advantages of a Family Provider Apr 9th, 2019

Having a family dentist provides you with several important advantages. The most important from a holistic standpoint is the fact that families near Irvine who visit a family dentist regularly have a much better level of oral health and healthier teeth overall. When you make it a habit as a...

5 Tips for a Successful Implant Restoration Apr 2nd, 2019

Dental implants are an excellent means of replacing one or more lost teeth as a result of trauma, decay, infection or another reason. We can perform dental implant restoration so patients can enjoy all those foods they love to eat, speak in public without issue and smile with beaming confidence...

The Differences and Benefits of Different Implant Crown Types Mar 26th, 2019

wo types of implant crowns have emerged as the most popular: screw retained and cement retained. These are the main two types of implant crowns as of 2017. Below, we delve into the differences between each type and dig a little deeper into the merits of dental implants. Cement Retained...

5 Reasons People Choose Dental Implants Mar 14th, 2019

Dental implants are often the preferred choice amongst patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants offer a permanent solution when teeth are missing and the entire process is one that can only take a few short weeks. This popular dental procedure is able to fill in the...

Bone Graft Procedure For Dental Implants Mar 6th, 2019

If you are missing one or more teeth, you should give serious consideration to dental implants. This oral health solution for missing or damaged teeth looks and functions just like regular teeth. The placement of dental implants often requires a surgical procedure including a bone graft procedure. Below, we take...

Dental Implant Surgery Aftercare Feb 25th, 2019

Now that your dental implant surgery is over, it is time to take it easy for a few days. Be careful in terms of what you eat and drink as well as how you position your head and clean your teeth. Below, we take a look at some helpful information...

How Safe Are Dental Implants? Feb 18th, 2019

Dental implants have become quite the popular replacement option for missing teeth. A dental implant is comprised of titanium. It is embedded within the jawbone during a surgical procedure. The dental implant functions as the anchor for a fake but realistic-looking tooth. Once the implant is integrated into the bone,...

Types Of False Teeth Feb 5th, 2019

If you have lost a tooth, suffered tooth damage or need a false tooth for any other reason, you should know there are many different types of false teeth available. From full dentures to partial dentures, fixed bridges, dental implants and beyond, there are plenty of choices to consider. Consult...

Permanent False Teeth Options Jan 31st, 2019

If you are missing a tooth, several teeth or constantly struggling with your oral health, permanent false teeth are worth your consideration. There are different types of permanent false teeth options available for patients with nuanced dental needs. Below, we take a look at the top permanent false teeth options....

What You Need to Know About Implant Dentistry Jan 20th, 2019

Implant dentistry is here to return your life to normal. You should not have to live with a missing tooth that taints your smile, makes eating painful and threatens your oral health. The solution to this problem is implant dentistry. Dental implants will fill in those unsightly gaps between your...

One Day Dental Implants Jan 10th, 2019

If you have damaged or missing teeth, it is time to consider dental implants in one day. It all starts with an initial consultation at the dentist's office. The dentist will analyze your mouth, determine if dental implants are the optimal solution and ultimately form a customized dental treatment plan....

Secure Dentures for a Full Smile Jan 3rd, 2019

Implant dentures are the perfect tooth replacement solution. Patients are no longer limited to traditional dentures. While traditional dentures have their fair share of benefits, they are not consistently a reliable, functional or visually impressive as implant dentures. If you leave your gums bare after losing one or several teeth,...

Can You Break a Tooth Implant? Dec 29th, 2018

Dental implants If you are wondering how sturdy and reliable a dental tooth implant is, it is important to understand what a dental implant consists of. A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces your lost tooth and the tooth root. We will permanently fix and screw the implant...

When Are Dental Implants Necessary? Dec 19th, 2018

What are dental implants? Dental implants are a common intervention for tooth loss. There are many reasons for tooth loss, including lack of/poor oral hygiene, plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease being some of the top reasons. Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root placed in...

Implant Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions Dec 6th, 2018

Implant dentistry commonly asked questions Is implant dentistry painful? Dental implants are not painful. While there is the potential for discomfort as with any other oral surgery, this procedure is more comfortable than some people realize. If you are especially sensitive, ask your dentist for IV sedation or another form...

What You Should Know About Dental Implants Nov 26th, 2018

By this point in time, most people have at least heard of dental implants in passing. If you were to poll dentists, you would find dental implants are quickly becoming the go-to means of tooth replacement. These artificial teeth are functional, easy on the eyes and really do feel like...

7 Common Dental Problems and Treatments Nov 14th, 2018

Dental Cavities. OUCH, OOOH . . . the common toothache! Such dental problem usually comes about at the most inconvenient time of early morning when nothing is stirring but that 'throbbing' tooth! Treatment may be as simple as cleaning out decay and filling the hole. Gingivitis or Periodontitis. This dental...

7 Options for Improving Your Smile Nov 7th, 2018

When life itself brought teeth to show signs of aging with yellowed, chipped, cracked teeth or the front teeth have shifted slightly to bring slight spaces in-between the teeth, the only solution was to shrink away from the camera. Good News! - with new advancements made in cosmetic dentistry, there...

What Can Cause a Dental Implant to Fail? Oct 29th, 2018

There are a variety of things that can lead to a failed dental implant. These devices are the best way to replace a missing tooth, and the rate of success is around 95 percent. Implants mimic the behavior of your natural teeth and their roots, helping you regain full functionality...

Can a Tooth Implant be Removed? Oct 20th, 2018

It's very rare for a tooth implant to lead to complications, but it is a possibility. Most installations of dental implants are successful and fast when the procedure is performed by a skilled oral surgeon. Other factors that can affect the successful use of a dental implant include the positioning...

General Information on Bone Grafts for Dental Implants Oct 3rd, 2018

Bone grafts for dental implants are often necessary when a patient lacks healthy jawbone tissue. A smile is always in style, which is why it is important to take care of all your teeth. Unfortunately, due to circumstances such as accidents or poor oral health, a person may find themselves...

Pros and Cons of Same Day Dental Implants Sep 27th, 2018

When a person loses one or more of their natural teeth, same day dental implants are one of the best options available. This procedure allows patients to immediately restore the appearance of their smiles and the functionality of lost teeth. Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing...

Getting Implants to Support Your New Dentures? Sep 12th, 2018

Most dental patients who receive dentures as their tooth replacement option do so because there is a limited amount of bone remaining on their jawbones. Traditional dentures have a design that allows them to sit directly on the wearer's gums. However, for patients who have a good amount of bone...

Need a Permanent Tooth Replacement Option? Implants Are One Solution Sep 1st, 2018

For those who have teeth in need of some form of tooth repair and looking for a permanent tooth replacement option, then dental implants are a primary consideration. This restorative option for fixing damaged teeth provides several benefits, which is why so many people are looking into this particular dental...

Got Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Are a Solution Aug 24th, 2018

Implants are a tooth replacement option that many people are looking into nowadays. It is important to make sure to find a solution to a missing teeth problem as soon as possible. By not addressing a missing teeth issue promptly, then patient's can begin to experience other oral issues too....

FAQs About Implants Aug 14th, 2018

Dental implants are a common dental solution because they are able to act like natural teeth, roots and all. They are also one of the longest-lasting tooth replacement options available. The fact is that there are many benefits available when it comes to using dental implants has many people wanting...

Missing One or More Teeth? Porcelain Implants Are One Possible Solution Aug 7th, 2018

Porcelain implants are a possible tooth replacement options for those who have missing teeth. Whenever someone loses a tooth, it is necessary to find a tooth replacement option as quickly as possible. Even just one missing tooth can cause numerous oral issues, including shifting teeth and jawbone deterioration. Anyone who...

Want Really White Teeth? 3 Dental Procedures to Whiten Teeth Aug 2nd, 2018

Are you wanting white teeth, yet are not quite sure which of the many teeth whitening options available nowadays you should choose? Firstly, good for you for taking the time to look into your whitening options. The more you understand about what options are available to you when it comes...

Having Some Mouth Issues? 10 Tips to Improve Your Dental Health Jul 30th, 2018

Do you want to learn some tips that can improve your dental health? If you are like most people you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, just as you should. But since you are looking for tips so your dental health can be better, it probably means...

Have Halitosis (Bad Breath)? 10 Natural Remedies for Bad Breath Jul 26th, 2018

Wondering what to do about your bad breath? Thinking that you could benefit from using one or more of the natural remedies in place for eliminating bad breath? If you are someone who is suffering from not so fresh breath, then you probably want to find a solution as soon...

Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Common Misconceptions Jul 17th, 2018

Anyone currently looking into mouth reconstruction options so to once again have a healthy mouth should take the time to learn more about the type of dental reconstruction choices that are available. Anytime someone experiences multiple mouth problems, there is a good chance that he or she will require a...

Dental Implants vs Fixed Bridges Jul 6th, 2018

Gone are the days when you avoided social activities because of your missing teeth. With great progress in the field of dentistry, getting back your attractive smile is just a treatment away thanks to tooth replacements that have made it possible in the past few decades. Whether you have had...

Implant Restoration Options Jul 1st, 2018

Implant restoration While dental implants can be the strongest way to replace a missing tooth, the fact is that nothing is invincible. The jawbone can get softer over time, the implant itself can crack or the anchor can gradually come loose over time. Though a new implant sounds daunting, there...

What to Ask at an Implant Dentistry Consultation Jun 30th, 2018

Missing teeth can be uncomfortable, detract from your confidence level and create future dental problems with the surrounding teeth, soft tissue and even the jawbone. Questions to ask at an implant dentistry consultation Getting an implant may seem a little scary at first, but dental implants are the strongest tooth...

Save a Permanent Tooth or Replace It with a Dental Implant Jun 20th, 2018

If you have severe dental issues, the dentist might suggest removing the teeth and replacing them with implants. Dental implants are the perfect tooth replacement because of their natural appearance and feel, durability and high success rate. However, before opting to replace the tooth, you can choose to save the...

Is a Dental Implant an Artificial Tooth Root? Jun 6th, 2018

A dental implant can be considered an artificial tooth root because that is the purpose it serves. Dentists use dental implants to replace tooth roots with metal screws that serve as artificial tooth roots, replacing damaged teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like your real teeth. Dental implants...

What is Dental Implant Reconstruction? May 29th, 2018

Dental implant reconstruction is rapidly turning into the desired dental restoration procedure for patients with missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants offer many remarkable health benefits and help to restore the primary teeth functions like chewing and biting. Dental implant reconstruction also considerably enhances the look of an affected smile....

Factors to Consider Before Dental Implants May 20th, 2018

Dental implants have helped revolutionize the replacement of teeth. Before the development of implants, people with dentures were unable to chew certain types of food. Procedures that replaced broken teeth would also cause a lot more pain before implants came along. Dental implants are an effective method of replacing one...

How to Care for a New Dental Implant May 9th, 2018

If you have recently gotten a dental implant or are just considering the option, here are some ways to care for the new implant once the surgery and dental implant have been completed. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is the insertion of a titanium implant into the...

Implant Dentist: Finding the Right One May 2nd, 2018

An implant dentist is your best choice for restoring your smile if you are missing teeth. When you have chosen to invest your time and money on dental implants, you expect your dental implant surgeries to go smoothly. The implants must integrate successfully with the jawbone for you to have...

The Implant Dentist and the Procedures they Perform Apr 29th, 2018

The job of an implant dentist is to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Compared to other tooth replacement treatments, dental implants have a distinct advantage. They attach to the jaw, where they stimulate the growth and regeneration of the jawbone. Implants also provide firm support for...

Is a Dental Implants Procedure Considered Oral Surgery? Apr 23rd, 2018

Dental implants are a great choice for those wishing to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of the teeth. The main goals for dental implant procedures are to restore functionality and make your teeth look good. Implants provide a strong foundation permanent or removable replacement teeth that match...

Am I a Candidate to Replace Teeth with Dental Implants? Mar 6th, 2018

When you have missing teeth, everyday activities like eating and speaking become much more difficult. Thankfully, advancements in modern dentistry mean that you do not have to suffer from missing teeth for long. There is a variety of options to getting a new smile, and it has never been easier...

Dental Implant Placement and Your Gums Feb 24th, 2018

Thinking about getting a dental implant because you are missing a tooth? Or maybe you are missing multiple teeth and for that reason considering many dental implants as your tooth replacement option? When you are missing one or more of your teeth, it is necessary for you to replace the...

How an Implant Dentist Uses the Bone in Your Jaw Feb 2nd, 2018

Wondering how an implant dentist uses your jawbone to insert dental implants? Good idea. When you are in need of a tooth replacement option, finding out everything you can about your options Is a great idea. This allows you to make a choice that is right for you. A dental...

How Long Does an Implant Restoration Take? Jan 30th, 2018

Implant restoration is a great way to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance of your smile while also helping to ensure good oral health in the long-term. However, many choose not to receive the teeth replacement care they need out of fear that the process is extremely invasive and...

4 Reasons People Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth Jan 13th, 2018

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option for many different reasons. Losing a tooth can be scary, but dental implants can help ease your mind. Here are four primary reasons why people are choosing this dental treatment. Dental implants are easy to care for Of the many tooth replacement...

4 Urgent Signs You Should Visit Your Dentist in Irvine for a Checkup Dec 20th, 2017

Dental problems can be painful and often times scary, but with the help of a dentist in Irvine, a person can have a checkup done and alleviate their fears whenever an issue does arise.  In this article, we outline a few urgent signs that a person should keep an eye...