Nepean Dental Centre Blog

My Tooth is Finally Gone! When Can I Get My Dental Implant?

April 9, 2024

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Picture of a dental implant

When talking about dental implants, it’s easy for patients to get excited. Most people are psyched about the prospect of a shiny new tooth, particularly one that is likely to stick around for decades after being placed.

However, people are usually a little less excited about tooth extractions, and the aftercare that comes with the procedure. Naturally, they begin to wonder how long they’ll have to wait before getting the dental implant that they’re looking for. If you’re in that situation now, here’s what you should know.


Is It OK If I Have Coffee After an Extraction?

March 5, 2024

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close-up illustration of a tooth extraction

After getting a tooth pulled out, you might feel like going back to your regular routine, including enjoying a cup of coffee. But it’s a good idea to avoid coffee for some time to make sure you don’t cause any problems for your healing mouth. Keep reading to find out why it’s best to wait before having coffee after a tooth extraction. We’ll also share some tips on when it’s safe to start drinking coffee again and give you advice on how to heal faster.


Understanding Dry Socket: What You Need to Know

February 9, 2024

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Man holding his jaw due to dry socket

Have you ever had to have a tooth extracted? It’s not always necessary, but when it is, it can be a huge relief. Still, the extracted tooth leaves behind a mushy socket for a few days and you should be careful with it. Dry socket is a painful condition that is best avoided! But what is dry socket, and how exactly do you prevent it?

Read on to learn more about this condition and how to take care of your mouth after a tooth extraction.


What Actually Happens at Dental Implant Consultations?

January 12, 2024

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Woman thinks something over

Everyone wants a full and beautiful smile, but many people deal with missing teeth for reasons like injuries and infections. While dental implants are the pinnacle of modern tooth replacement technology, it’s important to confirm that you are a good candidate for them before they are surgically placed. This is done during a consultation, at which your dentist will examine your mouth to make sure dental implants would be a suitable treatment and answer any questions you might have. Here’s what you can expect to happen during a dental implant consultation.


A Little Less Long in the Tooth: How Dental Implants Can Make You Look Younger

December 13, 2023

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Dental implant

Tooth loss has plagued the human race for thousands of years. While dentists can use various dental restorations like bridges and dentures to replace missing teeth, these appliances do not address the problems tooth loss causes to the jawbone, which can lead to the patient developing an elderly and withered appearance. Dental implants are considered the pinnacle of tooth replacement because they look and function like real teeth and they also maintain the health of the jawbones. Here’s how dental implants can help you look younger.


Breaking Bad Habits: 3 Things to Avoid with Dental Implants

November 14, 2023

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Shiny white 3D image of a dental implant

If you’ve just had dental implants placed, you’re probably thrilled that soon your newly perfected smile will heal and you can enjoy the many benefits they provide. They’re the only option that’s inserted into your jaw to function like a natural tooth as well as restore your appearance. On top of that, they have an incredibly high success rate of 95% and can last decades if cared for properly.

That said, there are ways that dental implants aren’t entirely impervious to harm. Many patients don’t realize that some of their daily habits might be putting their restoration at risk. Keep reading to learn 3 bad habits to avoid to keep yours healthy!


Can You Develop Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

October 13, 2023

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Woman thinks something over

Invisalign is an increasingly common orthodontic treatment that can realign your smile without the dietary restrictions or clearly visible metal parts that come with conventional braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign straightens out a smile by using a sequence of customized clear plastic aligner trays. Each set of trays moves the teeth into slightly better alignment until the treatment is complete. However, it is possible to get cavities while wearing them. Here’s how tooth decay can develop while wearing Invisalign and how to prevent that from happening.


Aligning Invisalign: 4 Tips for a Better Fit

September 15, 2023

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An Invisalign set

Are you trying to straighten your teeth with Invisalign aligners but experiencing discomfort or fit issues along the way? If so, you’re not alone. Achieving that perfect fit with Invisalign can sometimes be a bit tricky, but there are simple ways to fix it!

For four effective methods to help you get your Invisalign aligners to fit better, continue reading.


Invisalign VS. Braces – Which One is Right for You?

August 9, 2023

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person holding Invisalign

Orthodontic treatment is a common choice for individuals seeking to improve their smiles, with over 4 million people in the U.S. opting for braces and 2.5 million worldwide choosing Invisalign. These two methods have gained widespread popularity for their effectiveness in correcting dental misalignments and enhancing oral aesthetics. However, deciding between the two can be a challenging task. Keep reading to learn a little more about both of these impressive treatment options so that you can make an informed choice that leaves you grinning widely from ear to ear!