How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

January 11, 2019

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Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a simple answer can be frustrating. But as The Richardson Dentist explains, there is a reason for that.

It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. But there are good reasons why most dental practices don’t publish the cost.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a simple consultation to review dental history, evaluate needs and construct a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the treatment plan won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the treatment.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the Internet, but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee an accurate price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can correctly calculate dental implant surgery expenses based on current prices when you come in for a consultation.

In spite of this, dental implants are ideal replacements for missing teeth, because they look and function just like natural teeth. Call us at The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX to learn more. We also offer general dentistry.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Twice A Year!

January 4, 2019

We say it all the time at The Richardson Dentist: see us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping their appointments twice a year. It’s the best way to stay on top of their dental health.

As important as healthy teeth are, you should know that good dental health is also directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

Furthermore, poor dental health can lead to gum disease. With regular brushing and flossing, and twice yearly dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.

The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s office twice a year. But if it isn’t enough, here are three more very good reasons why you should get a cleaning and checkup every six months.

  • Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
  • X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
  • Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons why it’s important to see us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And it’s just as important that you do your part with regular flossing and brushing. The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX offers general dentistry, and a full range of other dental services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

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Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

December 28, 2018

Attention Richardson Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethWhile dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of people, they are not problem free. A lot of people are instead opting for dental implants, available from The Richardson Dentist.

Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course harmful bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Richardson dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like dental bridges traditionally used. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record in Texas than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart North Dallas dental patients.

The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX provides dental implants, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Change Your Life In 4 Steps

December 21, 2018

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are vital for a high quality of life and overall health. Anyone who wears dentures know what we mean. The Richardson Dentist offers dental implants to patients missing one or more of their natural teeth.

There is no question that dentures are preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not trouble free. Your mouth provides multiple basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the inconveniences of dentures.

Dentures can make it challenging to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.

Dental implants are titantium posts inserted into your jaw bone. They can be used to support a single artificial tooth, or to anchor over dentures.

Even if you’ve had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an very versatile individually-constructed substitute for dentures.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will assess options with you and create a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the titanium post to construct an extremely durable foundation for the final restoration.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your concluding step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we work with the lab to manufacture the best possible restoration. Dental implant restorations are essentially indistinguishable from original teeth.

To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. We also provide adult orthodontics, and a wide range of other services. Make an appointment today!

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

December 14, 2018

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Life is busy for many of us, and at times it seems impossible to do everything that needs to be done. Maybe your car has to wait for an oil change or you are a month late replacing your furnace filter. Many important things get put on the back burner, but at The Richardson Dentist we strongly advise you not to put off your dental care.

Here are some common dental care shortcuts. Are you guilty of any of them?

Rushing Through Brushing
Your teeth deserve a minimum of two minutes of brushing; more is even better. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a system to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.

Only Seeing Your Dentist When You Notice a Problem
We hope none of our patients put off checkups and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may be too late to prevent a filling or even a root canal.

Neglecting Professional Cleanings
When softer plaque turns to calculus, you can’t clean it away with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of the calculus or tartar before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.

Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss
While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to understand that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Standard dental floss, though, wraps completely around the tooth, so you can more thoroughly clean that critical area around and just below the gumline.

At The Richardson Dentist, we urge our patients to brush and floss twice a day, and see us for cleaning and checkup twice a year. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

December 7, 2018

No One Will Know You Are Wearing Braces In Richardson

Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth, but having a mouthful of obtrusive teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. The Richardson Dentist has a solution with clear braces.

Clear braces are subtle, and are removable. Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered because they are so uncomplicated and convenient. The comfortable aligners, which look like an athlete’s mouth guard, allow you to eat anything you want. Caring for your teeth will not become cumbersome. When you smile, nobody will know that your teeth are gently being straightened.

Modern orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry truly works miracles to create younger, more vibrant smiles. If you have delayed orthodontic treatment because of the perceived inconvenience and obtruseviness of traditional metal braces, we hope this post has provided vital specifics that will help you make an informed choice.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX, we offer clear braces from Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry services, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

November 23, 2018

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Do you know that the most frequent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? At The Richardson Dentist, gum disease is easy to treat if detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups with your dentist are vital, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

  1. Gums that bleed frequently
  2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. A bite that changes suddenly, so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
  4. Loose gums
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
  6. Loose or separating teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to us today. In its mildest form, gum disease is called gingivitis. Only the gums are infected at that point, but it’s important to get treatment right away. If its left untreated it could develop into the more serious periodontitis. That’s when the infection goes below the gum line and into the bone.

Gingivitis and periodontitis can raise your risk of other other serious diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. That’s why early detection is so important.

Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums. At The Richardson Dentist we urge all our patients to brush and floss twice a day. We provide gum disease treatment, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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The Importance of Six Month Checkups

November 16, 2018

When you leave The Richardson Dentist office after a cleaning and checkup, our front desk always makes sure to schedule your next appointment, six months down the road. Every six months? Is that really necessary? Isn’t having the dentist look inside your mouth once a year enough?

The short answer is: no. An unfortunate reality of dental health is that it doesn’t take very long for new problems to appear, and the sooner we identify and treat them, the better. You don’t want to give a cavity an extra six months to eat away at the enamel of your teeth.

We understand that no one really likes going to the dentist. Even when you’re confident that your teeth are in great shape, do you really want to sit for an hour while a hygienist pokes and scrapes your teeth and gum line?

But as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin said that more than two hundred years ago, and it’s as true now as it was in his day. If you don’t have cleanings and checkups on a regular basis, you’re gambling with your dental health – and that can result in other health complications.

By now, we think you get the point. But here are three very good reasons to see us every six months:

  • Plaque and tarter. Even brushing and flossing twice a day won’t get everything. There are areas that simply won’t be reached. Plaque and tartar has a way of settling into those areas, and should be removed frequently.
  • Bad habits. When you see us on a regular basis, we have the chance to identify new problems that may appear. Additional stress in life may lead to teeth grinding or jaw clenching; the early stages of gum disease, not noticeable six months ago, may be plain to see. No matter the issue, early detection and early treatment are the best ways to treat it.
  • Oral cancer check. You don’t have to be a smoker to get oral cancer, although tobacco use increases your risk. Once again, the sooner it is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

During those six months between cleanings and checkups, remember to brush and floss your teeth twice a day!

The Richardson Dentist, in Richardson TX, offers general and cosmetic dentistry. If you haven’t already, schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

November 9, 2018

North Dallas Dental Patients Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

The common household toothbrush. Everyone has one, and we hope that all of our patients at The Richardson Dentist are brushing their teeth after each meal. Good dental hygiene equals good dental health!

While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your dental health. Taking care of your toothbrush is part of the equation.

It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat. But a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting you.

First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.

Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Brushing and flossing are the key to good dental health, and doing both each day will keep the risk for gum disease, cavities, and bad breath low.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we encourage proper dental hygiene. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Dental hygiene, General Dentistry, Oral Health

What’s On Your Dental Wish List?

November 2, 2018

What Is On Your Dental Wish List?A cosmetic dental consultation at The Richardson Dentist is both informative and enjoyable. As the patient, you have an opportunity to describe your goals and expectations.

Your teeth undergo a lot of wear over the years, and even the brightest smiles can dull with time. Cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile’s brilliance. There are a lot of different treatments that can bring about those changes, and by listening effectively and asking the right questions, our team can fully assess the variables unique to your needs.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about creating positive changes in the appearance of your smile. The consultation is your chance to ask questions about possible procedures such as teeth whitening. Our smile gallery gives you an excellent idea of the dramatic changes that cosmetic dentistry can bring about.

It isn’t entirely about appearance, however. Our goal is to strike that balance between a beautiful smile and and dental health and functionality. We’ll thoroughly examine teeth, gums and biting function.

Taking the first step to learn is your key to understanding your options and preparing to make decisions. Find out about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile at The Richardson Dentist. Schedule your consultation today!

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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