Tylan Creek Family Dentistry Blog

3 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures That You Should Want to Avoid

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 11:10 pm
a closeup of a person holding their dentures

For many patients with missing teeth, dentures are an absolutely life-changing solution, restoring both oral functionality as well as a smile’s beauty. However, wearing ill-fitting dentures can lead to quite a few different complications that extend beyond simple discomfort. From oral health issues like impeded biting and chewing to broader health concerns, the consequences of neglecting your dentures can be quite significant! Continue reading to learn a little more about some of the complications associated with ill-fitting dentures and why you should always trust your dentist to keep your restoration in tip-top shape.


How Do Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

September 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:09 pm
Two model dental implants on a light blue background

Dental implants have earned a reputation as the pinnacle of tooth restoration for a reason! They’re the only treatment that includes a durable rod that fuses with your jawbone fuse and functions like a root. This is then topped with a customized tooth-shaped crown, so the end result is a beautiful replacement tooth that looks and acts like a natural one.

Though dental implants are a fantastic way to rebuild your smile, that’s not all they do! Did you know that they can also help you live longer? Dental implants contribute to your health in ways that could increase your lifespan. Keep reading to learn more!


Dental Implants: Your Path to a Healthy Smile, No Matter Your Age

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 12:01 pm
An older woman smiling with her dental implants

As you get older, you may start to notice that your smile isn’t what it used to be. A few missing teeth may be plaguing your mirror whenever you peer into it. But is it too late to have your smile restored? Whether you’re in your twenties or your golden years, dental implants can revitalize your smile.

Read on to explore why dental implants aren’t just a cosmetic fix; they’re a versatile choice for adults of all ages seeking to reclaim their confidence through a brilliant smile.


My Tooth Stopped Hurting. Do I Still Need a Root Canal?

June 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 6:47 am
someone holding their tooth and wincing

Root canals are one of the many dental treatments that aren’t nearly as scary as they’re typically made out to be, but some people still want to do everything that they can to avoid the treatment.

If you’re one of those people, a painful toothache could potentially get you over your fear of a root canal. However, that toothache fading may make you want to skip out on your scheduled appointment. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.


3 Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 11:22 pm
football and equipment

Participating in sports, regardless of your skill level, can be thrilling and competitive. However, it’s important to be prepared for potential dental emergencies that can arise during contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby. Safeguarding your teeth is vital, so continue reading to discover the most frequent dental emergencies athletes encounter and how you can protect your smile while playing them.


Why Do My Bottom Dentures Keep Falling Out?

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 1:07 am
dentures lying on a table

If you’re like many people, when you went through the process of getting your dentures you were probably amazed at how much effort went into their construction. Ensuring that your dentures fit you well is a part of the process, and a good dentist will spend a lot of time ensuring that the seal on your gums is absolutely perfect.

You might be surprised, then, if it starts to seem like your bottom dentures don’t fit as well as you would like. As it turns out, there are a few reasons that could be the case. Here are some examples and what you can do about them.


A Closer Look at ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 3:55 am
a person holding a clear aligner

If you’re dealing with crooked teeth or gaps in your smile due to dental misalignment, you might be weighing your options for addressing the issue and getting your smile back on track. If you’re considering clear aligner treatment, ClearCorrect and Invisalign are perhaps the two most popular choices around. But you might not know what the variance is between the two of them—are they the same, or are there distinct differences? Here’s a closer look at a few things to keep in mind when comparing the two.


3 Signs That You Should Update Your Dentures

February 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 2:20 am
Set of broken dentures lying on a table

If you’ve had dentures for a while, it may be hard to even remember what life was like before you had them. That said, as good as dentures can be, they aren’t going to last you forever. Even if you maintain them well, part of caring for your dentures properly is understanding when it would be smart to replace them.

If you’ve had your dentures for a while, it’s possible that they’re in pretty rough shape. Here are a few signs that your prosthetic is due for replacement.


Tips for Ensuring a Great First Month with Dentures

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 7:44 pm
a patient receiving dentures

If you’ve just received dentures to restore your compromised smile, you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic to have a full set of functional and beautiful teeth once more. However, many patients must go through an adjustment period after receiving dentures; this awkward and sometimes uncomfortable phase typically lasts for a month or so and can cause some patients a bit of frustration. Here’s a little more about what you can expect during this process so that you can quickly become accustomed to your new smile.


Why You Shouldn’t Delay a Root Canal

January 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 5:44 pm
A patient receiving root canal therapy

Even if your dentist suggests one, you might hesitate to get root canal therapy. After all, that treatment has a bit of a frightening reputation. The truth, though, is that delaying it makes things worse. In particular, the effects of delays will lower your quality of life. Your local Greenwood dentist, in fact, can prove these claims. To that end, here is a summary of what happens when you put off a root canal.

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