Ryan Dental Group Blog
October 4, 2018
Have you ever kicked yourself for missing out on an opportunity to make (or save) money? You may not think about your dental insurance in those terms, but when you let a year go by without scheduling necessary dental care, that’s exactly what you’re doing! In fact, a recent study by the American Dental Association found that, while the average annual benefit is $1,250 per person, most people only get around $323 of dental work annually. Since insurance benefits are lost at the end of the year, that’s over $900 that many people are passing up. Keep reading below for tips on how to take advantage of your benefits and learn what the typical coverage is for several common procedures. You (and your wallet) will be glad you did!
September 19, 2018
Over the last few years, 3D printing has taken the world by storm because its possibilities are virtually endless. Now, it holds a commonplace in several industries, such as electronics, fashion, and even the medical field. While you may not hear about it often, 3D printing has also earned its place in dentistry because it has transformed the experience patients receive when visiting their dentist in Allen. From the creation of impressions to the treatment of sleep apnea, this revolutionary technology is enhancing patient care throughout the dental field.
August 16, 2018
When you’re missing teeth, life can be quite difficult. Simple things like chewing food, smiling for photos and speaking clearly can become challenging. You may be feeling like there isn’t any help for you, but with the advancements in dentistry, patients are able to restore the full function and aesthetics of their teeth with implant dentures. Are you the right candidate for them, though? Your dentist weighs in to provide answers.
July 30, 2018
Your ability to get good sleep and rest is essential to your health, but what happens when it’s compromised? Your dentist says one condition that leaves you rest-broken is sleep apnea. As you read on, you’ll learn what the symptoms are, why it’s so detrimental to your health and the importance of contacting a professional to get the relief you need.
June 24, 2018
Are you ready to revamp your self-esteem with an attractive smile? That is great! Your cosmetic dentist can help you make a long-term investment with porcelain veneers. They instantly cover cosmetic imperfections like dark tooth discoloration, chips, and alignment issues. Overall, you will have bright white teeth that have an improved shape and proportion. To ensure that your new smile lasts, it is best to care for them properly.
May 25, 2018
If you’re one of the 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth, you’re probably looking for a long-lasting replacement option that looks and feels as natural as possible. If you’ve done much research yet, you know that dental implants in Allen are your best bet!
Not only do implants offer unparalleled stability and function, they can also be used for a wide range of situations. Whether you’re missing one tooth, all your teeth, or something in between, implants can be customized to meet your unique needs. If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate for implants, the first step is scheduling a consultation. Keep reading to learn four common questions you might hear at your appointment!
April 7, 2018
Getting a perfect smile wasn’t always easy. In the past, the first veneers were only worn by movie stars in the early 20th century. Today, average working people can get the smile of their dreams. What’s even better is they don’t always need to remove tooth enamel to make room for their veneers. This is thanks to Lumineers, which are minimally-invasive, meaning they require no removal of tooth enamel to place.
With that being said, your cosmetic dentist in Allen wanted to compare them more closely before you decide which is best for you.
March 4, 2018
For quite some time, you’ve suffered from the inconvenience and shame of tooth loss. Still, you’d like to find a reliable way to restore your smile, confidence and the full function of your teeth. You wonder, though, “What’s the best option?” Your dentist recommends dental implants in Allen as the best route but cautions that this method has a very important requirement that must first be met. Learn what this prerequisite is and more about this full restoration procedure as you continue reading.
February 4, 2018
The old saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” holds true across the ages. Everyone has a different idea of what looks good and what doesn’t! Some people have a gap in their teeth and wouldn’t change it. But others have always been bothered by their gap and haven’t wanted to endure months or years of braces in order to close it. If you fall into that category, you’ll be glad to know that there are other options!
As a cosmetic dentist in Allen, we have two types of dental treatments that can close a gap and create a beautiful, even smile: bonding and veneers. In this blog, we’ll talk more about the pros and cons of each treatment and which one might be right for you.
January 6, 2018
One of the highlights of your week is to watch the Allen Eagles take to the gridiron to sack their next opponent. While there, you enjoy chumping down on a heaping pile of nachos with piping hot cheese drizzled all over them. But at the last game you attended, you couldn’t partake in your favorite delight because you had been suffering from severe tooth pain all day. And since then, it’s only gotten worse, which is why you desperately need some relief. Your dentist in Allen says this sounds like the symptoms of advanced tooth decay and that you may need a root canal treatment. Learn more about this process and how it can help you.