Dentistry 101: How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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Dental implants are no doubt the most advanced teeth replacement option available today. They offer better aesthetics, functionality, and permanence than conventional dentures. In terms of durability, they’re not to be underestimated either. But a question many curious patients ask is “how long do dental implants last?” Knowing the longevity of implants allows you to… Read more »

Is invisalign better than braces?

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People with gaps in their teeth may be unhappy with the look it portrays. Although sometimes classed as trendy, having gaps between your teeth can cause oral health issues, such as misalignment of the jaw, difficulty chewing, and speech issues. With all these connected issues to your oral health, it’s only right that you find… Read more »

Who Are the Best Candidates for Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic dentistry refers to the dental work that enhances both the appearance and function of the teeth and gums. Unlike reconstructive dentistry that often deals with dental conditions, this branch of dentistry is performed even on healthy oral cavities. However, it is not for everyone. Some procedures require patients to meet certain criteria. Teeth Whitening… Read more »

Our One-Year Anniversary

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It’s been an entire year since our entire team here at Holly B. Sletten, DMD, Family, Cosmetic, and Sedation Dentistry moved into our new office! In addition to moving offices, we’ve had a few other developments as well. As many of you know, Dr. Slatten had back surgery in June. However, she’s “back” in the… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Poses a Serious Threat to your Long-Term Oral Health

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It is estimated by the American Dental Association that approximately 47 percent of people age 30 and over have some form of periodontal disease. The Centers for Disease Control also report that 64 percent of people 65 and over have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe periodontal disease. Hardened tartar at the gumline is the leading cause… Read more »