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August 5, 2022

4 Steps You Should Take If You Lose a Dental Crown

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:00 pm
a single dental crown

A lost dental crown is considered a dental emergency. While you may not need to get in the same day for treatment, it is a situation you should not put off, as bacteria can spread and further damage can occur, putting your weakened tooth at more serious risk. After calling your dentist’s office to discuss the situation, you can expect them to provide helpful tips to use at home until it is time for your appointment. In this article, we will look at four specific steps you should take when faced with a missing dental restoration.


April 2, 2022

4 Unique Benefits to Seeing a Family Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:29 pm
mother and daughter at the dentist’s office

If you’re tired of driving all over town in an effort to get your family to their various dentist’s appointments, you’re not alone. The inconvenience can be exhausting, and the time lost can make you feel like your entire day was wasted. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem that can make life easier for everyone you love. Here are four unique benefits to consider if you are ready to make the switch to a family dentist.


February 18, 2022

Replacing Missing Teeth? 3 Questions to Ask During Your Dental Implant Consultation

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 1:26 pm
man listening to dentist about dental implants

You have options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. Dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants are all potential solutions that can recreate your smile. But if you’re leaning toward a more permanent method of treatment, you may be preparing for a dental implant consultation. Depending on how you plan to approach this meeting, it may be helpful to ask these three questions when visiting with your dentist to discuss your eligibility and future with permanent prosthetics.


October 11, 2021

What To Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 5:46 pm
a single dental implant in the lower arch

Dental implants are known to have a high success rate (95%). The likelihood that complications will occur is slim but not impossible. Unfortunately, for some patients, problems can arise that result in a loose dental implant or complete failure. Knowing the cause often requires meeting with your dentist to undergo a full examination. While you might be fearful that your investment is slipping away, you should know there are ways to fix this type of problem and improve the future of your smile. Read on to find out how a dental implant can become loose and what your dentist can do to remedy the situation.


September 14, 2021

3 Reasons Regular Dental Care is Necessary for Seniors in Assisted Living

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:11 pm
older man in an assisted living facility smiling

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 6 adults 65 years of age or older (17%) have lost all their teeth. Roughly 26% of those in the same age group have 8 or fewer teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that individuals who are missing most of their teeth (edentulous) will increase in 15 years to more than 200 million people. With these numbers, you can easily see why regular dental care is essential for older adults, especially those in assisted living facilities. Here are 3 reasons why caretakers should make sure their elderly loved one, friend, or patient should see a dentist for seniors on a regular basis.


August 21, 2021

Should I Worry About My Dental Implants Setting Off a Metal Detector?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:08 pm
a dental implant in Albuquerque

Whether you’re preparing to leave town to go on vacation or a business trip, the idea of going through security at the airport may have you a bit nervous if you have dental implants. Because of the titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone, you might wonder, “Will dental implants set off metal detectors?” Before you begin to worry or prematurely explain yourself to one of the TSA agents, a local dentist explains why there’s no need to fret about your upcoming flight.


July 16, 2021

Is It Safe to Receive Dental Implants as a Diabetic?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 7:47 pm
a single dental implant in the lower arch

You want dental implants to restore your incomplete smile but you’re living with diabetes. You’ve heard from experts and dental professionals that individuals who are diabetics are often not qualified to undergo this type of treatment, so what can you do? Are you forced to settle for dental bridges or dentures? Before you give up on the prospect of these permanent prosthetics, a dentist explains how this common condition can affect your candidacy but also, what you can do to increase your chances of successful treatment.


April 29, 2021

What to Expect After Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:38 pm
three generations of women with the grandmother smiling after undergoing full-mouth reconstruction

When multiple problems plague your smile, a dental professional may choose one or more restorative solutions and combine them into one treatment plan for a recommended full-mouth reconstruction. Whether it is decay, chips, breakage, or even missing teeth, bringing your smile back to life can take time and effort as well as plenty of rest and recovery. So, what can you expect while recovering if you’ve been recommended for this type of restorative treatment? Read on to find out.


December 16, 2020

How to Receive High-Quality Dental Care Even if You’re Uninsured or Out of Network

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:40 pm
a table complete with a dental X-ray, glasses, a dental insurance form, and a pen

Are you uninsured? Are you worried you won’t receive the same great level of quality dental care if you choose someone who is out of network with your dental insurance company? These two situations can leave many patients like yourself feeling uncertain about the future of their oral health. Fortunately, your dentist in Albuquerque believes exceptional dentistry shouldn’t be a financial burden. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to receive affordable care.


October 10, 2020

What is the Reason for a Gummy Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:43 pm
a woman wearing a red blouse and covering her mouth because of her gummy smile

Oftentimes, it’s not your teeth that leave you wishing for a better smile. Your gums play just as important of a role and are known to be the reason for many patients inquiring about cosmetic dentistry solutions. While most services are designed to address tooth imperfections, there is one option that can easily remove excess oral tissue – gum recontouring. But why it is necessary in the first place? What causes a gummy smile? To find out the answer, a cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque explains.

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