Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. They’ve improved many lives, but there is a better option from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas: implant-supported dentures.

There are two types of implant anchored dentures: removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system.

With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment that allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type, because they can remove them at night for cleaning.

Implant-supported dentures from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas are life-changing! We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

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Think You May Have A Cavity?

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To maintain good dental health, your teeth require a lot of good ol’-fashioned TLC. But even when we do our best, bacteria can still sneak in and cause tooth decay. At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we would be happy to take care of your dental issues.

Few of us go through life without getting a cavity. They’re the common cold of dental health!

Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque clings to your teeth, and the acid in it starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth.

You can go a long way toward preventing cavities by brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. That removes that filmy plaque to promote healthy teeth and gums.

It’s also wise to see us at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

 

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There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your health and well-being. Denture wearers understand this all too well. But implant-supported dentures from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas are proving to be an outstanding alternative to traditional dentures.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are better than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they use relines.

Stop The Progression

Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for people who have been wearing standard dentures. To a certain extent, implants curb the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a strong base for an overdenture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Implant-supported dentures not only curb bone recession, they also restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we offer implant dentures, as well as complete general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Think A Missing Back Tooth Is No Big Deal?

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Most people are embarrassed by a missing tooth in the front of the mouth. It may not be fair, but a gaping hole would have negative connotations for just about anyone. We can address that issue with a dental implant, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentstry in Dallas.

But what about a missing molar? Someone who loses a back tooth is more likely to leave the gap. “You can’t really see it when I smile, right?” “I have another molar back there, I can chew with that one.” If the tooth had been hurting, sometimes they are so relieved that the pain is gone, they consider an extraction the final answer.

Bone Recession

Since we can’t see the bone that anchors our tooth roots, we may not consider its condition. The health of a jawbone plays an essential role in overall oral health.

When a tooth is extracted, the bone at the extraction site begins to shrink and recede. A dental implant prevents that: it replaces the tooth root and maintains the health of the bone.

A dental implant is a titanium post that gets inserted into the jaw. One implant can support an artificial tooth, and several of them can support a dental bridge, or even a full dental arch (denture).

The implant not only supports a replacement tooth and prevents bone recession. It also helps neighboring teeth from shifting and rotating.

To find out more about dental implants, please schedule an appointment with us at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentstry in Dallas. We also offer complete general dentistry  services. Call today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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How Do Veneers Create Stunning Smiles?

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in North DallasWith porcelain veneers from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, you can transform your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the brilliance and translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Many people have received veneers to cover worn enamel. Some believe they look twenty years younger!

Have your teeth developed uneven edges? Tooth grinding, natural wear and other factors can roughen tooth edges. Veneers are a minimally invasive correction for uneven tooth edges.

Do you have chips or cracks in your teeth? If your teeth are otherwise healthy, veneers provide a flawless tooth surface. Are your teeth yellow or gray? Veneers can fix that, too. Veneers can be fabricated in any shade to perk up your smile while still blending naturally with your other teeth and skin tones.

Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, tooth-shaped covers that are affixed to the front of teeth. Traditional veneers required the removal of a thin layer of tooth structure. Prepless veneers are applied to unaltered teeth.

Veneers are strong, natural looking, and one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures in Plano and Prestonwood. Of course, a tooth with extensive damage may need a dental crown.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we would be happy to show you what porcelain veneers can do. They are among our cosmetic dentistry treatments. We also offer complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

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Nervous about an upcoming dental procedure? At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we have six ways to prepare yourself for  your appointment.

  • First, remember our entire staff is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible.
  • Second, take some time to relax and discover what you are apprehensive about. Take deep breaths and slowly let them out as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better you. Remember that many others have been in your shoes and everything worked out fine.
  • Third, know your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.
  • Fourth, have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we know all the dental work or cosmetic dentistry you want to get done, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry, second opinions, and n/a to name just a few.
  • Fifth, trust the outstanding staff at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to guide you through the before, during and after the process. We’ve been doing this since 1973.
  • Sixth, our final suggestion! Ask all the questions you have before you have dental tools and gloved hands in your mouth!

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we want your appointment to go smoothly. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule an apointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Do I Floss My New Tooth Implant?

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After one of our patients gets a dental implant from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, one of the first things we discuss is how to care for it. Most patients ask: is it any different than caring for natural teeth? Do I need to change my flossing technique?

The answer is: it’s similar, but not exactly the same. A dental implant requires brushing and flossing, not much different than the way you’ve always done it. The implant area is prone to plaque build-up and inflammation, if not cleaned every day.

The flossing method for an implant goes like this:

Criss-Cross Shoe Shine

Insert the floss behind the implant and bring both ends through to the front. Cross the strings, and swap hands so your hands aren’t crossed. Now move in a shoe-shine motion to clean all around the implant.

Some people find that dental tape is easier to work with, and does a better job, than standard string floss.

Gentle and Thorough

When brushing, use a soft toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. We can give you a recommendation. Vigorous brushing can damage the soft tissues in your mouth and result in gum recession.

Manual, Electric, or Sonic Brush?

You can use a manual brush, but if using one is difficult, try an electric or sonic style.

Some patients are advised to use an interproximal brush to clean around the implant area.

You may also be prescribed an antimicrobial mouth rinse. This is an measure of protection if you have restricted mobility or are susceptible to inflammation.

If this sounds like extra effort, rest assured it is worth it. Dental implants are one of the most important advances in the history of dentistry, and they’re available at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. We also offer general dentistry, and many other services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Our Standard Of Excellence

At Dr Howard Kessner DDS General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we are dedicated to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But just as important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our standard of excellence.

We offer comprehensive services to treat your dental issues, whatever they may be. We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. We’ll also do regular screenings for oral cancer, and in our younger patients, make sure their teeth are coming in as they should.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, your dental health is a window to your overall health. The link between dental and general health is by now well-established. Knowing your overall medical history helps us to be informed of your general health.

At Dr Howard Kessner DDS General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. We are all committed to the highest standard of excellence in dentistry. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Professional Teeth Whitening In Dallas

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A great smile leaves a lasting impression. Teeth whitening from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas can improve your appearance and give you a big boost in self-confidence.

It seems like everyone would like to have whiter teeth. That’s not much of a surprise, really: it’s very common for teeth to turn an unsightly yellow or gray as the years go by. This is in no small part ot the things we eat and drink every day.

Smoking, too, really does a number on the whiteness of teeth. It’s really bad for our lungs, of course, but all that smoke really discolors teeth, too. Certain medications also affect tooth color.

The good news is that whiter teeth has never been easier to achieve. Just take a look at all the whitening products in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean. From whitening toothpastes to strips and other products, there is a lot on the market.

Most of these products do an adequate job of whitening teeth. But to really get great results, you need professional-strength whitening.

We have two options for our patients: the Zoom! in-office whitening system, and a take-home kit. Both do a great job, though one big difference is that the in-office treatment can be completed in just one appointment.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that can turn your smile into something memorable. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of the 65+ population? Well, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we’ve got some good news and bad news.

The Good News:

  • Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years.

The Bad News:

  • 25% of people over sixty-five have no remaining teeth
  • Nearly 20% have untreated cavities
  • 10% of adults 65 and over have moderate to severe periodontal disease
  • There is evidence to suggest that advanced gum disease is linked to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease
  • Most older Americans don’t have dental insurance

Clearly, there is room for improvement. What elements will improve the oral health of older Americans? The National Institutes of Health cite three components:

  • Improved oral health education for the elderly
  • Seniors practicing effective daily oral hygiene
  • Increased access to dental care1

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we are committed to providing all of our patients with comprehensive oral health education and attentive care. Our services include a full range of general and restorative dentistry. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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