Try Something New With Dental Implants

Last week I tried something new. And it was a huge success.

What did I do? I held a FREE informational seminar on dental implants. While this may not sound like a lot to you. This was a completely new undertaking for me – and I had no idea if it would be a success or failure. By the end, the room was full, and I made many new friends and patients.

As you probably know by now, I’m passionate about dental care. And if you’ve seen my Facebook posts, YouTube Videos, and Blog Posts you also know that I’m also a huge proponent of dental implants. They are an excellent way to replace missing teeth with something that’s just as good — and possibly even better — than the real thing.

How strongly do I believe in them? I have FIVE dental implants, and my smile would be seriously lacking without them.

As you know, teeth are essential in our every-day lives. From smiling and laughing, to eating and chewing, living with missing teeth also means that you’re missing-out on living life easily.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to use dentures. Sure, they were top-of-the-line technology in the 80’s. But they have HUGE drawbacks.

From the messy and sticky creams that keep the dentures in place BUT change the way foods taste, to having dentures get loose at the wrong moment. Dentures don’t easily fit into anybody’s lifestyle today. In addition, with their limited lifespan, by the time you pay for a couple sets of dentures, you’ve already paid for at least one dental implant.

The great thing about dental implants is that they become a part of you. With a titanium root painlessly implanted in the jaw, implants look amazing, and will give you the smile you’ve always wanted. In addition, you treat them EXACTLY as you would your natural teeth. If you brush and floss regularly, they’ll last your lifetime. In addition, once I finalize the implants and do the final reveal to my patient – there’s never a dry-eye in the room.

So, if you’re missing some teeth, you should try something new and come to my next FREE dental seminar. After you learn more about dental implants and the ways they’ll benefit your life; I hope you’ll decide to work with me. Then we can both enjoy the success of seeing your bright new smile for the first time.

-Dr. Taj

For more information, check out the ad I made for my last seminar.

Concord Location
Concord Mills
8455 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Suite 140
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-3436
Monday: Coming Soon
Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Charlotte – Davis Lake:
Shoppes at Davis Lake
8505 Davis Lake Pkwy, Suite AB-3
Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 498-1037
Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: Coming Soon

Charlotte – Northlake:
8150 Mt. Holly – Huntersville Rd, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 817-9547
Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: Coming Soon

Fix Your Smile With Dental Implants

Before and After Dental ImplantsWhat’s one of the first things you notice about somebody? (Hint: The answer most often given is their smile.)

When we meet people, talk to them, or just glance at them, we often smile. Whether it’s done purposefully or unconsciously, our smiles are one of the first things people see – and notice.

So, when people have missing or damaged teeth, they often don’t smile. In fact, many people try to hide their smiles when they’re missing teeth. And, unfortunately, this can negatively impact their relationships with friends and family.

In addition, missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem. Missing teeth can cause problems with your speech and chewing. Also, the teeth around the missing tooth change their alignment and the jawbone having no tooth to support will begin to melt away.

A dental implant will fix all these issues, after all, it is designed to permanently replace missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium, that is placed into your jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. As you heal, the bone fuses with the implant, to form a strong and permanent foundation for your new replacement teeth, which can be a singular crown or bridge of multiple teeth.

Because they aren’t dentures, they stay in your mouth at all times. Dental implants with crowns feel just like normal teeth are a great option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Another advantage for dental implants is that they don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

Even though getting a dental implant is a common procedure, it’s still oral surgery and requires plenty of recovery time. Once the dentist has placed the titanium post in your jawbone, it will take about 6 to 12 weeks for the jawbone to heal around and fuse with the implant. Fortunately, with just local anesthesia, patients feel very little, if any, pain. After the procedure only the occasional Tylenol or Motrin will be needed.

After that, adding the abutment and the crown, the final parts that give you back your smile, is easy for your dentist to do on your final visit. Overall it should take about two or thee visits for the implant to be finished.

So, if you’re missing any teeth, visit your dentist ASAP to learn more about dental implants. Not only will it help you chew easier, speak better and save your jaw; but it’ll let you smile with your family and friends again. And really, I can’t think of any better reason than that.

-Dr. Taj

For more information, be sure to visit me or my staff at one of the three locations shown below, go to my website at modernfamilydental.com, or watch my Dental Minute videos that deal with dental implants.

Why Your Tooth Hurts and What to Do

If you’ve ever had a toothache, I’m sure it’s something you’ll never forget. Whether it’s a constant dull ache, or a sharp searing pain when chewing, by the time you get a toothache, it’s already too late and probably means that you should see a dentist immediately.

The conditions that actually cause a toothache, can vary widely. Gum disease, infection and grinding teeth can all contribute to toothaches. Pain can also be caused by things as innocuous as an abnormal bite and even tooth eruptions (when teeth break through the gums of infants or school-aged children)

In addition, if you have a headache accompanying your toothache, it could be TMD, sinus or ear infections, or simply tension in the facial muscles.

But, when it comes down to it, the primary cause of a toothache is tooth decay. The first sign of decay may be pain caused by eating something sweet or something that is very cold or very hot. This is because the inside of the tooth has tissue and nerves that can be irritated by these types of foods.

Because the symptoms of a toothache may resemble other medical conditions or dental problems, it can be difficult to diagnose the cause without a complete evaluation by your dentist.

If you notice pus near the source of the pain, your tooth may have become abscessed, causing the surrounding bone to become infected. Or the pus could indicate gum disease, which is usually characterized by inflammation of the soft tissue, bleeding gums and abnormal loss of bone surrounding the teeth.

But it you have a toothache with a fever, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling around the tooth, pain when you bite, continuous pain, or a foul-tasting discharge – contact me or your dentist immediately! Because any of these symptoms with a toothache can mean that the problem has spread beyond your tooth.

The fact is, the best way to avoid a toothache is by maintaining your oral health. With a healthy mouth, you can avoid many — if not all — of the problems I mentioned above. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do: brush twice a day (two minutes each time), floss once a day, and visit your dentist every 6 months. Follow these three steps and you’ll have a healthy mouth and a bright smile for years to come.

Think of it this way; it’s much easier for you to visit your dentist every 6 months, rather than the alternative of having a searing pain shoot through your jaw and trying to schedule an emergency appointment on the weekend. Because, lets face it, things like this always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time possible.

So, do your mouth — and yourself — a favor, take care of your teeth and schedule an appointment with your dentist every 6 months. And if you do develop a toothache, don’t wait for it to get worse. Schedule an appointment IMMEDIATELY and get the relief you need.

-Dr. Taj

For more information, be sure to visit me or my staff at one of the three locations shown below, go to my website at modernfamilydental.com, or watch my Dental Minute videos that deal with toothaches.

Concord Location
Concord Mills
8455 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Suite 140
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-3436
Monday: Coming Soon
Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Charlotte – Davis Lake:
Shoppes at Davis Lake
8505 Davis Lake Pkwy, Suite AB-3
Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 498-1037
Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: Coming Soon

Charlotte – Northlake:
8150 Mt. Holly – Huntersville Rd, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 817-9547
Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: Coming Soon